SAP Business Client 6.5 – with Chromium Web Browser Control
Latest Update January 2022:
With the next release SAP Business Client 8.0 the the open source version of Google Chrome (Cef Chromium Embedded Framework) will be replaced by Microsoft Edge. Both controls, Cef and Edge are based on Chromium.
Cef will be supported until 2.4. 2024.
The Restricted support for SAP Business Client 6.5 ended March 31, 2020.
All comments and questions should be added to 7.0 or 7.70 blogs.
With the upcoming 7.70 release Microsoft Edge (WebView2) will be supported.
CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION – Not only a Patch
Note: Chromium Web Browser Control is available from 6.5, 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.
SAP Note 2446515: Requirements and Restrictions
Note 2455699: SAP Patches and release dates
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.