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SAP Fiori Standard App configuration in Launchpad: Manage Purchase Orders (Version 2)

Hello All

Please go through my blog on Manage Purchase Orders (Version 2) standard fiori elements application configuration in SAP Fiori Launchpad.

Link to Fiori Apps Library: Manage Purchase Orders (Version 2)‘F0842A’)/S22OP

This demo is mainly for the beginners who are curious to learn SAP Fiori Launchpad Configurations.

Check for the installations under implementation information tab in SAP Fiori Apps Library.

As we all know, we can see for the above installed front end and backend components in gateway system.

Activate the below nodes in SICF and OData Service in n/iwfnd/maint_service

Now open Launchpad Designer using tcode: /n/UI2/FLPD_CUST from gateway system. This opens the browser.

Create a custom catalog.

Open the Technical Catalog: SAP_TC_PRC_COMMON from Fiori Apps Library in Launchpad Designer and create a reference wrt tiles and target mappings to the above custom catalog.

Verify the added tiles and target mappings in the custom catalog:

Create a custom group and select the required tile:

Make sure to capture the Catalog & Group in Customizing TR

You need to have the front and backend roles assigned with the custom catalog and group to your user ID by Security team.


SAP Fiori Launchpad Output:


Thank you!!

BR// Dhanasupriya Sidagam

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      Author's profile photo Jocelyn Dart
      Jocelyn Dart

      Hi Dhanasupriya 

      Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experiences.... I'm glad you got it working!

      One query...

      I'm really curious why you are using such a high effort approach to activate the app and put it on the launchpad? And why you are still using the deprecated Launchpad Designer tooling instead of the current best practice tools?

      We have the best practices documented with (we hope) easy-to-follow videos in the openSAP microlearning site as documented in
      SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA – Creating your custom business roles – the end-to-end process and video playlist

      Is there something we have missed or that is not clear in the videos?

      Or were you simply not aware of these?

      Is there something else we could provide to make it easier for you to know which is the correct best practice? 

      We do our best to be clear on what is current best practice in the official SAP Fiori launchpad guide as well ... for example in the Best Practices and Typical Scenarios for Setting Up Launchpad Content

      As a summary, the best practice recommended tooling for this is:

      1. Use the Launchpad Content Manager to:
        1. Create a custom business catalog
        2. Add the Tile/TM Reference to the app from the original SAP technical catalog to your custom business catalog
        3. Assign the custom business catalog to your custom role.
        4. Use the Check Services option on the role to see if you need to activate any additional services - and if there were to use the task list SAP_FIORI_FCM_CONTENT_ACTIVATION to activate the custom role
      2. Use the app Manage Launchpad Pages to assign it to a page of your role.

      Given you are aiming this blog at beginners, I can see you wanted to show people the best way to do these steps, and I'm so sorry if whoever taught you didn't do that.



      Author's profile photo Dhanasupriya Sidagam
      Dhanasupriya Sidagam
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Jocelyn

      I am aware of the approaches you mentioned. I am not having access to them at the moment. So, want to showcase this as one of the paths. Thank you for sharing your inputs.

      BR// Dhanasupriya Sidagam

      Author's profile photo Jocelyn Dart
      Jocelyn Dart

      Hi Dhanasupriya

      I'm relieved you are at least aware of the correct tooling! It sounds like you need to do some advocacy with  your management.

      So my feedback on this would be:

      a) On project, you should always insist on the correct tools.  You would not try to build a house with just a screwdriver and a hammer. You would not try to communicate in today's world with only a fax machine when you know what smartphone can do.  You should be prepared to communicate the savings in effort and the reduction in risk to your sponsors and stakeholders.

      b) When you are teaching beginners, it's really important to teach them the best possible way - that maximizes their efficiency and makes them look good.

      c) If you want to include a worst case scenario fallback approach then that really should be in a disclaimer at the start of the blog post, along with some information about in which situations this might be needed. That way there is no confusion for your readers.

      For your consideration