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Author's profile photo Jerry Wang

Open your SAP GUI transaction in Fiori launchpad

This blog is written based on UI5 version 1.38.9:

Suppose I would like to open SAP GUI transaction code SE80 in Chrome by clicking a tile in Fiori launchpad – for example I would like to put a new tile into this group below:

1. First identify the catalog page ID for the group above: SAP_FIORI_EXTENSIBILITY
2. Open Fiori Launchpad Designer, find the catalog found in previous step.
Create a new tile by clicking icon “+”:
Maintain the following parameters:
Once saved, the target URL will be automatically generated:
3. Create a new Target Mapping by clicking the button in footer toolbar:
For system alias, you can just keep it as initial:
Once saved, you should see a new entry in the list:
4. For the last step, just make the tile visible in UI. Click new button:
Find the new created tile and add it to Catalog group:
Now you should see the new tile in Launchpad.
Click this tile, and SE80 is now opened in Chrome:

How to open transaction in backend system instead

If you would like that once the tile is clicked, the transaction in backend system is launched, instead of transaction in gateway system, you can simply maintain an system Alias in your target mapping configuration:
Then link this system alias to a RFC destination created in SM59 via the following customizing

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      Author's profile photo Ovidiu Hancila
      Ovidiu Hancila

      Life saver, Thanks a lot! Great blog !

      Author's profile photo Gopi Nidjelli
      Gopi Nidjelli

      I did exactly as mentioned in the above, but I get a 404 error as below. Any help would be appreciated.

      Service cannot be reached

      What has happened?

      URL call was terminated because the corresponding service is not available.

      The termination occurred in system with error code 403 and for the reason Forbidden.

      What can I do?

      Select a valid URL.

      HTTP 403 - Forbidden

      Your SAP Internet Communication Framework Team


      Author's profile photo Jerry Wang
      Jerry Wang
      Blog Post Author


      Please check in your backend system via tcode SICF with keyword WEBGUI:

      Choose "Test Service" from context menu.
      You should see the following UI which indicates the ITS is active in your backend system.

      Best regards,

      Author's profile photo Gopi Nidjelli
      Gopi Nidjelli

      Thank you Very much. It worked. But it opens the tcode on the Gateway system and not the ECC.

      Any inputs ?


      Author's profile photo Jerry Wang
      Jerry Wang
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Gopi,

      I have added one more part in blog to clarify your question, hope it helps.

      Best regards,

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Jerry,

      Thanks for providing a nice blog.

      I am trying to invoke ECC t.code VA01 from Fiori.  I provided all the steps given in this link.

      Provided System alias also in Catalog.

      But when i execute the app, it is not invoking VA01 from FLP.

      Its going to Gateway system screen and showing VA01 does not exist.

      System alias is correct and is working fine.

      Do any extra steps need to be taken care to invoke ECC T.Code?

      Appreciate your inputs on this.





      Author's profile photo Sameer DESHPANDE
      Sameer DESHPANDE

      Hi Jerry,

      thanks for the info. But i tried all the steps and still the tile opens the tcode in the Gateway system and not the backend system ? I any idea why still this may be happening.




      Author's profile photo Alok Navare
      Alok Navare

      Hi Sameer,
      Were you able to get this resolved? I am facing the same problem. It only opens the Gateway system transaction in spite of the system alias set to the back-end system.

      Author's profile photo Gopi Nidjelli
      Gopi Nidjelli

      Thanks Jerry. But I have already tried that and it doesn't work.

      Author's profile photo Thomas Berger
      Thomas Berger

      Hello Jerry,


      is it possible to start also a Windows sap gui Transaction?


      bg Thomas


      Author's profile photo David Encinas Fernandez
      David Encinas Fernandez

      If you check minute 3:28 you will see it's indeed possible. I have however problems with the alias and the RFC. It doesn't seem to find the right RFC and it defaults to the gateway system and not the backend.


      Author's profile photo F. Bozbiyik
      F. Bozbiyik

      Hi David,


      Did you find any solution this issue so far ?


      Author's profile photo Christopher Frewin
      Christopher Frewin

      I'd also be interested in any updates.

