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Broadcast Messages in SAP Enterprise Portal (BCM)

The Broadcast messages (BCM) is a new feature that gives portal administrators the ability to broadcast messages to end users in a defined time frame. It also gives the ability to assign a message to certain groups or roles with priority (high/normal).

Prerequisites:

You have installed SAP NetWeaver Portal (EP) 7.31 SP11 or above.

Note: the original text of this blog was removed.

We recommend to read the following blogs to get the updated information:

Using the broadcast messaging (BCM) client side API

New Development: Broadcast Messages in SAP NetWeaver Portal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Hi Erez,

    Now I am getting the status as broadcasting…but now also I am unable to see the message…What could be the reason?

    Best Regards,

    Arpita

  • Hi Arpita,

    I guess something with the configurations of the BCM was missed.

    Please go through this blog again, and if the issue persists, create a message for support.

    Best regards,

    Erez.

    • Hi Trent,

      Since the Fiori Framework Page is a normal portal framework page there is no problem of using the broadcast functionality, except for the UI.

      The Sample UI was built for Classic/AFP framework pages so if you wish to use it on Fiori you will need to write your own UI but the BCM framework will work.

      BR,

      Saar

  • Hello,

    I am able to configure this functionality and this works perfectly well.

    I have 2 questions for this:

    1. When a new broadcast message is created, users that are already in the system are not notified and the bullhorn does not change. Is this how it works and can be changed?

    I want logged in users to be notified through the BCM icon or other way when a new message is broadcasted.

    2. How can this functionality be modified? I read a blog about BCM client APIs. From where should I get the code for this?

    Thanks,
    Deep Desai

      • Thanks for the update.

        What I understand is I can change the polling interval using NWA.

        But I am not able to identify how to modify the client side API. Where should I get the code for the methods you have highlighted in the client side APIs bolg?

        • Hi Deep Desai,

          The client side API is exactly what it is an API, meaning that if the BCM framework iView is located in your framework page you can use the API methods in order to create your own UI iView.

          You can’t change an API, the API is provided to allow you to listen to the event.

          BR,

          Saar

  • Hi Yasser,

    Thanks for the info. However, In my requirement, I need to broadcast messages in the portal logon page not inside the portal. Can you please suggest??

    Thanks,

    Gowri

      • Hi Meghal,

        Thanks for the reply.

        Yes.We can add HTML Tag Marquee.But,The requirement is something like this..Everyday or frequently, Some Admin User will create messages/News/Post and when he submits the message, it should get display on the logon page.

        Also, If we add any HTML tag, we need to deploy the changes to the server which is not at all recommended in our case.

        Thanks,

        Gowri.

  • Hi,

    I followed the above steps and i was not able to see the message and also, i was getting the iview details as shown in the screen.Kindly suggest.Broadcast Message.jpg

  • Hello Yasser,

    Thanks for detailed informations.

    One remark : in order to make it works, EP had to be restarted in my case (7.31 SP16).

    Rgds

    Gilles

  • Hi ,

    I am using the classic framework page in NW7.4 portal. I have done all the configuration mentioned the blog. But I am not able to see the BCM icon in portal masthead. Is it possible to display the icon in classic framework page. I have check the mesaage status as green and activate all the services in NWA. Please let me knlow your comments.

    Regards,

    Sumana Ghosh

  • Hello,

    I think that giving role “broadcast_messages_role” to user or group is no sufficiant to make it works.

    If you have role “content_admin_role” it works fine (as in you example).

    Any way to make it works without giving content_admin_role ?

    Kind rgds

    Gilles

  • Running Portal 7.4 and also should note that we had to restart the instance before the changes worked.

    Also, is there a way to make the message appear without the user clicking on the bull horn?  It’s a little too subtle for some users to notice…..

  • Hi all,

     

    I was able to broadcast the message but to view the message I need to click on the horn icon to view the message. Is it possible to default the message without clicking the icon.

     

    Thanks