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Starting from BI 4.2 SP4 it’s possible to use the new Fiorified Launchpad, which is a great enhancement of the current BI Launchpad.

At the begining i started by reading the very good Blog bharath.b.n

Fiorified BI Launchpad in BOE 4.2

Which goes through the details of the fiorifed Launchpad and the Settings needed to be done.

Now while having the new look but not being able to use it is as of now not possible customize the look of the new Launchpad; i started looking how can we change at least the Color and the SAP Logo i.o. to make it ready to rollout.

In my first blog i’ll share with you my findings and will give you first hints how you can do this.

This is only a workaround until we have the final solution from SAP, everyone who has alreay worked with the Fiori Launchpad knows already the UI Theme Designer, so i hope that SAP will deliver same tool in order to customize everything in the new Launchpad.

As said, my goal was only to change the blue colour to grey and the company logo.

I’ll not go through every thing, so if you want you can modify the css files as per your requirement.

Note: before starting, please make sure you make a backup of the files you’re going to change.

 

 

There are 2 css Files which i came accross which you can find in this folder:

  • Homepage.css
  • Logonpage.css

..\tomcat\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\eclipse\plugins\webpath.Bing\web\com\sap\bing\css

 

Place your Company Logo in following Folder i.e. here ‘company_logo.png’:

..\tomcat\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\eclipse\plugins\webpath.Bing\web\com\sap\bing\images

 

Now you have to change the following Classes:

In the Logonpage.css

Note: the width and height here correspond to the Height and Width of your Logo

.BILP-Logo
{
width: 140px !important;
height: 31px !important;
top:0.75rem !important;
bottom: 0.75rem !important;
left:1rem !important;
right: 1rem !important;
position:fixed;
background-image : url("../images/company_logo.png") !important;
}

 

Change the Background Color:

Note: Change the linear-gradient or put your own CSS to change the background.

.BILP-launchpadbackground{
background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom,#ffffff,#cccccc);
    opacity: 1;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-position: center;
    background-size: cover;
}

 

In the Homepage.css

Note: Change the Width and Height as per your Company Logo

.BILP_logo{
	padding-left: 0.5rem;
	padding-right: 45px;
	max-height: 2.5rem;
	max-width: 6rem;
	vertical-align: middle !important;
	height: 31px !important;
	width: 140px !important;
	/* position: relative; */
	top: 6px;
	margin-left:0.5rem !important;
	background-image: url("../images/company_logo.png") !important;
}

 

 

Note: please clear your browser cache , otherwise you’ll see no difference after doing the changes.

Also please delete the tomcat cache under tomcat/work Folder

 

 

Result:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Former Member

    Hi Younes, Thanks for exploring this.. I will try it out on my side.

    Were you able to access Fiorified BILaunchpad using https ? i have SSL configured and Fiori launchpad doesn’t seem to open with SSL URL.. without SSL it works.

     

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    1. Younes Hasba Post author

       

      Hi Rajendra,

       

      we didn’t configure SSL yet, but as soon as we’ll do i can update you with the Info.

       

      best regards

      Younes

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    2. Former Member

      Hi Rajendra,

       

      We have SSL enabled and Fiori Launchpad works fine with SSL enable. In order for Fiori Launchpad to work with SSL enabled. You must also enable SSL on (WACS)  Web Application Container Server. Fiori Launchpad doesn’t work without SSL been enabled on WACS.

       

       

       

      Regards,

      Rauf

       

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  2. Fahad Ajaib

    Hi Younes,

    First of all i must say it’s a nice article on Customizing the new BI Launchpad. I need to also customize the Home Page of new Fiorified Launchpad. At the moment I see all the available documents on my Home Page which is not desired. I just want to see few selected documents every time I login to BI Launchpad, how can I achieve this. Or how can I make My Favorite as the default filter instead of Show All on Home Page, in this case I can add relevant documents to My Favorites.

    Thanks and best regards

    Fahad

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  3. Moulay Salah IDRISSI

    Hi gurus.

    Indeed, I can’t see any difference. I am sure of deleting the cache… and even when I try to change the image using F12 on chrome, it’s not working. Many thanks for your advice and help 🙂 🙂

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          1. Bharath B N

            Folder location is based on the product installed location.

            Please share the path of installed location.

            I will help you for next steps.

             

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            1. Moulay Salah IDRISSI

              Many thanks Bharath.

