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Technical Data

Runtime Technology

Java/Web Dynpro (WAS 6.40 and higher)

Technical Name

Available for Portal(Release)

Enterprise Portal 7.0 (SP4)

Data Source CreateItemApp


Available in the business package languages




This iView enables you to enter the details for a new item, or multiple items.

To navigate to this iView, you can do the following:


       1.      Choose Item Management.

       2.      In the item dashboard, click Create New
OR in the left navigation panel, click the Create New Item action link.


To create a new item, you do the following:


       1.      The first Create New Item iView can be referred to as the “bucket selector” because it contains a list of buckets to which you have access to. Only the buckets at the lowest level are displayed because you can only create items in the lowest level bucket. Items cannot be created in buckets with sub-buckets in them. When you have selected a bucket in which to create the new item, your user is checked against access authorization to create items.

       2.      The second Create New Item iView opens when you click Next.

       3.      Then you select whether to create a single item or multiple items.

       4.      Then you select an item type.


If you select Multiple Items, you create more than one item at a time in a list, but with limited details per each item (name, external id, item type). You will have to add further information for these items manually at a later stage. To begin, click Items Dashboard in the navigator area on the left of the screen. The Item Dashboard screen opens. Among the list, click one of the newly created items. The Item Overview screen opens, presenting you the seven trays to enter information attributes for this item.

       5.      Automatically the third Create New ItemiView opens. Here you enter the item data


At the bottom of the screen, you can set an indicator to escalate an item, if desired.

In the main area of the Create New Item screen, you can see the following trays, expandable by a click the icon to the right of each header, collectively expandable by clicking the overlapping triangles in the upper right of the screen. The fields available in the trays can be configured during the implementation (IMG). Depending on your configuration, fields which have been enabled will appear in the trays:


A portfolio and a bucket must exist before an item can be created. Items can be created only in a bucket.



General Information

This tray displays fields for entering information for: item type, name, bucket, geography, category, type, phase icon, probability technical success, priority icon, risk icon.

Financial Overview

Displays fields for entering information for currency type.

Capacity Overview

Displays demand related fields for entering unit information, such as unit type, and can displays summaries of demand planning.


Displays fields for entering information for plan start date; forecasted start date; actual start date.


Allows you to add users and add information about the user via Search. Here you can also assign them different types of authorizations: read, write, owner. There can also be inherited users’ information displayed.


Here, you can add and display comments to the item.

Additional Information

Displays fields for entering customer related information.

If there are no customer fields then the Additional Information tray is not visible.


A portfolio and a bucket must exist before an item can be created. Items can be created only in a bucket.

Optional Settings

Each of the trays or categories mentioned above has corresponding visible and expanded properties which enable the J2EE administrator to configure the default settings.

Each field visibility, enable and required properties depend upon the ABAP field UI configuration for the Portfolio Item API.

For more information about API UI Properties, see Customizing by choosing SAP xApp Resource and Portfolio Management (SAP xRPM) Global Customizing Global Field Settings Check SAP Field Configuration.





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