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SAP GUI Confiuration for Mobiles and Tablet PCs


Applicable For            : ECC 6.0, Netweaver 7.0, 7.3

Installation Scenario    : Access sap through Mobile and Tablets

Summary

This document gives you brief introduction about configurations for accessing sap webgui through android and ios based devices.  As sap do not have any standard application for sapgui for mobile. As an alternative we can make use of sap webgui.This configuration is not an alternative for web based gui.

SAP WebGUI has another name called ‘SAP GUI for HTML‘. This UI technology is based on integrated ITS and present all the data in the browser. The SAP WebGUI generates HTML pages for every SAP screen. This means you do not have to create any templates. There are some technical restrictions due to the browser, however, and certain transactions may not function in the SAP GUI for HTML. This must be decided for each case. The use of controls can result in this restriction.

Author(s):    Mahesh Kumar Mukkawar

Company:    Greatship India Limited

Created on:  18 January 2013

Configurations in SAP

You need to configure WEBGUI in sap. You can refer following link for configuration of WebGUI

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-29485

Configurations in IOs Device

There is an applications in Apple market place ‘SAP Launcher’. You can download this application and install on the device. By providing connection details you can  easily connect to sap webgui. I presume that you have connected to Wifi of your local office network.

Configurations in Android Based Device

You do not have sap gui application directly available for android devices. In this case we will make use of SAP WebGui.

As webgui works with host name resolution  we will add host entry in android devices. For this I have used an application ‘ hosts editor ‘ which is available in android market. By this application you can maintain host entry similar to windows pc.

You can access webgui through following url

http://hostname:8000/sap/webgui?sap-client=client-number

VPN Connectivity:

Following applications found useful for connecting VPN. For vpn parameters you can take help of network team.

  1. NCP VPN Client – This application has facility of importing pcf files
  2. VPN Cilla

Apart from above you can find plenty of applications for vpn connectivity.

In the same way you can connect to your ESS Portal using following url

http://hostname.domainname.com:5nr00/irj/portal

If you have public ip address you do not require to configure vpn


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    1. Michael Blickenstorfer

      Hey Ganimede

      The port i0of ICM is usually 80$$, whereas $$ is the instance-nr of your AS. The path to the SAP GUI for HTML is by default /sap/bc/gui/sap/its/webgui. As this path is not really user-friendly, create a reference entry in SICF pointing to it.

      To support even more userfriendly URL, you may also decide to change the ITS-HTTP-port in SMICM to 80 (webdefault) or to use a web dispatcher in front in oder to support load balancing over multiplemAS.

      Greets, Michi

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  1. Farrukh Shaheer

    Thanks for this article Mahesh.

    We have a requirement, the senior managers need to do workflow release of SAP PO documents using the iPhones or Android Phones. Can we provide the SAP webgui for this purpose to them? Which one will be better the Citrix solution or SAP webgui?

    Regards,

    Farrukh

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