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Author's profile photo Warren Hewitt

SAP Geographical Enablement Framework (SAP GEF) – Technical Setup on SAP S/4HANA


In this blog post I describe the steps I followed to prepare an SAP S/4HANA 1909 system for SAP Geographical Enablement Framework (SAP GEF) functional configuration. This blog post only addresses the technical pre-requisites to be able to handover to an EAM consultant for GEF configuration.



Geographical Enablement Framework 1909 FPS02 (May 2020)

Creating a Connection Between Enterprise Search and SAP HANA

Reference Note (requires a access to SAP ONE Support Launchpad):

2878649 – HANA Update to 1909 Fix for Data Type Date Fields Update


Software Installation

ABAP Layer


Component Release Current SP Target SP Password Add-On Installation



HCO_GEF_DATA 100 Deployment Unit


SAP Notes

Install the following notes using transaction SNOTE ensuring manual actions are also performed where necessary:

2835403 GEF Explorer Get Metadata Fields Without Domains CA-EPT-GEF
2922384 GEF Explorer – UI Update fixes when moving map CA-EPT-GEF
2940000 GEF REST Services and API Corrections CA-EPT-GEF
2959177 GEF Fix Outstanding REST Issues CA-EPT-GEF
2962542 GEF UI Fixes and Italian language support CA-EPT-GEF
2983640 GEF Fix Search by Date Issue CA-EPT-GEF


SAP HANA User Provisioning


Roles: AND


Help Page:

Service Roles and Authorizations in SAP HANA Platform



Role: This user must be assigned the object authorizations sys.trexviadbsl and sys.trexviadbslwithparameter. The database user also needs authorization to execute the following SQL commands on the SAP database schema (SAPSID): SELECT, INDEX, ALTER


NOTE: Set passwords to never expire, once created can you please email me with the passwords


Create DBCO Entries

GEF Connector

DB Connection: <SID>_GEF


User Name: GEF_USER

DB Password: xxxxxxxxxx

Conn Info.: <FQHN of the DB Server>:<HANA Port> (eg

Permanent: Checked


ESH Connector

DB Connection: <SID>_ESH


User Name: ESH_USER

DB Password: xxxxxxxxxx

Conn Info.: <FQHN of the DB Server>:<HANA Port> (eg

Permanent: Checked





IMG Configuration

Fix for 1909 Upgrade Defect


Reference Note (requires a access to SAP ONE Support Launchpad):

2878649 – HANA Update to 1909 Fix for Data Type Date Fields Update



  1. Run transaction GEF_CRT_TAB
  2. Use the default values or change to match the custom values used in a prior execution of the report (when creating tables/view for local SRID deployment)
  3. Set a new value for the View Suffix if view already exists
  4. Set the Create View Only parameter value to “X” and execute. A new view will have been created in the SAP_GEF schema
  5. Run transaction GEF_FRW_CONFIG and select the “System Settings” Node
  6. Replace the GDB View Name entry with the name entered in the View Suffix of step 3
  7. Save configuration changes


GEF Configuration Check

Before handing over to the functional team it’s worth checking the following. Success means that the ‘Supports History’ flag is checked in the below screen





GIS Providers





SICF Activations


NOTE: This needs to be done manually as the build migrates through the landscape:


ESRI & Rest Services



GEF UI Services



Enterprise Search Setup





Functional Location



Locator Search



Ensure the following entries are inside this view:



Upon completion of all the technical setup activities above you will be able to handover to the EAM functional consultants to complete GEF configuration. There is also some work for the UX team to setup a Fiori tile which will include odata activation, group assignment and security role assignments.

Please don’t hesitate to share feedback or thoughts in a comment or ask questions.



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      Author's profile photo aurelien albert
      aurelien albert

      Hi Warren,


      We did the technical setup. Now we're busy configuring the scenario for Functional Location in GEF_FRW_CONFIG.

      In the Geo Objects definition, we use CL_EAMS_GEF_SRV_FL as class & EAMS_S_GEF_SRV_FL as structure. Is that correct ?

      Would you have another example than BP (set up by default in our system) or more info than the ? It's not always obvious for us what's the use of the steps in the config..





      Author's profile photo Giuseppe Miceli
      Giuseppe Miceli

      Hi Warren,


      very useful blog.

      Only thing is missed is about business function activation, please refer to SAP documentation:

      I run on S/4 HANA 2020 and had to activate business function and related BC sets


      Kind regards,


      Author's profile photo Heeren Patel
      Heeren Patel

      Thanks Warren- Very informative. I am having couple of issues with GEF, if you help with those.

      1. Issue with GEF explorer app where search for Geometric location is not working.
      2. GEF editor, can't upload shape file, added the config for additional map service.
      3. From technical object - Go To map data, doesn't bring up map. I think it should open editor app.
      Author's profile photo Silvia Recanatesi
      Silvia Recanatesi

      Dear Warren,

      thank you for your advices.

      May I ask you a clarification for a S/4 HANA 2021: is component UIGEF001 still need as could be understood by SAP oss note 2383937, or is no more needed as written in SAP oss note 3149622.


      Thank for any help you can provide.


      Best regards,