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The following steps are needed to configure EP for connecting to SAP R/3

  1. Creating System Object
  2. Creating Folder, Role, Workset, Page and iview
  3. Attaching iview to page, page to workset, workset to Role
  4. Assigning Role to the User

In the Enterprise portal you have to create the system object for connecting to SAP R/3 system.
Log on to Enterprise Portal using system admin id.

  1. Creating System Object
    • Go to system Administration –> system configuration –> system landscape.
    • Expand the folder portal_content. Right click on the portal_content folder and choose create –> new folder. Fill in the details and save.
    • Right click the folder you created and choose new –> system. Select the template which matches with your R/3 system and choose save.
    • Right click the system object created and choose edit. In the drop down box select connection properties. Enter the R/3 details here like application host, server port, etc. and choose save.In the system object you have to give the SAP R/3 system details in the connector property.
    • Now select ITS property from the drop down list. Give details of your ITS server and save.
    • Now choose user mapping from the drop down list and select the logon method you need and select user,admin from the drop down box and save.
    • Again right click the system object and choose system alias. Give your logical system name and set it as default and save. Also create another system SAP_R3 and set it as default and save
    • Right click the system object and choose connection test. Select the check box you need to test and test the connection
  2. Creating Folder, Roles, Workset, Pages and iviews
    • First create role, workset, page and iviews.
    • Go to Content Administration –> Portal content
    • Expand the folder Portal_content
    • Right click the portal_content folder and choose create folder. Enter the required details and save
    • Right click the created folder and choose create Role. Enter the required details and save
    • Right click the created folder and choose create Workset. Enter the required details and save
    • Right click the created folder and choose create Page. Choose the template required. Select the no of column template and enter the required details and save
    • Right click the created folder and choose create iview. Choose the template IAC ivew or SAP Transaction iview. Enter the required details like IAC name or SAP Transaction code and select the system you need to connect to from the drop down list and save. Now iview is created. Right click the iview and choose preview. The iview is executed and the SAP screen displayed.
  3. Attaching iview to page, page to workset, workset to Role
    • Now right click the page you created and choose edit. With this screen in edit mode, right click the iview you have created and choose add iview to page and save and close the window. Now iview is attached to page.
    • Now right click the role and choose edit. With the role in edit mode, now right click the workset you have created and choose add workset to role. Now workset is attached to role
    • Now in the right hand side window in the context area, highlight the workset, Then right click the page you have created and choose add page to workset.
    • Now you have assigned iview to page, page to workset, workset to role.
    • Now right click the role you have created and choose edit properties. In the property “Entry Points” select Yes. Only then the role will be visible in the portal
  4. Now assign the role to the user
    • For this go to user administration –> role.
    • Enter the user and from the drop down box select user and search. Then choose the edit link and next screen is opened. enter the role and search. Select the add role button. The role gets added then click the save button. Now Role is attached to the user
    • Now login to portal using the portal user id and the roles will be displayed. Iview is displayed fetching the data from SAP R/3 system
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  1. phani kumar
    Hi Arun,
    Really this WebLog is Excellent for every user.
    But i am facing one problem, plz follow the below info.
    1.I installed SAP R/3 4.7EE with Kernel 620 and GUI 6.2 version
    2.I installed SAP Netweaver 2004’s sp 9 version sneak preview.
    3.SLD configuration is completed successfully.
    4.In Portals i created SAP R/3 dedicated syatem Object.
    5.Created SAP Transaction iView EX: MM01 with option SAP GUI On Windows.
    6.After the creation of iView all the activities like assing to page–>workset–>Role all are completed as you mentioned.Butwhen i clicked on the preview of this iView it is displaying File Download box with Save, Open,Cancel buttons,
    instead of showing the MM01 Screen.

    Is there any compatible problem or any other settings i have to change,
    PLZ guide me how to resolve this problem.
    Thanks & Regards
    Phanikumar

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    1. Kevin Swann
      Hi Phanikumar,

      If you create a registry setting (.reg file) containing the following, you will not be prompted with a file download box.

      This was tested on the 6.40 GUI.

      Cheers,
      Kevin

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Sapgui.Shortcut.File]
      “SapCreateKey”=dword:00000000
      @=”SAP GUI Shortcut”
      “EditFlags”=dword:00000000
      “BrowserFlags”=dword:00000008

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Sapgui.Shortcut.File\DefaultIcon]
      “SapCreateKey”=dword:00000000
      @=”C:\\Program Files\\SAP\\FrontEnd\\SAPgui\\sapshlib.dll,0″

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Sapgui.Shortcut.File\shell]
      “SapCreateKey”=dword:00000000
      @=””

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Sapgui.Shortcut.File\shell\Edit]
      “SapCreateKey”=dword:00000000

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Sapgui.Shortcut.File\shell\Edit\command]
      “SapCreateKey”=dword:00000000
      @=”\”C:\\Program Files\\SAP\\FrontEnd\\sapgui\\sapgui.exe\” /SHORTCUT=\”/edit %1\””

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Sapgui.Shortcut.File\shell\Open]
      “SapCreateKey”=dword:00000000

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Sapgui.Shortcut.File\shell\Open\command]
      “SapCreateKey”=dword:00000000
      @=”\”C:\\Program Files\\SAP\\FrontEnd\\sapgui\\sapgui.exe\” /SHORTCUT=\”%1\””

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  2. Nick Eden
    Hi this is a great blog
    Can you please advise how I can connect both EP6 and EP7, or just EP6 to the backend being Ecc6 with Sapgui 6.40 and upgraded kernel
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