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Show user picture at Fiori Launchpad

In some presentation from SAP I saw a little user picture on the right top corner near the name.

Today I invest a little bit time to  find how does it works.

In the default the picture is show from the SAP JAM Account :

Social Media Integration – User Interface Add-On for SAP NetWeaver – SAP Library

But in our company we have no SAP JAM.

So I searched for a solution to integrate a image from the hcm system.

The solution I found in two default classes:

Enable JAM Integration



Gateway Class for the image (GETSTREAM):

Class : CL_SMI_ODATA_SRV_702


First I have enhanced the class CL_SMI_COLLAB_PLATF_CHECKER in the method IS_JAM_CONFIGURED.

“return True”

*" Declaration of Overwrite-method, do not insert any comments here please!
*"class-methods IS_JAM_CONFIGURED
*"  returning
*"    value(RV_IS_JAM_CONFIGURED) type ABAP_BOOL .
rv_is_jam_configured = abap_true.

Next I enhanced the class CL_SMI_ODATA_SRV_702

if iv_source_name = 'Member' and it_navigation_path is not initial and lines( it_navigation_path ) = 1.
     field-symbols <ls_navigation_segment> like line of it_navigation_path.
     read table it_navigation_path index 1 assigning <ls_navigation_segment>.
     if <ls_navigation_segment>-nav_prop = 'ProfilePhoto'.
*      " Obtain the member's id.
*      data lv_member_id type cl_sm_integration_mpc_ext=>ts_member-id.
*      lv_member_id = get_first_key( it_key_tab ).
       " Get the member's profile photo.
       field-symbols <lr_stream> type /iwbep/if_mgw_appl_srv_runtime=>ty_s_media_resource.
       create data er_stream type /iwbep/if_mgw_appl_srv_runtime=>ty_s_media_resource.
       data lv_picture type XSTRINGVAL.
           EV_PICTURE       = lv_picture
       assign er_stream->* to <lr_stream>.
    <lr_stream>-mime_type = 'image/jpg'.
             <lr_stream>-value  = lv_picture.
*      move mo_smi_odata_srv_helper->get_member_profile_photo( lv_member_id ) to <lr_stream>.
*    raise_operation_not_supported( ).

On the HCM System I wrote a little function to get the user image and return this image as xstring to gateway system.


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  • Dear Daniel,

    thank you a lot for the blog entry. Do you have a Fiori App in place to upload the user image to the HCM system? I think it could be also possible that the user make his own picture with the smartphone camera 🙂

  • Hi Daniel,

    its a very helpfull blog but could be please tell us how to achieve the same in Netweaver 7.4 SP12 Fiori launchpad in java stack portal?





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  • Hello,

    We also not have the JAM, and we want to see the image of the employee near to the options.

    Any one did to implement this suggestion from Daniel? In our case the method GET_STREAM from the class CL_SMI_ODATA_SRV_702 is not called.


    Nuno Vilar


  • Nuno, were you able to figure it out finally? Can you please tell what you did to get the pic to show up?  CL_SMI_ODATA_SRV_702 is deprecated, so it's not called anymore.

  • Hello,

    Is there a way to find a logic same as Daniel explains ??
    I realize that the logic that Daniel comments it’s now deprecated, but I wonder if exists some other way to avoid the use of SAP Jam (Some BADI or something like that where you can enhance the current flow and get the user photo).

    Thanks in advance.