Hi Portal gurus!
So we are now on EP and BW 7.3 - coming from EP7.0 and we would like to import backend abap roles from PFCG as worksets into the portal content administrator. However it does not seem that this EP7.0 functionality exists in EP220.127.116.11 and results in a lot of manual work.
Here are the details
When we attempt to import iviews from back end, remote system (abap bw)
Get error: Connection to SAP component system failed; check the system settings.
The test connection to BW is successful and the help desk support tool reports no errors, all green. Can run BEx queries from iviews that
already existed. Can load queries from bex web analyzer/. But again unable to import new queries from BW abap to iviews in role
import in EP Content Administration. Can import roles, just not iviews.
Steps for Reconstruction
Goto Content Administration
Browse to Folder
Right mouse > new iview> From Remote Source
Enter ABAP BW Connector
Error Message: Connection to SAP component system failed; check the system settings
So SAP came back and said that this workflow is not support and offered the following work around
1. Create a system object with template 'SAP System using dedicated
application server' to point to portal itself. You only need to
maintain below fields:
application host = <hostname of portal>
logon method = SAPLOGONTICKET
ICM hostname = <hostname>:5<xx>00
ICM protocol = http
ICM URL Prefix = /irj/portal
Set a alias, then do connection 'SAP Web AS Connection' test.
2. Then you can import iview(come from role in ABAP system) into
workset which system object create in step 1.
Make sure you choose the portal role where iview exist for
field "Search in role:".
Then it should show all iviews inside the portal role which you
have choosen, then you can select any iview you want to import
The Downside of the Workaround
I performed the work instructions ok and was able to import the iviews to a workset. The downside here is that the list of iviews proposed for import does not display the report name just a number that has no meaning.
We lose the folders we created in the abap backend PFCG, so we have to manually recreate these folders in each workset, then manually assign
the iviews to each workset. This is still very cumbersome and time consuming.
The way it worked in EP7.0 worked great in that we could maintain the portal role menu structure in PFCG with folders and iviews and their order, then import as workset to a role. These would also be linked as deltas so we could import the role as workset again to update changes and the portal role would reflect the change.
Now it is just a lot more work. Is this as good as it gets?
Hope this makes sense, any ideas?
Summit Electirc Supply