In the Back-end connectivity with SAP Fiori, cloud edition extended demo edition | Part 1 I reviewed the landscape options and focused the series on the cloud + embedded option. For this video blog I’m going to focus on the cloud + ERP option using SAP HANA Cloud Platform OData Provisioning.

The first video provides you an introduction into what HANA Cloud Platform OData Provisioning is

In the second video I show you how to consume OData services from the SAP ES4 public demo system. If you don’t have access please reference here to sign up. I’ll show you how to change the back-end destination of the My Inbox Fiori cloud edition app from an on premise back-end system to the ES4 system using HCP ODP.

*Note: I’m using a productive SAP Fiori, cloud edition account for these videos but the process is the same should you want to follow along in your extended demo edition.

In the third video I’m going to show you how to create a sample custom Fiori app in SAP Web IDE using the GWDemo OData service. At the end of this video you’ll see both apps running in the Fiori launchpad.

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  1. Virinchy P

    Thanks Liz,

    The video series are neatly composed and provides a good kickstart to get hands on with HCP OData provisioning services integrating with an On Premise system.

    Just to confirm , Is HCP OData Provisioning the new naming convention of GWAAS ?

    ( GWAAS >HCI OData Provisioning > HCP OData Provisioning )

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    Also can you let me know if SNote 1830712 can be accessed with Partner SUser ID .ODP Provisioning.png

    Regards

    Virinchy

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    1. Elizabeth Thorburn Post author

      Hi Virinchy,

      You should be able to access it, give it a try from this link

      http://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1830712

      Yes, I can confirm your understanding of the name changes 🙂 GWaaS was an internal name, when it was first released it was called HCI OData Provisioning and recently it was determined that HCP OData Provisioning made more sense and thus that is the name.

      Kind Regards,

      Liz Thorburn

      SAP Technology RIG

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      1. Virinchy P

        Still the same issue as in the above image 🙁   I can access other snotes though.

        Is HCP license mandatory for access of this SNote?

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        1. Jeremy Good

          We are looking into it – currently the note is still ‘In Process’, so hopefully it will be released for customer view soon.  Nothing to do with licensing.

          The note is linked twice in the help docs too, so thanks for pointing this out.

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  2. jitendra kansal

    Hello Liz, Thanks for great videos.

    I was trying it with my HCP trial and SFCE trial. For video#2 (consuming HCP ODP service for my inbox) how can i relate FLP (part of SFCE trial) and destination configured at HCP trial? I was not able to proceed after video timing 10:40. Any hint?

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    1. Elizabeth Thorburn Post author

      Hi Jitendra,

      Thanks for pointing this out. You’re right in the SFCE extended demo you do not have access to the FLP through the Portal service in HCP. I filmed this using a productive account so if you purchase an SFCE license you would navigate to the portal as described in the video. If you’re using the extended demo then you get to the FLP by logging to your extended demo account:

      https://www.sapfioritrial.com/ > See it in Action > Customize and Extend > Get Started

      Kind Regards,

      Liz Thorburn

      SAP Technology RIG

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        1. Elizabeth Thorburn Post author

          Hi Britt,

          Unfortunately no. I’ve looked up various services in ES4 to no avail but I have not written this down anywhere. It is a good point though, I will put it on my list of things to do and let you know if other SFCE apps are accessible through ES4.

          Thanks,
          Liz

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  3. Christina Andrianopoulou

    Hello Liz,

    My steps on Configure OData provisioning have created a successful connection, but when I went to the step OData provisioning Administration for registering the service, I found ES4 at select Destination tab but on services search, I have got this alert “Could not retrieve services from ES4”. Any help?

    Thanks in advance,

    Christina

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    1. Elizabeth Thorburn Post author

      Hi Christina,

      A few things to try:

      • Clear your browser cache
      • Make sure your credentials are correct for ES4

      If you still receive the error then open a new discussion marked as a question, post the question and include a screen shot for the destination you have established then send me a DM with the link and I’ll take a look at it. Posting a new discussion marked as a question will make the post searchable for other members who are experiencing the same issues, comments on posts are not searchable 🙂

      Thanks,
      Liz

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  4. Ron K

    Hi Liz,

    Thanks for the great post!

    A quick question. We’re planning to use a Fiori App “My Spend” which is not a part of SAP HCP apps currently but it’s under “Finance” category. Can we still use HCP-ODP method to implement “My Spend” app? If not possible, what’s the alternative please?

    Thank you

    Ron

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    1. Masayuki Sekihara

      If some apps are not available in Fiori apps on HCP, you can export the app code from your on-premise server and import it to SAP Web IDE, then deploy it on HCP.

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  5. Kulandai George Maria Singarayar

    Hi Elizabeth,

    I tried creating all the steps you have illustrated in the ODP Service creation for the inbox service but after executing all the configuration steps you mentioned there are 2 issues.

    1. I created a new portal site, which is blank
    2. in the Subscriptions, I am not able to see the inbox service which we selected from ES4 system.

    Below are the screen shots of the portal page and the subscription configuration screen.

    Can you please help me to identify the issue here.

    Thanks in Advance,
    George.


     

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    1. Elizabeth Thorburn Post author

      Hi George,

      My sincerest apologies for the delay!! I just returned from maternity leave and need to get used to the new community 🙂

      Are you using the Fiori cloud edition demo or the SAP HANA cloud platform trial? With the SAP HANA cloud platform trial there are no Fiori apps in your account. You need to use the Fiori cloud edition trial to get the apps that I used in this demo. Furthermore, I did this demo against a productive account so the steps I used to access the launchpad would be different in the demo account as you don’t have access to the portal service. Instead you login to the demo where you have your launchpad and can complete the steps.

      Thanks,
      Liz Thorburn
      SAP Technology RIG

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      1. Kulandai George Maria Singarayar

        Hi Elizabeth,

        Congratulation for the baby!!!

        Thank you for replying my query.

        Even before going to this i would need your help in configuring the connectivity between SAP Cloud Platform (trial) through the SAP Cloud Connector which is installed in a cloud  connecting to the gateway.

        I am getting the error : Failure reason: “Backend status could not be determined”

        Below is the post which i created explaining the details of the configuration.

        https://answers.sap.com/questions/102418/cloud-connectorfailure-reason-backend-status-could.html

        Updates to this post.

        1. I have mapped the URL in the destination to the Virtual Host/Port configuration in the Cloud Platform
        2. If I click the “Check availability of the internal host” i see that the status changes to “Reachble”
        3. If i try the url “https://mylocalhos:port/sap/iwbep” from the server where the SAP Cloud connector is installed, i am able to access the page.
        4. I have also installed a System certificate in SAP Cloud Connector.

        Even after doing this i am not able to connect to the backend system from SAP cloud platform.

        I am also not aware how to check if the request from SAP cloud platform has reached the SAP Cloud Connector.

        Can you please help me on identifying the problem?

        Thanks in Advance.

        George.

         

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        1. Kulandai George Maria Singarayar

           

           

          HI Elizabeth,

          I was able to connect with my backend system by adding the parameter CloudConnectorLocationId=<MylocationId>.

          however when I try to access the services from the OData Services page I am getting the below error.

           

          Can you please help me to identify the error?

           

          Thanks in Advance.

          George.

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