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System Alias for URL iViews

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We have several "web based back-end systems" and in portal we have a greate amount of URL iViews that will point to those systems. Ofcourse these systems are devided into DEV,TEST,Consolidation,Production,Eudication.

The hostname and portnumber need to be dynamic, so the iViews dont stops to work after a transport. Hence, we need to use an Alias instead. To support this we try to use a HTTP connector but it seems it only are for authentication purpose.

So the question is>

How to setup a HTTP Alias for a back-end system, to be used by URL-iViews


System Connector we define http://somehostname:5003/

Set Alias=HTTP

In the URL Editor

URL property = /webpage1

Select System=HTTP



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the URL iView is not providing an alias for the HTTP system. You can only use the alias for the logon data to the HTTP server.

Try to use an Application Integration iView (generic):

"After creating the iview, we edit it and under the 'Content - Generic Launcher' property set enter the values as following (note the full value for the URL Template is '<System.protocol>://<System.server>:<System.port><System.uri>"



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I found a document that describe a way to implement a HTTP connector, where you could define the host.

I uploaded the attached par file and created a system connector but the ALIAS is not visible in the System drop down list in the URL editor.

For me it seems very strange that SAP cannot provide a simple way to use ALIAS for HTTP systems.

Is there anyoneout there that has any input regarding this ?