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In the page administration user interface (UI), you can perform administration operations that are not available in the page builder.

  • To display the page administration UI, the SAP Web Dispatcher is configured accordingly. In the configuration for the back-end system, the following paths (and all subdirectories) are included in the parameter SRCURL:

    • /sap/public/bc/ui2/page-administration/

    • /sap/public/bc/ui5_ui5/

    • /sap/public/bc/ui2/services/

    For more information, see SAP Web Dispatcher Configuration Reference.

  • To use the page administration UI, administrators need to have the authorizations that are contained in the PFCG role SAP_UI2_ADMIN_700.

    For more information, see Authorizations.

    To display data in application-specific CHIPs, administrators also need to have authorizations for the respective application-specific roles.

  • To display the page administration UI in the user's language, the page administration UI must run in the SAP NetWeaver Business Client.

    To add the page administration UI to an administrator's PFCG role, create an item of type Web address or file in the role menu, and enter the following URL:

    http:// <webdispatcher_host>: <webdispatcher_port>/sap/public/bc/ui2/page-administration/main.html

    Replace the variables <webdispatcher_host> and <webdispatcher_port> by the SAP Web Dispatcher host and port on which administrators should access the page administration UI.


The information about a page can be stored in the following scopes:




User-specific page settings

These settings supersede Customizing and Configuration settings.


Client-specific page settings

These settings supersede Configuration settings, but can be superseded by Personalization settings.


System-wide page setting

These settings can be superseded by Customizing and Personalization settings.

When you open the page administration UI, the Customizing scope is selected by default. Before performing any operations in the page administration UI, it is important that you select the correct scope.

When you select a scope in the dropdown box, the system displays all pages that exist in this scope or in a more generic scope. For example, if you select the Customizing scope, the system displays all pages that have been customized in the current client or for which a system-wide configuration exists. The Scope column indicates from which scope the page settings are read when you open the page.

If a page exists in more than one scope, only the most specific settings are displayed (but no more specific than the scope that you have selected in the dropdown list). For example, if a page exists in all three scopes and you select the Customizing scope in the dropdown list, only the Customizing scope is displayed for this page.


If you select the Customizing scope from the dropdown list, you may see the following types of pages:

  • Pages that have already been customized for the current client. The Scope column for these pages displays Customizing.

  • Pages that have been configured, but for which no customizing exists for the current client. The Scope column for these pages displays Configuration.

If you have selected the Customizing scope, and then edit a page of the second type, the system creates Customizing settings for this page for the current client.


In the page administration UI, you can perform the following operations:

  • Create a page

    To create a page, click Create, then enter an ID and a page title and select the CHIP catalog that you want to assign to the page.

  • Search for a page

    You can use the search field to filter the list of pages. The system searches all fields in the table (ID, Title, Catalog, and Scope). The search is not case-sensitive. The search term can be a segment of a word (for example, “admin” finds “administrator” as well as “administration”). If you enter more than one search term, the system only displays pages that match all search terms.

    When you start typing into the search field, the system displays suggestions for search terms based on possible search results as well as the history of search terms.

  • Edit the page title directly in the list

  • Open a page

    To open a page in the page builder for editing, choose Open in the context menu for the page.

  • Delete a page

    If you delete a page, only the page for the selected scope is deleted. Users may still have personalized variants of this page, and they can continue to use these.


A CHIP catalog contains a collection of CHIPs from a universal catalog. A CHIP points to a CHIP instance. CHIPs that are based on CHIP instances can be used like ordinary CHIPs. CHIP instances are configurable.

When you create a page, you have to select a catalog. In the Create Page dialog box, choose a catalog from the Catalog dropdown list. Only CHIPs from this catalog can be used on the page.

Note that the catalog assignment cannot be changed after you have created a page.


If a CHIP is removed from the catalog, this has no effect on pages where this CHIP is already used. Existing pages are not automatically adapted. However, it is no longer possible to add this CHIP to pages that are associated with this catalog.