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News Authoring in SAP Business ByDesign(BYD)

Key user can view the various Rich Site Summary (RSS) feeds from external sources added by your company, provide additional information about these feeds, and add or delete them. You can also add a new company feed with news from your particular company, including links (URLs) to internal or external sources. This news is then displayed on a user’s work center overview screen under Latest News, and in the News view in the Home work center when the user starts SAP Business ByDesign.

How to View an RSS Feed?

  1. Go to Application and User Management work center, choose the News Authoring view.

    The default view displays all the news that has been added, including news from SAP and news added by your company.

  2. To filter the news items, choose one of the options next to Show. You can view news added by SAP or news from your company.

  3. To open an existing news feed, click the title.

    The RSS Feed Overview opens. There you can see all the items currently available for that particular feed.

  4. To open a particular item in the RSS feed, click its title.

    The news item opens in a new screen.

How to Add a Feed with Company News?

  1. Go to the Application and User Management work center and choose the News Authoring view.

  2. Click New.

    The New Company Feed quick activity opens.

  3. Click the Feed radio button (normally this is selected by default).

  4. In the Title field, enter the title of your feed. If you wish, you can also add general information about the feed in the Summary field.

  5. Under Work Center Assignments, assign the work center(s) in which you want your news displayed. After each selection, click the right arrow to add it to the Assigned Work Centers list.

  6. To add news items to your feed, open Items and click Add Row. You can enter the title of your news item in the row below the Title header.

    If you want to remove one of the items in the list, click Remove.

  7. Under Details, you can enter the content of your news item in the Content field. If you want to provide a URL to external or internal Web sources, add it to the URL field.

  8. Once you added the News Items, click Save. If you want to add another news item, and Save and Close.

How to Add a Web Feed?

  1. In the Application and User Management work center, choose the News Authoring view.

  2. Click New.

    The New Company Feed quick activity opens.

  3. Select the radio button next to Web Feed and enter the URL of the Web feed you wish to add in the URL field.

  4. Click Verify URL to make sure that the URL is correct.

  5. Under Work Center Assignments, assign work center(s) in which you want your news displayed. After each selection, click the right arrow to add it to the Assigned Work Centers list.

  6. In Items, you can view the items that are included in the RSS feed. You cannot change or edit these news items.

  7. When you are finished, click Save and Close.

Note:

  • Web Feed url will point to .rss like this example in wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS#Example.

  • Web Feed URL should point to .rss or .xml format.

  • Example URL will be: https://news.google.com.au/news/rss.
  • Role of work centers in News Authoring is “Where you want to view/display this news”. Ex: If you add Application and User Management added news will be displayed in the Overview of the Application and User Management work center as shown below:
  • If the News tile is not added you can add it from Adapt/Personalize it from the Adaptation or Personalization as shown below:

Useful Links:

Help Portal link: News Authoring Quick Guide

Regards,

Ankit K

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