SAP Fiori Launchpad Content

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Dear SAPLearners, in this blog post we will learn about SAP Fiori Launchpad Content.

SAP Fiori Launchpad Content

The Fiori launchpad home page content consists of tiles, groups, and catalogs. The content we see on the launchpad home page is called Fiori Launchpad Content.

To make a Fiori app available to users in launchpad, several steps have to be configured.

Below is the overview of the main components involved in the Fiori app configuration steps

  • User
  • Role
  • Group
  • Catalog
  • Tile
  • Target Mapping
  • Fiori/UI5 Application

User

Fiori Launchpad users are usually business end-users, functional consultants, or fiori consultants.

Role

The role is assigned to the User. The role is created using transaction PFCG and the fiori administrator assigns catalogs and groups to a role. It is used to control the fiori launchpad content.

Group

Group consists of tiles and links. Fiori administrators assign tiles to a group and the group is assigned to the role. Users can personalize the launchpad home page by adding or removing groups.

Catalog

A catalog is a collection of app launcher tiles that are target mappings. The catalog is assigned to a Role. Users have access to all the apps that are contained in the catalog via specific roles assigned to them.

Tile

Tile is a visual representation of an app on the launchpad home page. When a user clicks on a tile, an intent(Semantic Object + Action) is triggered, configured app is opened.

Target Mapping

Target Mapping is a mapping between intent(Semantic Object + Action) and the application itself. Target Mappings are created in Catalog. It is very important for the navigation of an app on fiori home page.

The below diagram shows the relationship among the different components explained above.

FioriLaunchpadContent 1

Now that you know about fiori launchpad content. Now let’s look at different tools used for setting up launchpad content.

2 Tools for Setting Up Launchpad Content

There are two main tools that are used to configure and set up fiori launchpad content.

1. SAP Fiori Launchpad Designer

SAP Fiori Launchpad Designer is used to manage catalogs, groups, and tiles. The launchpad designer can be launched with the following URLs, replace server and port

https://<server>:<port>/sap/bc/ui5_ui5/sap/arsrvc_upb_admn/main.html ?sap-client=&scope = <CONF/CUST>

You can launch Fiori Launchpad Designer in two scopes CONF and CUST

  1. Client In-dependent: use the configuration scope (CONF) with client 000
    • https://<server>:<port>/sap/bc/ui5_ui5/sap/arsrvc_upb_admn/main.html ?sap-client=000&scope=CONF
  2. Client Dependent: use the customizing scope (CUST) with the client in which the content should be available.
    • https://<server>:<port>/sap/bc/ui5_ui5/sap/arsrvc_upb_admn/main.html ?sap-client=<client>&scope=CONF
Fiori Launchpad Designer
Fiori Launchpad Designer

2. SAP Fiori Launchpad Content Manager (New)

SAP Fiori Launchpad Content Manager is a new tool to adjust the launchpad content and business roles. As a complement to the SAP Fiori Launchpad Designer, the SAP Fiori Launchpad Content Manager simplifies the creation and adaptation of business catalogs.

This tool is available for below S/4 HANA versions

  • S/4HANA 1809 (with SAP_UI 7.53 SP04 and SAPUI5 1.60) and
  • S/4HANA 1709 (with SAP_UI 7.52 SP07 and SAPUI5 1.52)

The Launchpad Content Manager(LCM) improves the creation and maintenance of catalogs. It offers the following features:

  • Explore Launchpad Content
  • Create and Configure Catalogs
  • Display Role Assignments for Catalogs
  • Display the Service Activation Status for Apps
  • Display Issues with Launchpad Content
SAP Fiori Launchpad Content Manager

The tool allows making the changes in different scopes similar to Fiori Launchpad Designer.

  • To make system-wide changes in the configuration scope, use the transaction /UI2/FLPCM_CONF
  • To make client-specific changes in the customization scope use the transaction /UI2/FLPCM_CUST

Conclusion

Congrats!! you have successfully learned about SAP Fiori Launchpad Content and the tools to set up the launchpad content.

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