Learn How to Configure the Quick View Panel in the Search Lane and Workforce Viewer of HR Renewal 1.0 Feature Pack 4

  • by Rajkumar Shanmuganathan, SAP Lead Technical Consultant
  • April 10, 2015
Learn how to configure standard and custom infotype field information in the Workforce Viewer and quick view panel of the search lane functionalities of HR Renewal 1.0.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article you will learn about:

  • The quick view panel
  • The search lane and Workforce Viewer of HR Renewal 1.0
  • The SAP-delivered configurations for data retrieval
  • The Business Add-In (BAdI) details for data retrieval
  • How to override standard configurations and create Web Dynpro component configurations
Key Concept

The Workforce Viewer is one of the new features released with HR Renewal 1.0 Feature Pack 4. The Workforce Viewer gives users an easy to use and pleasing graphical presentation of their organizational structures. It is a web-based solution developed using SAP’s user interface development toolkit for HTML5, commonly known as SAPUI5.

HR Renewal 1.0 is an add-on for SAP ERP enhancement packages that contains new capabilities for some SAP HR areas. The HR Renewal 1.0 shipments contain functional as well as user experience (UX) improvements and are aimed at increasing the overall efficiency of SAP ERP HCM. Currently, HR Renewal 1.0 supports modules such as Organizational Management, Personnel Administration, Employee and Manager Self-Services (ESS and MSS), HCM Processes and Forms, and SAP Learning Solution. The HR Renewal 1.0 solution is based on the SAPUI5 technology. (For more details about SAPUI5, follow this link: http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/front-end.) HR Renewal 1.0 requires SAP Gateway, and SAP technology that allows connecting SAPUI5 with the SAP system’s back end (e.g., SAP Employee Central Component [ECC]) in a secure way.

In enhancement package 6, HR Renewal 1.0 is installed as an add-on. In enhancement package 7, HR Renewal 1.0 is delivered as a standard solution.

The Quick View Panel

The quick view panel became available in the HR Renewal 1.0 release, and is part of the search lane and Workforce Viewer functionalities of HR Renewal 1.0. The quick view panel shows the most important facts about employees—their organizational units and positions. From the quick view panel, the employee’s information can be viewed, such as the email and cost center ID; position information, such as job, holder, and staffing status; and organizational information, such as direct reports and vacant positions. In the SAP-delivered solution, the quick view panel has little information that is retrieved from infotypes. I show a simple way to add additional standard or custom infotype field information in the quick view, which helps display important master data information such as employee, organization, and position uniformly across the employee, organizational unit, and position quick view panels.

First, here’s a brief overview of some of the salient features of HR Renewal 1.0.

Rajkumar Shanmuganathan

Rajkumar Shanmuganathan is a freelance SAP Lead Technical Consultant. He has worked in SAP for over 10 years, seven of which he focused on SAP HCM as a techno-functional consultant on several international projects. He is SAP-certified in ABAP, CRM, and SAP HANA, and currently is working projects that involve new SAP technologies, such as SAPUI5, SAP Gateway, and SAP Fiori. Rajkumar regularly shares his knowledge in the SAP SDN/SCN forum. You can view his blog posts by following this link: http://scn.sap.com/people/rajkumar.shanmuganathan3/content.

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