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Alternative Gantt Chart based on SAPUI5 Technology

With this feature, you can replace the Gantt chart based on Java Plug-In technology by an alternative Gantt chart based on SAPUI5 technology. Due to the deprecation and removal of the Java Plug-In from recent Java Development Kit (JDK) versions, you may need to activate this feature to continue using Gantt charts in the graphical view of your Project Management applications.

Technical Details

Type

New

Available In

Available in all countries/regions

Scope Item

Not applicable

Application Component

PPM-PRO

Available As Of

SAP S/4HANA 1809 FPS02

SAP S/4HANA 1709 FPS04

Additional Details

The new SAPUI5-based Gantt chart offers largely the same functional scope and user experience as the Gantt chart based on Java Plug-In technology.

The following functions provided by the Gantt chart based on Java Plug-In technology are not supported by the SAPUI5-based Gantt chart or behave differently:

Area Changed or Not Supported Function
View

You choose one of the view options Year (0), Quarter (1), Month (2) and Calender Week (3) by using a zoom slider.

Other view options and related settings are not supported.

Navigation The Navigation function is not supported.
Rows You select one or more rows using checkboxes. You can not deselect all rows at the same time. You can change the lead selection by clicking anywhere on the row (except for the checkbox or an editable field).
Moving rows up or down within the hierarchy using drag and drop is not supported
The coloring of the rows when copying and pasting rows has been slightly changed.
Editing You have to confirm any change to a value in an editable field by choosing Enter before you can perform the next action using a Web Dynpro button.
Printing Printing is not supported. Related settings are obsolete.
Relationships You can create a relationship between tasks by clicking a task and dragging one of the rectangular symbols to the targeted point of another task.
The shortcut key ALT + primary mouse button to create relationships is not supported.
Scheduling conflicts The visualization of scheduling conflicts is not supported. Related user settings are obsolete.
User settings (Graphic) All user settings related to the multi-project monitor are obsolete.
If you choose Overview or Fit as Default View, the Year (0) view option is set.
User settings (User) Japanese date formats are not supported.
Tree context menu The tree context menu is available by default.
Business Add-In DPR_GANTT Some methods of the Business Add-In are not supported. For more information, see the Customizing documentation under Start of the navigation pathSAP Portfolio and Project Management Next navigation step Project Management Next navigation step Global Enhancements to Project Elements Next navigation step Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) Next navigation step BAdI: Check or Change Graphical View DisplayEnd of the navigation path.

For browser-related aspects, see the corresponding SAP Note about supported browsers as listed in SAP Note 2645827 Information published on SAP site.

Effects on Customizing

To activate the alternative Gantt chart in your Project Management applications, make the following setting in Customizing for SAP Portfolio and Project Management under Start of the navigation pathProject Management Next navigation step Basic Settings Next navigation step Override Default Global SettingsEnd of the navigation path:

Area Setting Name Description Setting Value
0006 0060 Activate Alternative Gantt Chart ("X"=Activated, " "=Deactivated) X

Only the following methods and parameters of Business Add-In DPR_GANTT are supported:

Method Parameter
GET_TYPEREPOSITORY_URL All
GET_GANTT_PARAMETERS CV_BACKGROUND_COLOR
CV_GRAPHIC_HEADER
CT_CALENDAR_ITEMS
CV_TIMESCALE
CT_COLUMNS
CV_DATES_LOCALE
HANDLE_FIX_DATES_AS_CRITICAL All
COLLAPSE_ON_NAVIGATION All
DISPLAY_ADDITIONAL_FIELDS All
CHANGE_COMBO_COLUMNS All
USE_TREE_CONTEXT_MENU Implemented by default

For more information, see the Customizing documentation under Start of the navigation pathSAP Portfolio and Project Management Next navigation step Project Management Next navigation step Global Enhancements to Project Elements Next navigation step Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) Next navigation step BAdI: Check or Change Graphical View DisplayEnd of the navigation path.

More information

For more information about the Java Plug-In roadmap, see SAP Note 2283330 Information published on SAP site. For more information about the new SAPUI5-based Gantt chart see SAP Note 2645827 Information published on SAP site.

You can find the Product Assistance documentation at https://help.sap.com/viewer/product/SAP_S4HANA_ON-PREMISE under Start of the navigation pathProduct Assistance Next navigation step Enterprise Business Applications Next navigation step R&D / Engineering Next navigation step Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management Next navigation step SAP Portfolio and Project Management  Next navigation step Project Management Next navigation step Editing Project Structures Next navigation step Basic Functions Next navigation step Graphical View Next navigation step Alternative Gantt Chart based on SAPUI5 TechnologyEnd of the navigation path.