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With Netweaver Portal 7.30 SP10 or 7.31 SP09 SAP launched the new UI Theme Designer. By default the old editor is still loaded, so here are the tips:

 

 

1) Enable UI Theme Designer in the portal

In Netweaver Administrator (/nwa) go to Configuration > Infrastructure > Application Modules;

Select the web module "com.sap.portal.themes.lafservice" in the Module List;

Now in the Portal Service Details the Properties are loaded. Change "Determine what will be the theme runtime provider" to LESS.

Save it and restart the portal.

 

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2) By enabling the LESS functionality the portal has added a new menu option under Content Administration > Portal Display > Portal Themes. It is called UI Theme Designer.

 

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If you launch the UI Theme Designer, be sure you are running a modern browser (e.g. CSS3 support -> IE9 or higher, Firefox and Chrome).

Otherwise it won't start / work correctly.

 

 

 

3) Check out the following: Note 1839261 - Application displayed without theme (UI Theme Designer). In our case we needed a patch for SAP_BASIS (SAPKB73108).

 

 

4) Now you can run the UI Theme Designer from the portal.

 

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Some interesting information (thanks Shani and Itzik again )

OSS note 1890375

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw73ehp1/helpdata/en/8e/a763272dcd4b4ba6ea347050b1f3fc/content.htm?frameset=/en/47/fdd03fc5de3c92e10000000a42189c/frameset.htm

 

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Noel Hendrikx - SAP Portal consultant @ Peppie Portals.

Specialized in Corporate branding SAP Portal / Adobe Interactive Forms.

 

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