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Launching a custom Launchpad

Hi all,

I have a custom launchpad, not related to ESS or anything, just custom. I have created a Launchpad that is of the FPM_GUIBB type. I want to set it up in the portal to launch, but, when I create the PFCG role and add the Role and Instance to the Launchpad item, the Portal says "No Object Found". I'm sure this is something simple, but I haven't been able to figure it out yet, and I haven't been able to find a tutorial on how to create a custom Launchpad that doesn't require a custom WD ABAP to go with it.

I did create a custom configuration for the ESS Launchpad that launches the FPM_GUIBB that I created, but it doesn't seem right to create something from ESS when it has nothing to do with it. I have been trying to launch using the APB_LAUNCHPAD, and that is where I'm getting the error.

Hope this makes sense.

Kevin

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    Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 07:52 AM

    Hi Kevin,

    APB_LAUNCHPAD application can be used to render the entries specified in LPD_CUST role.

    In general The PFCG role comes into picture when you wish to use NWBC instead of portal.

    Can you please add a few screenshots of what you are trying to do.

    Regards,

    Sahir.

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    • Hi all,

      Just to update this, I never did get the description working as stated above, but the reason my launchpad wasn't working was because APD_LAUNCHPAD only works with launchpads that are of type STANDALONE. for the FPM_GUIBB, you have to launch those through the same way that the ESS launchpad works.

      Cheers,

      Kevin

  • Posted on Aug 09, 2013 at 07:37 PM

    which application will launch this custom Launchpad? does your application call this role correctly?

    This might be interesting, you can seek help from ABAP development thread or BC MUS LP raise a OSS for SAP, they might share the steps with you

    probably you might be missing a little tweak 😊

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    • Hey Sagar,

      How do you change the launchpad type? The only thing I have been able to figure out is to save it as something else, which works fine.

      I do have a stand alone working, just trying to figure out why I can't get a FPM_GUIBB type of launchpad to launch from the APB_LAUNCHPAD application.

      And I do have another question. When you are doing a standalone launchpad, you create a folder to drop your applications into and you can add text (folder title) and a description. How come when I enter the folder description, nothing shows up in the portal?

      Here is the configuration in R/3:

      Here is the Portal Launchpad:

      There is no description showing up.

      Thanks,

      Kevin

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