Business Document Navigator

Purpose

The Business Document Navigator (BDN) is the central tool for processing documents. You can use the BDN to execute standard document management functions on documents managed, for example, by SAP ArchiveLink.

To go to the Business Document Navigator, choose Office ® Business Documents ® Documents ® Find. Alternatively, choose Tools ® Business Documents, Environment ® Business Documents in the administration menu for business documents.

You do not need to make any settings in Customizing (IMG).

Overview Graphic

In the upper part of the screen, the relevant documents, sorted by document type (the document types in turn belong to specified application objects) are displayed in the tree. The lower left part of the screen contains tab pages with the functions Detailed display, Document information (version string), Keywords and Storing. On the right-hand side of the screen, you can display a selected document in-place.

Features

The BDN provides the following functions:

  • Display hit list

You see the hit list in the form of a hierarchical list.

For more information, see Displaying the Hit List.

  • Display individual documents

You view the individual documents directly in the dynpro or in an external viewer.

For more information, see Displaying Documents.

  • Display detailed information on stored documents

For more information, see Displaying Detailed Information on a Document.

  • Store existing documents

You can display standard document types and object-specific document types, and store corresponding documents by double-clicking.

For more information, see Storing Documents.

  • Create new documents

You start applications that are supported by SAP Desktop Office Integration in-place and create new documents.

For more information, see Creating New Documents.

  • Create and edit notes

You can create, display, edit and delete general and private notes for documents and application objects.

For more information, see BDS Note.

  • Display keywords for a document

You can display all keywords that were stored for a document.

For more information, see Displaying Keywords.

  • Display version string

You can display all the versions and variants for a document.

For more information, see Displaying the Version String.

  • Copy documents

For more information, see Copying Documents.

  • Transport documents

For more information, see Transporting Documents.

  • Delete documents

For more information, see Deleting Documents.

  • Edit documents

You can edit DOI-compatible documents that are stored using upload. You can overwrite the current document, create a new document and create a new version or variant.

For more information, see Editing Documents.

  • Change existing keywords

You can change the existing keywords and descriptive text for a document.

For more information, see Changing Attributes.

  • Refresh the hit list

For more information, see Refreshing the Hit List.

  • Annotations for BDS documents that are displayed using the EAI viewer

For more information, see Creating Annotations.

  • Display documents using HTML control

For more information, see Displaying Documents.

  • Store WWW addresses

For more information, see Storing Documents and Storing and Displaying WWW addresses.

  • Navigation to any WWW address

For more information, see Storing and Displaying WWW Addresses.

  • Export documents to frontend

For more information, see Exporting Documents.

  • Lock documents when changes are being made

For more information, see Editing Documents.

  • Create a transport request when documents are deleted

For more information, see Transporting Documents.

  • Store documents using drag and drop

For more information, see Storing Documents Using Drag and Drop

  • Display hit list and documents in the SAPGUI for HTML and in the SAPGUI for Java
  • Direct navigation to BOR objects from the BDN
  • Display SAP ArchiveLink documents (faxes) in Single Page Tiff Format

You can call the functions Display document, Display detailed information, Display document information, Display keywords, Change document, Change attributes, Copy document, Export document, Transport document, Delete document and Notes from the display tree via the context menu.