BW/4HANA Cockpit – Where is the Administration in the SAP GUI?

BW/4HANA 2.0 no longer supports the administration of InfoProviders and requests in the SAP GUI. Instead, a browser window with the SAP BW/4HANA cockpit opens when we click on the administration of the ADSOs or start a DTP and the DTP monitor opens. You can find the SAP documentation for the BW/4HANA Cockpit here: https://help.sap.com/viewer/107a6e8a38b74ede94c833ca3b7b6f51/2.0.0/de-DE/2447401c5d01428a9c4bb8edbd567cd8.html

The BW/4HANA Cockpit is a Fiori Web application that certainly has its advantages. But sometimes this transaction is not accessible, e.g. if you have problems with the configuration of the Web server, certificates or corresponding roles are missing (although you have the profile SAP_ALL).

A simple workaround is the SAP GUI transaction RSMNG. Here you can (still) reach the old interface for the administration of a data target. This allows us to navigate to your individual DTP requests.

Calling the ADSO administration from Eclipse
Calling ADSO Administration from the Context Menu

If the BW/4HANA cockpit cannot be opened

If the BW/4HANA Cockpit does not open when you click on “Manage the DataStore Object (advanced)” in Eclipse, this may be due to your setting in Eclipse. It did not work for me with the setting “Default system web browser”. With the explicit selection of Chrome a window has opened.

Browsersettings in Eclipse
Setting for the WebBrowser in Eclipse

You should of course get used to the new interface of the BW/4HANA Cockpit in the browser, because SAP may switch off or restrict the “old” GUI transactions. But as a workaround, this is definitely a good interim solution.

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