ℹ Note: the following information is relevant to SAP Hybris Marketing (On Premise installations).

Sometimes a customer will need a custom tile to show up on the home page of their SAP Hybris Marketing system.

This tile could point to an external (non-SAP) system that the customer uses daily, or it could point to a different SAP system that isn’t part of SAP Hybris Marketing.

In order to facilitate their workflow and allow them to have access to everything in the same place, one option would be to add a tile to the SAP Hybris Marketing home screen:

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To add a custom tile to the home screen, you can do the following:

Launchpad Customizing

  1. Start Launchpad Customizing (transaction LPD_CUST)
  2. Select the relevant launchpad Role and Instance. For standard SAP Hybris Marketing, select HPA/CUAN.
    LPD_CUST.png
  3. Click Change.
  4. In the left pane, select Home, and click New Application in the top menu.
    LPD_CUST1.png
  5. In the right pane, enter the following information:
    1. Link Text: the text you would like to be on the new custom tile, in the example below, we used “Consumer Insight 365”
    2. Application Type: URL
    3. URL: the full URL that will be opened when the user clicks the tile. in the example below we used https://www.sapconsumerinsight365.com
    4. Click Show Advanced (Optional) Parameters
    5. Application Alias: type in a meaningful alias, remember it as you will need it later. In the example below we used “CI365”
    6. Target App. Parameters: ICON=sap-icon://<your_icon> (refer to the SAP Icon Explorer for a list of all available icons)
    7. Additional Information: EXTERNAL
      LPD_CUST2.png
  6. Save your configuration

Maintain PFCG Role

To decide which users will have access to this new tile, you can create a new PFCG role or change an existing one, as follows:

  1. Use the Role Maintenance (transaction PFCG) to create (or to change) a PFCG role.
  2. Choose Role → Create → Role.
  3. On the Menu tab, select External Launch from Homescreen folder in the left pane and click on New Folder.
  4. Enter Folder Name: Enter the tile title and click OK (this should match he text you would like to be on the new custom tile).
  5. Select the newly created folder and click on Other Node Details in the menu.
  6. In Other Node Details, enter Application Alias: This should be the same application alias we selected before, in this example this is “CI365”
    PFCG.png
  7. Optionally assign this new role to users in the User tab, or include it as part of a composite role already assigned to some users.
  8. Save your work.
  9. Once saved, the users that have the new role assigned, will see the new custom tile in their SAP Hybris Marketing home screen.

Thank You for reading and hopefully you can make a good use of the information above in your area. Feel free to leave comments or suggestions for improvement as any ideas are welcome.

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  1. Krzysztof Pieszak

    Hi Radu,

    I have an issue –> my tile does not appear in the Home screen.

    I did all mentioned steps :

    1. Created new application in Home with my web link
    2. Copied existing role SAP_CEI_HOME into Z_CEI_HOME
    3. Added my user
    4. Inserted new catalog with application alias

    and nothing appears.

    Maybe I need more authorizations or I am doing something wrong?

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    1. Radu Davidescu Post author

      Hi Krzysztof,

      I noticed that SAP_CEI_HOME is missing the folder “External Launch from Homescreen”, so where did you add your new folder with the application alias if you don’t have this folder?

      Either way, the solution is the same: Manually create the folder “External Launch from Homescreen” inside your copied role Z_CEI_HOME (see attached screenshot for details).

      Make sure the structure is:

      Role Menu -> External Launch from Homescreen -> [your folder]

      see attached screenshot for details:

      /wp-content/uploads/2016/05/pfcg_answer_955586.png

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      1. Krzysztof Pieszak

        Hi Radu,

        of course I created “External Launch from Homescreen”  folder. Then I created new folder with my external link.

        LPD CUST (I copied Application alias) and pasted into Z_CEI_HOME as in the pictures below.  I am using HM 1508.

        PFCG.JPGLPD CUST.JPG

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        1. Radu Davidescu Post author

          Hi Krysztof,

          I think since it’s a copy of an exsiting role in 1508, the folder “External Launch from Homescreen” needs to be under “High Performance Applications” folder.

          Can you try dragging “External Launch from Homescreen” under “High Performance Applications” and save the PFCG role? It should look like this:

          /wp-content/uploads/2016/05/mycustomtile_956565.png

          Please let me know if this worked and I can update the blog.

          Thanks!

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          1. Krzysztof Pieszak

            HI Radu,

            unfortunately it did not help, I tried to do it on the beggining. Still nothing appears on the Home screen. I also tried to click refresh KPI tiles after setup –>The same.

            PFCG1.JPG

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            1. Radu Davidescu Post author

              Hi Krysztof,

              in this case, would it be possible to create a new role with this entry (not a copy of SAP_CEI_HOME) and assign this new role to your user and see if it helps?

              if it doesn’t, maybe I can do more troubleshooting with you in person, you can contact me at radu.davidescu@sap.com and we can maybe do a teleconference/screen-sharing to further troubleshoot this?

              Thanks!

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  2. Allan Schmid

    hello radu, thanks for the documentation! after step 2, do i need to create a new role with a new name or can i proceed like krzysztof and copy an existing one? also, i am kind of stuck at step 3. i can’t find “External Launch from Homescreen” in the menu tab to add a new folder.

    1. Use the Role Maintenance (transaction PFCG) to create (or to change) a PFCG role.
    2. Choose Role → Create → Role.
    3. On the Menu tab, select External Launch from Homescreen folder in the left pane and click on New Folder.
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    1. Radu Davidescu Post author

      Hi Allan,

      you can copy an existing one, but if the existing role is missing the folder “External Launch from Homescreen” you will need to create it manually inisde this role copy.

      You can create it like a regular folder, just need to make sure to set the Application Alias to “CUAN_EXTERNAL”.

      Once you created this folder, you can then create the folder for your own tile as a subfolder, with the Application Alias that you defined for your application.

      see below screenshot for example:

      /wp-content/uploads/2016/05/pfcg_answer_955573.png

      Hope it helps!

      -Radu

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