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fact table

Table in the center of an InfoCube star schema. The data part contains all key figures of the InfoCube and the key is formed by links to the entries of the dimensions of the InfoCube.


Channel for workbooks with which users frequently work. You can copy workbooks from the channels into your favorites and save modified or new workbooks in your favorites. You manage your favorites, and individually name or group their content.

feature extraction

Identification of characteristic terms for a document or a collection documents.

federated search

Search across multiple indexes that were created by multiple search engines.

Federated Portal Network (FPN)

An FPN allows organizations with multiple portals (SAP and non-SAP), to share content between the portals. By implementing an FPN and sharing content between portals, organizations can provide users at each location with a single portal access point.


A reader's comment on a document that is sent to the author of the document.

field label

A control element in the work area of a window. Field labels are read-only fields that describe the contents of input or output fields.


A query manifested as a component that can be activated to affect data retrieved by another component or by a specified user or group. Security Filters screen data-retrieval based upon who the users are, and are developed and assigned by the developer, using the Security Filter Editor. Component filters can be created either by the user or by the developer.

filters folder

A folder in the iPanel in which filter components are saved. The user can activate components saved in this folder. When activated, the filter query is added as a condition to the query launched by the user, thus screening the information retrieved.

Find form

One of the forms appearing to the end user in which the user can set parameter values to limit the display of a retrieved dataset.

first/second levels of navigation

The two horizontal bands below the header area at the top of the screen. The first/second levels of navigation can fill the entire width of the screen to allow maximum space for menu entries.

flat list view

A mode of display of objects in the detailed navigation area in which the contents are displayed as a non-hierarchical list.


A location in the iPanel in which components are stored. Folders are organized in the iPanel toolbars. The user can customize the folders in the personal toolbar and zoom in and out to focus on a specific set of folders.


Node or container in tree hierarchies, such as roles, worksets and in the Portal Catalog.


Hierarchy of tasks, services and information that are part of a role. A folder is maintained in a role. It only belongs to the role it was created in and can only be edited in that role.


Container for documents and folders.

folder content area

Part of the detailed navigation iView. It displays the folder levels below a chosen page.

folder settings

Folder parameters that determine which document/folder properties are visible, whether documents in a folder are versioned, and so on.


An .ASP file constituting a template by means of which records of data are presented to the user. There are six forms: Add, Update, Excel, Find, List and View.

format version

Document version that is created when a document is stored or rendered in s different format.

form-based publishing

CM application for authoring and publishing documents that have a common structure (for example, news). Forms-based publishing uses HTML forms for creating and presenting content that is stored as XML data. It uses the Publishing Pipeline to perform the necessary transformations.


See Federated Portal Network.

frame chain

In the context of the Enterprise Portal Client Framework, the ordered path of frames between two designated frames, which can be uniquely defined as an expression in Java Script. For example, parent.parent.frames[0].frames[1]...) to reach the destination frame from the source frame.

framework page

A portal page comprising the navigational and structural content parts (made up of iViews and pages) that define the entire onscreen workspace of the portal. A framework page together with any number of portal themes constitutes a portal desktop. The out-of-the-box framework page consists of the header area, navigation panel, and the content area.

friendly name

User interface label for the object, component, field, or relationship. It is the friendly name that is translated or edited for the GUI.


See Full-Time Equivalent.

full tree view

A mode of display of objects in the Portal Catalog and the detailed navigation area in which the contents are displayed as a hierarchical tree.

full-page application

An iView that fills the entire portal content area. Full-page applications display content that typically requires maximum display area, such as a screen dedicated to Employee Self-Services (ESS), an ITS transaction, or a Word document. Full-page applications are usually assigned directly to a role, and not through a portal page.

full-text search

Search on an index that contains all words that occur in the indexed documents instead of only abstracts or other metadata.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

FTE is a way to measure a worker's productivity and/or involvement in a project. An FTE of 1.0 means that the person is equivalent to a full-time worker. An FTE of 0.5 may signal that the worker is only half-time, or that his projected output (due to differences in qualification, for example) is only half of what one may expect.

fuzzy search

Fault-tolerant search that can, for example, cope with spelling mistakes.

fuzzy search

Error-tolerant search method. For a fuzzy search, the results of a search query are displayed with a probability value.

fuzzy set

Imprecise set whose elements are unevenly distributed. Therefore, the statement "an element X belongs to set Y" can be true to varying degrees. Fuzzy sets are used to reach decisions in the case of imprecise problem descriptions.

fuzzy similarity

(Degree of) similarity required between a document and the search query for the document to be returned in the result set of a fuzzy search.

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