you know how the portal desktop has a full-top, full-bottom, thin,
wide and thin channels...
I need to have something like the full-top or full-bottom but from the
right side of the desktop.
That is, a full-right (column) channel that spans the desktop from the
bottom until the top.
Any ideas on how that can be done?
Look at desktop/default/JSPTableContainerProvider/table.jsp.
I think one way to do this is,
1. copy JSPTableContainerProvider and create your own MyCustomTableContainerProvider
2. customize the jsp files lying under this directory to get your required layout.
I am assuming that you know how to modify display profile, create new desktop_type etc.
Steps to be performed to create a custom table container is given below,
1. download your dp
2. add new container which extends JSPTableContainer
<Container advanced="true" lock="false" merge="fuse" name="MyJSPTableContainer" provider="JSPTableContainerProvider">
3. Upload the modified dp.
4. copy jsp files from developer_sample/JSPTableContainer directory to your_desktop/MyJSPTableContainer and modify them to fit your requirement.
The file lookup mechanism in portal will take care of picking files from your new directory.