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Below are the highlights of the new SAP Corbu theme for Web Dynpro ABAP.

Highlights of the new SAP Corbu theme for Web Dynpro ABAP:

  • A new modern, simple looking theme with improved overall look;
    • Neutral design with light panes and flat surfaces
    • Reduced contrasts & gradients create a light and clear user interface
    • Color: Reduced use of neutral and dimmed colors increases the compatibility with other SAP designss
    • Structure: Less structuring and separating elements to support a flat and lightweight appearance
    • Correct Prioritization: Visual focus is on the content, instead of on navigation and functions
    • Tables & Containers: Reduced colors and line contrast creates a less block-like appearance
  • Increased font sizes to improve readability
    • Readability: Enlarged and easier to read typography, for example, larger font
  • Enhanced look for specific controls
    • new panel stack visualizations
    • new calendar design
  • Large set of new icons and pictograms that are modernized with new theme without affecting existing icons in older themes –
    • new icon style with 16 x16 pixel size icons
    • All icons referenced as ~Icon/* are automatically replaced, based on the used theme.
    • Icons from the old icon library, referenced as ICON_* or @nn@ are not automatically replaced.

Prerequisite

SAP Corbu theme is available for the following support packs:

  • NW 731 SP02
  • the new theme is delivered with further optimizations in NW 731 SP03 and SP04

How To Apply Corbu Theme to Web Dynpro for ABAP application

To apply or activate the newly-delivered SAP CORBU theme you have to simply append the URL parameter &sap-theme=sap_corbu to your application

(otherwise by default Wedynpro for ABAP applications use the SAP Tradeshow Plus theme. )

Development Effort Required

the Corbu theme works for all WD ABAP applications out of the box with no additional development effort.

Please perform visual verification of UIs to ensure no truncation of texts or misalignment occurs due to increased font sizes and line height


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  1. Sergio Ferrari

    Finally we’ve got something really modern !

    For the first time, my users do not recognize that the Web Application is based upon SAP technology and they love it.

    Any clue about what’s next?

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  2. Uwe Fetzer

    By the way: you can add parameter “WDTHEMEROOT” value “sap_corbu” to the WDA Application settings to apply the Corbu theme without adding the URL parameter

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      1. Tarun Telang Post author

        Hello Sergio, a system normally would be running multiple applications developed by various teams. Its more desirable to only change a particular application. I would recommend applying corbu theme to productive application only after testing. So applying WD global setting to a system should be done with caution.

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  3. Marc Veser

    Unfortunately we use the “old” notation for icon references (@nn@). How can I find out the corresponding new path ~Icon/* for my used icons?

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    1. Tarun Telang Post author

      Hello Marc,

      You should check out the WD4A test application WDR_TEST_WEB_ICONS to see various available icons and replace your old icon reference with the one that matches best.

      Regards,

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      1. Marc Veser

        Hello Tarun,

        thank you for your response which helped me a lot. I could find the corresponding icon alternatives but unfortunately the new icon references seem not to work for a POWL. At least the icons are no longer displayed when I just exchange the notation from @**@ to ~ICON/*.

        Best regards,

        Marc

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        1. Tarun Telang Post author

          Hello Marc,

          Please post your POWL related problem in the forum.

          Someone from the community may be able to help you. 

          Regards,

          Tarun

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  4. Marc Cawood

    It’s certainly better looking and more modern but why oh why the blue? If SAP would only release a B/W (or grayscale) theme customers could use it in almost any site. As it stands we have to copy and correct on each upgrade.

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    1. Marc Cawood

      On copying: usually we would use BSP_UPDATE_MIMEREPOS to export the mime folders. However we have no folder in our mime repository corresponding to /sap/public/bc/ur/nw5/themes/sap_corbu/ – the URLs work but the folder is not there in SE80. Where is it?

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      1. Marc Cawood

        Found it: SAP Note 1291703

        Basically you use the report WDG_MAINTAIN_UR_MIMES (run from transaction SA38):

        1. Download

        2. Unzip, (copy them and) modify, re-zip

        3. Upload

        4. Deploy

        You may need to clear the ICM cache and/or your browser cache to see the effects!

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  5. Arindam Chattopadhyay

    Hi Tarun,

    I am using SAP EP 7.40 and using CORBU for ESS/MSS.

    I want to change the SAP logo to customer logo in Portal masthead.

    In EP 7.3 we used to do it in the theme editor in Portal.

    But now Corbu is not available for modification in Theme Editor.

    Can you please tell me how can I do this?

    Thanks

    Arindam

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