Web Browser and SAP GUI in the Frontend
The frontend components are used to display the mySAP.com Workplace. Internet Explorer 4.0 or 5.0 must be installed as the Web browser. Drag&Relate and favorites maintenance using Drag&Drop in the LaunchPad are only supported by Internet Explorer 5.0.
If the Script Debugger was installed, the switch "Disable Script Debugging" should be set under Tools ® Internet Options ® Advanced in the Internet settings if you want to work with the Internet Explorer 5.0.
Also read SAPNet Notes 309779 and 317922 about the browser settings.
If you work with transactions that require SAP GUI components in addition to the browser, you must also install these SAP components in the frontend.
The Web browser is used to display the mySAP.com Workplace. After you log on to the mySAP.com Workplace, the role-specific interface is displayed in the frontend. This interface consists of two work areas:
You can navigate between the various objects in the WorkSpace and the LaunchPad using Drag&Relate. By simply selecting an object (for example, a purchase order) and dragging it onto another object in the LaunchPad (for example, a transaction), an activity is carried out (for example, the delivery status of the purchase order is displayed).
For more information, seeHow is the mySAP.com Workplace structured?
Generally, only the Web browser that runs with the SAP GUI for HTML has to be installed. The SAP GUI for HTML environment makes the SAP functions accessible via the Web without an SAP component having to be installed on a client computer. At present, however, not all SAP transactions run in the SAP GUI for HTML. Consequently, transactions must be classified in order to stipulate which transaction runs with which SAP GUI. For more information readClassifying Transactions (to 4.6B) or Classifying Transactions (as of 4.6C).
The SAP GUI for HTML runs in the WorkSpace. Whenever the user calls a transaction from the LaunchPad, the MiniApps disappear and an HTML page with the called transaction is displayed in their place.
Certain SAP applications require other SAP GUIs:
The SAP GUI for Java is completely platform-independent. This SAP GUI runs as a browser Plug-In in the WorkSpace.
The SAP GUI for Windows can be installed locally, and also runs in the browser. Another solution is to use a Windows Terminal Server that provides access to the GUI. This eliminates the need to perform the installation on each userís PC. The SAP GUI runs in the WorkSpace using the Terminal Server.
You can find information about installing the Terminal Server in the installation guide.