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Declare Pages rules - Completing the Advanced tab

Updated on September 13, 2021

 This presentation is part of the Declarative Pages Self-Study Course.


The Advanced tab in the declare pages rule form allows you to define two additional ways to refresh or delete the declarative page.

Allow external expiration requests?

In addition to the Refresh Strategy options available on the Definition tab, you can force the expiration of a declared page by using a Java function provided in the Declare Pages Library or by calling the Java API method directly.

The “Allow external expiration requests?” checkbox enables the API to execute.

Allow idle timeout

Checking the “Allow idle timeout” checkbox forces the system to use the default settings and removes declarative pages after 24 hours pass without the page being referenced. However, the 24-hour period is a “fallback” default.

If a timeout is specified in either of the Refresh fields for the Declare Pages definition, that timeout is used, even if it is longer than 24 hours. There is more information about this in Developer Help.

If the checkbox is cleared, declarative pages of scope Node remain until the system is shut down on that node. Pages of scope Thread remain until the requestor session that created them ends.

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