      Author's profile photo Arihant Kothari
      Arihant Kothari

      Hello Thomas, David, Fahrettin, and Christopher,

      Were you guys able to finally open SAP GUI Client using the LPD_CUST role, by providing Transaction Code and RFC?

      I have chosen SAP GUI for HTML as well as SAP GUI for Windows in the list of options - but in both the cases, it opens up in the Browser ONLY with the correct back-end system.

      I am not using the Business Client to launch the Fiori launchpad currently, as it is another product that our end-users need to install. However, I have successfully tested the same config within Business Client and saw that it does open the SAP GUI for Windows transaction within itself.

      Author's profile photo Aleksandar Mijailovic
      Aleksandar Mijailovic

      Hola David,

      i once run into the same issue: i had a https-connection properly established, correct port etc., and a system alias pointing to it, and the transaction from the backend was not called! The issue was at end a naming convention from SAP: If i remember correctly, you should really write for the RFC and HTTP or HTTPS connection the naming conv. from SAP, the SYSTEMALIAS will be the name of the System alias, refering to these connections: if SYSTEMALIAS was you SYSTEMALIAS, then your RFC needs to be SYSTEMALIAS_ABAP or SYSTEMALIAS_RFC (i don’t remember it very clearly), and for your HTTP/S-Connection (type H), you need to write equally SYSTEMALIAS_HTTP or SYSTEMALIAS_HTTPS ! In the target mapping, you just write the SYSTEMALIAS, but for calling webgui/gui from backend system, it needs a type H connection as well. If not, the framework won’t get it, that it is indeed a http or https connection. Only because of the name… maybe it will solve your issue and from others as well …


      One other important thing is, not to switch from https to http in the line of callings. If your Launchpad is called from https, then stick to https, use also for your tiles/target mapping https, for the Type H connection https, the cloud-connector/destination settings HTTPS, not mixing them!




      Author's profile photo Joseph BERTHE
      Joseph BERTHE


      In fact to use the Alias the solution is :

      • Not using an alias 🙂
      • Use the full name of your RFC Destination of type H 

      It was the same issue with the LPD_CUST configuration. As I can see SAP doesn't not correct the issue.



      Author's profile photo Ramgopal Akondi
      Ramgopal Akondi

      we have a different issue after maintained this type H RFC destination. We established a trusted connection between Gateway and Business suites(SSO).

      But it is still prompting to login again with ECC credentials. Do you know how to make this SSO works?


      Author's profile photo Joseph BERTHE
      Joseph BERTHE

      Is all your system are in HTTPS ?


      Author's profile photo Ramgopal Akondi
      Ramgopal Akondi

      Hi Joseph,


      That's good question though, our gateway is https and backend ECC is only HTTP.  We were able to resolve this as per note #2461900.

      Now only issue it doesn't work when i am on public network , it only works in intranet because of this http certificate issues. Do you have any suggestions?


      Author's profile photo Jocelyn Dart
      Jocelyn Dart

      Hi folks

      Please note that in S/4HANA you should be using the NWBC service and not the ITS service for this... just look at any of the examples in the delivered tile catalogs.



      Author's profile photo Steve Wadley
      Steve Wadley

      Hi Jocelyn, can you provide examples?


      Predelivered tiles I have checked all use exact above procedure and format.



      Author's profile photo Steve Wadley
      Steve Wadley

      Hi Jerry, great document!


      Sorry for the late post, but have a question.


      When we proceed with this method or adding transaction through LPD_CUST in Gateway, any GUI transaction  opened in the back end has the Fiori "BACK" button.


      Pressing this button leads to a button that has "SAP EASY ACCESS MENU" which we wish to disable. Do you have any knowledge on how to disable this back button or embed GUI in such a way that the Easy Access Menu is not being presented to the user in these GUI transactions?



      Author's profile photo Douglas Cezar Kuchler
      Douglas Cezar Kuchler

      I suggest you use Screen Personas to achieve that. It will work nicely with FLP as well.

      Author's profile photo Faisal PC
      Faisal PC

      Thanks Jerry. This is really worth.



