The SAP Fiori Launchpad Deployment

What is the purpose of SAP Fiori launchpad deployment? So we will tackle the following information about the Fiori launchpad.

What Is SAP Fiori Launchpad Deployment?

SAP Fiori Launchpad Deployment is the core of SAP Fiori. This provides a client-side implementation of SAP Fiori to give the end-user an experience as per the requirement of that particular user. 

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The Fiori launchpad is a combination of multiple components. These include Apache Tomcat, SAPUI5, and SAPUI5 clients to deploy the Fiori launchpad in a single place.

The following are some of the benefits provided by the Fiori launchpad deployment:

  • It simplifies the development work. 
  • It delivers a flexible UI and allows us to customize it as per our needs.

Advantages of SAP Fiori Launchpad Deployment

One of the biggest advantages of using SAP Fiori launchpad deployment. It is that it gives us an experience as per our requirement and it does not involve any heavy coding. 

There will be a change in our application as per the requirement that might lead to a lot of coding and effort. But with this, we can easily transform our application into something different according to our needs. 

Moreover, it will run in all browsers thereby giving flexibility to your application. It will also allow you to add additional components to your development process with ease and in a very short period. 

So you can easily convert your existing application into an SAP Fiori application. Or any other newer development project with ease and speed. 

These are some of the advantages provided by deploying the Fiori launchpad through SAP Web IDE. It is through other tools like Flash Builder or Eclipse.

What Does The Deployment Process Involve?

There are two major steps involved in deploying the SAP Fiori launchpad: they are creating an app (or a project) and launching it on an appliance.

Such as IBM Websphere or Red Hat JBoss. Or any other such appliance which supports running applications in a Java EE container (as we discussed earlier). 

Then comes the final step where we deploy our application on these appliances for use by end-users (or customers). So let’s discuss these steps one by one:

1: Creating App Or Project: 

In this step, we will create an app (or a project) and will compile it. We will also deploy it on an appliance as described earlier. 

In this step, we need to provide the name of the project or app and will create a project or an app in SAP Web IDE. We will give the name in a very simple format which will be used for deployment purposes. 

Once we provide the name of our project or app, we need to compile and deploy it through an appliance. Then we can monitor the deployment process by navigating to the dashboard tab in our application.

It can also monitor its status through the logging tab. 

2. Code Your App/Project: 

In this step, we will code our application by creating a new one in SAP Web IDE. Then we can proceed further to develop our application with ease and simplicity by writing code.

Also, creating components, and connecting them through navigation and data connections (which we discussed earlier). We can design this by keeping in mind the requirement of that particular user and his/her role (or role of users in that particular organization). 

So let’s say you are developing an application for HR department users. Then you need to keep that particular requirement in mind while designing your application as per their requirement. 

You can also keep adding additional components with your application as per user requirements after deploying it on an appliance.