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Author's profile photo Jose Sequeira

FIORI 2.0: Custom app in Launchpad WITHOUT opening a new Tab (from Web IDE to publishing)


In FIORI 2.0, if you use the “regular” way to publish your custom app on the launchpad (using LPD_CUST), it could open your app in a new tab on the browser.

Here is an alternative way, that will keep your custom apps opening in the same tab (from a simple Web IDE app to Launchpad):

Creating the zhello_world app from the basic template in Web IDE:

Just changing the Page Title to “Hello World”:

Like this:

Deploying the app:

Creating the Semantic Object in: /n/UI2/SEMOBJ

Now, creating the Z_HELLO_WORLD FIORI Catalog:

In the new catalog, Target Mapping creation, with SAPUI5 FIORI App as Target. The Published app URL(/sap/bc/ui5_ui5/sap/*APP NAME*) and the Apps Component (inserted in the first screenshot and also found in the Component.js):

Creating a Static Tile, just like this:

In the end, it will look like this:


Now just create the PFCG custom role, with your new custom catalog assigned (and your user ID):

Now go to your App finder, Add the new Tile to your Launchpad:


So now you have your custom app opening in the same tab, even in FIORI 2.0.






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      Author's profile photo Jocelyn Dart
      Jocelyn Dart

      Hi Jose,

      Good blog - the reminder to use Semantic Objects is a good one.

      One point: If there is a suitable standard SAP Business Object that fits your custom app's intention you should of course use that rather than create a new one - since Related Apps lists, List of Links dialogs, and Fiori Search will automatically pick up on your custom app as a related app to the same semantic object,

      One other point... and it's great that you are implying this...

      FYI LPD_CUST is long defunct.

      We stopped using it in S/4HANA from release 1610 onwards.

      This sort of launchpad content configuration should be done in the Launchpad Designer - which from the screenshots is what you are using above?



      Author's profile photo Jose Sequeira
      Jose Sequeira
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Jocelyn,

      Exactly, using launchpad designer.

      Thanks for the feedback.





      Author's profile photo Jun Wu
      Jun Wu

      never heard ui5 app will be opened as a new tab in flp........

      Author's profile photo Jocelyn Dart
      Jocelyn Dart

      Yes you are correct Jun Wu - that's not usual now.  The default is to open inplace.

      Author's profile photo Julius Pereira
      Julius Pereira

      Hi Jose,

      I am facing an issue where a custom app from a vendor is opening in a new window. If you get a chance, can you please take a look at my question below and share your thoughts?


      Thank you.


      Author's profile photo Paulo Alfenas Santana
      Paulo Alfenas Santana

      very helpfull!


      Paulo Santana.