If you’ve already been active in the SAP Community, you have probably already logged in and discovered what your profile looks like. Maybe you’ve even uploaded a photo and filled out the bio and other fields already.
But maybe you haven’t logged in yet. Or maybe you know where to see your own profile but haven’t figured out a good way to find the profiles of other familiar folks? How can you find them in the SAP Community? And how do you share your own profile with others?
In this blogpost, I’ll describe two methods for finding profiles:
- Navigate to your own profile from the SAP Community homepage
- Use search to find your profile or someone else’s
And after that, I’ll describe how to share your own profile with others.
Navigating to your profile starting from the SAP Community homepage
On the SAP Community homepage, log in (if you’ve visited before you may be auto logged in, but you may have to click on the ghost avatar in the top right corner and explicitly log in if that doesn’t happen).
Once you’ve logged in, you’ll see your own avatar appear in the header (assuming you’ve previously added a profile photo).
Click on the avatar and a menu will appear.
In that menu, click on either your name or your avatar.
Your profile opens up.
Using search to find your profile or that of another user
The second way to find a profile is to use search.
From one of the community pages, such as the blog roll page, click on the magnifying glass in the header.
Enter your name in the search field.
Press Enter. A results list is displayed, containing items that include your name.
Now, narrow down the search to just profiles by selecting People in the TYPE filter on the right-hand side.
Now you see only profiles in the search results. Select yours from the list. That’s all there is to it!
I urge you to check out your own profile, upload a photo if you haven’t already done so, and add other information like a brief bio, to personalize your profile. It helps add to the feeling that we are a community of people, not just “users.”
Sharing Your Profile with Others
Once you have updated your profile, you may want to share it with others, for example on LinkedIn. To do that, you’ll need to grab your profile URL.
However, the profile URL you see when you first open your profile is not the full URL. To see the full URL for your profile, you need to click on your username in the profile, which is located underneath your display name. In the example below, I would click on my username, which is oddss.
Once you click on your username, you will see the URL in the address bar change to the full profile URL, as shown here:
Now you can copy that URL and use it wherever you want to include a link to your profile, such as in an SAP TechEd registration form (so you can earn an SAP TechEd attendee badge), or on another site like LinkedIn.
So, get in the community spirit and update your profile. It’s your “face” to the SAP world!