      Author's profile photo Mathieu Brognez
      Mathieu Brognez

      @Steve Wadley

      I'm facing the same issue, did you find a solution ?

      Author's profile photo Alexander K
      Alexander K

      Hi, all.

      Very interesting blog, but if I want to open gui transaction in my UI5 application. In gui for windows or in gui for html. How to do it better?

      Author's profile photo Wei Wei Wu
      Wei Wei Wu

      Hi Jerry,

      i did the same thing, but when clicking on “qa32″ tcode from launpad, i am having one error”tcode qa32 unknown”, anything idea on this issue. thank you.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Where and how to configure the action "OpenSE80" of the semantic object "Jerry"?
      I'm asking because my call fails ... Thanks

      Author's profile photo Sumaira Rauf
      Sumaira Rauf

      Semantic Objects are defined in the transaction /UI2/SEMOBJ(for customer) and /UI2/SEMOBJ_SAP(for SAP)

      Author's profile photo Wolfgang Lindner
      Wolfgang Lindner


      we use a own fiori theme which is based on the SAP Belize theme. The issues what we have are following:

      - the WebGUI does not use the Belize theme any more.

      - how to avoid To open a new browser tab?

      regards Wolfgang

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Experts,

      is there any way to achieve the same using the controller. i want to open a sap GUI transaction when i click on some link. can you provide some example here for the same.



      Author's profile photo Björn Hempel
      Björn Hempel

      Hi all,


      I solved the Problem for calling the transaction in backend system by changing the system alias to S4CMD. This is the system alias for all standard transactions.



      Author's profile photo Sreehari V Pillai
      Sreehari V Pillai

      But its opening in a new tab.. thats not good !!!

      Author's profile photo Babu Kilari
      Babu Kilari

      Does it also work with Central Hub Deployment ?

      Author's profile photo kumar semmalai
      kumar semmalai

      Nice Blog. I have learned how to create new tile for the existing T-code. thanks a lot.


      Author's profile photo umit duran
      umit duran

      The important point is that if you are using central hub system, system alias rfc connection should be Http connection('H') not abap connection('3')

      Author's profile photo Björn Bayerschmidt
      Björn Bayerschmidt

      Hello Umit,


      do you have an example how the RFC have to look like? From the Configuration perspective.



      Author's profile photo Tomas Vaclav
      Tomas Vaclav



      its possible to start this tile directly header less?


      With parametr &sap-ushell-config=headerless



      Author's profile photo Mohamed EL HANDOUS
      Mohamed EL HANDOUS

      Thank you a lot Jerry Wang ! It worked perfectly and smoothly!
      And by the way, we are working on:

      • SAPUI5 1.52.1 (20171107-1346)
      • SAP S/4HANA 1709
      Author's profile photo Alfonzo Vega
      Alfonzo Vega

      Hi, I created a YouTube video based on this blog,

      Author's profile photo Roland Wenzel
      Roland Wenzel

      Hello everybody,

      We configured the whole chain and opening the transaction in backend system works perfectly.

      There is just one issue that brings up a big problem.
      For both systems (frontend and backend) we have activated SAML SSO against MS ADFS.
      When pressing "BACK" button we get "No Relay state mapping" error. I already checked several notes but i found no solution that worked for our environment. No idea how to implement Relay state mappting that it will work for cross system scenario.

      Did anyone solve such a constellation ?

      Author's profile photo Danilo Lofoco
      Danilo Lofoco

      Hi Jerry Wang

      thanks for the explanation, work.
      There is a way to make the SAP home appear in FIORI without having to enter a t-code in the catalog.
      So that any user can enter any t-code assigned to him.


      Author's profile photo Bhaskar Nagula
      Bhaskar Nagula

      Hi Jerry Wang

      Thank you for your post!
      May I know, If I want to enhance this application which approach should I follow? Backend or Frontend?
      If Frontend, Is it possible to use the "Custom fields and Logic" app which is available in the In-App extensibility in Fiori launchpad.
      Here is my application from Fiori library
      I want to add a few custom fields in the separate tab strip, from the backend approach i think we can do it by screen enhancement wih a subscreen.
      I'm looking forward to the frontend approach.
      Thank you in advance.