At several occasions I have been working with the Workset Map and Service Map iView. The inflexibility of these iViews and the logic behind the property “Relative Location of Workset” and the values “levelsup” and “pathlist” has always puzzled me. I wanted a more flexible and easier tool to work with. A solution was presented to me by Lars Ljungqvist ; the OverviewApp. To my knowledge, there is no official SAP documentation about the OverviewApp. This is a quick introduction to the OverviewApp.
This blog is based on a EP 7.30 SP2 system. I am not sure about the release date of the OverviewApp, but as you can read in the comments below from John Moy, it is not yet available in 7.02.
Lets start by finding the iView in the PCD. The OverviewApp iView can be found here:
pcd:portal_content/com.sap.pct/templates/iviews/com.sap.portal.overview. Simply copy the iView to your custom location. Below you see the Portal Content Studio, which is based on the OverviewApp.
You can add a category by pressing “New category”.
Enter the details and press “Ok”.
Add Link to Category
Links are added by pressing the icon. The URL to other PCD objects should look like this:
Here is the example for the link to Unlock objects, which is provided by SAP:
You can read more about the Overview iView in Lars’ blog: