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Add a Shell Plugin to Your Supplier Portal
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Add a Shell Plugin to Your Supplier Portal

10/20/2018

Extend the portal site through UX integration hooks using a SAP Fiori Shell Plugin.

You will learn

  • How to add Shell Plugins to your SAP Cloud Platform Portal sites
  • How to extend the SAP Cloud Platform Portal User Interface with plugins

Shell plugins are SAPUI5 component apps that are initiated when the Portal site is loaded. They enable portal developers and admins to extend the Portal UI through predefined UI hooks (Shell header, footer etc.). In addition, plugins are also used for running background tasks, for example, registering to a Web Analytics provider.


Step 1: Add Shell Plugin to your site
  1. Open the Supplier Portal for edit in the Site Designer.

  2. Click on the Content Management icon from the left side bar and select Apps

    Content management

    The Manage App Configuration editor is opened.

  3. Click on the + icon at the bottom menu to create a new app configuration.

    New app configuration
  4. In the New App Properties tab under General click on the App Resource selection input to select an app.

  5. In the Select App Resource dialog search for the videodialogplugin, select it, and click OK.

    Select application resource

    Notice that the properties in the New App configuration have been populated.

  6. Under App Resource Details change the App Type value to Shell Plugin

    Change Type to shell plugin
  7. In the New App top filter tabs select Catalogs to assign the Shell Plugin to specific user roles.

  8. Click on the + Icon and add the Everyone catalog.

  9. Click Save.

    Assign Everyone Catalog
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Step 2: Publish and preview your changes
  1. In the Site Designer top level menu, click on the Publish icon to publish the latest changes to the end users.

  2. In the dialog box click on Publish and Open

    The Supplier Portal runtime is opened in a new browser tab.

  3. Notice the new Video icon at the top-right of the site header.

  4. Click on the Video icon to launch the video popup.

    Updated Site Runtime
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