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Introduction

This blog post describes the integration of two working environments, Fiori Launchpad on Enterprise Portal (FLP on EP) and NetWeaver Business Client (NWBC) for desktop, and how to enable it. This feature is available for NW7.31 SP16 or NW 7.40 SP11 and NWBC 5.0 PL5 or higher.

The integration objective is to optimize the experience of a heavy GUI user who works in a federated system environment, while minimizing the overhead on the content administrator. This is achieved by a good synergy with Enterprise Portal as a federated content management system and the NWBC as a desktop client optimized for GUI centric work environment.   

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Enabling Integration

What do you need to do to make this integration happen?

On the NWBC side, when configuring the portal connection, you need to select the Use Display Rules checkbox in the System Selection screen:

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In Portal Display Rule Editor in Master Rule Collection for the URL alias portal/flp there is a rule corresponding to FLP on EP launching (please click on the picture for better reading):

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When launching NWBC with the integrated FLP on EP the following shows:NWBCwithFLP.PNG

The SAP GUI transaction opens in a new tab:

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Hiding UI Elements

A NWBC administrator can hide UI elements, such as the Quick Launcher and Favorites by configuring properties in a so-called admin configuration file. This file contains NWBC properties which hide particular NWBC UI elements. The file can be found under %programdata%/sap/nwbc/NwbcOptions.xml.template.

Procedure:

    1. Save NwbcOptions.xml.template as NwbcOptions.xml in the NWBC directory on the desktop.
    2. Find the corresponding property and set it to false:

                 <EnableQuickLaunch>false</EnableQuickLaunch>

                <ShowFavoriteMenu>false</ShowFavoriteMenu>

           3. Start NWBC. Quick Launch and Favorites are disabled:

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Working with FLP on EP through NWBC

The Quick Launch in the home page can be used to search for and launch the applications.

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For customers who are used to working with transaction codes, the codes can be added to the tile titles. You can search for and launch tiles by entering the transaction code in Quick Launch:

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A user can search in the tile catalog by entering either the title or the subtitle, and launch selected tiles by clicking them.

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A user can access the tile catalog and personalize content in the same way as FLP on EP, that is, add tiles, remove tiles, reorder tiles, create groups, delete groups, etc.

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For more information, see NWBC for desktop.

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