What is New in SAP NW 7.4 Support Package Stack 08 for SAP Fiori Launchpad in SAP Portal?
The latest release of SAP NetWeaver 7.4 Support Package Stack 08 (and the corresponding release NW 7.31 SP13 and) contains the following features and changes in SAP Fiori launchpad running in SAP Enterprise Portal:
No Activation of Theme Designer Necessary Anymore
Previously, to allow SAP Fiori launchpad to run on the portal, administrators had to activate the UI Theme Designer (switch to LESS). This prerequisite is no longer relevant. Administrators only need to perform this switch if they want to customize a portal theme using the UI Theme Designer and then run SAP Fiori Launchpad on Portal using the customized theme. Checkout also note 2036827 – Enable FLP on EP to run also without LESS structure.
Personalization of Groups
Until the last release end users could not create or manage groups in the SAP Fiori launchpad. Starting from NetWeaver 7.4 SPS8 (and NetWeaver 7.31 SPS13), users can create and remove groups and arrange content/tiles in their home page according to a group personalization.
This image shows how a group can be created by an end user (click on image for better reading):
Here you see, how a tile is added to a group (click on image for better reading):
Run SAP Fioir Wave 2 Applications using New SAP Fiori iView Template
Starting with NetWeaver 7.4 SPS8 (and corresponding release NW 7.31 SPS13) you can run Fiori wave 2+ transactional applications using the new “SAP Fiori iView” template. These iViews can then be run as tiles in SAP Fiori launchpad on Portal or as standalone applications. By using this iView, you will be able to call a specific Fiori application running on an ABAP back-end system and run it within the portal framework.
- Your Enterprise Portal version is:
- 7.3 EHP 1 SPS13 and above
- 7.4 SPS08 and above
- Your back-end server has SAP Fiori launchpad SPS08 or above
- You have made sure that both the portal server and the ABAP server can be reached via the same URL (including the server name). This can be achieved by using a SAP Web Dispatcher.
In this image you can see, how you select the SAP Fiori iView template in order to create an iView based on this template:
For a detailed description how to integrate SAP Fiori wave 2 applications into SAP Portal, read Ido Fishler’s blog.
Watch also this video showing the configuration for the integration of SAP Fiori wave 2 apps into Enterprise Portal and how to run them on Fiori launchpad with SAP Enterprise Portal:
For lower versions of SAP Fiori, you must still create an SAP UI5 iView by copying the relevant application from the Portal Applications GPAL repository. For a more detailed description on how to integrate SAP Fiori wave 1 apps, read this blog by Irena Kull.
For more information, see:
- SAP Help Documentation: