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Using the Pattern Wizard, you can adjust BEx patterns to meet your requirements and configure them to meet your needs. BEx patterns are Web-supported interface elements with specific predefined functions. Patterns are used as templates for Web applications; you can adjust them to your needs.


The Pattern Wizard is an integral part of the Web Application Designer and does not require any additional installation. You can call the Pattern Wizard as follows in the Web Application Designer:

  1. In the Web Application Designer menu bar, choose Web Template → New.
  2. On the All Patterns and BEx Patterns tab page, choose a BEx pattern from under the BEx Patterns with Pattern Wizard node. The Pattern Wizard starts automatically.

The Pattern Wizard is available as of SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Support Package Stack 9.


In the Pattern Wizard, there are two views for selecting patterns and Web templates:

  • List of BEx Patterns and Web Templates

    This section lists all predefined Web templates and patterns that you have saved in your favorites.

  • All BEx Patterns and Web Templates

    This section lists all available predefined Web templates and patterns.

    Under All BEx Patterns and Web Templates, you can choose between two editing modes:

  • BEx Patterns with Pattern Wizard

    All patterns that you can edit or configure with the Pattern Wizard to a certain degree are listed here. Each of the individual configuration steps is provided by the Pattern Wizard in a step-by-step sequence:


    Note that you can only configure the patterns using the Pattern Wizard.

  • Sample Web Templates for Direct Editing

    This lists the predefined Web templates that you can edit using the full scope of functions from the Web Application Designer.

  1. You decide whether you want to edit a BEx pattern or a predefined Web template.
  2. You select a BEx pattern or a predefined Web template.
  3. To edit patterns, you follow the step-by-step process provided by the pattern wizard. To edit a predefined Web template, you use the full scope of functions provided by the Web Application Designer.
  4. You save the changes made to the pattern or predefined Web template.
  5. For more information about configuring patterns, see Configuring Information Consumer Patterns .