EP: Web Dynpro Java applications appear to be created as a page instead of an iView
Background: You have migrated a Web Dynpro Java application to version Netweaver 730 or higher.
Overview: When viewing the corresponding Web Dydnpro Java iView in the Portal Content Catalogue, this appears to be a Web Dynpro Page.
Affected Areas: NW 7.30+ & the Enterprise Portal
Seeing this behavior: Logon to the Enterprise Portal.Navigate to Content Administration -> Portal Content Management -> Portal Content.Navigate to Web Dynpro Java Applications -> Java Application.Select the application for which you intend to create the iView.Copy the object and select ‘Paste as PCD Object’ to the required folder. The object appears as a Web Dynpro Page rather than an iView.
Why: From Netweaver 730 onwards the concept for Web Dynpro iViews has changed. They are now known as Web Dynpro Application Pages. The runtime behaviour is identical to that of the old Web Dynpro iViews. The icon representing the new Web Dynpro Application Pages now resemble more a page than an iView.
Note: As the functionality is the same for the new Web Dynpro Application Pages, you should use them in the same manner as per previous releases.