Support Tool for application integration on SAP Enterprise Portal
I’m sure you are all familiar with the appintegrator component in the portal which enables you to integrate various backend applications such as BW/BI reports, BSP applications, transactions (WebGUI, WinGUI). IAC applications and more. If you want you can read more about it in here:
The purpose of this Blog is to explain about the new AI support tool that will help customers manage their AI content and easily identify configuration issues and solve them on the spot. In order to use the support tool you need to implement the SAP note #1363143 or to follow the steps described here.
Steps to run the Support Tool:
1. Download the attached PAR file: ‘AIiViewsViewer.zip’ Unzip it and deploy it in your portal.
2. To start the tool, navigate to:
and then start AIViewer application.
3. The default PCD loaction is ‘pcd:portal_content’ which is not the recommended location to use since it will scan all of your PCD and this
could take a very long time or maybe even crash the search due to out of memory on portals that has huge number of iViews. The recommended way is to uncheck the ‘Use default location’ option and to specify a more specific PCD location such as:
‘pcd:portal_content/every_user’ and then click on the ‘Find iViews’ button to get the results.
After deploying the PAR file and clicking on the ‘Find iViews’ button you will get the results in the form of two tables:
The iViews table
Each row on the table represents one appintegrator iview that was found during the lookup process.
The search scope of the lookup process on the PCD is SUBTREE_SCOPE meaning that some of the search results can be iview inside a page or iview inside a role. The iView ID will tell us the story about the PCD location of that specific iView.
The ‘+’ button
In order to see the full PCD location (if it’s a long PCD location) you click on the ‘+’ button to fully extend the ID of the iView, the ‘+’ sign will be changed to ‘-‘. you can click back and forth on this button to revert from short to full iView ID.
The ‘Test iView’ button
At the end of each row you have a button called ‘Test iView’. While clicking on this button the iView (of the specified row) is launched in a new window.