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Corporate branding is very important and is visible all over the place across companies… Companies take pride in their brand and so their
corporate portal is no different.

With HR Renewal, SAP has revived the look and feel of the portal and to take one step further, we need to define the our own branded-background in the lanes.

Here is one quick and dirty way to brand your HR Renewal portal:

Transaction SE80 and click on MIME Repository. Then in the Name space area, navigate to the following location:

SAP > BC > BSP > SAP > ARSRVC_SUITE_PB > themes > bgimages

Background1.jpg

Under this location, you will find the images that are already provided by SAP. We will override these images. We need 2 images here- the thumbnail (*_thumbnail.jpg) and the background image (*.uxga.jpg)

Now before you upload any background and thumbnail image, make sure that the images are ready.

To Preparing the Image:

Thumbnail image should be 160 x 128 pixels and the background image should be 2600 x 1926 pixels. This is the same size as what is delivered
as standard by SAP.

Uploading images:

The easiest way would be to overwrite an existing image.

Right click on the *_thumbnail.jpg file and select Upload/Download > Upload and Replace

Background2.jpg

Select your image and click on Open button.

Background3.jpg

You have now uploaded the thumbnail image.

Repeat the same step for *_uxga.jpg file.

  

Go back to your browser and verify that the file is available for you to select as background. If you do not see the image at first time, go ahead and delete the cache, and restart your browser. You should see the newly uploaded image and set that as you background.

As an option, you can select this background as your personalization on the Page.

Good Luck.

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  1. Imran Sajid

    Hi Harshal,

    Thanks for sharing this. It is just a few simple steps, but to many clients this is quite a big deal.

    Regards,

    Imran

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    1. Harshal Soni Post author

      Thanks Imran… I struggled with this too… I wasn’t able to just upload the background so I had to fine an alternative way to get a custom background….

      Good Luck.

      H

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  2. Guillaume GARCIA

    Hi,

    Quick and dirty is great but do you know whether UI Theme Designer supports HR Renewal for instance?

    Let’s say that I access HR Renewal through SAP NetWeaver Portal, is the Portal theme applied to HR Renewal apps?

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. Harshal Soni Post author

      Hello Guillaume,

      I do not have access to UI Theme Designer and so I am unable to test this…

      What I put forward in the blog is just one quick way to get the Background…

      I was trying to upload a background in my Sandbox, and I faced lots of issue… some of the users were able to change the background during personalization but the same steps did not work for me… probably lack of authorization or some system setup… So after getting frustrated, This is what I found… update the MIME repository and viola, I had a new background…

      Now, when I get time, I’ll look into the UI Theme Designer to explore more…

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