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Fiori Launchpad in SAP HANA 2.0 SP01

SAP Fiori launchpad is the strategic single point of entry for SAP business applications and analytics. It offers a role-based, personalized and real-time access for end users.

If you are not familiar with Fiori UX and Fiori Launchpad you can find more information here.

Starting from SAP HANA 2.0 SP01, you can aggregate Fiori applications running on this version with Fiori Launchpad and provide the end user with the Fiori Experience.

The Fiori launchpad capabilities include:

  1. Role based access
  2. Personalization
  3. Theming and Branding
  4. Translation

You can now start with creating your Fiori Launchpad site by using SAP Web IDE and add additional applications to it.

So, how to get started?

After you have the applications ready, you can create a new “Multi Target Application Project”. After the project is created you can select New and “SAP Fiori Launchpad Site Modules”. This will open a wizard that will guide you through the creation of a Fiori Launchpad Site that contains the applications you would like to include. Build the project to create an mtar file containing the out of the box content of the site. You can than deploy the mtar file by using the “xs deploy” command. During the deployment, you will receive the URL for the site. This URL can be send to the end users to access the Fiori Launchpad Site with all the applications.

The end user receiving the Fiori Launchpad Site will benefit from the capabilities of branding, translations and personalization.

 

Here is a movie created by our developers that shows step by step how to create a Fiori Launchpad site on SAP HANA 2.0 SP01.

 

 

More information on how to create the site and how to add more content to your site can be found here:

https://help.sap.com/viewer/4505d0bdaf4948449b7f7379d24d0f0d/2.0.01/en-US/fdb899c213d449158836669840fd2690.html

 

Good luck and let us know what you think,

Rachel.

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      Author's profile photo Mike Doyle
      Mike Doyle

      Thanks Rachel, this looks awesome.  I have a question regarding the UI5 versions.  In cloud Platform I can choose the UI5 runtime version in the configuration cockpit.  Am I right in assuming that this isn't possible with an XSA launchpad?  Is the version tied to the HANA release?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Rachel,

      Really it is a very informative blog and I have already shared it. Mike, SAP Fiori 2.0 has introduced an important feature of managing large numbers of applications. Fiori has taken UI/UX to the next level like for example if we remember those initial Launchpad looks, which had a specific and restricted number of tiles/applications to this time when Fiori has become much more capable of handling entire business flows with a larger number of SAP Fiori applications.

      Author's profile photo Rachel Kahana Samet
      Rachel Kahana Samet
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Mike,

      Your assumption is correct. This is just one of the (many) benefits for running your applications in the SAP Cloud Platform.

      Best,

      Rachel.

      Author's profile photo Alexey Myakinkii
      Alexey Myakinkii

      To whom it may concern: there is a module @sap/site-content-deployer that is responsible for pushing the site-content params to sap-portal-persistency service.

      So, basically deploy-tasks-manager.js tries to send it via HTTP/PUT with npm ‘request’ module which fails to do so with self-signed certificate (and deploy.js doesn’t print that error out).

      One can overcome this issue with a well-known nodejs env var:

      xs se <YOUR_CONTENT_APP_NAME> NODE_TLS_REJECT_UNAUTHORIZED 0

      Also, I suppose defining ‘tasks’ section in mta.yaml to redefine deploy task with that env var should work as well.

      Hope this helps.

       

      UPD: ok, the reason why you would be interested in doing all that stuff above is the case when your launchpad site module successfully deploys, but the Content module does not.

      There's also a small catch setting the node env var: 'xs se' cannot set a var to a non-existent app, so you can't issue the se command prior to 'xs deploy', but after you have tried to deploy your sample (or whatever) launcphad mtar and it failed (you can see it with 'xs mta-ops' command ) the content module ( which is actually an app in cf terminology) is created and the 'xs se' command will succeed.

      You can then retry the deploy command with

      xs deploy -i <OP_ID_FROM_XS_MTA-OPS> -a retry
      Author's profile photo Neha Neha
      Neha Neha

      Setting the variable did the trick. I think it would be better to include it in the original post. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Matthew Wong
      Matthew Wong

      @myakinkii Thank you Alexey, will this command set for env var open up and security risks to the app or xs platform?

       

      Author's profile photo Matthew Wong
      Matthew Wong

      @myakinkii After doing your procedure, my content is still not available on the FLP. I can login to the FLP by url but no samples apps appear in my FLP homepage. Did you have this problem?

