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Author's profile photo Gad Ravid

VC5 … – Deprecated

This is just a short update. We are still working on VC5 – Visual Composer that will create SAP UI5 applications and we created a short demo for the TECHED in Bangalore:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eONkEET0IQI&feature=youtu.be

if you have any questions, please contact me.

thanks, Gad

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      Author's profile photo Andy Silvey
      Andy Silvey

      Hi Gad,

      this is excellent news.

      As a veteran of the Gui Machine and a big fan of the Gui Machine, ease of setup, ease of use, I'm looking forward to see where VC5 takes us.

      Best regards,

      Andy.

      Author's profile photo Gad Ravid
      Gad Ravid
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for your feedback Andy !

      Gui Machine 🙂 , it was long time ago

      Author's profile photo Andy Silvey
      Andy Silvey

      yes it was a long time ago, and it was a nice tool, very easy to use.

      I have worked with the current VC and it is a long way from Gui Machine,

      what I liked with gui machine was it was probably as close as you could get to a tool that a power user in the business could use

      the current VC is much deeper and less intuitive

      I hope VC5 will go more in the direction of a tool that power users in the Business can use to make applications quickly to fulfill requirements which do not need complex developer knowledge and experience and complex developer tools

      I always saw that as the goal of the Gui Machine, very easy very quick.

      We shall see 🙂

      Andy.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Gad,

      Is there any availability date for VC5? Really looking forward for this update in our BPM implementation, when users are keen to have only UI5 based screens.

      Rgds,

      Aditya

      Author's profile photo Gad Ravid
      Gad Ravid
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Aditya,

      It is planned to be released to customers with Netweaver 731 SP11 which is around March 2014. The current version doesn't have BPM integration, but we do plan to develop it in the future.

      Happy Holidays ,

      Gad

      Author's profile photo Chintan Mota
      Chintan Mota

      Looking forward to this! As with former VC releases can we use BI/BW services with this release?

      Author's profile photo Gad Ravid
      Gad Ravid
      Blog Post Author

      Currently not. BI connector is not yet supported by VC5. You can use BAPIs.

      Author's profile photo Vinod Kumar
      Vinod Kumar

      Hi Gad Ravid,

      Is there any plan to introduce BI connectors in further releases of VC5 ?

      Regards,

      Vinod Kumar

      Author's profile photo Gad Ravid
      Gad Ravid
      Blog Post Author

      probably .... based on customer's priority.

      Thanks, Gad

      Author's profile photo Vinod Kumar
      Vinod Kumar

      Hi Gad Ravid

      Looks very interesting.  Can we have a preview of the offerings in VC5 ? Currently I am working for a large scale project (on VC 7.3 SP10 & SAP PBF with around 75K end users) and looking for more improved functionalities.  Few of them are listed in SCN

      Handling close/exit event in Visual composer application

      Mouse over event in VC TableView

      Can we expect these features incorporated in VC5 ?  In addition to these, few functionalities related to BI services (like returning the Planning function message log, rather than displaying the message log in the message area) will be really helpful.

      Thanks & Regards,

      Vinod

      Author's profile photo Gad Ravid
      Gad Ravid
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Vinod,

      Could you please elaborate regarding Handling close/exit event in Visual composer application ? we want to make sure we understood the requirement.

      Mouse over event in VC TableView is not planned to be supported.

      We can meet and discuss these requirements if you like.

      thanks , Gad 

      Author's profile photo Vinod Kumar
      Vinod Kumar

      Hi Gad Ravid

      Thanks for the feedback. 

      Handling close/exit event in Visual composer application      

      I have a VC application (Developed in VC for NW 7.3 SP10) deployed in Enterprise Portal 7.3 as an iView.  This iView has been included in the Workset & Role and assigned the same to a specific set of users.

      The VC application is accessable to user from portal menu options.  VC Application is displayed in Content area of Portal with multiple menu options available in Top level navigation & Detail level Navigation of Portal.

      /wp-content/uploads/2013/12/vc2_353047.png

      Even the VC application is active in the content area, user can click on other menu options available in Navigation areas hence closing the application without any popup.

      In WDA applications, above scenario can be handled with the pre-defined events WDDOEXIT/WDDOCLOSE, hence preventing the user from closing the application without confirmation.

      I tried to implement the "Work protect" functionality of Enterprise portal, which can be used to raise such a confirmation popup.  But "Work protect" functionality is working with WDA applications and not with VC applications.

      Work protect functionality with WDA applications

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      Kindly help to resolve this issue.

      Thanks & Regards,

      Vinod Kumar

      Author's profile photo Gad Ravid
      Gad Ravid
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Vinod,

      Thanks for the details.

      the  feature was entered to our backlog, and we will update you on our progress.

      thanks for the input and ideas,

      Happy new year, Gad

      Author's profile photo Vinod Kumar
      Vinod Kumar

      Hi Gad Ravid,

      Thanks for the feedback.

      We are developing the VC applications based on the BW Infocubes.  Data in the infocube is updated using Input-ready BEx queries and Planning functions/Commands.

      Please let me know whether we can discuss few requirements related to BI Connectors (like processing log of Planning function, BEx Queries Etc.).

      Thanks & Regards,

      Vinod Kumar

      Author's profile photo Gad Ravid
      Gad Ravid
      Blog Post Author

      Sure, we can meet online and discuss.

      please contact me at gad.ravid@sap.com

      thanks, Gad

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Gad, HI Vinod,

          I guess you already saw, one of our developers (Chintan Mota) has published a document on how to integrate this feature into a VC model - http://scn.sap.com/community/netweaver-visual-composer/blog/2014/01/16/using-portal-work-protect-mode-in-visual-composer

      Author's profile photo Vinod Kumar
      Vinod Kumar

      Hi Natan Teren,

      Yes, I am implementing the same. Before publishing the document, Chintan Mota had replied to a discussion posted by be on the subject. 🙂 .

      Thanks & Regards,

      Vinod