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Target group: Developer and Consultants who has to work with several different SAP S/4HANA Cloud systems


  • Following blog was tested with an SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1802 version. In future it might be, that SAP changes the way of calling tiles respectively creating links

  • Google Chrome was used


With SAP S/4HANA Cloud only Fiori apps, so called tiles, are available. It is not possible to call applications via transactions (like in S/4HANA on-premise GUI version)

So, every user need to organize the SAP launchpad by their own - which needs to be done in every system again. User can

  • Rearrange tiles in groups (custom and/or standard groups)

  • Create custom groups and add necessary tiles

  • Search via tiles within the search box

By this blog I would like to show an smart way to link to tiles via browser bookmarks. The big advantage is, that those bookmarks will work for every cloud system!


Step 1: Open the Fiori app to identify the semanticObject and action

In this example, let's call the tile "Manage Your Solution". By opening this tile a specific link will be opened: 


Within this link, the semanticObject and action will be required for the bookmark:

  • The semanticObject can be found after the #

  • The action can be found after -

In this case

  • semanticObject: "CloudSolution"

  • action: "manage"


Step 2: Create Bookmark

For the bookmark creation a small JavaScript is necessary:

  • #1 will represent the semanticObject

  • #2 will represent the action

javascript:sap.ushell.Container.getService("CrossApplicationNavigation").toExternal({ target : { semanticObject : "#1", action: "#2" }});

javascript:sap.ushell.Container.getService("CrossApplicationNavigation").toExternal({ target : { semanticObject : "CloudSolution", action: "manage" }});


Step 3: Test

The big advantage is now,

  • that the link is getting created dependent on the cloud system which is shown on the screen

  • user do not have to organize the most important tiles in every system again



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