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Manage Fiori Apps after upgrade

Jan 19 at 10:09 AM


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How do you manage the Fiori apps (and groups and catalogs) after the upgrade?

We have recently upgraded our system from S/4HANA 1610 to 1709 and this is going to be a huge effort.
During the implementation we have created several Fiori Catalogs and Groups that references the target mappings from the SAP delievered technical catalogs. A target mapping might be referenced in one or in a few different catalogs.

After the upgrade there is a few new Fiori apps and there are some that were modified or deleted.

Now, to verify that everything is correct we should check each target mapping / tile from every technical catalog. Otherwise it might happen that we will encounter issues when opening apps (for example when app is no longer delievered). But this is almost impossible to do.

What is the recommended aproach?

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Krishna Kishor Kammaje
Jan 22 at 08:39 AM

Hi Moho,

After an upgrade, obviously there will be new target mappings, but it should not affect you.

If the current target mappings are deleted, then it is an issue, as you are referencing it in your custom Catalogs. In this case, you should raise it to SAP. But SAP would do that for a reason, so better check if the application itself is deprecated with the upgrade.

A Tip,

When you reference and create a target mapping, you can make a small change in the custom catalog's target mapping, which will copy the target mapping to your custom catalog with no reference. In such a case you will not have an issue.



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Hello Krishna,

sorry for my late reply.

We use custom groups and catalogs. Most of the target mappings and tiles are references. Suddenly, after the upgrade few apps disappeared from the group (there was not even a warning message, nothing!). Few other are now changed to "Cannot display tile". Now if we have an app that stopped working, it's a challenge to correct the issue if the tile was referenced to a few catalogs and group. Each tile has to be corrected.

Sometimes it's even difficult to identify the group because you can have different groups with the same name.

In my opinion the whole process of adding an app is a nightmare. Imagine an SD consultant working in DEV system have full authorization, he still can't just try things on his own. Firstly, he has to ask system admin to even enable the app. This process usually takes some time - so very often he has to rely mostly on documentation. Comparing to the standard GUI where it was just enough to enter tcode...

Best regards