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How to Create a Tile Pointing to dynamic URL : S/4Hana

Introduction:

The goal of this documentation is to give detailed step by step instruction on how to create a static tile pointing to URL.

Prerequisites:

User id should be having Launchpad admin access “SAP_UI2_ADMIN_700” in Gateway for using Launchpad Designer for creation of Tile.

Creating Tile in Launchpad Designer:

Login to Launchpad designer by using below url or using Tcode “/UI2/FLPD_CUST” from Gateway system.

http://host name: port/sap/bc/ui5_ui5/sap/arsrvc_upb_admn/main.html?scope=CUST&sap-client=100&sap-language=EN#

1.Create Custom Catalog : You are now into Launchpad Designer Tool, used for creation of Catalogs & Tiles. Follow the below steps for Catalog Creation.

  • Click on + Sign on left bottom of below screen.
  • Fill the required details on the pop up “Create Catalog” & press save.
  • Catalog is created.
  • Now we need to create Tile inside this catalog.

2. Create Tile pointing to dynamic URL : You should be now inside catalog created in above steps.

2.1. Follow the below steps for Tile Creation which would be pointing to target mapping.

  • Click on + sign on right screen to add Tile. It would open below screen.
  • Select + of “App Launcher – Static” tile type to proceed. It should open a new page.
  • Fill the required details in given fields as per below screen and choose save.
  • Note that “Use semantic object navigation” is checked here and we need to provide Semantic Object and Action.
  • That’s it tile is created.
  • Now since we are using intent based navigation here (semantic object – action), we need to create target mapping as well as shown in 2.2.

2.2 Follow the below steps for Target mapping creation which would be pointing to URL.

  • Now since we are using intent based navigation here (semantic object – action), we need to create target mapping as well.
  • Next to Tiles tab we have a tab called “Target Mapping”, go to the tab and click on button “Create Target mapping” present in the footer section as show in below screen.
  • Fill in the fields as shown in below screen. Make sure to have same semantic object – action combination as was used while creating tile.
  • Note the field “System Alias” which is of importance here. Based on the system alias, the host:port part of the actual environment/server url would be picked. (I have picked LOCAL here as this is the system alias pointing to my gateway)
  • In URL field you provide only the Base url which is common across all environment as show below.
  • That’s it, the target mapping for url tile is created.
  • Now get the catalog assigned to user role in gateway with help of security team,.
  • The tile should be now visible under created catalog in FLP (Fiori Launchpad).

3. Access Tile in Fiori Launchpad : Access to GATEWAY in Dev. environment by opening a web browser and go to the following URL:

http://host name: port/sap/bc/ui2/flp or (/ui2/flp)

  • Once FLP is loaded, goto “App Finder” under me area.
  • Search for the created catalog.
  • The new tile created should be available under this catalog with name provided in designer.
  • Add the tile under your desired group.
  • Go to FLP content area, select group under which tile is added, and you should see the Tile.
  • Click on tile and it should launch the corresponding url pointing to current environment (Dev) host address.

Once the changes (Catalog/Role) are transported to other environments( i.e. QAS/PROD), no changes are needed in tile/target mapping if the same system alias is being used, and the url tile would work as expected (i.e. pointing to correct host).

Note: Don’t forget to create a Customizing Transport request in Dev. gateway system and assign in Launchpad Designer. Once the changes are assigned in TR we can transport the same to other environments (QAS/PROD).

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