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Add an SAPUI5 App to Your Launchpad Site

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Add an SAPUI5 App to Your Launchpad Site

Add an SAPUI5 App to Your Launchpad Site

February 24, 2021
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June 1, 2020
Add an existing SAPUI5 app to a launchpad site.

You will learn

  • How to add an existing SAPUI5 app to your launchpad site
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  • You’ve already created the JobCore site.

In this tutorial, you’ll use the Content Manager to add an SAPUI5 to your launchpad site.

Step 1: Open Content Manager

Click the Content Manager icon in the side panel to open the Content Manager.

The Content Manager has two tabs: My Content where you can manually configure content items and view any other available content items, and the Content Explorer where you can explore exposed content from available content providers, select the content, and add it to your own content.

Open Content Manager

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Step 2: Create and configure new app
  1. Click + New and select App from the list.

    Add an app

    The app editor opens with the PROPERTIES tab in focus.

  2. Enter the following values:

    • Title: New Orders

    • Open App: In place

    • URL:

    Enter app properties

    When working in your own environment, it is better to integrate SAPUI5 apps by configuring a destination to the relevant system and setting the app properties to use this destination. In this case in the App UI Technology dropdown list, you would select SAPUI5. This configuration allows you to better manage your content in the Dev-QA-Prod lifecycle.

  3. Click the NAVIGATION tab to specify the intent of your app.

    The unique combination of a semantic object and an action is called an intent. It is used to define navigation to an application.

  4. Enter the following values:

    • Semantic Object: Order

    • Action: Display

    Add navigation properties
  5. Click the VISUALIZATION tab.

    In this tab, you specify how the app will be displayed in the launchpad site.

  6. Enter the following values:

    • Subtitle: Shopping Cart

    • Information: Order Now!

    • Icon: Click the browse icon, type my-sales-order, click on the displayed icon, and click OK.

    On the right, you can see a preview of the tile with all the properties you entered.
    Click Save.

    Add visualization properties
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Step 3: View the app that you created

Click the Content Manager icon in the left side panel to navigate back to the Content Manager.

Go back to Content Manager

You can see your app in the list:

View app in content manager list

For end users to access the app in runtime, you must assign the app to a role. You also need to assign the app to a group so that it’s visible in the site.

This is described in the following steps.

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Step 4: Assign the app to the Everyone role

Content assigned to the Everyone role is visible to all users.

  1. Select the Everyone role.

    Select everyone role
  2. Click Edit.

    Click Edit
  3. Click the search box in the Assignments panel on the right. Any available apps are shown in the list below.

    If you have many apps, you can type some letters of your app name in the search bar, (for example, Or) to search for the app.

  4. In the Results list, click the + icon next to the New Orders app to assign this role to your app.

    Assign role to app

    You’ll see that the icon changes.

  5. Click Save.

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Step 5: Create a group and assign the app to it

A group is a set of one or more apps displayed together in a launchpad site.
Assigning apps to groups, makes them visible to the user.

  1. Click the Content Manager icon to navigate back to the Content Manager.

  2. Click + New and select Group to create a group.

    Add a new group
  3. Enter Purchasing as the Title and in the Assignments panel, click inside the search box on the right of the screen, to show all available apps. You should see New Orders.

  4. In the Results list, click + to assign the New Orders app to your group.

    Configure group properties
  5. Click Save.

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Step 6: Review the site
  1. Click the Site Directory icon in the left panel to open the Site Directory.

    Open Site Directory
  2. On the JobCore tile, click the Go to site icon.

    Go to site
  3. This is what you’ll see:

    View site

    Your New Orders app is displayed in the Purchasing group.

  4. Click the New Orders tile to launch the app. You can click on the different items in the opened app on the left to view their details.

You’ve successfully added an app to your launchpad site. In the next tutorial, you’ll add another app.

What is the name of the tool where you can use various editors to configure apps, roles, groups, and catalogs?

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