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Author's profile photo Zohar Yehezkely

Extending SuccessFactors by creating an extension site over HANA Cloud Portal. (On Trial)

As you may have heard, there is a new upcoming openSAP course about extending SAP Products with HANA cloud platform and HANA cloud Portal.
Have a look in the following link for more information:

One great solution is extending SuccessFactors by creating an extension site over HANA cloud Portal.

This solution already works in productive systems for quite a while but in order to enable it for the openSAP course students we had to enable it also in the HANA cloud platform Trial landscape.

A quick glance of how it looks like:


For more detailed information you can enroll the Extending SAP Products with SAP HANA Cloud Platform openSAP course.

Please bare in mind that the SuccessFactors look and feel on Trial landscape is only to get a general overview of the real solution and thus there are few limitations:

  • Hybrid page template is not supported.
    Therefore: when you select SuccessFactors extensions template, you should use it for the entire site.
  • Your trial system does not link directly to a SuccessFactor system.
    Any SuccessFactor widgets in the page template – such as the Module Picker or the SuccessFactor icon – will be linked to the Cloud Portal Site Directory rather than to a SuccessFactors system.
  • The SuccessFactors site theme is “hard coded”.
    The theme cannot inherit changes made to the theme on the source SuccessFactors system.
    In addition, you cannot apply a Cloud Portal theme to a site that includes pages with the SuccessFactors page template.  Clicking any of the available Cloud Portal themes in the Design Settings panel will reapply the SuccessFactors theme.
  • The user name in header and module picker links are fixed.
    In case you want to change them to display a custom user name and links a destination should be configured in the following way:

    #Password=<< Existing password removed on Export >>

  • Import page not fully supported.

  • Page Hierarchy Menu not supported.

  • Consumption via smartphone is not supported.

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      Author's profile photo Martin Boudikianov
      Martin Boudikianov

      Hi Zohar,

      Thanks for the reminder!

      Do you know, by any chance, if also HANA Native Development on the XS engine will be covered or the Java based approach will be the one for this course?

      Thanks & Regards,


      Author's profile photo Zohar Yehezkely
      Zohar Yehezkely
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Matrin,

      Please check the course's site for more details:

      If you won't find your answer there, you can ask the course organizer.



      Author's profile photo Masashi Yamazawa
      Masashi Yamazawa

      SuccessFactors Site theme templete has been unavailable in my HANA cloud Portal.

      2 or 3 weeks ago, it was available and can select as theme of some site.

      Does anybody know the reason?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hey guys,

      when I want to create a new Extension Site for SuccessFactors every time I get an error message with header and footer rendering and the site is not correctly rendered.
      Any reasons whay? And what to do to solve this issue?

      Kind regards