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Getting PCD location of a navigation target from short URL


My requirement is to get actual pcd location or actual full path of a navigation node from it's short url.

I have a JSPDynpage DC where I am using EPCM API to get navigation using below code: -

EPCM.subscribeEvent("urn:com.sapportals:navigation", "Navigate", NavigationEvent);

function NavigationEvent(evntInput){

var pathArray = EPCM.getSAPTop().LSAPI.AFPPlugin.model.getCurrentSelectedPath();

var path = pathArray[0].getTitle() ;

for(var index = 1; index < pathArray.length; index++)


path = path +">" + pathArray[index].getName();



Now, this getName method of navigation node is returning value like "navurl://fhwrfgh6756734bhvbhvgeygrfgg463"

From this 'path', I some how need to get node's PCD location or direct actual URL.

Is there any way to get it?

Thanks & Regards,


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    Posted on Dec 09, 2014 at 11:23 AM


    If pathArray[index] is a launchable navigation node, then you can try getting the PCD location by pathArray[index].getLaunchURL(). If it is not a launchable navigation node (folder, role, etc), then it will return null.

    Best Regards,

    Kosta Slobodkin.

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    • Hello Kosta,

      Thanks a ton for this reply. It was indeed very helpful and solved our problem.

      Could you please let me know what all other methods that we have in this pathArray[index] object?

      Like for example, you suggested, getLaunchURL, what are other methods available along with their functionality?

      Thanks & Regards,


  • Posted on Dec 09, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    I just saw that Kosta answered already 😊

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  • Posted on Dec 09, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Hi Amey,

    Try node.getLaunchURL().



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