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Join the SAP HANA Cloud Portal Developer Challenge 2015

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Note: this challenge ended on November 30, 2015. We would like to thank all people, who sent contributions, for their engagement and feedback.


News: The winners of the challenge are identified. Please scroll down.

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Welcome to the HANA Cloud Portal Developer challenge 2015. We would like to invite you to demonstrate your developer excellence and leverage the capabilities of the trial developer environment of HANA Cloud Platform and Cloud Portal.

We ask to develop SAPUI5 business applications simply and intuitively with HANA Cloud Platform and Cloud Portal and:

  • publish them to a Cloud Portal site or
  • create a SAP Fiori launchpad site and publish your business applications to the Fiori launchpad
  • in addition you should also brand your sites

What is in for you? All participants of the challenge will receive a SAP HANA Cloud Portal Developer Award of Excellence, we will send you in a document format via email. The award of excellence will confirm that you have acquired knowledge with SAP WEBIDE development environment, developing SAPUI5 applications as well as with HANA Cloud Platform and Cloud Portal (read also the FAQ section).

Prerequisites

  1. Open your Chrome browser and create a trial account for HANA Cloud Platform and Cloud Portal.
    In your trial account you will find new engaging sample sites and templates available for free to all Cloud Portal users. These sample sites are designed to give you a jump start on your first steps in setting up a site using Cloud Portal. In the latest edition of the trial version SAP Fiori launchpad was included.
  2. Access SAP WEB IDE: All HANA Cloud Platform trial accounts have access to the new SAP Web IDE application. Users can instantly start developing in this web environment by accessing it from their trial account’s cockpit.
  3. Activate the Cloud Portal Plugins for SAP Web IDE.
  4. Activate Fiori launchpad in your trial account. Details can be found in this blog.

Read the following material and get familiar with your working environment and the technical know-how:

         – working in SAP Web IDE to develop SAPUI5 applications

         – deploying your applications to HANA Cloud platform, and add them as widgets to Cloud Portal

         – creating Cloud Portal sites and populate the site pages with the content that you have developed

How to participate

  1. Create an idea for a certain business scenario, implement it and show us how you can leverage the capabilities of the trial version:
    – develop at least 1 SAPUI5 application and publish it to a Cloud Portal site or
    – develop at least 1 SAPUI5 application and publish it to the Fiori launchpad
  2. Use the UI Theme Designer to brand your CP site or the Fiori launchpad business scenario.
  3. When you are finished, blog on your results.
  4. Go to the SAP HANA Cloud Portal space, create a blog and write in the title “SAP HANA Cloud Portal Developer Challenge: <your own title> “
    Describe your development project, your business scenario and insert images from your Cloud Portal examples sites or from the Fiori launchpad site.
  5. Publish your blog, create a comment to this blog and insert your blog link.

Contributions and Winners

The following contributions were submitted for this challenge:



The finalist awards go to:

Karan Bahl for his contribution: Fiori app for transport approval process

Nithyanandam Venu and Shankar Narayanan SGS for their contribution: Analytics for grocery industries in India

and the winner award goes to:

Luc Olivier and team for their contribution: An alert cockpit for SAP Real Estate

Congratulations to the finalists and the winners.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long is the challenge running?
New: The challenge ends November 30, 2015 (US Pacific Time).

Who can participate?
Anyone can participate, including SAP employees, partners, customers, and students.

How will the participants be awarded?
A Cloud Portal expert team from SAP will review all the published blogs and reserves the right to exclude from the challenge any blog without meaningful content. Once we have reviewed your submission, we will tell you, that your blog and contribution was accepted.

All participants of the challenge, which are accepted for the challenge, will receive a SAP HANA Cloud Portal Developer Award of Excellence, we will send you in a document format via email. The award of excellence will confirm that you have acquired knowledge with SAP WEBIDE development environment, developing SAPUI5 applications as well as with HANA Cloud Platform and Cloud Portal.
There will be awards for all participants, and special awards for the finalists and for the winner. The best contributions will be included into our SAP TechEd presentations and also into a product video, which will be uploaded to our SAP Portal YouTube channel.

Is there a winner of the challenge, how it is defined?
All contributions will be reviewed by Cloud Portal experts from SAP. This expert committee will also define the finalists and the winner.

How many times can you create a blog and participate in the challenge?
As many times you like.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      The trial account page is not accessible. Is there a new way to access the cloud platform?

