New SAP Fiori Launchpad on SAP Enterprise Portal Features (NetWeaver 7.5 SP3)
This blog is for portal end-users and content administrators who would like to learn about the new features developed in the latest Enterprise Portal SP for FLP on EP, their added value, and the configuration required.
1 Quick link for iView/Page
Administrators can configure quick links to iViews or pages in the Fiori Framework page (except for News iView):
In run time append /<name> to the portal URL:
The quick links should be composed of letters, digits, hyphen (-), period (.), underscore (_) and tilde (~).
2 Dynamic Navigation Enhancement
End users can now drag dynamic navigation popups to a new location; the content area is active when pop-up is opened.
3 Related Links Enhancement
Administrators can now determine whether related links appear in a side panel, and not a pop-up window, with a new property, Display Mode for Related Links, on the Fiori Framework Page configuration UI:
This configuration allows working with related links in parallel. It is available only on desktop.
4 Tile as Link for iView/Page
Administrators can now configure iViews and pages to appear as links in the home page with a new property, Tile Display Mode (the default value is “Show as Tile”):
The links appear in a link area of the relevant group:
- For an iView or page to appear as a link, the Default in Home Page property must be selected.
- Users cannot personalize links.
5 Dialog for Unauthorized Tiles
This dialog appears in the following scenario:
- An administrator has removed a tile(s) from an end user role
- The tile(s) appears in FLP on EP Homepage or was saved as a browser bookmark
- End user launches the tile from the Homepage or browser bookmark.
In the dialog there is an option to remove this tile:
6 Accessibility Support
The accessibility enhancements include keyboard and JAWS screen reader support, along with SAP High-Contrast Black (HCB) theme for people with visual impairments.
End users can now select HCB theme from the Theme setting in User Preferences:
The UI looks like this:
To learn more:
- NW 7.5 SP03 application help
- SAP note 2217489.
- SAP note 2031108
Very usefull blog. It seems that SAP EP is being enhancement only with FLP new features. is that the future of portal?
why will any customer choose EP if the FLP is offered in other solutions too?
Please find below some considerations:
Irena thanks for answer me.
Most of my customers have a EP with km content, wikis, forums web dynpro java and pdk-based applications.
All of them really miss integration between this things and FLP. I understand that pdk and wdj must be rebuild with ui5, but what about standard km views? i can´t show an old-fashioned km navigation iview or km search iview within FLP. Is SAP going to offer a ui5-based km/wiki/forum?? whats the future of all of this?
It is fantastic to see the accelerated release of enhancements and features flowing into EP-FLP, we have recently upgraded our online portal in anticipation of releasing Fiori (FLP on Portal via landing page) based functionality to our customer base very soon.
Initial trials from our internal business has been great but there are some minor behaviors they have provided feedback on. One key area is the Home Sync function, we originally upgraded to 7.5 SPS2 to ensure this functionality was provided, however SP2 implementation of Home Sync required the end user to perform a sync, this was not considered very user friendly to guide non computer literate customers through such process.
We then noted SP4 delivered new options for synching, we have been searching for references or announcement on the timelines for EP-FLP releases, this does not seem to be published, at-least not that we can find.
We now see SP4 seems to have been superseded by SP5 (see below note reference), SP5 has fixes for Home Sync functionality plus other enhancements that we believe will benefit our customer release.
[2261419 - Maintenance Strategy for FLP on Portal]
Could you please advise how customers can keep across the release cycle for EP-FLP, and what the proposed release schedule will be.
New SPs are released once in a quarter (roughly).
Currently SP04 is planned for the end of July, SP05 - for October.