Intro

The card footer is the bottom part of a card that contains important or routine actions that directly impact the card, such as Approve or Submit. The footer can accommodate a maximum of two action buttons. 

Card with a highlighted card footer
Card with a highlighted card footer

Usage

When using the card footer to integrate important user actions related to the content or functionality of the card, consider the following aspects: 

Do
  • Include only one or two of the most important and routine actions in the card footer. 
  • If two buttons are used, always place the primary action on the right side of the footer. 
  • If two buttons are used, place the less important and secondary action on the left side of the footer. 
  • Ensure that the button’s wording reflects the action that will be performed after tapping on the button. 
  • Use short and concise button labels. 
Don't
  • Don’t include more than two buttons in the card footer.  
  • Don’t place an overflow button in the card footer. Having overflow buttons in both the footer and header might lead to visual ambiguity, as they would look identical. 
  • Don’t use long button labels. If the button label needs to be very long, use icon buttons or only one button. 
Card footer with a maximum of two buttons
Card footer with a maximum of two buttons
Footer with an overflow button
Footer with an overflow button

Anatomy

A. Card Footer Container

The card footer container holds one button that takes up the full width or two buttons that are right-aligned within the container of the card footer. 

B. Primary Action Button

The contained action button is used to highlight the most important action. Only use one primary action in a card. We recommend using the contained button style for actions that trigger or complete a task. 

C. Secondary Action Button

The tonal action button is used for actions that are not the primary action. If the card doesn’t have a clear primary action or if the displayed actions are equally relevant, the card footer can include only tonal or text buttons. If the action is destructive, use the tonal negative style to warn users about taking extra precautions before performing an action. 

Card footer anatomy with one contained button (left), one contained and one tonal button (middle), and one tonal negative button and one contained button (right)
Card footer anatomy with one contained button (left), one contained and one tonal button (middle), and one tonal negative button and one contained button (right)
Information
Filled Buttons: We recommend using filled buttons, such as contained or tonal buttons, for the main actions in a card. Filled buttons have a container with a solid fill. The filled style is visually more prominent than text buttons, which helps users identify the action they want to perform. 

Behavior and Interaction

Tapping on the button in the card footer performs the indicated action. 

Resources

Development: Card System

SAP Fiori for iOS: Card Footer

Related Components/Patterns: Card Overview, Card Header, Card Body, Buttons