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SAP Screen Personas – Getting Started

SAP Screen Personas allows you to improve user productivity by personalizing your SAP Dynpro transactions and Web Dynpro applications in ECC, Business Suite on HANA, and SAP S/4HANA. You can simplify screens by removing fields you don’t use, converting free text entry to pull-down menus, and automating recurring keystrokes.

By providing the right information to the right users in the right context, they can get more done in less time with greater accuracy. With more intuitive SAP screens, organizations can enhance user satisfaction, minimize training time, and spend less money on screen modifications. SAP Screen Personas is one of several ways to improve SAP usability and the overall user experience.

Latest released version:

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP09 (June 2019)

Key Links

Product page

SAP Screen Personas blogs

Ask questions about SAP Screen Personas

Slides from ASUG webcast “Going Mobile with SAP Screen Personas”

SAP Screen Personas getting started checklist

In addition to our standard support process, we also have other channels in which we make information available to SAP Screen Personas customers:

SAP Screen Personas 3.0

SAP Screen Personas 3.0

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP09 announcement (June 2019)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP08 announcement (Dec 2018)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP07 announcement (May 2018)

Mobile rendering available with Slipstream Engine (Dec 2017)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP6 announcement (Dec 2017)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP5 announcement (May 2017)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP4 announcement (Nov 2016)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP3 announcement (May 2016)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP2 announcement (November 2015)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 general availability announcement (June 2015)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Product ramp-up announcement (August 2014)

Link to SAP Screen Personas 3.0 parent note

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Training Content

Introduction to SAP Screen Personas openSAP class

Advanced Scenarios in SAP Screen Personas openSAP class

Building Mobile Applications with SAP Screen Personas openSAP class

Productivity Power Play video series

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Training Classes

SAP Education E-Learning class on SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Development

SAP Education Virtual Live Classroom class on SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Development

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Technical Documentation

Complete online help guide (also linked from product help icon)

ITS Sizing Guide

SAP Screen Personas Knowledge Base

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      Author's profile photo Steffen Weber
      Steffen Weber

      Thanks for that really huge and valuable collection on SAP Screen Personas, really helpful to onboard colleagues to Personas!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Peter,

       

      Thanks for share documentation.

       

       

       

      Very useful !!

      Author's profile photo Shaun Smith
      Shaun Smith

      Thanks... very useful!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Amazing repository, thanks for the effort!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Valuable contribution....thanks!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      So if I am security, and each area has personas screens..... and someone ask me to setup a new person with  the following buttons.....how do I figure out which transactions they are talking about, if everyone can have a customized screen?

       

      This feels like web presenting pages, which makes Security's job harder, since the traditional security tools and tracing.... don't work with web presenting pages, probably are not going to work with these new features either......

      Author's profile photo Steve Rumsby
      Steve Rumsby

      In the backend system, the standard ABAP transactions are still being executed, and standard security still applies. Personas is just giving them a new skin.

       

      You can, if allowed, switch from the personas view to the standard view, making it easy see which transaction is behind the personas screen.

       

      Does that help?

      Author's profile photo Peter Spielvogel
      Peter Spielvogel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Helen,

       

      Let me build on Steve's comment.

       

      First, the paradigm of SAP Screen Personas is that each "flavor" is based on an underlying SAP transaction screen. So, the SAP Screen Personas flavors inherit the security settings from the back end for each transaction. If I cannot view transaction SU01 in my SAP GUI, I will not be able to view this transaction through SAP Screen Personas either, even if someone adds a launch button to go there. I will just see a "not authorized" message, just as if I had typed /nSU01 into the OK code field.

       

      In addition, you can control which users see which flavors. This provides a more granular way to roll out SAP functionality, especially if you tailor the information on each screen to the specific needs of that role.

       

      Hope this helps.

       

      Regards,

      Peter

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello,

      I'm implementing SAP Screen Personas 2.0, personally i think it's a good tool. I think that SAP have to add others components(like a grid) and more properties for actual components.

       

       

      Currently I have a bit problem , i need redirec back button(F3) or disable back button back(F3). this is possible?

      Author's profile photo Ramesh Babu Srikakollu
      Ramesh Babu Srikakollu

      Thank you for bringing the documentation at one place.

       

      Regards,

      Ramesh

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      good information

      Author's profile photo Archana Prasad
      Archana Prasad

      Hi,

       

      What are the Roles a user must have to access create, add , edit flavors in Personas.

      I have and R/3 where personas is installed. but I am not aware of the roles my user must have to perform screen personalization.

       

      Regards,

      Archana

      Author's profile photo Steve Rumsby
      Steve Rumsby

      The roles are described in the configuration guide. As a Personas developer you'll most likely need the "ADMIN_ROLE" role. Note that Personas roles are set in the Personas admin transaction (/PERSOS/ADMIN_UI), and are not standard SAP roles set in PFCG.

