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SAP Fiori Launchpad Joins HANA Cloud Platform Trial

Note: SAP HANA Cloud Portal was renamed to “SAP HANA Cloud Platform, portal service” in May 2016. In this blog the name “HANA Cloud Portal” is still used.

We are pleased to announce that Fiori launchpad is now available for all HANA Cloud Platform trial users. The Launchpad is available as a site in Cloud Portal, and provides range of services, including navigation, application configuration, and embedded support.

Note that the manual activation of the SAP Fiori launchpad is not necessary anymore. The Fiori launchpad is fully integrated into Cloud Portal, and when you enable the Cloud Portal, the Fiori launchpad is also available with no additional manual steps.

As you are probably aware, we’ve moved the Cloud Portal role creation and assignment procedure to HANA Cloud Platform (for more details, see this blog). The Administrator role for Cloud Portal is now defined as TENANT_ADMIN in HANA Cloud Platform; it is applicable for both Cloud Portal and Fiori launchpad

sites.

In addition, there is no limitation on the number of Administrators you can assign to your trial account.


To assign Administrators:

  1. Open the HANA Cloud Platform cockpit.
  2. In the navigation menu at the left, click Services.
  3. In the SAP HANA Cloud Portal entry, click Configure Roles.
  4. Assign the TENANT_ADMIN role to one or more groups or individuals.

To create your first Fiori launchpad site :

  1. Log on to Cloud Portal.
  2. In the Site Directory, do one of the following:
    • Click Add > Fiori Launchpad.
    • Click the card with the cross and in the dialog box, select Fiori Launchpad from the dropdown list.
  3. Enter a name and description for the site, and click Create and Open.


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To create and configure content for a launchpad site, you can refer to this blog and the SAP Fiori Launchpad on Cloud online documentation.

Enjoy!

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      Author's profile photo Pieter Janssens
      Pieter Janssens

      That's great news.

      Question, what if I want to add my on-premise Fiori HCM applications to the HCP Fiori Launchpad and do it so that these on-premise applications (running on the ABAP web server) are tunneled through the Hana Cloud Connector? What are the setup instructions to achieve this?

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      Former Member
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Pieter,

      The Fiori launchpad on cloud can run Fiori apps which are developed and deployed on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. The Cloud Connector is used to retrieve data from the on-premise backend systems in a secured manner, however the apps are running in the cloud.


      To get the full experience of SAP Fiori you can refer to SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition. At the moment, the apps are running in a demo mode, going forward there will be a trial option that will allow customers to experience SAP Fiori apps connected to their on-premise backend.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Ifat.

      Author's profile photo Pieter Janssens
      Pieter Janssens

      Thanks Ifat.

      I keep getting the error message "Could not start the app due to a configuration problem" when trying to launch my custom app from the Fiori Launchpad in the Cloud.


      Here is what I did to get my existing Fiori UI5 application in the cloud.

      1. Create a new "HTML5 Application' in HCP
      2. Push the custom application to the git repo (URL in app's versioning menu)
      3. Enabled Hana Cloud Portal and Fiori Launchpad in cloud
      4. Enabled the app + Fiori Launchpad
      5. Add new app in Fiori Launchpad

      Now here is where it get's unclear. I found this comment where someone found out the correct component URL to be '/' because he created the app in the root of his WebIDE. But I am not using WebIDE and I have no clue what my components URL should be..

      Component-URL:

      I tried '/' or full url for my HTML5 application "https://geoclocker-p1941229231trial.dispatcher.hanatrial.ondemand.com/WebContent/"

      Component-Name:

      set to "emeritis..geotimetracker" cause I declared at the top of my Component.js file:

      jQuery.sap.declare("emeritis..geotimetracker.Component");

      HTML5-App-Name:

      set to "geoclocker" cause I named my app like that when I created it in HCP.

      Author's profile photo Pieter Janssens
      Pieter Janssens

      Found it!

      It doesn't matter if the app was created using the WebIDE or pushed to the git repository of the HTML5 application in HCP. What matters is that everything (I guess especially the Component.js) is in the root of your project.

      In my case I moved everything from /WebContent to / and got rid of the WebContent directory. After this I selected '/' as the component-URL and *works*. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Hemendra Sabharwal
      Hemendra Sabharwal

      Thanks Ifat, I am able to configure the same.

      Warm Regards

      Hemendra

      Author's profile photo Karthik A
      Karthik A

      Hi,

      I deployed one sample application from SAP WEB IDE To SAP Fiori Launchpad.

      Configuration tiles, Group creation everything was done. But i am getting below error. can

      any one please help me!

      Error:

      Could not start the app due to a configuration problem


      Thanks,

      Karthik A

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Karthik,

      Can you please send a link so I can see the problem?

      Also, did you assign the application to a content package with assigned roles?

      Regards,

      Barak

      Author's profile photo Karthik A
      Karthik A

      Hi,

      I deployed my application from web IDE -> Reg to SAP Fiori Launchpad.

