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How to use SAP HCP, mobile service for SAP Fiori – part 2

This blog post is continuation of a 4-part series on How to use SAP HCP, mobile service for SAP Fiori.

Part 2: Create a sample Fiori App in SAP Web IDE

In this second part, we’ll create a sample Fiori app that we’ll build upon and add other functionalities like push, offline, etc.  You may use an existing working Fiori app, however, please ensure you complete tasks #12 and #13.

In this post, we’ll create a sample Fiori app in SAP Web IDE:

  1. Add a destination for OData service (this backend will populate data for the sample app)
  2. Create a sample Fiori Project from Template in SAP Web IDE
  3. Prepare Fiori app for mobile packaging
  4. Deploy app to HCP and to the SAP Fiori Launchpad from SAP Web IDE

Step-by-step guide:

1. In order to have some data in our app, let’s create an HCP Destination for OData service.  Go to Destinations tab and click New Destinations tab


2. Add the following destination information


3. Now we’re ready to create a new project in SAP Web IDE.  Go to HCP Services and locate SAP Web IDE service


4. At the Overview tab, you’ll find SAP Web IDE URL, click to open (perhaps bookmark it for quicker access)


5. Click New Project from Template to start creating our Fiori application


6. Select Project Template

  1. Select SAP Fiori Master-Detail Application
  2. Click Next


7. Basic Information

  1. Provide Project Name
  2. Click Next


8. Data Connection – Provide Service Information

  1. Destination – Northwind
  2. URL – /V2/northwind/northwind.svc (press > arrow)
  3. Click Next


9. Template Customization – Fill out all required information noted with asterisk (*); rest of the fields are optional

Application Settings

  • Type* – App for SAP Fiori Launchpad
  • Title* – Product Listing
  • Namesapce* – (this is referred to as app ID and will be used in Fiori Mobile Advance Configuration File (ACF))
  • Description – optional


Data Binding – Object

  • Object Collection* – Products
  • Object Collection ID* – ProductID
  • Object Title* – ProductName
  • Object Numeric Attribute – UnitPrice (optional)
  • Object Unit of Measure – none


Data Binding – Line Item

  • Line Item Collection – Order_Details
  • Line Item Collection ID – OrderID
  • Line Item Title – Quantity
  • Line Item Numeric Attribute – none
  • Line Item Unit of Measure – none


10. Run the app

  1. Open App Project folder
  2. Expand webapp folder and select components.js
  3. Click Run button from navigation menu


11. Your application preview mode will be opened in a new browser tab


12. Over next several steps, you will ready the app for mobile deployment…

13. Deploy app to HCP

  1. Right-click project folder
  2. Select Deploy
  3. Select Deploy to SAP HANA Cloud Platform


14. Login to SAP HANA Cloud Platform


15. Update Application Details (if necessary); click Deploy


16. Upon successful deployment; Click Register to SAP Fiori Launchpad

NOTE: Currently the cloud packager needs the app to be registered to the launchpad in order to do the “packaging”.  We will look to see if that is a requirement we can eliminate in future.


NOTE:  If you update the existing app (e.g. version 1.0.1), you only need to deploy app to HCP.  Hence, you do not need to register the app to SAP Fiori Launchpad again.

17. General Information – fill out required information and click Next


18. Tile Configuration – fill out required information and click Next


19. Assignment – fill out required information and click Next


20. Confirmation


21. Successfully Registered

  1. Optionally, Open SAP Fiori Launchpad (to preview your app); remember app may not run properly due to destination changes made earlier


This concludes part 2 of this blog… On to part 3, configure Fiori Mobile and test app on your mobile device.

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