      Regards,

      Deep

      Author's profile photo Eliel Schurman
      Eliel Schurman
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks, I am able to access..Seems  it was antivirus update which was required.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello,

      I followed the openSAP training on SAP Fiori and found them great, congratulations !

      I have one question.

      I understood odata is used to model and get the data from the backend and EDM is the way to do it in the backend.

      Is it possible to re-use ABAP SOAP Web Services developed previously and encapsulate them automatically in EDM objects or you have to re_write them ?

      Thanks,

      Luc

      Author's profile photo Eliel Schurman
      Eliel Schurman

      Hello Luc,

      I'm familiar with the option of RFC calls to the ABAP backend via cloud connector.

      See the link below for more details.

      https://help.hana.ondemand.com/help/frameset.htm?04acd29726494b86b05ba0d60984ae6f.html


      With regards to web services calls, I need to explore that area and will come back soon with an answer.

      Regards,

      Eliel.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Eliel,

      Thanks, I feel you got my question 🙂

      The "old classical" ABAP WS have not been developed on SAP HANA but on a "classical" SAP WAS ABAP through the ABAP WS Wizard from a RFC Function Module.

      I can wait, no worries.

      Regards,

      Luc

      Author's profile photo Marcos Andrade
      Marcos Andrade

      Hello,

      I'm pleased to have completed the Challenge.

      find below my post about two apps that can leverage User Experience for HCM.

      SAP HANA Cloud Portal Developer Challenge: Tailored apps for HCM

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello,

      I wanted to create a new OData Service in the SAP NW Gateway SAPES1 which is an open SAP Demo System but when I want to create a project in the SEGW, the system tells me that "I'm not authorized". How to request the authorization ?

      Thanks,

      Luc

      Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod
      Vera Gutbrod
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Luc!

      Eliel will answer you soon, he is on a workshop at the moment.

      Thanks

      Vera

      Author's profile photo Michal Keidar
      Michal Keidar

      Hi Luc,

      As far as we know it is not possible.

      ES1 is a demo system that is not open for development.


      Regards,

      Michal.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Michal,

      I understand and it is what I read after...

      In this case for the Developper Challenge which SAP ECC and SAP NW GW system can we use ?

      Thanks and regards,

      Luc

      Author's profile photo Marcos Andrade
      Marcos Andrade

      Hello Luc,

      if you accept my advice you could use the local data based on JSON format to display the data in your application, it works very well and highly recommended for prototyping FIORI apps.

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Marcos,

      Thanks, I understand and I agree you as it is what i'm doing now, using json and mock data but I wanted to go a bit further and not only doing a "fake" application for the SAP Challenge !

      Cheers,

      Luc

      Author's profile photo Balloni Nicola
      Balloni Nicola

      Hi,

      SAP last year organized a challenge related to SAP Enterprise Portal, it will be repeated this year or there will be only one related to the cloud portal?

      Thanks a lot!

      Nicola

      Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod
      Vera Gutbrod
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Nicola!

      There will be no challenge this year for Enterprise Portal. AT least nothing is planned until now. We will have the Cloud Portal challenge running until September this year.

      Regards

      Vera

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

      For some days now I cannot register my Fiori App in SAP Web IDE.

      After deploying it on my HCP Trial from SAP Web IDE, I select the option "Register to SAP Fiori Launchpad" and on the page, when I put the infos, the "Next" button is gray and I cannot press it.

      One week before, it was working and I could register my app and see it in my FLP.

      Is there something new ?

      Thanks,

      Luc

      Author's profile photo Michal Keidar
      Michal Keidar

      There is a small bug there currently where you need to perform some change in the application name first in order for the Next button to become enabled. Please try it. It will be fixed in our next version.

      Regards,
      Michal.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Michal,

      Thanks it was working !

      I should have think about that 🙂

      Luc

      Author's profile photo Nithyanandam Venu
      Nithyanandam Venu

      Hi we have completed the challenge.

      Please check out our blog post here about

      SAP HANA Cloud Portal Developer Challenge: Analysing Trends for Grocery Industry using HANA Cloud and UI5


      Thanks,

      Nithyanandam

      Author's profile photo Karan Bahl
      Karan Bahl

      Hi Vera,

      I had posted my blog yesterday, but it is still pending moderator approval. Can you please clarify whether it will be eligible for an entry into this competition?

      Regards,

      Karan

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Vera Gutbrod

      I have published my blog but its pending for moderator's approval.
      Will my blog be considered for the challenge after it has been approved?

      Regards

      Kanika

      Author's profile photo Chandan Bankar
      Chandan Bankar
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello,

      One of the two applications which were developed and deployed on HCP Trial for the SAP Challenge is become blue empty page...

