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Customer course UX100 (SAP Fiori – Foundation) available for SAP S/4HANA 2020

Now that I finished the course development of the UX100 (again), I thought it is time to summarize all the new and updated topics in a central place. So welcome to my second blog post about the customer training UX100 (SAP Fiori – Foundation).

Introduction

Starting in 2016, this is now the fifth incarnation of the introduction to SAP Fiori for on-premise. In my last blog post about the UX100, I wrote about the introduction of an appendix to give topics a home, which do not fit any more in the 5 days of a work week. In the new release, even more topics moved to the appendix providing room for the new features of SAP Fiori.

The units in the current version are the following:

  1. End-User Perspective
  2. Technology
  3. Architecture
  4. Configuration
  5. Content Administration
  6. Adaptation
  7. Mobility
  8. Integration
  9. Further Information
  10. Appendix

The standard setup of the UX100 does not teach the appendix. But if customers are interested, they can order a customer specific version of the course including these topics.

System Landscape

Let’s start with the system release: SAP S/4HANA 2020 FPS02. Our system landscape – we call it universal target – is used in nearly all our technology courses and offers full access for the participants from the SAP Fiori launchpad (FLP) in the browser down to SAP HANA on the SUSE Linux Enterprise server. Everything is set up following the newest guidelines of SAP so that it can really act as a template for customers.

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UX100 System Landscape (Screenshot from System Setup Guide)

I am a fan of our universal target, not only because I participate in building it. It is so robust and flexible in its usage possibilities, a complete contrast to the many specialized training environments meant just for one purpose – which is also fine. It is the result of the full-blown knowledge of all technology trainers in SAP Learning Services.

SAP Mobile Start

SAP Mobile Start is the latest addition to the UX100. It is a mobile application for Apple iOS (Google Android planned for Q1/2022) integrated with SAP S/4HANA and further SAP solutions, leveraging the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP).

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SAP Mobile Start (Screenshot from the UX100)

SAP Mobile Start integrates with mobile operating system features like notifications, spotlight search, and widgets running on smartphones, watches, and tablets. There is no exercise available for SAP Mobile Start, but a complete lesson and exercise about the Launchpad service providing the web sites for SAP Mobile Start.

For more information about SAP Mobile Start, please visit the SAP Mobile Start Community or read the blog post of Murali Shanmugham:
SAP Mobile Start – the new native entry point to access applications & contents

Enterprise Search

The Display Search Models app is available since SAP S/4HANA 1909. There everything concerning a CDS-based ES-connector (Enterprise Search) can be viewed such as fields, filters, relations, or even the source code of the ABAP CDS View.

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Manage Search Models (Screenshot from the UX100)

In SAP S/4HANA 2020 the app was renamed to Manage Search Models. It is now also possible to de-/activate search connectors in the app, which was before only possible in the Connector Administration Cockpit (Transaction ESH_COCKPIT). This is just a small example for changes in the UX100 on every level to keep the material up to date.

Spaces and Pages

Introduced in SAP S/4HANA 2020, the spaces concept can be used as alternative to groups in the home page. A space is visualized as a ribbon or tab at the top of the FLP and defines a frame for one or more pages. A page consists of sections showing tiles in the same way as groups have done before.

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Best Practices for Spaces and Pages (Screenshot from the UX100)

Providing spaces and pages to users should support them in easily finding and accessing their most important content. So it is important to limit the number of tiles to a meaningful level. These are the best practices for managing spaces and pages.

For more information about spaces and page, please read the blog post of Sylvia Strack:
Recommendation for Structuring Roles, Spaces and Pages in the SAP Fiori Launchpad Based on Common User Behaviors

Catalog Types

In SAP S/4HANA 2020, the SAP Fiori launchpad application manager (Transaction /UI2/FLPAM) was introduced to create, change, and maintain the new catalog types “standard” and “replicable”. Until then, business and technical catalogs were just semantic interpretations of SAP Fiori catalogs. These are now called none-typed catalogs. With SAP_UI 7.55 SP01, most technical catalogs are standard catalogs. They are always cross-client and define app descriptors instead of separated tiles and target mappings.

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Maintain Application and Catalog Types (Screenshot from the UX100)

In parallel to catalog types, application types were introduced. Catalog and application types are defined via the implementation guide. Transaction /UI2/CUST can be used to access the UI parts of the implementation guide directly. For an embedded deployment, it is recommended not to define any application type. This allows the use of all application types in technical catalogs.

For more information about the FLPAM and catalog types, please read the blog post of Annette Braun:
SAP Fiori Launchpad App Manager Tool Available for SAP S/4HANA 2020

Support Tools

Two new support tools found their way in the UX100. The SAP Fiori Launchpad Content Aggregator (Transaction /UI2/FLPCA) shows all content assigned to business roles. This is very useful for getting an overview about everything a user gets in the FLP when assigning roles.

For more information about the FLPCA, please read the blog post of Jocelyn Dart:
SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA – 3 simple use cases for Launchpad Content Aggregator

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App Support – Activation (Screenshot from the UX100)

The SAPUI5 plugin App Support can be activated for troubleshooting apps inside the FLP. By assigning the target mapping or by activating the plugin in transaction /UI2/FLP_CUS_CONF, the “App Support” button appears in the user actions menu when launching apps in the FLP. Beside the app information on the first screen, App Support offers plenty of jump offs to additional tools for identifying problem sources.

For more information about App Support, please read the blog post of Tobias Moessle:
App Support for the SAP Fiori Launchpad

Summary

If you have read so far, it seems that you are really thinking about attending the course. Don’t hesitate and check out the physical and virtual events we offer:

https://training.sap.com/course/UX100

For any other questions around the offerings of SAP Learning Services, please jump to our community page and get in contact with us:

https://community.sap.com/topics/training-certification

I hope even if you won’t attend the UX100 in any kind, you found some useful information or references around SAP Fiori in this blog post.

Happy learning

Stefan