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SAP Enterprise Portal 7.3 How-To Guides


These How-to Guides provide expert advice and tips and tricks on a broad range of topics of SAP Enterprise Portal (formerly known as SAP NetWeaver Portal). Not that in the titles of the How-to-Guides the name "SAP NetWeaver Portal" was not changed.

Performance and Migration

Performance Best Practices Guide for SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3

The purpose of this guide is to help the system administrator to maximize the performance of SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3.

How To Migrate Custom Portal Applications to SAP NetWeaver 7.3
This guide helps you to migrate your custom portal applications from SAP NetWeaver 7.0x to 7.3 by presenting the required steps, potential obstacles and recommended solutions.

Wikis and Forums

How To Integrate Remotely the Content of Forums and Wikis in SAP NetWeaver Systems
In this guide describes how to integrate the forums and wiki content from one SAP NetWeaver system to another SAP NetWeaver system in an older release. For example, when you want to stay on SAP NetWeaver 7.0 release but you also want to use the SAP NetWeaver 7.3 wiki solution. 18 Jan 2012

How to Transport Forum Content between SAP NetWeaver Systems
In this guide, we will take you through the steps to transport forum content between SAP NetWeaver (Portal) systems. For example, when you plan to upgrade from SAP NetWeaver 7.0 to SAP NetWeaver 7.3 and you want to use the forum content from the old system in the new one. 21 Nov 2011

How to Customize the Wiki Application Look and Feel in SAP NetWeaver Portal

This guides describes how a wiki administrator can customize the look and feel of the wiki application by editing the default theme, that is part of the wiki installation, or by creating your own custom theme. 21 Jan 2013

How to Customize the Forum Application Look and Feel in SAP NetWeaver Portal

This guides describes how a forum administrator can customize the look and feel of the forum application by editing the default theme, that is part of the forum installation, or by creating your own custom theme. 21 Jan 2013

Portal on Device

SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3: Introduction to Portal on Device
SAP NetWeaver 7.3 SPS05 enables you to consume portal services from mobile devices using a dedicated software package. This document accompanies the portal on device software package. It describes the following topics: Supported Application Types, UI Components of Portal on Device, Configuring the Portal for Mobile Devices.07 Nov 2011

Web Page Composer

How to Create New Web Forms with Web Page Composer  

With the Web Page Composer for SAP NetWeaver 7.3, you use Web forms to enter content for areas. This How-To Guide explains how to create new Web forms for Web Page Composer. To walk you through the steps necessary to complete the task, we have used an example Web form. 15 Jun 2011

How to Create Custom Layouts with Web Page Composer  

This How-To Guide explains how to create new custom layouts for Web Page Composer.15 Jun 2011

How To Integrate the TinyMCE JavaScript Content Editor in Web Page Composer 

This How-to Guide explains the basic steps you need to perform to replace the standard Web Page Composer editor by the TinyMCE editor, including the required development and the configuration changes needed to integrate the new component.25 Oct 2011

How-To Add Sensitive Content into an Area of Web Page Composer 

With the new version of Web Page Composer in SAP NetWeaver 7.3, authors can easily create contextual areas of content that can be exposed to set of users defined by roles, groups or users. This How-to Guide explains how to add sensitive content to an area, for viewing only by a defined subset of users (such as a group of managers).04 Aug 2011

Content Creation

How to Automate Content Creation via XML (XML Content and Actions) (SAP NetWeaver 7.3 SPS04)
Learn how to use XML to automate the creation of portal content objects and the execution of actions in the Portal Content Directory (PCD). You can create mass content without the need to use the portal wizards and editors. In addition, advanced users can perform batch operations and make pinpoint modifications within a large content base.29 Aug 2011

How to Configure Permissions for Initial Content in SAP NetWeaver Portal (SAP NetWeaver 7.3)
This guide provides recommendations for configuring initial permissions to enable the pre-configured portal roles to access initial content objects relevant to each role. The two main topics are security zones and portal content.04 Jul 2011

Theming and Branding

How To Apply Custom Branding Using the AJAX Framework L-Shape APIs
This guide provides an overview about fully customizing your own Ajax framework page using the L-Shape APIs of SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3. The Ajax Framework Page (AFP) is provided with SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3. Based on Ajax technology, this framework page provides improved performance, enhanced user experience and a wide set of client side-based APIs (also known as “L-Shape APIs”) to consume and modify its content.12 Jul 2011

How to Customize your Ajax Framework Page with SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3
The aim of this guide is to assist you in achieving the desired user experience for your portal desktop using the Ajax Portal Desktop as a baseline. This guide will show you how customize the SAP NetWeaver Portal desktop according to your own brand and user experience guidelines.29 Jun 2011

Part I How to Customize Look and Feel using Ajax Framework L-Shape AP
This guide is the first guide of a series that will give you an overview of the required steps to create your own framework page and will focus on the navigation capabilities provided by the Navigation API.23 Nov 2010

Part II How to Customize Look and Feel using Ajax Framework L-Shape API - Ajax Framework Features
In this guide you will learn additional features of the Ajax Framework that will enable you to access and control the navigation history, favorites and tabsets. 28 Feb 2011

Federated Portal Network

How to Set Up the Landscape for a Federated Portal Network (NW7.3)

This guide describes alternative network configurations for implementing a federated portal network. 11 April 2012


Decision Making Factors when Moving to SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3 - Upgrade or New Installation with Phase-o
This guide explains the two available options to get to a productive SAP Netweaver 7.3 PI from a previous version:Perform an upgrade of your existing productive system (Upgrade) or, Perform a new installation and phase-out your company's existing system (Installation). This guide explains decision-making factors and background information for rating your environment with regards to product-related decision factors. It provides you with insights into making a decision and assistance on which approach you should target in your customer-specific environment to come from a productive XI/PI landscape to a PI 7.3 landscape.07 Jun 2011

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