      I can see my code but even if I redeply the application it is still a blue empty page.

      What is wrong ?

      Thanks for any help,

      Luc

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello again,

      I investigated during the WE and was able to correct it on my SAP Web IDE by changing in the index.html

      src="resources/sap-ui-core.js" to

      src="https://sapui5.netweaver.ondemand.com/resources/sap-ui-core.js"

      It means the library was no more good.

      But when I deploy my application it is still not working...

      Any idea ?

      Thanks,

      Luc

      Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod
      Vera Gutbrod
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Luc!

      I will check with our developers.

      Best regards

      Vera

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Vera,

      Thanks !

      I continued to investigate and now it seems it is because of the mock data...

      Did your developers changed something in the way the mock data are managed and displayed ?

      Here is my code in the page.

      Luc

      var bRunWithMock = true;

      var sRunWithMock = jQuery.sap.getUriParameters().get('run-with-mock');

      if (sRunWithMock === 'false') {

      bRunWithMock = false;

      }

      if (bRunWithMock) {

      jQuery.sap.require('sap.ui.core.util.MockServer');

      var uri = '/';

      var oMock = new sap.ui.core.util.MockServer({rootUri : uri});

      oMock.simulate('model/metadata.xml', { sMockdataBaseUrl : 'model/', bGenerateMissingMockData : true });

      oMock.start();

        jQuery(document).ready(function($) {  sap.m.MessageToast.show('Running in demo mode with mock data.', {  duration : 4000 });

      });

      }

      Author's profile photo Meni Tito
      Meni Tito

      Hi Luc,

      Working with Mock Server is not yet supported by Cloud FLP as it conflicts with its navigation. It will be supported in our upcoming release (11B)

      In the meantime, avoid using Mock Server in your application when registering a tile.

      Thanks,

      Meni

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Meni,

      Thanks for the answer. I unserstand !

      What is strange for is that the app was working fine until mid of October at least but it is true we were not using it really in the FLP, more as a direct access. Perhaps this is wrong.

      Luc

      Author's profile photo Karan Bahl
      Karan Bahl

      Hi Vera,

      When will the results be announced?

      Regards,

      Karan

      Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod
      Vera Gutbrod
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Karan!

      I hope this week, our UI designer is just creating the awards. But I can already tell you that you are among the 3 contributions getting an award.

      Best regards

      Vera

      Author's profile photo Nithyanandam Venu
      Nithyanandam Venu

      Hi Vera,

      What are the additional awards?

      Thanks,

      Nithyanandam

      Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod
      Vera Gutbrod
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Nithyanandam!

      You will receive a finalist award, also Karan Bahl. And Luc will get the winner award. It is again the same type of certificate you already got as participant: but this time it is a finalist certificate.


      Best regards

      Vera

      Author's profile photo Nithyanandam Venu
      Nithyanandam Venu

      Hi vera,

      Thanks for the response what about SCN badges and how much point we will get?

      Thanks

      Nithyanandam

      Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod
      Vera Gutbrod
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Nithyanandam!

      SCN badges and points were not part of the challenge. The creation of missions and badges takes time and is a service of the SCN team. The SCN team did not start new challenges last year (including the creation of missions and badges), because they were (and are) very busy to move the SCN community to the new experience of 1DX platform.

      Therefore we decided in our team to run our own challenge with our own awards. I hope this is ok.


      Best regards

      Vera

      Author's profile photo Chandan Bankar
      Chandan Bankar

      Congratulations to three winners. 🙂

      Cheers,

      Chandan

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear Vera,

      Thanks a lot !

      Tonight Champagne for all the team 🙂

      Luc

      Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod
      Vera Gutbrod
      Blog Post Author

      Yes, I would like to have a drink with you 🙂 Have fun!

      Vera

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I was in WDF two weeks ago, next time 🙂

      Thanks,

      Luc

      Author's profile photo Karan Bahl
      Karan Bahl

      Thank you Vera and Congratulations to all the participants and winners!

      Well done!

      Regards,

      Karan

      Author's profile photo Marcos Andrade
      Marcos Andrade

      Good stuff,

      congratulations to all the winners 🙂

      Best Regards,

      Marcos

      Author's profile photo Karan Bahl
      Karan Bahl

      Hi Vera,

      By when can we expect the certificates?

      Regards,

      Karan

      Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod
      Vera Gutbrod
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Karan!

      I will send today.

      Best regards

      Vera