      Capture.JPG

      I am struck in content package. i created one content package in my Launchpad. But still it is showing 0.

      My Site Link:

      Could you please help me how to configure my application to launchpad. i almost reached...

      Capture.JPG

      Capture.JPG

      Thanks,

      Karthik A

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

      The 0 in the content package tile indicates that there are 0 content packages with unassigned roles.

      Regarding the error you received, can you send me a link so I can see why this is not working.

      Thanks,

      Barak

      Author's profile photo Jacob Tan
      Jacob Tan

      Please check in your cockpit - HTML 5 Applications (or wherever your application is deployed in the HCP), that your application is still active.

      For my case of the context of the similar error, I've realised I explicitly deleted the application in the HTML 5 application area. And even though in my WebIDE where my application still allows me to Register to Fiori Launchpad, it gives me this similar error which you're facing.

      Hope this will help with your issues.

      Author's profile photo Owen Pettiford
      Owen Pettiford

      Ifat,

      Thanks for this 🙂 😆 ➕ ➕ , it was very easy to set it up a great addition to the trail edition, it will help people understand FLP who don't have access to on-premise systems.

      Owen

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      Author's profile photo R. Eijpe
      R. Eijpe

      Ifat,

      Very nice implementation of FLP. This will help customers to setup FLP, if they are ready for HCP.

      Author's profile photo Jacob Tan
      Jacob Tan

      Hi, I'm currently running hana on cloud trial and I'm faced with this error. I have tried adding roles of TENANT_ADMIN to my user and still found no luck.

      Anyone out there have this issues?Screenshot 2015-04-17 17.34.19.png

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jacob,

      Did you follow steps 1-7 to activate FLP on your trial account?

      Thanks,

      Ifat.

      Author's profile photo Jacob Tan
      Jacob Tan

      Hi Ifat,

      Yes I did.

      But anyway, I've managed to solve it already.

      I think there are some configurations which I have messed with during the setup as well.

      I also realized that there are some data / configurations which they will save in your cache. (My issue was resolved after I tried logging into it again with another computer)

      Some tips for people who are facing some issues:

      • Clear cache and other settings in your browser
      • For errors: "Could not start the app due to a configuration..." - Ensure that your application is deployed in the cloud (I deleted the app in my HTML 5 Application and that gives me that error)

      Cheers!

      Author's profile photo Dimas Salazar
      Dimas Salazar

      HI

      Ifat,

      Great post. That's the info I really needed to solve an isuue I have on my OPEN SAP curse.

      Thanks.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi

      After doing the steps you mentioned, I tried to deploy a app to "Fiori Launchpad"

      In the "Register to Launchpad" steps, in the "assignment" part after configuring the tile, I am not able to assign to any category. How do I create & assign categories?

      Below is the place where I am not able to move forward Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 3.45.29 pm.png

      Author's profile photo Jacob Tan
      Jacob Tan

      Hi Koorma Pramodh Yellapu,

      For Catagories Management, please enter into your FLP via your HCP Cockpit -> Subscription -> FLP (If you do not have it, Create New Subscription & select Fiori Launchpad).

      Once you're in, proceed to Open your Title Catalog and in there you can configure many other settings.

      Go to Categories and I'm sure the rest of the steps are pretty straightforward.

      Regards,

      Jacob Tan

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Jacob. That worked!

      How do I make my Fiori launchpad app with sample apps accessible to public without the login?

      I believe demo-fioritrail is created using the same architecture

      https://demo-fioritrial.dispatcher.hana.ondemand.com/sap/hana/uis/clients/ushell-app/shells/fiori/FioriLaunchpad.html?sa…

      How can I make the apps accessible by public? The accessibility setting seems to evade me.

      Author's profile photo Eliel Schurman
      Eliel Schurman

      Hello,

      At the current stage, one cant create an FLP public site.

      The functionality is in our to-do list and I hope we will develop it soon.

      Regards,

      Eliel.

      Cloud Portal and Fiori as a Service Development.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      What about creating ui5 applications that are publicly visible (which don't ask for credentials) Can it be done now?

      Author's profile photo Jacob Tan
      Jacob Tan

      Hi Koorma Pramodh Yellapu,

      I think they are releasing this soon as mentioned by Eliel Schurman.

      Here's a snapshot of where I've found the Site Settings to Configure Assess Level.

      Screenshot 2015-06-14 22.37.15.png

      Cheers,

      Jacob Tan

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Jacob!

      What about creating ui5 applications that are publicly visible (which don't ask for credentials) Can it be done now?

      Author's profile photo Eliel Schurman
      Eliel Schurman

      Hello,

      Creating a UI5 public application is possible.

      Please follow the developer guide.

      SAP HANA Cloud Platform

      Regards,

      eliel.

      Author's profile photo Valentin Evgeniev
      Valentin Evgeniev

      Hi Jacob,

      I have the same problem as Koorma.

