Changes in THEME colors for the Portal and Webdynpro based screens specially after Upgrade of Netweaver component
If you have your recently upgraded to Netweaver 740 and using enterprise portal for your applications you must have seen a difference in the color of the portal from Blue or Grey ? We faced a similar issue wherein we were not able to understand on how we could get the colors back after upgrade . I did a bit of my research and finally this document lists out what we did exactly .
Check the component version from SYSTEM >>> STATUS and you would see what you release is .
This is how the new color theme looks like after you upgrade the backend which is a grey colored portal
If you compare this with the original Portal screen it was having some Blue colored theme.
We raised a note to SAP on how we could get the colors back.
SAP asked us to refer note 2086049 – Change the theme for Web Dynpro ABAP and they asked us to change WDTHEMEROOT but not sure what value should we enter here ..
Previously before upgrade it was blank and that is what we did by removing the existing value of SAP_CORBU but it did not work. Below are the steps we followed which helped us to get the portal colors back :
STEPS TO FOLLOW :
STEP 1 Right click and find the component name for your application if its SRM application then we use the Webdynpro / FPM component FPM_OIF_COMPONENT we need to set some values in the parameter tab to override standard values.
Expand webdynpro application
Select application /sapsarm/wda_l_fpm_oif Select the parameters tab of it
Add WDTHEMROOT = SAP_TRADESHOW and save it.
These changes will save in the transport. After these changes moved to other client we need to do below manual steps to effect changes globally
STEP 2: Go to Webdynpro component WD_GLOBAL_PARAMETER
Expand Webdynpro application & select WD_GLOBAL_SETTING application
Right click on WD_GLOBAL_SETTING and click TEST.
Then new window opened in the browser. Click change button
Now change the default theme from SAP_CORBU to SAP_TRADESHOW
Click save and close the browser.
STEP 3 : How to activate Webdynpro service for global Webdynpro component WD_GLOBAL_COMPONENT.
Go to Transaction SICF . Click on Execute Then follow the below path
Expand SAP node and check for webdynpro application WD_GLOBAL_SETTINGS in SAP>>BC >> Webdynpro>> SAP>> See currently WD_GLOBAL_SETTINGS IS deactivated so we need to activate it by right clicking
Select that application WD_GLOBAL_SETTINGS Then click right click & activate service.
We will get below pop up message Click on Yes
Now application is activated.
Now the colors on the Portal screen should be back to how it was before upgrade . Remember if you are not asked for transports it means these changes needs to be done in each of the system individually for which you may need to request for opening of the client by basis team.
Refer additional links and SAP notes as below
2124106 – Themes for Unified Rendering based UI technologies (Web Dynpro ABAP/Java, BSP, SAPGUI for HTML, BI, JSF)
2000125 – Visual Design “SAP Blue Crystal” forUnified Rendering based applications.
There could be some other way as well to be able to do this from Portal and this is just one of the ways which I have used successfully .
Thanks for reading through