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Focused Build SP12: Improvements in Focused Build Apps


This month the latest Service Pack (SP12) of Focused Build for SAP Solution Manager has been released for the Customers. As always we have listened to the customers and partners requests and tried to deliver most of them as part of our current SP release of Focused Build and Focused Insights Fiori apps. You can find more information about all the improvements in different areas of the Requirements-to-deploy process in the blog detailed out here. However in this blog post, I want to highlight some of the important topics which we have delivered as part of SP12 release.

Mass Change Operations (MCA):

The below list of improvements has been done in MCA as part of ST-OST SP12

Multi Select functionality for Priority and Classification fields:

For Requirement, Work Package and Work Item process types the Priority field in the filter bar section of MCA app is now changed to multi select field. This will help the user to search the documents with multiple priorities simultaneously.


Priority Multi Select Field in Filter Bar


Refactoring of Mass Change Pop-up for Defect Correction:

The mass change pop-up for Defect Correction process type is refactored and designed in sync with mass change pop-up for Requirement. Similar to Requirement the mass change pop-up for defect correction only shows the fields which can be changed for the selected defect corrections from the table.


Mass Change Popup for Defect Correction

Placement of Go button in the filter bar:

The “Go” button along with Adapt Filters button is moved to end of filters present in the filter bar. This has been done for all document types to provide better accessibility and usability features.


Re-arrangement of Filter Bar Buttons

Harmonize date range:

In Mass Change Operations Application, the filters for fields ‘Created At’ and ‘Last Changed At’ allowed only single date values for Requirement and Defect documents.

The new development allows users to enter a date range in the above fields as filter values and find the documents on the selected data range to perform changes. The date range can be selected using the same widget by selecting the lower date value first, followed by the higher date value.


Harmonize Date Range

Generic Application:

The below list of improvements has been done in Generic App as part of ST-OST SP12

Refactor of Details tab

The details tab of generic app has been redesigned to adhere with the SAP Fiori guidelines and to comply with SAP accessibility and usability standards.


Refactored Details Tab for Display Mode



Refactored Details Tab for Edit Mode

Work Package Classification update to a lower level

In My Work Packages Application, on lowering the Work Package Classification level, the user will get a message if any of the scope items have a higher classification value. The scope item classification will be adjusted according to the new value of Work Package classification value once the changes are saved.


Classification for Work Package


Classification for Work Item


Classification Warning Message for Work Item


Updated Classification of Work Item


Custom fields in SAC API:

SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) APIs for Requirements (RequirementDelta and RequirementFull) are now enhanced with customer defined custom fields. The customers can utilize this and build dashboards out of it. The custom fields are also available now as part of the ALV report of SAC extraction report (/SALM/SAC_EXTRACTION) program.


Key Takeaways

  1. With these latest features across Generic Apps and MCA we have simplified different processes for the end users.
  2. With support of custom fields in SAC APIs for Requirements we are moving ahead with the commitment of support of custom fields in the required areas of Focused Build.

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