SAP CRM 7.0 – Transaction Launcher to Launch Third Party URLs
Calling a third party URL via Transaction Launcher with parameters in SAP CRM 7.0
SAP CRM 7.0 (Backend is SAP Utilities/ISU system)
This document describes how to launch a third party tool URL in a Pop Up screen from CRM WEB UI. I have also explained how to pass the URL parameters based on the conditions.
Author(s): Chetan S Kalaburgi
Company: Atos India Private Limited, Mumbai
Created on: 09/23/2015
Chetan S Kalaburgi is a Senior SAP CRM technical consultant at Atos having 9+ years of experience in SAP CRM.
Table of Contents
- 1. Introduction: 4
- 2. Prerequisites: 5
- 3. Requirement Summary. 5
- 4. Solution. 6
- 4.1 Define the URL and Its parameters. 7
- 4.2 Configure Transaction Launcher 10
- 4.3 Define Navigation Bar profile. 15
- 4.4 Code to pass the URL parameters. 18
- 5. PROS: 19
- 6. CONS: 19
- 7. CODE SNIPPETS: 19
The purpose of this document
The purpose of this enhancement is to embed the GIS tool implemented by xyz client within the SAP CRM screen.
The following options will be available for the users to display In the GIS Tool:
Service Territory will be displayed.
Work Orders created for customers (open, pending and closed).
The CSR’s might require to find out the location of service or the service territory on the GIS map for the premise of the customer he Is working on in order to view the work orders.
CRM Work Center for GIS
Geographic Information System is an application used by XYZ client to view the connection object, work orders, weather alerts and radar, service territory/areas and payment location details on a virtual map.
The CSR might require viewing the details of Service Territory or work orders on the GIs map while being in call with the customer or performing background tasks.
The GIS application needs to be embedded in the SAP CRM application via a popup view. A separate GIS work center (SAP CRM menu option) will be provided in SAP CRM.
On clicking this menu option a popup window will be displayed. The GIS application will be displayed inside this popup view. The CSR is able to work on the CRM screen as well as the GIS application independently in the Main and the Popup window.
The CSR can select the different option available on GIS menu to change the map view.
The CSR can enter any address that he desires in the GIS address finder to point out in the map.
- SAP CRM 7.0
3. Requirement Summary
Our scope in this development is that we need launch the GIS application in a pop screen when the user directly clicks on the GIS work center from the Navigation Bar. And if the user is confirming the Premise and then click on the GIS work center then the corresponding Connection Object number of that Premise should be passed as one of the URL parameter.
On clicking this menu option a popup window will be displayed. The GIS application will be displayed inside this popup view. The CSR is able to work on the CRM screen as well as the GIS application Independently In the Main and the Popup window. Refer to the screen shot below.
We have to perform the following configurations and coding to achieve the required solution.
- 1) Define the URL and Its parameters
- 2) Configure Transaction Launcher
- 3) Define Navigation Bar profile to add a New work center for GIS
- 4) Code to pass the URL parameter
4.1 Define the URL and Its parameters
- 1) SAP CRM : Transaction SPRO
- 2) Give the description and enter the URL which is provided by the client to launch the third party tool (Make a note of URL ID “ZGIS” because you need to enter this in the configure transaction launcher wizard )
- 3) Define the parameter
In this case we are creating the parameter CONNOBJ for the connection object.
4.2 Configure Transaction Launcher
- 1) SAP CRM : Transaction SPRO
- 2) Click continue
- 3) Enter the Launch Transaction ID as you like (Make a note of this id because you need to maintain this while creating the Work Center)
Enter the appropriate component name: In my case it is IUICALL
- 4) Enter meaningful description
Handler Class name (This Handler class will be created once we complete the wizard)
Check New Window checkbox
- 5) Select Transaction Type : URL Transaction
Select the URL ID from the F4 help: ZGIS (We have created this in step 4.1.1)
- 6) Select the Parameter : Connection Object
- 7) Click continue
- 8) Click on Complete
4.3 Define Navigation bar profile
We need to create a new work center GIS in the Navigation bar
Generally these configurations will be done by Functional consultants.
SAP CRM: Transaction SPRO
2) Define Logical links
ZGIS_URL is the Launch Transaction ID which we created in step 4.1.2
Logical link ID has been entered same as Launch Transaction ID so that it is easy to remember. If you want you can enter different name for the Logical link ID.
Enter Title and description.
3) Define work center: Work Center ID Z_AW_GIS
Enter the Logical link ID: ZGIS_URL
Enter Title: This title you enter will be displayed on the Navigation Bar in WEB UI
4) Assign the newly created work center to the Navigation Bar profile.
4.4 Code to pass the URL parameters
As per the requirement, if the user confirm the Premise and click on the GIS work center then the connection object number for the confirm premise should be send as URL parameter.
If the user click on the GIS work center without confirming the Premise then the default URL which is maintained for GIS will be called and GIS application should be launched.
We have written the code in the following method to pass the URL parameter
Using Transaction launcher the required functionality can be achieved without creating Z components.
7. CODE SNIPPETS:
I have given the screen shot of the code as I did not have access to copy the code from my SAP system. The code is very simple and I hope you will manage. This solution achieved via configuration which is very important and with minor code changes.