       

      Steve.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello,

      do you read the guide about configuration? I recommed that you download the guide, this guide indicate what roles need create, where create, what notes apply and more.

      Docs used:

      Config_Document_v_1_3

      configguideaddendum-140602170309-phpapp01

      Master_Guide_v_1_3

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Amazing piece of information.

      Thanks for the explanation and the video.

       

      Great work !!!

       

      Regards,

      Prithivi Raj

      Author's profile photo Rohit Mansukh Gugale
      Rohit Mansukh Gugale

      Hi ,

      I have integrated SAP personas in CRM WEBIC via URL based transaction launcher.

       

      However when the SAP personas transaction is opened on WEBIC, and when i type /O in command button, it opens a new pop-up window.

       

      Is there any way to restrict it.

       

      Regards,

       

      Rohit

       

      +919970116658.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello,

       

      If you need restrict type /o or any TX, try to create a flavor with command field invisible.

       

      Regards

       

      Manuel

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello,

       

      We are just installing the right Version of SAP Netweaver 7.42 (SP08) and wish to install SAP Screen Personas 3.0.

       

       

      My question: Will Sap Screen Personas work in the ight way, if we use an ERP System ECC 6.0 EHP5 as Application for SAP Screen Personas 3.0  to communicate with?
      I found the SAP note 1914952, which refers to an other SAP note with title "EHP7 for ECC 6.0 SP Stacks" but it is not clear for me whether EHP7 is needed for communication with SAP Screen Personas 3.0 or not.

       

      Thanks in advance and best regards

       

      Adrian Scheffer

      Author's profile photo Tobias Queck
      Tobias Queck

      Hi Adrian,

       

      SAP Screen Personas 3.0 requires a 740 basis, it is independent of the used applications. However, please have a look at   http://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1496212 (EHP6 for SAP ERP 6.0 SP stacks - Release & Information Note), it lists all supported Netweaver Basis versions. NW 7.40 is not in the list, so it is not supported. So, neither Ehp5 nor  Ehp6 are supported on basis 740, the lowest EhP that is supported on 740 is EhP7.

       

      As result, at the moment, you can only personalize ERP screens in EHP7.

       

      Cheers,

      Tobias.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Tobias,

       

      Thank you very much

      this helps.

       

      Cheers

      Adrian

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Any idea what is the tentative date to make SAP Personas available to the SAP Customers? When will the ramp up stage end?

       

      Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Peter Spielvogel
      Peter Spielvogel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Gautam,

       

      The latest information on ramp-up status is here:

      http://scn.sap.com/community/gui/blog/2015/02/11/sap-screen-personas-2015-outlook-roadmap

       

      Regards,

      Peter

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Peter. I checked this link. I didnt come across any dates for Personas 3.0. It is mentioned that "The release date is planned for after our ramp-up customers go live, to demonstrate that the product is sufficiently robust for general availability."

      My mistake that I didnt mention I was keen to know more about SAP Personas 3.0 release date to the general SAP Customers. Can you please let me know a tentative time line? when is the release of Personas 3.0 planned?

      Thanks.


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      If we go with SAP Personas 2.0 now, is there an upgrade strategy needed for us to move from Personas 2.0 to 3.0. Any details on the upgrade in that case?

       

      Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Peter Spielvogel
      Peter Spielvogel
      Blog Post Author

      The upgrade from version 2 to version 3 is very simple. The migration is built into version 3. You just select the flavors you want to migrate from the Admin UI, click, and it's done. Usually, this is all that is required if the flavors you build use the standard functionality and nothing to bypass what is built into the product.

       

      Regards,

      Peter

      Author's profile photo Peter Spielvogel
      Peter Spielvogel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Gautam,

       

      There is no date as we cannot predict when our ramp-up customers will go live on SAP Screen Personas 3.0. My best estimate is that it would be by the mid-point of the year.

       

      Regards,

      Peter

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you Peter. That helps.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      superb document. Thanks Peter.

      Author's profile photo Rohit Mansukh Gugale
      Rohit Mansukh Gugale

      If anybody wants any information about integrating SAP personas with SAP CRM WEBIC, i can hellp

      Author's profile photo Steve Rumsby
      Steve Rumsby

      That sounds like a good subject for a blog. Why wait until somebody ask - write it now!

       

      Steve.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Peter,

       

      It seems that SAP Personas would become obsolete under S/4HANA?

      Is that your long term view as well?

       

      Thanks.

      Author's profile photo Peter Spielvogel
      Peter Spielvogel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Paul,

       

      SAP Screen Personas is part of the roadmap for on-premise S/4HANA. I'll discuss more details in a future post on SCN.

       

      Regards,

      Peter

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Peter,

       

      Looking forward to more on the coverage on Screen Personas and HANA and how they are linked. Will we have to have HANA to go with the personas later with S/4 HANA?

