I want to develop an Application using widget. Any idea how to start. Please tell me from Scratch that how should i follow my approch towards achieving the same. Where to download widget how to make use of it to develop an application effectively. Where can i find the the SAP Widget Foundation.jar file
Thanks in Advance,
There is a plethora of documentation available to you in the form of Blogs, User Guides and examples.
For a blog with links to creating from scratch please see here:
For guides including videos on how to create a widget from scratch please see here:
The tools can also be downloaded from the same link:
For blogs that cover widget creation and such see this thread: Re: Urgent: No data while calling remote function in custom widget.
Edited by: John Astill on Aug 27, 2008 4:05 PM
I want to develop a simple appication using Widget. could you please give a description of small scenario where i can implement use of Widgets with respect of SAP R/3 system sucessfully. Like using RFC function we can display data from R/3 systems but i am not getting suitable example. what kind of data ? mean what should be my objective, Business Process invoved ?So, i just want a simple scenario description from your side which is feasible to display data from R/3 system using Widget. like what should be my function module etc?
As a blog is given on SM37 transaction to display (job Monitor) Data from r/3 to widget desktop. Similarly i want a different good possible example to monitor data from SAP R/3 system using widget. also if tell function module name which i can make use and different required things would be more helpful.
you can create widget for monitoring purpose and also for specific functionality....
Ex : you can create a widget for Absence request / Approval purpose which is related to HR module..
An employee can raise a abasence request through the widget and the manager can approve it....
also refer the below articles related to widgets whihc illustrates with small business scenarios...
I f you are looking for simple scenario,just start with a simple widget application wherein you just have to develop a simple RFC and just call it in your application.Jou can start with a simple employee search or the headcount of yr company or anything you can imagine.Its very easy just drag n drop thats it...In case of any problems do revert back.
One simple scenario, where you can implement widgets using R/3 System could be -
To display the "Curreny List" on your desktop.
The Bapi "BAPI_CURRENCY_GETLIST" displays currencies corresponding to various locations.
You can call this Bapi in your widget and the currency list will be displayed on your desktop
(You need not go to the back end every time you want to get some country's currency
SAP widgets will be much more usefull if you want to monitor some backend data which keeps