Intro

Most of the SAP Fiori launchpad services can be accessed via the Me Area:

  • Sign out
  • App Finder
  • Settings
  • App Settings
  • Edit Home Page
  • Contact Support
  • Give Feedback option
  • About dialog for launchpad
  • About dialog for apps

Save as Tile is an option you can access from most applications.

Launchpad services in Me Area
Launchpad services in Me Area

Overview of Services

Sign Out

To sign out, the user selects the Sign Out entry in the Me Area, just below the user name. This opens the sign out confirmation dialog.

Me Area - Sign Out
Me Area - Sign Out
Sign Out confirmation dialog
Sign Out confirmation dialog

App Finder

The app finder is an “app store”-like interface that will list all the apps that a user might potentially use. Apps in the app finder will be sorted in the following way:

  1. Front-end server catalog: All apps that an administrator has added to the catalog in the front-end server. These are the apps that would typically appear in the user’s catalog of the SAP Fiori launchpad.
  2. User menu (SAP Logon): All apps that have been assigned to a user in a specific system. These are the apps that a user would find in the user menu in SAP Logon when logged on to a specific system.
  3. SAP menu (SAP Logon): All apps in a system, no matter if they were assigned to the user, or if the user has access to them. These are the apps that a user would find in the SAP menu in SAP Logon when logged in to a specific system.
Me Area - app finder
Me Area - app finder
Me Area - app finder - application
Me Area - app finder - application

Settings

The Settings dialog contains the following attributes:

  • User account
  • Appearance
  • Language and region
  • User profiling (if implemented)
  • Default values
  • Home Page
Me Area - Settings
Me Area - Settings
Settings dialog
Settings dialog

User Profiling in Settings Dialog

User profiling is an optional entry in the settings dialog. The user can turn User Profiling on or off using the switch.

If this feature is turned on, some of the users’ activities will be recorded. This data will be used to provide individual, personalized results for future searches.

User Profiling dialog
User Profiling dialog

Home Page in Settings Dialog

In the Home Page settings dialog, the user can decide how content is shown in the launchpad. The default setting is that all tiles and links, which are usually gathered in groups, are shown on a single page, with an anchor bar at the top.

If the user has chosen to show only one group at a time, the single groups can be accessed via the tab bar.

For more information on the anchor and tab bar, see SAP Fiori launchpad home page.

Home Page dialog
Home Page dialog

Edit Home Page

Edit Home Page offers additional functionality to control the visibility and placement of apps and groups on the home page: Tiles can be added, re-arranged, or removed from the launchpad. Groups can be created, re-arranged, deleted, or temporarily hidden.

To add new applications to the home page, the user can access the app finder directly in edit mode.

Me Area - Edit Home Page
Me Area - Edit Home Page
Launchpad - Edit mode
Launchpad - Edit mode

App Settings

You can set app-specific settings for each of the apps in the launchpad. If you implement the API for the settings service, an App Settings entry appears in the options menu.

You’ll need to design the settings dialog for your app yourself. Make sure that you only have one App Settings entry in the Me Area to give the user access to all app settings, and avoid having multiple entries per app.

 

Me Area - App Settings
Me Area - App Settings

Contact Support

The Contact Support dialog offers a description field for entering a problem. Users can also display the technical data that should be sent to the support team. The Send button will be activated if there is an entry in the description field. Note that this feature is only available if the customer activates it.

Me Area - Contact Support
Me Area - Contact Support
Contact Support dialog
Contact Support dialog

Give Feedback

The Give Feedback dialog gives users an opportunity to rate their experience and give written feedback. Users can also display the technical data that will be sent to the support team. Note that this feature is only available if the customer activates it.
Me Area - Give Feedback
Me Area - Give Feedback
Give Feedback dialog
Give Feedback dialog

About

The About dialog for the launchpad displays the following information:

  • SAP Fiori icon or specific icon to represent the launchpad
  • Official SAP Fiori name or a specific launchpad name
  • Technical information (similar structure to that used in apps) or other specific information relevant for the launchpad
About dialog for the launchpad
About dialog for the launchpad

The About dialog for apps displays the following information:

  • App icon (as specified in the component)
  • Official app name, as specified in the component (config  titleResource)
  • Full technical app name
  • App version
  • Build ID
  • SAPUI5 version
  • User agent details
The About dialog for apps
The About dialog for apps

Save as Tile

The Save as Tile option lets the user save a snapshot of the app in its current state. In the Save as Tile dialog, the user can enter a title, a subtitle, and a description of the new tile.

This option is accessible through the Share menu in the footer toolbar or the object header.

When the user chooses OK, a new tile is added to the My Home group of the home page. It displays the title, subtitle, and description entered by the user, and triggers navigation to the app snapshot.

All the app settings that were part of the URL will be reflected, such as an item selection in the master list.

Save as Tile from Footer Toolbar
Save as Tile from Footer Toolbar
Save as Tile from Object Header
Save as Tile from Object Header
Save as Tile dialog
Save as Tile dialog

Resources

Want to dive deeper? Follow the links below to find out more about related controls, the SAPUI5 implementation, and the visual design.

Elements and Controls

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