Changing the Business Workspace Display in SAP

Have you ever been wondering how to switch the Display of an Business Workspace displayed in xECM from the SAP GOS Menu?

Prefer the old display or the smart UI display?

The old Display of a Business Workspace

This is a Business Workspace displayed in the standard non-graphic form

This is a Business Workspace displayed using smartUI

Switching is easy.

Logon into your SAP System as Administrator. Start Transaction SPRO and click on the IMG Button.

The Display IMG Menu with the “Maintain Business Object Declaration” Task

Start the “Maintain Business Object Declaration” Task by clicking on the “Start” Icon. Select the Business Object you want to change. Here in this example is “KNA1” (Vendor).

If there is no checkmark at “Use Widgets for UI” then you’ll see the old display of the Business Workspace, if there is a checkmark, then the Business Workspace is displayed in smartUI.

Simple set or unset this checkmark.

Save. Update the tables.

Then you are done! The Display changes according to your setup.

You can also set this checkmark while creating new Business Object Declarations.

xECM Overview for Architects and Developers Training

Looking for a xECM overview for Architects and Developers? Without those colorful Powerpoint foils for Managers?

One to max 2 days?

Even with a live xECM integration to see?

Here we have such a training. Lets look at the agenda:

  • Short Recap: Content Server Basics needed for xECM
    • Description of Connected Workspaces, Setup with Categories, Classifications and Document Templates
      • explains the Content Server toolset used for a successful xECM integration from an overview point. More deep dive is in Chapter 4.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • What is xECM?
      • Whats behind the xECM (extended ECM) Buzzword. Where are the benefits.
    • xECM unleashed: See xECM live/on Video with Salesforce, SAP and Sharepoint.
      • See a highly integrated xECM (SAP/Salesforce/Sharepoint and Content Server) system live of (if no internet connection avaliable) on a HD video. Discover the true benefits of xECM.
  • Chapter 2: Concepts and Scenarios
    • Scenarios for xECM, from basic connectivity to complete integration
      • The real implementation depends on the situation and whats to do. xECM does not need everything to implement. All possible scenarios are discussed.
  • Chapter 3: Business Application and Implementation
    • Implementation. Java API for Service Provider Interface.
    • Whats to implement on the leading application side.
  • Chapter 4: Content Server Configuration
    • How to configure the Content Server for xECM. Building Connected Workspaces etc
      • Dive deeper in the necessary Content Server configuration.


This gives an overview of xECM and the possibilities of the implementation. (Disclaimer: If you are interested in the xECM for SAP, there is a much deeper training on how to configure and how to use the SAP/xECM connection)

if interested, send me a e-mail at merz (at)