      Your procedure:

      1. xs deploy flp.mtar ->failure
      2. xs se flp-content NODE_TLS_REJECT_UNAUTHORIZED 0
      3. xs mta-ops
      4. xs deploy -i 15001 -a retry
      5. successful deploy

       

      Author's profile photo Matthew Wong
      Matthew Wong

      here is my error when loading Fiori Launchpad Site Module

      Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found)
      send @ jquery-dbg.js:9203
      core-min-0.js:92 2017-10-18 15:04:54.316405 failed to load 'sap/ushell/adapters/cf/library-preload' (failed to load 'sap/ushell/adapters/cf/library-preload.js' from /resources/sap/ushell/adapters/cf/library-preload.js: 404 - Not Found) -  
      K @ core-min-0.js:92
      core-min-0.js Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found)
      send @ jquery-dbg.js:9203
      core-min-0.js:92 2017-10-18 15:04:54.709754 failed to load 'sap/ushell/cloudServices/interceptor/library-preload' (failed to load 'sap/ushell/cloudServices/interceptor/library-preload.js' from /resources/sap/ushell/cloudServices/interceptor/library-preload.js: 404 - Not Found) -  
      K @ core-min-0.js:92
      core-min-0.js:92 2017-10-18 15:04:54.965774 registerResourcePath ('sap/ushell/services/cdm/NavTargetResolution', '/ushell/services/cdm/NavTargetResolution/') -  sap.ui.ModuleSystem
      core-min-0.js:92 2017-10-18 15:04:54.966379 registerResourcePath ('sap/ushell/personalization', '/ushell/personalization/') -  sap.ui.ModuleSystem
      core-min-0.js:92 2017-10-18 15:04:54.966604 registerResourcePath ('apps', '/apps/') -  sap.ui.ModuleSystem
      core-min-0.js:92 2017-10-18 15:04:56.997754 registerResourcePath ('sap/ushell/components/flp', 'https://flp.convergencect.us:51035/resources/sap/ushell/components/flp/') -  sap.ui.ModuleSystem
      xhr.js?eval:1 GET https://fqdn:51006/sap/es/ina/GetServerInfo?_=1508310293700 404 (Not Found)
      Author's profile photo Rachel Kahana Samet
      Rachel Kahana Samet
      Blog Post Author

      Hi,

       

      Please open a ticket with the description of the issue and our teams will support.

      Best Regards.
      Rachel.

      Author's profile photo Nandan Chaturvedi
      Nandan Chaturvedi

      This somehow does not work for me:-( I keep getting "Deployment of site content to persistency failed [Deployment Id: deploy-etcetc]

      Any clue on this?

      Author's profile photo Nandan Chaturvedi
      Nandan Chaturvedi

      Hello there,  I tried adding the above env variable but still getting the issue "Deployment of site content to persistency failed"

      Any help on this?

      Author's profile photo Divya Munnuru
      Divya Munnuru

      Hi Alexey ,

       

      Could you please share rest of the steps on how to deploy the content to fiori launchpad.

      Regards,

      Divya

      Author's profile photo Bert Deterd
      Bert Deterd

      Done all the steps as shown in the video. Launchpad is up and running but the two sample apps are not showing .

       

      Author's profile photo Alexey Myakinkii
      Alexey Myakinkii

      Dear Bert, please refer to my comment above.

      I think it would solve your issue.

      BR, Alex.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you @rachel.kahanasamet for the blog post.

       

      I wonder if it is possible to add dynamic tiles to this Launchpad?

      I already tried to add a serviceUrl to a tile configuration, but it seems to be ignored. It would be a pity if its not possible to use dynamic tiles on HANA Platforms since it is one of the bests features of Fiori Launchpad.

      Greetings

      Author's profile photo Zohar Sheinberg
      Zohar Sheinberg

       

      Hi Matthias,

      It is possible to add dynamic tiles to this Launchpad:

      Below I pasted some configuration sample snippet. The "indicatorDataSource" section makes the tile dynamic.

      The 'path' specifies the url of the odata call that the tile will invoke.

      "sap.app": {
      "_version": "1.3.0",
      "id": "72dc6cc1-bb3f-4c6a-899e-379821100c8e-1481201123960",
      "title": "No resource selected",
      "tags": {
      "keywords": []
      },
      "crossNavigation": {

      "inbounds": {
      "SalesPerformanceDisplay": {
      "semanticObject": "SalesPerformance",
      "action": "Display",
      "deviceTypes": {
      "desktop": true,
      "tablet": true,
      "phone": true
      },
      "info": "",
      "icon": "sap-icon://Fiori2/F0365",

      "indicatorDataSource": {
                                "path": "/product_sales/resources/sap/demo/dynamictile/dynamic.json",
                                "refresh": "6000",
                                "displayNumberUnit": "%"
                        },

      ...

