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Attributes that you can select in the query.

net present value

A metric that defines the value of a project's future cash flow discounted at the weighted average cost of capital (WACC).

.Net Custom iView

An application that retrieves information from structured or unstructured information sources, such as the Internet, intranets, Web-based applications, and knowledge management systems. Unlike Unifier iViews, .NET Custom iViews do not retrieve data from SAP Portals unifier projects.

.NET Custom iViews may or may not be rendered in XML format. Based on this difference, they are further categorized as "Rendered" or "As Is" .NET Custom iViews.

.NET iView

An application that retrieves content from multiple, structured, or unstructured information sources.

.NET Profiler

.NET Profiler profiles .NET applications while they are running, there is no need to instrument your add-on code. The only special configuration you need is to have .NET Framework 1.1 installed in your machine. While running, .NET Profiler will list all calls corresponding to the classes and methods selected in the configured filter and will add comments regarding the application of the rules.

.NET Unifier iView

As type of .NET iView, a Unifier iView retrieves specified data from a Unifier project. The data extracted from a Unifier project can relate to a variety of business-related situations, based on a unifier project, but the .NET iView adds functionality that the Unifier iViews cannot provide, such as interactivity or projection of retrieved data in an alternative format. For example, it can display the iView as a graph. Unifier iViews are coded in XML — they support Drag and Relate and are displayed in the portal's style theme.


The label identifying a UI object, typically a field containing a user-defined value which may or may not be a unique identifier, and which may or may not appear as a label in a subsequent UI screen.

named anonymous user

User used for anonymous logon to SAP Enterprise Portal. This user is either an existing user in the user data store or a service user.


Used to create unique names by describing the scope of an identifier. Namespaces are used for events and Client Data Bag.

namespace filter

Repository filter used to control the visibility of documents and folders.

narrow iView

An iView that fits into a narrow page column and is marked by an "N" in the Layout tab.

navigation context

An icon appearing on all Database Unifier forms. When this icon is selected, the series of Drag and Relate actions which led to the retrieval of a given set of records is displayed.

navigation iView

A generic term referring to the various types of navigation iViews located in the navigation panel, such as top-level navigation and detailed navigation.

navigation panel

An area in the portal desktop that is expanded and collapsed and is dedicated to navigating content. It can contain the detailed navigation area, the Drag and Relate Targets area, and a Related Links area, all of which change contextually according to the content area.

Net Present Value (NPV)

NPV is a standard method for financial evaluation of long-term projects. Used for capital budgeting, it measures the excess or shortfall of cash flows, in present value (PV) terms once financing charges are met. All projects with a positive NPV are profitable, however this does not necessarily mean that they should be undertaken since NPV does not account for opportunity cost.

news item

A piece of information that is created by a user with the help of a template. It is aimed at all users of the Enterprise Portal.

notification comment

Text that is inserted into notifications sent by the subscription service. A notification comment can be specified for a subscription by the subscription owner.

notification frequency

Frequency at which a user receives notifications about subscribed events (i.e., changes to documents or folders), for example, weekly.


See Net Present Value.

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