      We dont intend to go the HANA path atleast for another 2 yrs. That said, knowing the dependencies will help as we want to use Fiori and Personas as much as we can until decision on HANA is made.

       

      Thanks.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Man

      Author's profile photo Pradeep Kodinagula
      Pradeep Kodinagula

      Thank you so much for posting all the useful links at one place..very useful.

      Author's profile photo Kapil Changrani
      Kapil Changrani

      While going thru self paced course on openSAP SAP Screen Personas.

      WEEK 2, UNIT 1: It talks about a transaction /n/personas/admin, however when I try to use this in my system, it says, transaction does not exist. Where should I look for resolution?

       

      Thanks,

      Author's profile photo Tamas Hoznek
      Tamas Hoznek

      Do you have the Personas 3.0 add-on installed?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Tamas,

       

      We have installed  SAP Screen Personas  30 in our Company but one of our customers has installed SAP Screen Personas 20 SP03,

       

      I don't know , to which topic or question you ask for.

       

      Best regards

       

      Adrian Scheffer

      Author's profile photo Tamas Hoznek
      Tamas Hoznek

      I responded to Kapil Changrani's question (a little late as I realize).

      Author's profile photo Guy Perets
      Guy Perets

      Hi,

      we've upgraded from Personas 2 to 3 - works great on the main system but we can't get the Target systems to work with Personas 3. Where can I find infom regarding the settings needed on the target system for personas 3?

      Thanks,

       

      Guy

      Author's profile photo Steve Rumsby
      Steve Rumsby

      I'm sure others will have the same question - can you ask this as a separate "discussion" in this space, to make it easier for others to find the answer?

       

      Thanks,

      Steve.

      Author's profile photo DAIRO LEONARDO LOZANO RODRIGUEZ
      DAIRO LEONARDO LOZANO RODRIGUEZ

      Hi.

       

      Where can I find instructions to setup a practice environment ?

       

      Thanks in advance.

      Author's profile photo Steve Rumsby
      Steve Rumsby

      The installation and configuration guides are here: SAP Screen Personas 3.0 – SAP Help Portal Page. Also see the links above for getting started.

       

      Steve.

      Author's profile photo DAIRO LEONARDO LOZANO RODRIGUEZ
      DAIRO LEONARDO LOZANO RODRIGUEZ

      Hi Steve.  Thanks for your response.

       

      Actually,I'm not BASIS and haven't access to my own system so I'm afraid I can't follow that procedure.   So, I'm looking for a cloud based environment.  Something similar to Cloud based Hana Trial or a ready to use CAL or somenthing like that.


      Is that possible?


      Thanks in advance for your response.


      Regards,


      Dairo

      Author's profile photo Steve Rumsby
      Steve Rumsby

      There's no pre-built cloud Personas trial system, no. I don't know of plans to produce one, I'm afraid.

       

      Steve.

      Author's profile photo DAIRO LEONARDO LOZANO RODRIGUEZ
      DAIRO LEONARDO LOZANO RODRIGUEZ

      Hi Steve. 

       

      I see your point.  In addition, Trial solution for openSAP Course: SAP Screen Personas has been archived.

       

      Archived Featured Content for SAP CAL

       

      Is there any other official option to have practice sessions for after finishing the OPENSAP courses SAP Screen Personas or any other ?

       

      Regards,

       

      Dairo

      Author's profile photo Steve Rumsby
      Steve Rumsby

      None that I'm aware of. You need an actual SAP system that you can install it into.

       

      Steve.

      Author's profile photo Tamas Hoznek
      Tamas Hoznek

      Supposedly, Personas is installed in the S/4 HANA on-premise edition trial: http://scn.sap.com/community/s4hana/blog/2015/07/28/sap-s4hana-on-premise-edition-trial-available-now

       

      Perhaps you can give that a shot and see if it works for you.

       

      Other than that, there was already talk to eventually set up a SAP CAL / AWS-based IDES environment (similar to the openSAP course) with Personas 3.0 and 2.0 both installed and configured, but at the current time there is no decision made whether this will be offered or not.

      I wonder how much demand would be there for such a solution...

      Author's profile photo Steve Rumsby
      Steve Rumsby

      Oh now that's interesting. I've had a few people ask this same question - can we verify that Personas is indeed installed in that system? It would be nice to have an answer that isn't "No" 🙂

       

      Steve.

      Author's profile photo DAIRO LEONARDO LOZANO RODRIGUEZ
      DAIRO LEONARDO LOZANO RODRIGUEZ

      I understand,  Thanks Steve.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      is there a guide available to assist with setting up SSO(Single Sign On) for Personas?

      Ideally it would use SNC to authenticate against active directory in a similar fashion as our sap gui does or piggy back off the already authenticated session by clicking on a url in the sapgui menu.

