SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA – Finding the technical name of an app
- October 2022: For releases higher than SAP S/4HANA 1909, please refer to the SAP S/4HANA 1909 screenshots for where to find the About information. Please be aware that the contents of the About information dialog box may be different on the FLP home page – e.g. where you can see the SAPUI5 version – when compared to the About information dialog when called from within an app, e.g. where you can see the current UI technology and app id.
- 7th November 2019: Added examples from SAP S/4HANA 1909, showing where the About icon appears in the User Actions menu. The application support component is highlighted (available in both 1809 and 1909) as this is extremely useful if you need to find a SAP Note or raise a SAP Incident.
With nearly 3K Fiori apps now available for SAP S/4HANA, as a technical support person being able to identify the technical name of an app is essential to quickly resolving user issues. Especially if you need to check for related SAP Notes on the SAP Support Launchpad .
From SAP S/4HANA 1709 (SAPUI5 1.52) there is new Fiori Launchpad feature to help – and it’s all out of the box. It’s called the About icon and this is how you use it.
From the business user’s home page, navigate to a specific app.
IMPORTANT: Regardless of whether the app is a Fiori app, a WDA app, or a SAP GUI transaction, or a WebClient UI, you can use the About icon in this way.
In SAP S/4HANA 1909 or higher releases open the User Actions menu (look for the person icon). In the example below you can see General Ledger Overview. Select the About icon.
In SAP S/4HANA 1709 or 1809 releases all open the Me Area. In the example below you can see Clear Incoming Payments. Press the About icon.
You will then see a dialog window that shows the technical details of the app for support purposes. In the dialog window you will see the technical name, version, and app id as well as exact version of the SAPUI5 being used and your web browser version details.
This is what the dialog looks like in SAP S/4HANA 1909. You can see the technical name of the app, and the app id. You can also see the application component to use if you have a problem with the app and need to find a SAP Note or raise a SAP Incident.
Tip: Make sure you include the SAP Fiori app id in the title/subject of your SAP Incident and assign it to the correct application component as explained in Speed up your Fiori Support Incidents.
This is what it looks like in SAP S/4HANA 1709. In SAP S/4HANA 1809 you will also see the application support component.
For a Fiori app the dialog window will look something like this:
This same approach works for Web Dynpro ABAP apps, which look something like this:
And even it even works for SAP GUI transactions and looks something like this:
So what do you do with the technical name once you have found it?
You can search by the technical name in the Fiori Apps Library.
And for Fiori apps you can also search by App id.
This even works for the technical name of a Web Dynpro ABAP app or SAP GUI transaction.
You can also search by the technical name (or app id) in the SAP Support Launchpad.
TIP: For embedded analytics Smart Business tiles you will notice the technical name is the same regardless of which tile you choose. That’s because technically they are all the same Fiori app – just with different configuration details. Just look for your KPI by name in the Fiori app KPI Workspace to find the matching configuration details.
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Thanks for this. As far as my experience with customers, they would always want to search with SAP transaction code. I see when you export the Fiori app list using excel download, in the App ID for some apps we have the t-code of SAP, and some have the normal APP IDs as per SAP's own serial no. or naming convention. say as used by you F0773.
I believe we should have one proper column for transaction code of SAP because when we do requirement phase with the customer, they lack the knowledge of Fiori and finding apps goes difficult sometimes, when a Fiori person lacks certain SAP functions.
Yes you can search by Transaction Code when searching in Fiori Apps Library the filter All Apps, or All Apps for SAP S/4HANA. This will find the related Transaction code if it has been confirmed as suitable content for the Fiori Launchpad, i.e. the Fiori Visual Theme can be applied automatically.
You cannot search for Fiori apps by transaction code as there is not a 1-to-1 relationship as I explained in Fiori for S/4HANA - Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions That’s also why we have the Fiori Apps Recommendation report link on the Fiori Apps Library Homepage to help customers understand which apps they should be looking at based on their current transaction usage.
As a business user, you can also use the Fiori Search bar in your Fiori Launchpad to search by transaction code. You can also use the Easy Access Menu or SAP Menu catalogs in the App Finder, providing your administrator has activated these.
Of course, a lot of SAP S/4HANA customers are net new customers – so the old GUI transaction codes don’t mean much to them anyway.
Thanks I used the recommendation report link. This is helpful but if we don't have a csv file and want to manually select the transactions from step 2 or 3. Don't see any option to select the transaction which appears in the drop down.
For now I checked the export of FAL and able to see transaction code column, so it's good for now.
You can use the Sample CSV file provided as part of the Fiori Apps Recommendation report wizard to get the template. Use the template to enter the list of transaction codes you want in Excel, and then upload it again to run the recommendations. I've done that before now and that works fine.
Thanks Jocelyn Dart for the great tip, much needed.
Hi Jocelyn Dart ,
Want to ask if there are any solution to find a Fiori App Through App ID in Launch Pad or SAP Table?
Cuz every country has it's own translation on Fiori App.
That really let me feel difficult to find the English name in App Library to mapping
the translation, I think the App ID is the only matching things, Like Transaction Code.
Hi Jack You should be able to use the Fiori Search to do this at least in the latest releases. This information is held in the business catalogs.
My APP id is different compare in about page to the Fiori library website how can we fix this?
I'm on S/4HANA 1809 SP00
My OnPremise App ID
Fiori Library Website
Hi Muhammad, Interesting... there is no app F0900 delivered by SAP.
The App Id is hardcoded into the manifest.json file of the app.
So you would need to report that in by SAP incident and have it investigated
Yeah now I found another app had similar issue. APP ID title not same wit Fiori Library,
Will report to SAP through Incident .
SAP included search in GUI for html apps - meaning you can search on top right of Fiori Launchpad by the TCODE to find the app. They haven't created the same search option for Fiori app ids. I am interested to know why this so.
search on Fiori app id in the Fiori search is available from SAP S/4HANA 2021. Of course this is more for consultants… ideally business users should not have to remember any ids (app id or tcode)
Thank you Jocelyn
This will be helpful for consultants. Glad to see continuous improvements in Fiori.
This is what I am looking for the answer. I'm now on S/4HANA Op 2021, but still can't find how to use this functionality.
Could you share How I can find functionality or where to configure if any needed?
Hi Hanseon, Please refer to note 3197483 - Fiori apps are not searchable through the App ID - SAP for Me This will likely provide an "answer" to your question. It is confusing training key-users on how to use the Fiori launchpad. Especially Finance users like to use codes, such as the Fiori App ID.
Let`s hope in future you`ll be able to search on Fiori App ID for all apps.