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Author's profile photo Daniel Haerder

How to customize the web dynpro components of the EM UI

If you want to change e.g. some headings, labels, etc. on the EM UI, you can simply do this by customizing the web dynpro component. The prerequisite is that your user has the necessary authorization -> you can check here for more details regarding this: SAP Library – Web Dynpro ABAP

Here is an example how this can be done: Changing the text for “Tracking Scenario”:


  1. In the URL of the EM UI simply add the parameter “&sap-config_mode=X” at the end. If you have the authorization, your screen should look like in the above screenshot.
  2. You can now simply click on the label “Tracking Scenario:” with the right mouse button and select “Settings for Current Configuration” in the context menu.
  3. In the pop-up, that should be visible now, you can change all the settings like in the the following screenshot:customize_component.JPG
  4. You can now change the ‘Text’ to e.g. an OTR text that you created and the result will be then immediately visible: customize_component.JPG

Cheers, Daniel

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very useful... We have made change as "Select a scenario" instead of "Tracking Scenario".

      Author's profile photo Zenon Kowalewski
      Zenon Kowalewski

      Note:   S_DEVELOP authorization is required.   SAP_ALL does not work. 

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Zenon,

      Yes you are right, because this  "&sap-config_mode=X" requires developer access.

      SAP_ALL more of functional access.



      Author's profile photo Kevin Wilson
      Kevin Wilson

      Gopi, you didn't really suggest SAP_ALL access did you? Noone will give you this access to make this change. Crazy!

      Zenon, the ABAP developer role is also a challenge to get at a client because this is deemed "customizing". You should use authorization S_WDR_P13N which allows you to explicitly input what web dynpro the role is allowed to customize. A much more elegant solution;)

      This is great for adding links to help files, process documentation. You can also put a logo on your webui and bring it closer to looking like what your company would like it to look like.