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Author's profile photo Tejas Chouhan

Do you have a ‘News’ to share ?

Gone are the days, when all your employees will read all the mailers sent by your company. People are so busy that they don’t have time for anonymous mailers or articles/ news. While we don’t have any News ticker available, but we do have a very good option to make announcements, which your customer while using Fiori apps would like to tap into. Not many blogs/users have shared their stories based on News Tile. So I want to share my experience.

Thanks Liz (Elizabeth Thorburn) for getting our doubts cleared with Fiori Cloud edition team. I know I am posting this late, but I am very thankful to the team for their ideas and knowledge sharing. Idea here was to implement or showcase the release of apps, more or less the similar way, we are showing in Fiori Cloud edition page (Check here : SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition)


Basically, you will see a 2 x1 Tile , which can hold information and can show live feeds based on your custom feeds/ RSS Feeds.


For people who are new to SAP Fiori – News Tile : Check here : News Tile – User Interface Add-On for SAP NetWeaver – SAP Library

The link above gives a detailed view on how to configure a News tile.

Below are the parameters, you can play around to achieve images, image scrolling, hyperlinks, feeds etc on the Tile.

Tile Default Image : Add an image

Always Use Default Image : Checkbox if image not required to change.

Article Cycle Interval (secs) : Time required to display the information

Article Refresh Interval : Refreshes the article from the URl configured

Article Feeds : RSS feeds to be configured as a URL

Feed # 1 – Feed # 10 : URL of feeds

Inclusion Filters : You can add filters on keywords, which should  come in the rss results criteria

Exclusion Filters  : You can add filters on keywords, which should not come in the rss results criteria

You can either configure the feeds or display your own UI5 app. The path in LPD_CUST shows the default path for news tile. You can configure your own custom app path say : sap/bc/ui5_ui5/ui2/zapp and configure the same in your lpd_cust transaction for news tile .

If you configure your custom app, you can very well launch the app on click of your News tile.

Please note : If you are in internal network and you configure the rss feed which is on external network, it might not work, so it is recommended to feed the URl in the sap system itself.

  • The feed URLs are limited to the following source:
    • Internal sources (same URL and port as of the Suite Page Builder application)
    • Any external CORS compliant source.
  • The URL format should follow the http://[server]:[port]/[path] pattern.

News tile can be utilized for many purposes, as an information page or a news information window on the welcome page.


Keep exploring, TC 😉

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      Author's profile photo Rahul Gupta
      Rahul Gupta

      Hello Tejas,

      Good to know this information about News Tile.

      For creating custom News App below blog can be helpful

      How to configure Fiori News App by using SICF service and RSS2.0



      Author's profile photo Tejas Chouhan
      Tejas Chouhan
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Rahul,

      Yes, The above blog talks about how to create a new sicf node for pointing to news tile and internally customize in order for your rss to work.

      Also you can create your own custom page, and add it in the internal folder(say mime rep), and you can then point to your folder so as to display the same feed .



      Author's profile photo Madhulatha Pelluri
      Madhulatha Pelluri

      Hi Teja,

      Am new to Fiori designing, could you please help me and my email id is


      Author's profile photo Tejas Chouhan
      Tejas Chouhan
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Madhu,

      Kindly refrain sending personal contacts in the blogs/public posts. Let us know your issues by opening a new discussion and people will be happy supporting you in this forum.



      Author's profile photo Kanchanapalli Sridhar
      Kanchanapalli Sridhar

      Hi, I have created news tile which reads from KM rss file. How do i filter / archive old news – Is it through “Inclusion Filters” or “Exclusion Filters”? Any idea how to set up?

      My rss file is like this.

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
      <rss version="2.0">
      <title>EBS System News</title>
      <description>System News</description>
      <title>Portal Upgrade - Sep 08 to Sep 09</title>
      <description>Systems Affected - PEC, PEL, PGW, PGR, PPI, PDS </description>
      <title>Production System Upgrade - Nov/10 to Nov/12</title>
      <description>All Production Systems (PBJ, PBW, PCR, PDS, PEC, PEL, PFD, PGR, PGW, PPI, PRD, PSO, PNF, PSF)</description>