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SAP Fiori Elements

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November 2020, Issue #7

SAP TechEd is less than a month away. While the conference will be virtual this year, it still remains the best way to learn about the latest SAP technologies, tools, and solutions. We hope this issue of the newsletter will whet your appetite to learn more about developing SAP Fiori apps.

If you would like to see more content about a topic, please let us know.

Your editorial team,
Peter, Conrad, Keren, and Oliver

SAP TechEd

SAP TechEd will be virtual in 2020.

Check here for the latest update on scheduling and content.

SAP Fiori elements for OData V4 coming soon

We plan to release SAP Fiori elements floorplans for OData V4 with SAPUI5 1.84. Our original plan to include it with SAPUI5 1.83 did not happen. (See note 2979657 for details.)

SAP Fiori elements List Report Object Page (LROP): Performance optimization

In this final entry of the Optimizing SAP Fiori elements App Performance  video series, SAP developer Soumya Naskar demonstrates several tips for improving the performance of your list report & object page apps. You can read the companion companion blog on the SAP Community. Watch the rest of the series, covering overview and analytical list pages, on the Optimizing SAP Fiori elements App Performance playlist by SAP UX Engineering.


Those who develop applications with the SAP Cloud Application Programming model (CAP) sometimes get stuck when it comes to maintaining annotations for SAP Fiori apps. This blog by Mariana Naboka discusses a new module that helps you add and edit OData annotations applied to CDS models more efficiently. It includes XML annotation LSP capabilities from SAP Fiori tools for CAP core data services (CDS). 

Develop an SAP Fiori Elements app with CAP and SAP Fiori Tools

Read the blog post from SAP Community member Mio Yasutake on how to develop an SAP Fiori elements app using SAP Cloud Application Programming Model and SAP Fiori tools. The blog explains how to set up your development environment and the steps to develop the app. To learn more about SAP Cloud Application Programming Model, take a look at these tutorials.

New full-stack UI5 sample app featuring CAP + OData V4 + draft mode

We just published the code of a new SAPUI5 + CAP sample app on GitHub, similar to – and based on – learnings from the app we built in March to help the Foreign Office of Germany fly citizens home from abroad. You can use this app as blueprint for similar full-stack apps or as an example of the usage of the OData V4 model and its “draft” mode. See the details in this blog.

OpenUI5 History shows SAP's strong commitment to Open Source

The open-source technology, OpenUI5, encompasses the core of the SAPUI5 framework, a big number of control libraries, and the main values of the UI5 technology. Only a few control libraries are not part of OpenUI5. They are only available in SAPUI5 because they are specific to SAP use-cases or contain intellectual property that is not under an open source license. See Andreas Kunz's blog on how SAP and the UI5 teams are committed to the open source model.

SAPUI5 Road Map now in SAP Road Map Explorer

The latest roadmap for SAPUI5 is now available in SAP Road Map Explorer. This blog by Oliver Graeff summarizes the new interactive functionality and contains a link to the official roadmap document.

Mobile Development Kit makes developing multi-channel apps easier

The MDK Web Client expands MDK capabilities to the desktop, complementing existing MDK Mobile Clients (Android & iOS). Jitendra Kansal blogs how you can now build and maintain a single app that runs natively on Mobile (Android & iOS) and in a web browser (leveraging UI5 Web Components). MDK Web Client is an important delivery of the SAP Cloud Platform Extension Suite and offers new low-code features that help business developers build extensions.

SAPUI5 Community Topic Page Is Live!

The new SAPUI5 community topic page is now live and available at This page serves as an entry point to SAPUI5 content on the SAP Community and emphasizes:

  • Fresh new content and blog posts
  • Upcoming events like UI5con or UI5ers live
  • In-depth roll-out information
  • Learning material and guidelines around specific aspects of SAPUI5
  • Recommended open-source projects related to the UI5 framework

Join the SAPUI5 community and share your expertise with like-minded people.

Influence SAP Business Application Studio

SAP Business Application Studio is now available on the SAP Customer Influence web site. You are invited to submit ideas, vote, and comment. We also offer an opportunity to get involved and influence innovations for next releases through the Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI) project. This opportunity is available for SAP-licensed customers with an Feedback Agreement (FBA). Email us to join.

Upcoming End of Mainstream Maintenance for SAP_UI 7.50 (SAPUI5 1.38) and SAP_UI 7.52 (SAPUI5 1.52)

This blog by Oliver Graeff explains the end of maintenance processes for SAPUI5 versions 1.38 and 1.52 at the end of 2020 and how to upgrade to newer versions.

SAP Fiori Quartz Dark theme down-ported

To make it available for SAP Fiori front-end server 6.0, and hence for SAP Business Suite and older SAP S/4HANA releases, the SAP Fiori Quartz Dark theme has been down ported to SAPUI5 1.71 / SAP Fiori FES 6.0. For details, see this blog from Thomas Reiss.

Developer Events

UI5ers live – The Monthly Webcast for UI5 Enthusiasts  
Following community feedback, we created a new interactive webcast for the UI5 community. Once a month, we discuss the latest UI5 features, share topics we are working on, and exchange ideas around UI5 with the community. 
UI5ers live premiered on October 15, 2020 (recording) and was popular among the attendees.
The next episode will take place on Thursday, November 12  at 15:15 CET. See
SAP Cloud Platform Webcast on Introduction to SAP Business Application Studio and SAP Fiori Tools  
See how easy it is to build SAP Fiori elements apps using SAP’s new integrated development environment, SAP Business Application Studio.
Planned for November 25 during European business hours. 1-hour webcast + 30-minute Q&A.
We will have sessions for the U.S. and APJ in early 2021.

Have you seen our latest videos?

Optimizing performance in SAP Fiori elements apps  

This video series, hosted by members of the SAP Fiori elements development team, provides tips for optimizing the performance of your SAP Fiori elements apps to provide a better UX for your end users.

SAPUI5 Flexibility for key users  
SAPUI5 Flexibility lets developers, key users, and end users easily adapt SAPUI5 apps to meet business requirements. See this overview of capabilities for key users: UI5 flexibility for key users - Overview

Q & A

How can I move to adopt SAP Fiori?
Monica Reyes works with many SAP customers on their journey to SAP S/4HANA. In this blog , she shares her experience from the RIG team on how to get started on an SAP Fiori journey, using existing knowledge of SAP GUI as a foundation.
Which IDE should I use to build SAP Fiori apps?
SAP Partner, Robert Eijpe explains the relative benefits of SAP Business Application Studio and Web IDE, along with why he now chooses SAP Business Application Studio .

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