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S/4HANA 1909: Launching SAP GTS with embedded Fiori Launchpad

In this blog, we are going to cover a scenario that businesses using multiple SAP systems will benefit from. I will show you how to configure Fiori Tiles that launch external SAP systems. In this example, we are launching SAP GTS Transactions codes from the Fiori Launchpad in an SAP S/4HANA 1909 environment.

The goal of this configuration is to simplify the business user’s navigation from system to system. With these series of configurations, we can keep the end-user in one screen launching multiple systems or T-codes from a single source.

Prerequisites:

  • System Alias for the target system
  • Active RFC
  • Business Roles in S/4HANA 1909 that allow you access to the following T-codes
    • /n/UI2/SEMOBJ
    • /N/UI2/FLPD_CONF
  • Business Roles in SAP GTS that allow you access to the target T-codes and SE93

Configuring Fiori Tiles

Step 1. Review GUI for HTML settings

For us to get started. We need to first make sure the target T-code is GUI for HTML enabled. What this does is tell us that the target transaction can launch a representation of the T-code in a browser.

  1. Open GTS system.
  2. Go to T-code SE93.
  3. Enter T-code that we are creating a Fiori Tile.
  4. Click “Display”.
  5. Review GUI Support setup.
    1. SAP GUI for HTML must be checked.
  6. Exit the GTS system.

Step 2. Create Custom Catalog using the Fiori Launchpad Designer

Next, we create the Catalog so that the Fiori Tile can be assigned to it.

  1. Click the “Create Catalog” button (plus symbol).
    1. Define Title – ZZ1_TEST_TILE_CREATE
    2. Define Title ID – ZZ1_TEST_TILE_CREATE
  2. Click “Save”.

Step 3. Configure Tile using the Fiori Launchpad Designer

In the next steps, we will configure the Fiori Tile.

 

  1. Go to the Tiles tab.
  2. Click “Create Tile”
  3. Select “App Launcher – Static”.
  4. Define Navigation
    1. Title – Name of Fiori tile
    2. Subtitle – GTS
    3. Keywords – GTS
    4. Icon – to see icons, click the dropdown box, and select the desired icon.
    5. Information – GTS Transaction Code
    6. Use semantic object navigation – Displayed
    7. Semantic Object – Business Network
      1. You can use an existing Semantic Object or create a new one. It will be important to remember which Semantic Object you use. We will use it to configure target mapping later on in the blog.
      2. To create a Semantic Object, follow these steps.
        1. Go to transaction code /n/UI2/SEMOBJ
        2. Define
          1. Semantic Object
          2. Semantic Object Name
          3. Semantic Object Description
        3. Click ‘Save”.
        4. You have created a Semantic Object.
    8. Action – Displayed
    9. Parameters – sap-ui-tech-hint=GUI
    10. Click “Save”.

You have created the Fiori Tile. Now we must define the Target Mapping so when the tile is clicked in the Fiori launchpad. It will take the end-user to the correct T-code.

Step 4. Configure Target Mapping using the Fiori Launchpad Designer

In these steps, it is important to configure the Fiori Tiles target mapping. To make this configuration, follow the below steps.

  1. Go to the Target Mapping tab.
  2. Click “Create Target Mapping”
  3. Define Target Mapping
    1. Semantic Object – BusinessNetwork
    2. Action – Display
    3. Application Type – Transaction
    4. Title – TEST
    5. Transaction – /SAPSLL/BL_DOCS_EXP
    6. System Alias – GTSALIAS
    7. Click “Save”

You have successfully configured Target Mapping. The next step is to assign the tile to a Group.

Step 5. Assign Tile to Group using the Fiori Launchpad Designer

In this step, you can decide if you want to create a new group or use an existing group. In this example, we will create a new group and assign the tile to this group.

  1. Create New Group
  2. Go to the Group tab in the top left.
  3. Click the “Create Group” button (plus symbol).
  4. Create a Group
    1. Define Title
    2. Define ID
    3. Click ‘Save’.
  5. Assign Tile to Group.
  6. Click “Add Tile”.
  7. Identify Tile by its Catalog – locate the catalog via the dropdown selection.
  8. Locate Tile and click

 

Step 6. Launch T-code from Fiori Launchpad

Now that you have created your Fiori Tile. It is time to test the configuration by launching the T-code from the Fiori Launchpad.

There are several ways to accomplish this. In this example, I will go to the App Finder, assign it, and then launch it from my dashboard.

 

** End users will be prompted to sign into GTS for the very first Tcode call from the Fiori Launchpad. This is standard behavior. **

Results after signing in to GTS system. You will then be forwarded to the GTS T-code in Fiori Launchpad.

You have successfully launched SAP GTS T-code from the Fiori Launchpad in an SAP S/4HANA 1909 environment.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and I hope you find it useful. Please like, share, and comment!

 

Until next time!

 

Supporting Links

http://www.saplearners.com/s4hana-enable-sap-easy-access-menu-fiori-launchpad/

http://www.saplearners.com/how-to-configure-sap-tcode-as-custom-tile-in-fiori-launchpad/

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