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SAP Fiori Elements

SAP Fiori Development Newsletter

Dear SAP Fiori development newsletter subscriber,

It’s hard to believe that 2021 is half over. Before we head into our respective summer vacations, here are some articles to help you with your development projects and provide updates on our latest releases.
We are still thinking of topics to feature in the second half of 2021. Please let us know what you are interested in.

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

Development news

New expert paper available on developing SAP Fiori elements apps

To address the many questions we have been receiving about SAP Fiori elements and SAP Fiori tools, we have created a 10-page paper that discusses:

  • How SAP Fiori elements accelerates development and enforces UX consistency
  • Techniques for further speeding development with SAP Fiori tools
  • When to use SAP Fiori elements vs. traditional SAPUI5 freestyle coding

SAP Fiori elements roadmap available

We have updated the roadmap for SAP Fiori elements and SAP Fiori tools. Thank you to all the developers in the SAP ecosystem who gave their suggestions on how to improve the products.

SAP Mentor Spotlight Interview on SAPUI5

The SAP Mentor Spotlight series highlights key strategic topics and provides insights from SAP Mentors and SAP leaders on turning ideas into innovative approaches. In a new episode, Stefan Beck and Peter Muessig talked to Alisdair Templeton, an independent developer, Ethan Jewett from Mindset Consulting, and Wouter Lemaire, SAP Mentor at Flexso. The interview covers UI5 Web Components, the SAPUI5 framework for SAP Fiori, how developers can upskill themselves, TypeScript, and much more. See the video interview part 1 and part 2.

SAPUI5 roadmap update

SAPUI5 provides the quarterly update of its roadmap for the next few quarters. It now includes SAP Fiori elements, which is delivered with SAPUI5. See SAPUI5 in the SAP Road Map Explorer.

Table Column Resizing in SAPUI5

The SAPUI5 Responsive table now supports convenient resizing of columns on desktop and mobile devices. Resizing is shared between two columns: Increasing the width of one column decreases the width of the neighboring column. In addition, auto column resizing, accessible via double click, resizes a column according to the content in the column header and its cells. See all details in this blog post: UI5ers Buzz #58: Column resizing & auto pop-in feature in a responsive table.

New version of SAP Fiori tools now available

The latest release of SAP Fiori tools contains updates to the application generator, data sources, guided development, and deployment options. Read Ashley Tung’s blog post to learn more about these innovations.

SAP Business Application Studio roadmap update available

The latest roadmap for SAP Business Application Studio is now available in SAP Road Map Explorer. Check the latest released features and what to expect.

Are you familiar with SAP Business Application Studio productivity tools?

In this video, you will learn about the high productivity tools available with the SAP Business Application Studio that save developers time and reduce the complexity of delivering SAP applications: application wizards, run configurations, project explorer, storyboard, Cloud Foundry tools, and more.

Introducing the Open Documentation Initiative for SAP Business Application Studio

Looking at some documentation and you’re not sure that it’s quite hitting the mark? You can now provide feedback and contribute content to SAP Business Application Studio documentation.

Easy path to productive use with the free tier model for SAP Business Technology Platform

SAP announced the launch of the free tier model for SAP Business Technology Platform. The free tier model for SAP BTP automatically provides free services such as SAP Business Application Studio or UI5 flexibility for key users to all existing Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) and Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement (CPEA) customers. It is available globally (except mainland China) and the free services can be accessed through a customer’s SAP BTP Cockpit. See details in these blog posts:

Training and tutorials

Developing and Extending SAP Fiori elements apps openSAP course

The 4-week openSAP course on Developing and Extending SAP Fiori elements apps has now concluded. The videos are still available at, but the forums are closed. 

Learn what happens behind the scenes when we make an openSAP course.

Read the wrap up and what we learned from the 18,000+ people who registered for the course.

SAP Fiori Overview: Design, Develop and Deploy openSAP course

The introduction to SAP Fiori course remains available. You can view the content, but the interactive forums are closed.

Tutorial update: Create a List Report Object Page App with SAP Fiori tools

The tutorial has been updated to feature new procedures and commands for using SAP Fiori tools.
Try it out here:

Create a Travel App with SAP Fiori Elements Based on OData V4 RAP Service

The application is based on an OData V4 service built with the SAP ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model (RAP). Learn how to adjust the UI by using UI annotations and leveraging the Flexible Programming Model.

Developer events

UI5con ON AIR 2021 - Recap and Recordings

On June 16 and 17, the UI5 community reunited virtually to exchange news and learn from each other at the latest UI5con ON AIR event. A packed agenda full of UI5-related topics was presented by internal and external speakers and viewed by more than 1,700 attendees from 50+ countries. All sessions have been recorded and are available on the event web page and on the OpenUI5 YouTube channel.

TechEd will be Virtual again

We are finalizing the content for the user experience sessions. You can expect the usual mix of hands-on workshops, lectures, strategy talks, and roadmap sessions.

Latest videos  and podcasts

ASUGForward videos on demand

U.S. Department of the Interior developers Richard Drake and Vijay Jala share their experience “Delivering a Better UX with SAP Fiori Elements and SAP Screen Personas” in their 30-minute ASUGForward session.

Chief Product Owners Katja Zoch and Sebastian Steinhauer discuss how to “Build Better Apps Faster to Drive Business Agility” in their 30-minute ASUGForward session.


How do I get started with TypeScript for UI5 application development?

Chief Development Architect for UI5, Peter Muessig, share the latest updates from UI5con on this topic.

How do I get started with SAP Fiori tools to create an Overview Page?

First-time blogger Sai Krishna shares his experience on how to create an SAP Fiori elements overview page using SAP Fiori tools.

Can I use React or Vue with SAP Business Application Studio?

While most of our discussions around SAP application development focuses on SAPUI5, it is also possible to use React in SAP Business Application Studio. This article by Yuval Morad explains how.

The possibility to support React complements releases made earlier this year that made it possible to use Vue or plain HTML5. See the SAP tutorial and Yuval Morad’s article.

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Peter, Conrad, Keren, and Raz

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