      Author's profile photo Micky Oestreich
      Micky Oestreich

      Hi Peter,

       

      the Getting Started Demo video for Personas 3.0 is marked as private. Is there a way for me to get access?

       

      Thanks in advance.

       

      Micky.

      Author's profile photo Peter Spielvogel
      Peter Spielvogel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Micky,

       

      I apologize for this. You can find many demo videos here:

      http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/Img/Getting+Started+Guides

       

      Regards,

      Peter

      Author's profile photo Micky Oestreich
      Micky Oestreich

      Hi Peter,

       

      no need to apoligize. Thanks for the link.

       

      Micky

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Peter,

       

      I assigned only consumer role '/PERSONAS/CONSUMER_ROLE' to some user 'ABC' but when i login with same user 'ABC" i am getting access to create flavour/themes. It was supposed to only Display/Apply flavours .


      And also if i remove SAP_ALL profile from user master record, not able to see Personas icon in top of browser.


      Please suggest me.


      Regards,

      Vinay.

      Author's profile photo Tamas Hoznek
      Tamas Hoznek

      If your user has SAP_ALL authorization, then it will have access to all Personas features, including creating flavors and themes.

       

      If you assigned /PERSONAS/CONSUMER_ROLE to the user but the same user has no Personas access at all after removing SAP_ALL, this means that the role /PERSONAS/CONSUMER_ROLE is missing a generated authorization profile. This step was missed when the Personas add-on was installed. It can be taken care of in transaction PFCG.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I dont find the Menu More Option -> Advanced -> Advances Properties Editor.

      We run SP 3.0.

      Do you know why?

      Author's profile photo Peter Spielvogel
      Peter Spielvogel
      Blog Post Author

      This menu item is located here:

      /wp-content/uploads/2016/01/advanced_872525.png

      Author's profile photo Kapil Changrani
      Kapil Changrani
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Just getting into the Persona's space...nice to have a landing page that helps to connect all the dots!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I want flavor should apply in SAP GUI for HTML only not in SAP GUI for Windows, how can we control it?

       

      I created flavor for tcode and defaulted it, so when i run that tcode in SAP GUI personas flavor applying default.

       

      Please suggest me.

      Author's profile photo Steve Rumsby
      Steve Rumsby

      Follow the instructions in this Wiki article - Deactivating SAP Screen Personas - SCN Wiki.

       

      Steve.

      Author's profile photo Salil Vaidya
      Salil Vaidya

      Hello Peter,

      Currently, we are on Personas 3 SP3. Kernel 722 Patch 101. We are on ECC 6 EHP 5.

      We are planning to go to Suite on Hana in Q1 and then sometimes by end of next year, we plan to go on S/4 Hana. Now, we have option to either go on EHP7 or EHP8.

      How would Personas 3 work on EHP7 Vs EHP8? Is there a document to explain this? I would appreciate if you could provide some insight into this.

      Thanks,
      Salil

      Author's profile photo Bhavin A Shah
      Bhavin A Shah

      Hello Peter,

      Following link for myths and truths is still valid for Personas 3.0.

      https://blogs.sap.com/2013/09/30/sap-screen-personas-myth-vs-truth-introduction/

      Thanks & Regards,
      Bhavin

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear All,

      We applied personas screen (VA01) using the personas gallery template. Can anyone advice how to minimize the layout, because the standard layout over our screen . Do we need to readjust it again manual one by one object ? Currently, we need to scroll down and drag to right side , in order to get full screen. Kindly refer to screen shot attached

      Thank you and looking forward.

      Author's profile photo Saurabh Tiwari
      Saurabh Tiwari

      Hello ,

      We are using SAP PPM on enterprise portal environment and it is a webdynpro application. Is Screen personas applicable to us also?
      We have already started to work in this direction could you please provide your inputs?

      Thanks
      Saurabh

      Author's profile photo Ubaldo Chantaca Zeron
      Ubaldo Chantaca Zeron

      Did you have any answer about?

      Author's profile photo Ubaldo Chantaca Zeron
      Ubaldo Chantaca Zeron

      I like so much the Screen Personas capabilities it's very helpful tool. Could you tell me if PPM (Project Portfolio Management) is in the scope of SCEEN PERSONAS, I would like so much these capabilities in PPM.

       

      Thank you

      Ubaldo

      Author's profile photo Peter Spielvogel
      Peter Spielvogel
      Blog Post Author

      PPM is based on Web Dynpro rendering.

      https://help.sap.com/saphelp_ppm60/helpdata/en/63/d8103ef03c48e09f3046e0404f54d6/frameset.htm

      As such, SAP Screen Personas has limited capabilities to modify the screens. The SAP Screen Personas functionality is optimized for Dynpro screens.

      Sorry that this is not the answer you were looking for.

      Regards,
      Peter