      ...

      Some info about the dynamic data your Odata service need to return : https://help.sap.com/saphelp_uiaddon10/helpdata/en/4d/2b9e3c92e54b2192f031a2941927d6/content.htm

      Regards,

      Zohar

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Zohar,

      thank you for your detailed answer. With indicatorDataSource it's working perfect 🙂

      Regards,

      Matthias

      Author's profile photo Rachel Kahana Samet
      Rachel Kahana Samet
      Blog Post Author

      Hi,

      We have released the following note that also include a Fix for connecting to databases when enabling SSL,

        2479188 - SAP Fiori Launchpad for SAP HANA 2.0 extended application services, advanced model - SPS 01 Patch 01 central release note

      Best,

      Rachel.

       

      Author's profile photo Vladimirs Semikins
      Vladimirs Semikins

      Here is a correct URL to the SAP Note - https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2479188 

      Author's profile photo Dirk Raschke
      Dirk Raschke

      Hi,

      our deploying of this prototype fails, the app is crashing when starting.

      In the logs I could find this issue:

      ERR  VError: environment-destinations/0/url: String is too short (0 chars), minimum 1 

      Has anyone an idea to solve this problem?

      Thanks!

      Author's profile photo Milen Dontcheff
      Milen Dontcheff

      Hello Mr. Raschke,

      Would you please try to:

      1. install the latest version of XSAC_PORTAL_SERVICES

      and after that to

      2. reinstall SHINE

      B.R.

       

      Author's profile photo Dirk Raschke
      Dirk Raschke

      Thanks a lot, this file fixed our problem.

      BR,

      Dirk

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Where can I find the portal services download? I tried to download it from support.sap.com but not even our system admin is authorized to download this specific file.

       

      Thanks,
      Sahil

       

      Author's profile photo Neha Neha
      Neha Neha

      After successfully deploying the Fiori Launchpad on XSA, the sample applications still don't appear for me. Is some configuration is missing or is this problem known?

      Author's profile photo Serdar Simsekler
      Serdar Simsekler

      Hello Neha

      Have you resolved the problem where the sample applications do not show on the launchpad? If so, can you explain how?

      Regards

      Serdar

      Author's profile photo Neha Neha
      Neha Neha

      No. It still doesn't work. We have multiple problems even in deploying manually a Fiori Launchpad and after 10-15 tries, when it deploys, there are no tiles and there is no help document available.

      Author's profile photo Matthew Wong
      Matthew Wong

      have you solved this problem Neha?

      Author's profile photo Vladimirs Semikins
      Vladimirs Semikins

      Try to change the version of dependency "@sap/site-entry" to "1.9.6" in your package.json file and redeploy your app.

      Author's profile photo Zdenek Smolik
      Zdenek Smolik

      Hi Vladimirs,

      thanks, it helped.

      Zdenek

      Author's profile photo Shivam Bedwal
      Shivam Bedwal

      Hello Experts,

      If FIORI Launchpad Site can be deployed on HANA XS directly from SAP Web IDE. Then we do not need to install SAP Netweaver for running FIORI Launchpad on HANA XS. Is this understanding correct ? If yes, then what would be the FIORI version and how can we use features like Notification centre of FIORI Launchpad on HANA XS ?

      Best Regards

       

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Jagannath
      Mahesh Jagannath

      Hi,

      I am trying to configure an existing UI5 app to the launchpad site using the SAP node module @sap/site-app-server but unable to do so.

      The method described in the below link is not much of a help. Is there any tutorial or any sample app available that achieves this?

      https://help.sap.com/viewer/4505d0bdaf4948449b7f7379d24d0f0d/2.0.02/en-US/8a583342d1c64822837fe49efbafdb53.html

       

      Regards,

      Mahesh

      Author's profile photo Sourav Panda
      Sourav Panda

      Hi Rachel ,

      Thanks for the nice Blog. I have a question regarding SAP FIORI site module. I am trying to create a SAP FIORI site module in HANA 2.0 SPS 03.  Suppose I create a sap fiori site module inside a MTA application giving name as ‘FLP’ , two folders are generated ‘FLP’ and ‘FLP-Content’. Then After bulding this a Mtar file is generated. After this when I am trying deploy to XS it is failed. Could you please suggest.

      Thanks,

      Sourav