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Side Panel Usage in NWBC
By K Vamsee Krishna, IBM India
article provides an introduction to side panel and the process to assign side
panels to SAP GUI transactions on NWBC platform.
side panel is used to display additional context-sensitive information for
existing SAP GUI transactions as well as Web Dynpro applications in a separate
screen area without modifying the corresponding transaction. SAP delivered side
panel content for about 1200 SAP GUI transactions
modules Finance, Controlling, Materials Management, Sales and
Distribution, and Quality Management. NWBC versions 3.5 or higher are used to
connect the SAP GUI transaction to the side panel Web Dynpro application. These
existing side panels can be available in the transaction BSSP_CONTENT.
2. Business Scenario:
business users want to access additional information as side panel for XD03
transaction on NWBC 4.0 platform. This additional information can be from
different tabs with in the transaction, but should appear in one area.
3. Steps to assign Side Panel to XD03:
following steps describe how to assign side panel to SAP GUI transaction.
Go to the transaction PFCG, and create a custom role
For this role, add the respective transaction XD03 and also add the Web
Dynpro application WDR_CHIP_PAGE with application configuration Z_VAMSEE_XD03.
Start configuration for Z_VAMSEE_XD03 and provide CHIP Catalog as
Add the respective catalogue from the standard CHIPs list as shown below.
Now, go to NWBC and open the respective transaction XD03 and
simultaneously call SAP GUI property collector. This can be called by pressing
the Ctrl key and follow the path Help->Tools->
SAP GUI property collector.
Here, click on ‘Select from Screen’ button and choose the required
fileds from transaction which needs to map in the side panel.
With this step, the program name and the respective tag
details can be obtained.
Go to SM30, and provide the view NWBC_VC_GUI_TAG and add the entry with
the above details.
check the output, open the transaction XD03 in NWBC and the following screen
will be seen along with the added side panel.
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