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Configure Fiori News app

  1. Goto tcode SE24 and create a new class and a provide an  interface IF_HTTP_EXTENSION.
  2. Copy and paste the following code in the method IF_HTTP_EXTENSION~HANDLE_REQUEST (without error handling).

data lv_url type string value ''.
data lo_http type ref to if_http_client.
    call method cl_http_client=>create_by_url
        url                = lv_url
        client             = lo_http
        argument_not_found = 1
        plugin_not_active  = 2
        internal_error     = 3
        others             = 4.
    if sy-subrc = 0.
      call method lo_http->send
          http_communication_failure = 1
          http_invalid_state         = 2
          http_processing_failed     = 3
          http_invalid_timeout       = 4
          others                     = 5.
      if sy-subrc <> 0.
* Implement suitable error handling here
      call method lo_http->receive
          http_communication_failure = 1
          http_invalid_state         = 2
          http_processing_failed     = 3
          others                     = 4.
      if sy-subrc = 0.
* set response status
        code = 200
        reason = 'OK').
* set content type
        content_type = 'application/xml; charset=utf-8').
* set response data
        lo_http->response->get_data( ) ).

   3. Change the url if you have any other.

   4. Check and activate the class.

   5. Goto tcode SICF, create a node for eg. news.

  6. Open the node and give the class in the handler tab.

    7. Activate the node.

    8. Check the URL in the browser http://:<host>:<port>/news.

   9. Goto Fiori admin and select catalog /UI2/SAPNewsTile

  10. Provide the URL in the tile.

  11. Create a group and assign this app .

  12. Now run the Fiori Launchpad.

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  • Hi Matthew,

    Great work, one thing if we have dispatched placed on the gateway then it is giving error "No article to display" any idea. I tried in the embedded it worked.

    • Hi Ravi

      Yo have to check that, the link that you provide in the app( fiori admin) should have the same domain that of your fiori launchpad.


  • December 18, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Hi ,

    I am trying to expose same external url as internal url and have followed the steps as in blog, but not getting expected result. The sicf output is coming blank page .

    Can you help with steps you have followed as i can see the blog is 2 yrs old and many things have changed.

    I am on S/4Hana 1709 FPS02.

    Please let me know if any information needed from my end.



    • rakesh singh - I am facing the same issue, Hoe you overcome with this issue ?

      Please suggest, I am having the same Backend system and Getting the Same blank page while calling SICF Service.


      Please suggest.



      Vikas Garg


      • Hi Vikas,

        The issue is with the syntax of abap logic inside class method "IF_HTTP_EXTENSION~HANDLE_REQUEST ".

        As per changes in abap syntax take help of an abaper and replace tilted single quote ' with proper single straight single quote ' .

        With above changes it should work provided others steps you have followed properly.


  • To change this "20 days ago" date format to "3/18/2021" OR to display ”Today” / ”Yesterday” in Sap News Tile (Standard News Tile). We have configured this News Tile using SICF Service.

    Kindly let us know if any one has done the similar customization to change the date format of Standard News Tile. Any Information/Links/Documents would really help.