              1. my .css file is not getting updated. I tried everything even renaming the homepage.css file. It’s still getting an old version !!
              2. We are using Tomecat

              Many thanks for your help!

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              1. Moulay Salah IDRISSI

                Bharath,

                if using “/webapps/BOE/eclipse\plugins\webpath.Bing\web\com\sap\bing\css” nothing is getting updated. I had to use “….\work\Catalina\localhost\BOE\eclipse\plugins\webpath.Bing\web\com\sap\bing\css” instead

                Thanks!

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  4. Moulay Salah IDRISSI

    Thanks Bharath for your reply and sorry for my late answer. I just came back from holidays 🙂

    Indeed I tried both: use an existing different image and then use a new image I copied under folder. But none of the solutions is working. I will give it a try again and let you updated.

    Many thanks

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  5. Younes Hasba Post author

    Hi,

    as i mentioned in the blog:

    Note: please clear your browser cache , otherwise you’ll see no difference after doing the changes.

     

    2nd when using “\work\…” Folder this is a Tomcat Cache if deleted all your changes are then gone.

     

    regards

    Younes

     

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  6. Mario Panzenboeck

    Hello, I´m using 4.2 SP5 and cannot find the webpath.BING folder in my installation. So I think SAP changed the name of the folder to the following: \tomcat\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\eclipse\plugins\webpath.FioriBI\web\com\sap\fioribi\css

    There´s also a subfolder for installed languages: webpath.FioriBI_lang.de and webpath.FioriBI_lang.en.

     

    Didn´t try to change some settings in the css files but I will and post a short update here!

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    1. Younes Hasba Post author

       

      Hi Mario,

       

      we just update also to SP5 and we replaces the CSS and Img in the Folders you’ve mentioned

      and this is working fine!

      \tomcat\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\eclipse\plugins\webpath.FioriBI\web\com\sap\fioribi\css

      \tomcat\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\eclipse\plugins\webpath.FioriBI\web\com\sap\fioribi\images

       

      regards

      Younes

       

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  7. Mario Panzenboeck

    I changed several values and also the Image like described above without success. I also installed google chrome browser and browed the fiori Launchpad in private mode (because of Caching) without success.

    Finally I deleted the Catalina folder (in the folder “work”) and then the changes were visible.

    Just in case someone is facing the same problem. It didn´t help to restart the Tomcat Server only…

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  8. Former Member

    Younes Hasba 

    What about versioning and BI updates? After all you edited standard files and after BOBJ update they will be refresh to the stock versions, won’t they? I don’t know how to solve this situation. Could you please advise?

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    1. Bharath B N
      1. Please take back up of files which you changed in 4.2 SP04 before upgrade.
      2. once you upgrade BOE to new version – take backup of files before changing any files.
      3. This blog talks about 4.2 SP04 and in SP05 file paths are changed but names are same.
        • Homepage.css
        • Logonpage.css

       

      Bharath

       

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  9. Former Member

    Hi,

    To change the SAP logo on the Fiori Launchpad login screen and the logo after logging in the Fioried BI Launchpad do the below:

    2 files need to be replaced.

    sap_55x27.png

    SAP_logo.png

     

    Tomcat Webapps

    C:\SAP BusinessObjects\tomcat\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\eclipse\plugins\webpath.BILogon\web\com\sap\bong\images

    C:\SAP BusinessObjects\tomcat\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\eclipse\plugins\webpath.BILogon\web\com\sap\bilogon\images

    C:\SAP BusinessObjects\tomcat\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\eclipse\plugins\webpath.FioriBI\web\com\sap\fioribi\images

    Tomcat Cache

     

    C:\SAP BusinessObjects\tomcat\work\Catalina\localhost\BOE\eclipse\plugins\webpath.FioriBI\web\com\sap\fioribi\images

    C:\SAP BusinessObjects\tomcat\work\Catalina\localhost\BOE\eclipse\plugins\webpath.BILogon\web\com\sap\bong\images

    C:\SAP BusinessObjects\tomcat\work\Catalina\localhost\BOE\eclipse\plugins\webpath.BILogon\web\com\sap\bilogon\images

    Regards,
    Rajdeep

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  10. Jürgen Möller

    Is it possible to change the Icons for the Tile View too? I want to change the Icon for Hyperlink with the Icon for Analysis Workbook, because my hyperlinks refer to Analysis Workbooks.

    Regards, Jürgen

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