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CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION – Not only a Patch

Note: Chromium Web Browser Control is available from PL 5 onwards  (SAP ONE Support Launchpad)

We are working hard to continuously improve our desktop client and for the first time in SAP Business Client history we offer a Chromium web browser control based on CEF –(Chromium Embedded Framework, Open Source Version of Google Chrome) as an alternative rendering engine to Microsoft IE*.
In our mission as a bridge-builder between different UI Technologies, we are now running custom SAP UI5 and SAP Fiori apps in a chrome based control.
The control offers the same performance and HTML5 technologies as the Google Chrome Web browser.
With patch level 5 you can easily choose between the two available browser controls: Internet Explorer or Chromium (picture 1).
The Chromium control comes with installation (picture 2). Just choose it in the front-end installer. New CEF versions will be respectively delivered with every patch.

*End of support of IE11 for SAPUI5 and Fiori Apps Q1/2021

What’s New with PL5

Besides the new Chromium web browser control, you can benefit from the Google Chrome browser developer tools.

New available are the functions: “find on page” (picture 3) and “document download”.

Watch the latest video on youtube.

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Notes

SAP Note 2446515: Requirements and Restrictions

Note 2455699: SAP Patches and release dates

DOCUMENTATION:

Product Page

Help Portal documentation SAP Business Client 6.5, PL8

Download

The SAP Business Client 6.5 software is part of the SAP Front End Package 7.50 Compilation DVD. You can download it from SAP Service Marketplace: SAP ONE Support Launchpad

Please note: The Chromium control will not enable users to consume SAP BC on Mac or Linux. It’s purely Windows-based.

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  1. Christoph Ostrop

    fehlerfrei lauffähige Versionen wären schöner,

    ich hatte mir heute zu BC-6.5 den Patch 4 installiert,  und schon startet der BC nicht mehr,

    dann den Patch-5 installiert, 1x liess sich der BC danach starten, aktuell aber nicht mehr

     

     

    ich gehe erst einmal zurück auf NWBC-5

     

    Issue solved after de-installation of older versions – always recommended – and the installation of SAP GUI 7.50.

     

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  2. Jeff Gallagher

    I’ve recently rolled out Business Client 6.5 PL 5 to the end users and they are coming back saying that the CTRL + F (find) function has been disabled.  Has anyone else experienced this ?.

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    1. Sandra Thimme Post author

      Hi Jeff,

      CTRL+F opens the “find on page” section. Nothing deactivated.
      For SAP GUI tabs in earlier releases the shortcut Ctrl+F has been ignored.
      See note 2597883.

      Regards,

      Sandra

       

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      1. Jeff Gallagher

         

        Thanks Sandra,  SAP have confirmed that CTRL + F doesn’t work in PL5 for SAPGUI-tabs, and that it has been resolved in the next version being released in April

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        1. Sandra Thimme Post author

          Hi Jeff,

          Search functionality for SAP GUI transactions are implemented on application side. Nothing to activate or to implement from SAP BC. For transactions search via field glass (magnifying glass with the SAP Belize theme). Ctrl+F can be used in the ABAP-Editor. For web based content within Business Client use Ctrl+F = “find on page” => see screenshot 3.

          Regards,

          Sandra

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  3. Stefan Ruf

    This is a very nice feature. I always wondered if nobody has problems regarding performance in IE.

     

    However I am slightly confused. I have installed NWBC 6.5 PL8, set browser controls to chromium, and still everything is rendered with IE. Does this not apply to html pages rendered in a CL_GUI_HTML_VIEWER?

     

    Example “Use as general WWW browser” in transaction DWDM:

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  4. Sandra Thimme Post author

    Hi Stefan,

    please check the settings (Personalize…) to see if you have really chosen the right browser control (IE/Chromium) see screenshot:

    The checkbox in the front end installer must be selected as shown in the screenshot (picture 2). 

    Regards,

    Sandra

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