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FINALLY !!! SAP Enterprise Widget Foundation Available for Download

Finally the SAP widget foundation is available for download. If you want your enterprise widgets to look like this:

Extracting HR Data 

 

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or like this

Extracting CRM Data 

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You need the SAP Enterprise Widget Foundation.  The foundation is a lightweight connector that allows you to build SAP enterprise widgets.  It provides Representational State Transfer (REST) XML and JSON interfaces to the SAP system and allows creating mashups using SAP and non SAP services. 

 

Foundation has the following services:

  • SAP RFC calls using JCO or Web Services
  • XML and JSON interface for services
  • SSO connect to SAP using PSE identity

  • Connect to SAP using pre-configured user identity.
  • Configuration reading from SAP Widget Gallery
  • Widget auto update from SAP Widget Gallery
  • Pluggable Service Agents 
  • Simple UI to indicate:
    • SAP connectivity status: connected, not connected

  • Service configuration

Please use it and let us know what SAP widgets you have created.  You can write to widgetsupport@sap.com with your comments and/or questions.

Please Note the Requirements:

  • Windows XP
  • Java 6
  • Yahoo Widget Engine (4 or higher) 

Go to Download Section > Widgets to Download 

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Check the "Downloads" section at the top!
      Author's profile photo Bert Furey
      Bert Furey
      Hi,

      I tried to download the SAP Widget Foundation but could not extract or open the zip file. I get the error messsage "Can not open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive".

      Could you look into this?

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Regina Sheynblat
      Regina Sheynblat
      Blog Post Author
      Just tried downloading.. save the file to your desktop and it worked fine.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      I executed the jar file and received the message:

      Cannot run program "REG":CreateProcess error = 2, The system cannot find the file specified.

      Running: Win2K, SP 4
      I already installed Yahoo Widget 4.0.

      Any suggestions?

      -Mark

      Author's profile photo Regina Sheynblat
      Regina Sheynblat
      Blog Post Author
      Looking into this.. will post a solution tomorrow..
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      This is related to Windows 2000, for now it could be installed only on XP. We will fix this bug in next version
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi,
      I tried to follow the installation guidelines and could not reach:
      http://nvpal168.pal.sap.corp:1080/wfws/foundationWS.jnlp

      Network Error (dns_unresolved_hostname)
      Your requested host "nvpal168.pal.sap.corp" could not be resolved by DNS
      Can anyone help me???

      Author's profile photo Regina Sheynblat
      Regina Sheynblat
      Blog Post Author
      Christian,
      Did you download the zip file?  Did you go through the installation process?  The SAP foundation could be configured to internal SAP Server, you need to re-configure it to your own server..
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Host http://nvpal168.pal.sap.corp:1080/wfws/foundationWS.jnlp is available only inside SAP internal network. Once you have downloaded and extracted .jar file from .zip from https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/b0c6e060-ad33-2a10-40ab-994ed82cb8fb you should follow section "Installing SAP Widget Foundation as a Standalone Application"
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hello Regina:
      My name is Dan Sharoni and I'm reseaching this subject intensively now at Accenture in Palo Alto.  I'm extremely interested in meeting with you compare notes and ultimately collaborate between the already collaborating companies.  I was referredto you bay Craig Cmehil from SAP Germany.  Could you please kindly contact me at dan.sharoni@accenture.com?  With great appraciation!
      Dan Sharoni
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      My company is keen to use it, anyone know what are the licensing requirements are for it?  for production widgets?
      Author's profile photo Regina Sheynblat
      Regina Sheynblat
      Blog Post Author
      At this time the foundation is in prototype mode.  We are not an official SAP product.  Based on SDN 90   day trial license you can go ahead and use the foundation.  We would love to hear your feedback positive and negative so we can improve it.

      Regard,
      Regina

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      it seems that SSO logon is not working to some systems, e.g. C1S (NW 710).

      user and password logon works.

      the built-in service to CSN works.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      SNC Name for C1S server seems to be defined differently than for other servers inside SAP - it is "p/secude:CN=C1S, O=SAP-AG, C=DE" but for others like CSS just "p:CN=CSN, O=SAP-AG, C=DE". You may try creating new identity in Foundation configuration specifying

      Identity type: "Advanced Single Sign-On"
      Partner name: "p/secude:CN=C1S, O=SAP-AG, C=DE"
      SECUDE library path: "C:\Program Files\SECUDE\SECUDE for R3\secude.dll"

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      I downloaded the zip and can browse the folder structure but extracting results in the following message:

      !   C:\SAP\SAP Widget Foundation - zip file.zip: Either multipart or corrupt ZIP archive

      Trying to extract using WinRAR 3.00

      Author's profile photo Regina Sheynblat
      Regina Sheynblat
      Blog Post Author
      Will take a look into this...
      Author's profile photo Regina Sheynblat
      Regina Sheynblat
      Blog Post Author
      Used WinRAR 3.51 an had no issues..
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Just downloaded the widget foundation and configuring it following the user guide.  The JCO service to a NW2004s backend was configured and check-status was successful.  The NW2004s system ID is NSP and client is 000.  The WS services was configured but check-status was failed.  Following the troubleshooting guide in the user guide I tested the URL http://localhost:8000/sap/bc/soap/wsdl11?services=ME_GET_CURRENT_USER_ID&sap-client=000 and it worked fine.

      One thing I noticed is that when I save the WS service configuration the client field value is changed from 000 to 0 in the screen.  Not sure if this is the reason.  Any guidance on how to fix it will be very appreciated.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Just found a work around for this problem.  I exported the configuration, fixed the client number from 0 to 000, and then import the fixed configuration.  Now the check-status for WS service is working.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      This will be fixed in next available release
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      When I download the SAPWidgetFoundation.zip from WebSite�fhttp://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/widget-foundation

      The system would tell me 'Error 404'. What's the problem? Can you tell me another website that I can download the

      file. I desire the response from you. Thanks!

      Author's profile photo Regina Sheynblat
      Regina Sheynblat
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      We have re-archited the solution to use the Net Weaver, so you don't need foundation anymore.  You can find out more information about this in the following wiki: http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/Img/MicroApplications
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      Author's profile photo Manuel-Jeremy Schaffner
      Manuel-Jeremy Schaffner
      Where can I download the Client-Runtime-Environment / Widget Foundation to try the Samples from the library?

      The link mentioned multiple times doesn't work anymore: https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/webcontent/uuid/d026c9ae-ab33-2a10-70be-dafcd3fc9a82

      Best regards,
      Manuel