Understanding SAP Fiori Launchpad

Join this free openSAP online course to discover how the SAP Fiori launchpad works. You’ll learn how to troubleshoot an error when launching a tile and how to diagnose navigation, translation, cache, and transport issues.

This course was retired in October 2022.

Please note: This course has been replaced by the SAP Learning Journey: Learning the Basics of SAP Fiori | SAP Learning site.

Self-paced since March 15, 2018
Language: English

Course information

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This course was retired in October 2022.

Course Summary

SAP Fiori launchpad is a shell which hosts SAP Fiori apps, and provides those apps with services such as navigation, personalization, embedded support, and application configuration.

Other openSAP courses explain how to develop an SAP Fiori application and how to work with the SAP Fiori launchpad. This course will show you how the SAP Fiori launchpad works. You’ll be introduced to the diagnostic tools, and you’ll learn how to troubleshoot errors when launching a tile, as well as how to diagnose navigation, translation, cache, and transport issues. You’ll see a live demo from the instructors on how to use the Chrome debugger to troubleshoot SAP Fiori launchpad as well a live demo on how translation works. The course includes additional demos on replication, transports, and more.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: February 14, 2018, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: March 15, 2018, 09:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: SAP Fiori Launchpad Architecture
Unit 2: SAP Fiori Launchpad Troubleshooting
Unit 3: SAP Fiori Launchpad Applications and Maintenance
Unit 4: Translation
Unit 5: Replication of Catalogs
Unit 6: SAP Fiori Launchpad Content Transport
Unit 7: SAP Fiori Launchpad Cache

Target Audience

Developers, system admins, and IT consultants interested in SAP Fiori implementations

Course Requirements

  • Some knowledge of JavaScript
  • SAPUI5
  • OData and SAP Gateway
  • Object-oriented ABAP

About Further Content Experts

Kevin Bates

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Kevin Bates is a support architect in SAP Mobility and Fiori. He has a background in aerospace and engineering, and joined SAP in 1997 as a principle support engineer in middleware and J2EE. In 2008, he moved to Mobility as a support architect, and later, in 2015, to SAP Fiori Client and SAP Cloud Platform. Kevin has been working with SAP Fiori launchpad and SAPUI5 since 2016. He is also a moderator on SAP blogs and a contributor in the SAP Wiki space.

Jorge Arranz

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Jorge Arranz joined SAP in 2008 as a support intern in the SAP Web Dispatcher area. In 2015 he moved to the SAP Fiori area, where he now works as a senior consultant for SAP Fiori Launchpad.".

Keith Nunn

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Keith Nunn is a support engineer in the UX area who joined SAP in 2005. He has supported several Mobility products during his time at SAP, and has been supporting SAP Fiori launchpad and SAPUI5 since 2016.
Keith is also a moderator for SAP Questions & Answers (formerly SCN) for the Fiori Launchpad tag.

John Taylor

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John Taylor is a senior technical support engineer with SAP Mobility and Fiori, and has a background in development, testing, and business analysis. He joined SAP in 2011 as a product support engineer in Mobility, specializing in APIs. John has been working in the SAP Fiori launchpad and SAPUI5 areas since 2016. He is also a regular contributor on SAP Questions & Answers, and in the SAP Wiki space. When not assisting customers, John can be found in an IDE or on the nearest ski slope!

Hunter Young

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Hunter Young joined SAP in 2015 as a product support engineer in SAP Mobility and Fiori after graduating with a degree in Information Security and Assurance. He began working with mobile products such as SAP Afaria, but later transitioned to SAP Fiori launchpad, SAPUI5, and SAP Smart Business in 2016. Hunter has also developed several internal tools for the support organization in addition to mentoring interns and developing training programs. When not at work, he can usually be found tinkering with electronics or out sailing his boat.

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Course End
Mar 15, 2018
Course Start
Feb 14, 2018


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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Ali Chalhoub

Ali Chalhoub is a support architect engineer in the UX area. His focus is on topics such as SAP Fiori launchpad, SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services and iOS SDK, and SAP Fiori application services.

Ali graduated from York University, Toronto, with a degree in computer science. He started at SAP in 1999, and is currently the moderator for the SAP Mobility Wiki. He is also the author of the eBook “How-to Setup a Fiori Launchpad Step-by-Step".

Joaquin Fornas

Joaquin Fornas is a Support Principal Consultant for the SAP Fiori Launchpad and SAPUI5. He is the author of several SAP Fiori related whitepapers and blogs in SAP Community.

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