Note: On this page you will only find the presentation slides of the unit, without any additional context or explanations. Therefore we strongly recommend to watch the corresponding video (openSAP log-in required) in which Thomas Bieser, the course instructor, explains the slides in detail. This will greatly enhance your understanding of this units content.

Presentation Slides

Slide 1: Title

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Slide 2: Week Overview

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Slide 3: Unit Overview

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Slide 4: Business Problem for this week

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Slide 5: Solution: Identify IT equipment with low satisfaction rating

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Slide 6: Extension for this week: UX Extension

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Slide 7: Extension Pattern: Point-to-point connectivity via OData

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Slide 8: Path towards the Collaborative Extension

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Slide 9: Involved Roles

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Slide 10: What you’ve learned in this unit

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System Preparation Steps

Step 1: VM with SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP is up and running

As we want to make sure that your back-end system is in a defined, up and running state do the following VM Stop/Start cycle:

  1. Stop SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP and Close VM as described in Week 1, Unit 6, Step 6.4.
  2. Start latest VM Snapshot ABAP with License Snapshot and then SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP as described in Week 1, Unit 6, Step 6.5.

Result: Your SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.50 SP02 system is now up and running with its processes in the openSUSE Linux VM.

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Step 2: Logon to SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP

Verify with the following steps that you can log on to the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP (running in the VirtualBox VM) using the SAP Logon application in your host operating system (OS), i.e. your main Windows / Mac OS installation.

  1. Open SAP Logon / SAP GUI application
    • Windows: Find and launch SAP Logon in Windows start menu, or by open the \<path-to-Program-Files>/SAP/FrontEnd/SAPgui/saplogon.exe file.
    • Mac OS: Find and launch SAP GUI in your app launcher or locate the app in the file path \<path-to-Applications>/SAP Clients/SAPGUI/SAPGUI.app.

  2. Double-click the Local NetWeaver entry to open the logon screen and use the following credentials:
    • Client: 001
    • User: Developer
    • Password: Appl1ance
    • Language: EN

Result: The SAP Easy Access default page of the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP system is now open. Your logged in user Developer has access to several transactions and web applications like the SAP Fiori launchpad (FLP) as you will see later.

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Step 3: Open SAP Fiori Launchpad

You have verified in above Step 2 that you can access the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP and opened the SAP Easy Access page. Now you will verify that the logon page of the sample SAP Fiori Launchpad (FLP) can be opened. This ensures that Fiori applications of the Back-End system can be accessed via Web browser.

  1. In the opened SAP Easy Access page:
  2. Select Favorites > Launchpad and open context menu (using a right-click).
  3. Click Change Favorites entry.

  4. Select and copy the entire Web Address URL to your clipboard. The URL is http://vhcalnplci.dummy.nodomain:8000/sap/bc/ui5_ui5/ui2/ushell/shells/abap/FioriLaunchpad.html
  5. Close the Change Web address or path window.

  6. Open a new Google Chrome browser tab.
  7. Paste the before copied FLP URL into the address bar.
  8. Replace the beginning part of the URL http://vhcalnplci.dummy.nodomain:8000 with https://localhost:44300.
  9. Press Return.

    Result: In Google Chrome you get informed that your connection is not secure, due to issues with the SSL certificate. (The certificate is issued to a different hostname than localhost.)

  10. On the Your connection is not private page, click on the Advanced button to enable the proceed link.
  11. Click the link Proceed to localhost (unsafe) to access the before entered localhost Fiori launchpad URL.

Result: You successfully opened the SAP Fiori launchpad login screen in your web browser from your host OS. This launchpad is hosted on your SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.50 system. This confirms that the system is successfully up and running on the guest OS (Linux VM).

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Step 4: Create S/4HANA FLP Bookmark

  1. In Google Chrome create a new bookmark with name S/4HANA FLP for the opened SAP Fiori Launchpad page.

    Result: You have created a new bookmark S/4HANA FLP on the bookmark bar of your browser. Click on it to quickly access the SAP Fiori Launchpad (FLP) of the SAP S/4HANA backend system.

  2. Close the Web browser window. Later in this week when you need to open the FLP you will just make use of the new S/4HANA FLP bookmark.

Result: As you have executed all above steps you have now an up and running SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP in the guest OS (Linux VM) which to which you are connected to via the opened SAP Logon / SAP GUI from your host OS (Windows / Mac OS).

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