      Unfortunately I do not understand what do you mean with “For Catagories Management, please enter into your FLP via your HCP Cockpit -> Subscription -> FLP (If you do not have it, Create New Subscription & select Fiori Launchpad).”

      Please see the Screenshot:

      subscriptions.JPG

      How do I can “Go to Categories”?

      I tried meanwhile everything and I am quite despaired of not coming forward…

      Thanks a lot in advance for your help!

      Best regards,

      Valentin

      Author's profile photo Jacob Tan
      Jacob Tan

      Hi Valentin,

      What I mean as quoted above, “For Catagories Management, please enter into your FLP via your HCP Cockpit -> Subscription -> FLP (If you do not have it, Create New Subscription & select Fiori Launchpad).”, I was referring to the instance where you can register your SAPUI5 Application immediately from your WebIDE. Please refer to the screenshots below on how you can achieve to that stage of Registering your SAPUI5 Application to Fiori Launchpad.

      [The screenshots below is referring to the following versions: WebIDE (160225), SAPUI5 (1.34.8) ]

      /wp-content/uploads/2016/03/d_910100.png

      Figure A (Above): Right click on your SAPUI5 Project > Deploy > Register to Fiori Launchpad

      /wp-content/uploads/2016/03/e_910101.png

      Figure B (Above): Follow through the options, choose the catalog & group which you've created in your Fiori Launchpad Site. (If you do not see anything here, please follow the screenshots below for the pre-requisites)

      [Screenshots below: Pre-requisites on setting up your own Fiori Lanchpad]

      /wp-content/uploads/2016/03/a_910102.png

      Figure 1 (Above): Make sure your subscription for the Fiori launchpad is activated./wp-content/uploads/2016/03/c_910104.png

      Figure 2 (Above): Once your flpportal is activated, click into it and browse into your Launchpad, then under your name > Manage Site/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/b_910103.png

      Figure 3 (Above): Here you can create new Catalog & Groups to hold your SAPUI5 Apps!

      Hope this helps you and gives you breakthrough in your development.

      Thank you.

      Regards,

      Jacob Tan

      Author's profile photo Valentin Evgeniev
      Valentin Evgeniev

      Hello Jacob,

      I think my „Pre-requisites on setting up your own Fiori Lanchpad“ are present:

      1.JPG

      After clicking on “launchpage” I get:

      2.JPG

      And when I click on the both links:

      nothing happens.

      Am I doing something wrong?

      Best regards

      Valentin

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      Former Member

      i am having same problem , Even thought i am unable to sort out this problem,please any one help me out .

      Author's profile photo Didier Heck
      Didier Heck

      Hi, I'm looking for some example code/tutorial to create dynamic app launcher tiles. I found the single documentation page on this topic (SAP HANA Cloud Portal Documentation) but it doesn't really help me to understand the full path of things I have to do to add some dynamic app launcher tiles among the tiles I have created with Sap Fiori Launch Pad in HCP.

      Thanks in advance for your help.

      Regards

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Blog Post Author

      Hi,

      There is an excellent blog on SCN that provides guidance on how to create Fiori apps and configure a dynamic tile: http://scn.sap.com/community/hana-cloud-portal/blog/2015/05/03/flphana-cloud-platform--building-managing-applications-for-fiori-launchpad-sites-part-2

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Ifat.

      Author's profile photo Adren DSouza
      Adren DSouza

      Hi,

      I am getting  permission error when I try to delete any apps, packages or categories in Fiori Launchpad. Also, I am unable to create any packages, categories or apps in Fiori launchpad. It was working fine until yesterday. TENANT_ADMIN role is assigned to my ID. Has anyone faced this error ? Any help on this ?


      Fiori Launchpad Permission Issue.png

      Author's profile photo Gowrisankar M
      Gowrisankar M

      Hello,

      There was a configuration issue in trial. Now it is resolved. Can you check now

      BR,Gowrisankar

      Author's profile photo Adren DSouza
      Adren DSouza

      yeah It's fine now.. Thanks ...

      Author's profile photo Alessandro Spadoni
      Alessandro Spadoni

      Hi Ifat,

      thank you for your interesting blog;

      do you know if is it possible to configure the SAP Fiori Launchpad on HCP as the entry point from a SAP FIORI Client?

      Thank you

      Alessandro

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      Former Member
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Alessandro,

      Yes, its possible. Check out the following blog: SAP Fiori Client

      Regards,

      Ifat.

      Author's profile photo Alessandro Spadoni
      Alessandro Spadoni

      great! Thank you Ifat

      Author's profile photo Giri Sreerangam
      Giri Sreerangam

      Hello Ifat

      I could create a fiori tile (for a sapui5 application). But, when I access the tile, the data is not populated (all the data in my app was hard coded). the same app when run from an IDE is working as expected.

      Please let me know, if I have missed any configuration

      Thank You

      Regards

      Giri

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      Former Member

      i am having same problem , Even thought i am unable to sort out this problem,please any one help me out .

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member