Procedure documentation Configuring the Search in the Web Dynpro UI 

Use

As the owner of the role UI Configuration Manager, you can configure the Java-based (Web Dynpro) search user interface of the SRM-MDM Catalog for the application levels Shopping Cart and Shopping Cart Preview.

With regard to search users and user groups (known to the SAP MDM system) you can specify general settings for the result set, the hierarchical search, the selection list and customize which fields are to be available in the search and display screens.

In the standard, a configuration is assigned to the Default user. You can assign it to any user available in the catalog repository in MDM Console.

You can preview the configuration and save it as a user-specific default. You can restore this configuration and, you can restore the configuration settings initially delivered by SAP.

On the configuration screen you also perform the OCI Mapping. For more information, see Mapping Catalog Fields to OCI Fields.

Prerequisites

You have installed the SAP MDM components of SRM-MDM Catalog 1.0 and made sure that they use a consistent Build version.

Procedure

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  1.  Start the URL for accessing the configuration UI:

http://<J2EEserver:J2EEport>/webdynpro/dispatcher/sap.com
/tc~mdmsrmui/MDM_SRM_UI_App

The system opens a logon screen.

  2.  Log on to the MDM Server by entering the following data:

  a.  Under Server Name, specify the host on which your MDM server is installed and choose Connect.

  b.  Under Login, choose the relevant repository and specify a user name and password.

Note

The user must have the role UI Configuration Manager assigned, as specified in MDM Console under Roles.

  3.  Select one of the following Shopping Options:

  Shopping Cart

As a result of this setting, the system does not offer a Shopping Cart Preview before transferring items to the shopping cart application.

  Shopping Cart Preview.

This setting enables the possibility of displaying a preview of the shopping cart before transferring items to the shopping cart application.

  4.  Under User-Specific Configuration, configure the following for a user or user group:

  General Settings for the Result Set

You can set up a tree view (taxonomy) or a list view structure as the default setting. You can specify the maximum number of items in the search result for which the system will always use the list view.

  i.  Choose the General tab.

  ii.  Under Item Display Criteria select on of the options, for example: List view.

  iii.  To limit the number of items to be shown in list view, enter a value in the Results Less Than field.

  Customized Display

You can select the available fields for the following screens:

  Result Set

  Shopping Cart Preview

  Compare

  Item Details

(i)  Choose the Customize Display tab.

(ii)  Select one of the above options, for example: Result Set.

(iii)  To enable the display of fields, select some (or all) of them in the left frame and choose Add (or All). The system moves the selected fields to the frame on the right which contains all fields currently to be displayed.

(iv)  Using the Up and Down function, you can change the sort order of the fields.

  Settings for the Hierarchical Search

You can configure which kind of field the system is to use for the search, for example:

  Hierarchy

  Category (Taxonomy)

(i)  Choose the Customize Display tab.

(ii)  From the Hierarchy drop-down box, select one of the available options, for example: Category.

Note

If you want to enable the search via attributes, you need to select the Category option.

  Settings for the Selection List

You can configure which field the system is to use for the search, for example:

  Suppliers

  Manufacturers

(i)  Choose the Customize Display tab.

(ii)  From the Selection List drop-down box, select one of the available options, for example: Category.

  Search fields of the Advanced Search

You can select the relevant fields to be available as search criteria and specify which ones are to have a range. As default, SAP delivers the following selection of searchable fields:

  Supplier Part Number

  Product ID

  Product Group

  Price Information (with Range)

  External Manufacturer

(i)  Choose the Customize Display tab.

(ii)  To enable a field listed in the Field Name column for the Advanced Search, set the corresponding Searchable indicator.

(iii)  To enable a search range for specific fields listed in the Field Name column, set the corresponding Range indicator.

Note

Only fields with the check box on a white background can be selected.

  5.  To preview the configuration settings you have made, choose Preview Configuration.

  6.  To save the configuration settings you have made, choose Save.

  7.  To save the configuration settings as user-specific default, choose Set as Default. To reset changes done to this default configuration, choose Restore Default.

  8.  To reset the configuration to the settings delivered by SAP, choose Restore to SAP Default.