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With SAP NetWeaver Business Client (NWBC), you can display information on the client that is mapped to the client using the Role Maintenance ( PFCG) transaction. For this purpose, PFCG as the central repository for all system roles, has been enhanced with additional functions.

The following figure shows how roles configured in transaction PFCG are mapped to the menu structure of NWBC:

Information from transaction PFCG, including some enhancements, is used to set up the menu structure of NWBC. Possible settings in PFCG are described in the following sections:

  • PFCG Overview

    Introduces transaction PFCG and its impact on NWBC. A short description of roles is given, the importance of user settings in transaction User Maintenance ( SU01) is described, as well as the effects of roles on the easy access menu and the NWBC menu structure.

  • Improvements in PFCG User Interface

    Lists the main differences in transaction PFCG between SAP NetWeaver 7.00 SP21 (or higher) and 7.01 SP6 (or higher) versus SAP NetWeaver 7.02 (or higher) systems

  • Role Description

    Provides information on role names, role short texts, and the Description tab page

  • Menu Options

    Describes specific additional menu options for special use cases

  • Navigation Tree

    Explains the settings relevant for NWBC on the Menu tab page

  • Default Pages and Service Maps

    Describes the concepts of default pages and service maps, which cause the content area to be filled with content

  • Link Collections

    Describes the Link Collection option

  • Single Top Level

    Compares two-level navigation with single top-level navigation

  • Menu

    Introduces the functions of additional menu entries as well as enhanced menu entries

  • Side Panel

    Describes how to configure a side panel for a role

  • Remote Systems

    Describes what to do if transactions contained in a role are to be started in a different system

  • Object-Based Navigation (OBN)

    Explains how to set up and use OBN for NWBC

  • Role Comparison

    Describes the role comparison tool that you can use to compare roles and their role menu

  • Merging of Navigation Trees

    Describes how navigation trees of multiple roles are merged

More Information

5.1 PFCG Overview

5.2 Improvements in PFCG User Interface

5.3 Role Description

5.4 Menu Options

5.5 Navigation Tree

5.6 Default Pages and Service Maps

5.7 Link Collections

5.8 Single Top Level

5.9 Menu

5.10 Side Panel

5.11 Remote Systems

5.12 Object-Based Navigation

5.13 Role Comparison

5.14 Merging of Navigation Trees

For more information about the tools and functions mentioned in the following sections, see:

  • Role Administration

  • Role Administration Functions

  • AS ABAP Authorization Concept

  • User Administration Functions and Creating and Editing User Master Records

  • SAP Easy Access

  • Maintaining Remote Destinations and Establishing a Connection Using a Destination (SM59)

  • Object-based navigation (OBN) documentation links:

    • SAP Business Objects

    • The Business Object Repository

    • Maintenance of Object Types (BOR)

    • Creating Object Types (BOR)

    • Definition of Methods for an Object Type (BOR)

    • Definition of Method Parameters (BOR)