Updated: September 28, 2017

Object Details

Intro

The object details floorplan functions as the child screen of an object floorplan. It is used to show additional information about one attribute of a business object on the object floorplan, and it is accessed by drill-down. The object details screen is usually the last screen in a single workflow. However, the object details floorplan can include actions and modal views to display further details.

Object details floorplan in both compact and regular views
Object details floorplan in both compact and regular views

Usage

Do’s

  • Use the object details floorplan for only one specific attribute of a business object.
  • Use the object details floorplan as the last screen of a work flow.

Don’ts

  • Do not use the object details floorplan to show multiple attributes of an object.

Structure

Navigational Hierarchy

The object details floorplan is often used at the end of a workflow to show one single attribute of a business object that has additional relevant content. It is accessible from an object screen and may also connect to a secondary object details screen, if necessary.

Navigational hierarchy
Navigational hierarchy

 

Content Hierarchy

The object details floorplan is a full-screen floorplan comprised of the following areas, in sequence: a header area, a content area, and an optional footer area. All areas are vertically-stacked together.

Content areas
Content areas

 

Content sections
Content sections

 

A. Attribute details section group

The leading attribute details sections are the first sections in the content area. They directly show the value or property of a particular attribute of a business object.

B. Referential content section group

Referential content sections are used for information relevant to a particular attribute of a business object. Sections in this area are arranged by frequency of usage to make the user’s workflow as efficient as possible.

 

Prioritizing Sections

Content within the referential content sections is sorted based on the frequency of usage, with the most frequently-used sections placed first in the group. Sections can override this suggested sort order and ascend to a more prominent place within the group depending on the specific needs of the current business scenario.

Prioritizing sections
Prioritizing sections

Compact & Regular

The object details floorplan supports both regular and compact widths. Sections in the content area maintain the same vertical structure across regular and compact widths. Individual cells expand horizontally to fit the actual screen size.

Compact and regular views
Compact and regular views

Behavior & Interaction

Access from object screen

The object details screen can be accessed from a drill down on its parent object screen.

Access through drilldown
Access through drilldown

Modal view from object detail screen

A modal view with optional actions can be used to present further details of an object details screen. Using a modal view can prevent user from entering into an infinite navigation loop.

Full page modal view
Full page modal view