Welcome to the next unit of your learning journey, Low-Code / No-Code Applications and Automations for Citizen Developers, where you will learn how to build an extension to your existing SAP systems, using SAP AppGyver.
In terms of prerequisites, ideally you will have already taken the earlier units in this course about application development and the basics of SAP AppGyver. This ensures foundational knowledge before getting into this more advanced build. Additionally, you will need access to the necessary tools:
- If you already have a paid SAP BTP account, you can subscribe to SAP AppGyver via a booster:Subscription to SAP AppGyver via a booster
- If you do not have a paid account, you can use the free Community Edition by signing up here: Signing to the free Community Edition
- Get the preview app on your mobile phone
Now that you confirmed your technology setup, let's introduce your instructors.
You will have two instructors for this unit, Lea and Maiara.
Lea Mirascic is an aspiring citizen developer at SAP who wants to make her work more efficient and innovative. She is excited to use low-code / no-code (LCNC) to create apps and automate processes without a single line of code, and to share these skills with learners like you.
Follow Lea Mirascic on SAP Community https://people.sap.com/lea_mirascic
Maiara Ellwanger works at SAP in product enablement and community and is an enthusiastic citizen developer. What she loves about LCNC products such as SAP AppGyver is that they empower users to create their own applications and extensions that are tailored to their business needs - without depending heavily on central IT.
Follow Maiara Ellwanger on SAP Community https://people.sap.com/maiara
Lea and Maiara are there for you throughout this journey, and if you have any questions or ideas, feel free to contact them via the SAP Community.
So, what are we going to be doing in this Unit? There will be several short lessons that introduce you to SAP extensions and teach you how to build one using SAP AppGyver. Each lesson contains videos, followed by text and diagrams that cover similar content, so that you can learn by watching, reading, or both.
We’ll first introduce the use case and look at how building an SAP extension can help us to make more of the systems we already have. Then we’ll dive into planning your SAP extension and understanding which pieces we need to make it work. From there it’s a matter of building our SAP extension with SAP AppGyver, and you can build along with us, step by step! The lessons are in following order:
- Getting started with SAP extensions in SAP AppGyver
- Preparing for creating an SAP extension
- Making a plan
- Build a user interface (UI)
- Create a connection to an OData API from SAP AppGyver
- Getting, binding, and displaying the data in the UI
- How everything looks together
- Unit review and next steps
At the end of this unit, you will have augmented your citizen development skills and built your first SAP extension with SAP AppGyver. Regardless of your starting knowledge, this will teach you a lot about how non-technical business users can extend SAP systems without using any code.
Sounds interesting, right? Then let’s get started! See you at the next lesson!