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Gone are the days, when all your employees will read all the mailers sent by your company. People are so busy that they don't have time for anonymous mailers or articles/ news. While we don't have any News ticker available, but we do have a very good option to make announcements, which your customer while using Fiori apps would like to tap into. Not many blogs/users have shared their stories based on News Tile. So I want to share my experience.

Thanks Liz (elizabeth.thorburn) for getting our doubts cleared with Fiori Cloud edition team. I know I am posting this late, but I am very thankful to the team for their ideas and knowledge sharing. Idea here was to implement or showcase the release of apps, more or less the similar way, we are showing in Fiori Cloud edition page (Check here : SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition)

Basically, you will see a 2 x1 Tile , which can hold information and can show live feeds based on your custom feeds/ RSS Feeds.

For people who are new to SAP Fiori - News Tile : Check here : News Tile - User Interface Add-On for SAP NetWeaver - SAP Library

The link above gives a detailed view on how to configure a News tile.

Below are the parameters, you can play around to achieve images, image scrolling, hyperlinks, feeds etc on the Tile.

Tile Default Image : Add an image

Always Use Default Image : Checkbox if image not required to change.

Article Cycle Interval (secs) : Time required to display the information

Article Refresh Interval : Refreshes the article from the URl configured

Article Feeds : RSS feeds to be configured as a URL

Feed # 1 – Feed # 10 : URL of feeds

Inclusion Filters : You can add filters on keywords, which should  come in the rss results criteria

Exclusion Filters  : You can add filters on keywords, which should not come in the rss results criteria

You can either configure the feeds or display your own UI5 app. The path in LPD_CUST shows the default path for news tile. You can configure your own custom app path say : sap/bc/ui5_ui5/ui2/zapp and configure the same in your lpd_cust transaction for news tile .

If you configure your custom app, you can very well launch the app on click of your News tile.

Please note : If you are in internal network and you configure the rss feed which is on external network, it might not work, so it is recommended to feed the URl in the sap system itself.

  • The feed URLs are limited to the following source:
    • Internal sources (same URL and port as of the Suite Page Builder application)
    • Any external CORS compliant source.
  • The URL format should follow the http://[server]:[port]/[path] pattern.

News tile can be utilized for many purposes, as an information page or a news information window on the welcome page.


Keep exploring, TC :wink:

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