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EP: Portal – Broadcast Message Service, Icon missing in the Portal Masthead


The Enterprise Portal (EP) serves as a baseline channel towards providing a centralized means of access to organizational information, data and applications. As we know the content contained within the Enterprise Portal itself is particular to a company’s operational processes.

BCM – Broadcasting Messages

A functionality known as “Broadcast Messaging” can be utilized as a means to send and transmit important information messages across the Portal. These messages can be tailored according to administrator preference and are then subsequently set out to end-user bases.

My Icon Is missing…

Lets take a sample scenario in which you have configured Broadcast Messaging (BCM) within the Portal SAP but the icon does not appear next to the title name within the masthead.

High Level Checks & Important Points

The Broadcast Message Framework iView should be located in the hidden container as opposed to in the masthead container.

If you have utilized the sample UI BCM iView templated this needs to be added to your Classic or Ajax Framework Page.

  • The application can be found under Portal Content >> >> Sample_BroadcastMessageIview)
  • Add the sample iView to your Framework Page.

In order to configure the functionality as per business requirements and operational preference, the following documentation can be utilized as a guidance source:

New Development: Broadcast Messages in SAP NetWeaver Portal



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