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Add a URL App to Your Launchpad Site
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Add a URL App to Your Launchpad Site

November 30, 2020
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June 1, 2020
Create a URL app and add it to your launchpad site.

You will learn

  • How to create a URL app and add it to your site

In this tutorial you’ll use the Content Manager to add a URL app to your launchpad site.

Step 1: Open the Content Manager

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

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

    Content manager empty new app

    The app editor opens on the PROPERTIES tab.

  2. Enter the following values:

    • Title: Innovation at SAP

    • Open App: In place

    • URL: https://sap.io

    App editor properties tab
  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: Innovation

    • Action: Display

    App editor navigation tab
  5. Click the VISUALIZATION tab.

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

  6. Enter the following values:

    • Subtitle: SAP.iO program

    • Information: Learn about SAP.iO

    • Icon: Click the browse icon, type Visits, select the displayed icon, and click OK.

    You see a preview of the tile with all the properties you entered.

    App editor visualization tab

  7. Click Save.

You have configured the URL app and in the next step you’ll go back to the Content Manager to see it in the list of content items.

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Step 3: View the app that you created

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

Go to content manager icon

In the Content Manager, you can see your app in the list.

Content manager with app

To view 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’ll be visible in the launchpad.

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. In the Content Manager, click the Everyone role.

    Click Everyone role
  2. Click Edit.

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

  4. Click + to assign the Innovation at SAP app to this role.

    Role editor assign app
  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 the launchpad. Assigning apps to groups allows users to view them in the launchpad.

  1. Open the Content Manager and click + New and select Group from the list.

    Add a new group
  2. Enter the Title SAP and in the Assignments panel on the right of the screen, click the search box to see any available apps in the list below.

  3. Click + to assign the Innovation at SAP app to this group.

    7 group editor assign app
  4. 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 the Site Directory
  2. On the JobCore tile, click the Go to site icon:

    Go to site

You’ll see that your new app is displayed in the SAP group.

Site with one group and one app

You can now launch your application by clicking the Innovation at SAP tile.

Congratulations you’ve created a launchpad site with two apps!

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