Updated: November 3, 2023

Step Progress Indicator

FUIStepProgressIndicator

Intro

The step progress indicator is a progress indicator for tracking and displaying a user’s state in a user flow. It allows the user to navigate to another step in both the default view and the optional “All Steps” view.

Step progress indicator in compact (left) and regular width (right)
Step progress indicator in compact (left) and regular width (right)

Usage

Do
  • A step progress indicator should at least show two steps.
  • Use dynamic steps for sub-steps and steps which are dependent on default steps.
  • Displaying a partial view of the last step on the screen for a scrollable step progress indicator is highly recommended.
  • Keep step names short – we recommend no more than two lines of text.
Don't
  • Try to avoid showing both header and step names under step nodes.
  • Don’t count dynamic steps in the total number of steps.
  • Don’t show a partial view of a step on the screen if the step progress indicator is not scrollable.

Anatomy

Default View

A. Current Step Name (Optional)

Describes the current step’s name.

B. “All Steps” Button (Optional)

Allows users to view all steps on another screen.

C. Step Node

Describes the number of a step in the user flow.

D. Step Line

A line that connects the current step with the next step. No step line for the final step.

E. Step Name (Optional)

Describes each step’s name.

Step progress indicator “default” view
Step progress indicator “default” view

“All Steps” View

A. Step Node

Describes the number of a step in the user flow.

B. Step Line

A line that connects the current step with the next step. No step line for the final step.

C. Step Name

Describes each step’s name.

Step progress indicator
Step progress indicator "All Steps” view

Behavior and Interaction

Step Navigation

A step progress indicator allows users to navigate to another step in both default and “All Steps” view.

In a linear user flow, users can tap on the next step when the current step is complete.

In a non-linear user flow, users can tap on any other step regardless of its state.

Navigation between steps
Navigation between steps

“All Steps” View

Users can tap on the “All Steps” button in the header to navigate to another page where they get an overview of all steps. The steps are displayed in a vertical format.

Tap on “All Steps” button in the header to navigate to “All Steps” view
Tap on “All Steps” button in the header to navigate to “All Steps” view

Horizontal Scrolling

If a step progress indicator contains more steps than one screen can show, users can drag horizontally to view more steps.

When users complete the last step on one screen and try to navigate to the next step, the step progress indicator automatically scrolls to the next screen with the selected step pinned as the first step on the screen. However, if the last auto-scroll screen contains the final step, the progress indicator bar is right aligned. 

Horizontal scrolling
Horizontal scrolling

Adaptive Design

In regular width, the “All Steps” view is displayed in a popover modal.

“All Steps” view in compact width (left) and regular width (right)
“All Steps” view in compact width (left) and regular width (right)

Variations

Value State

A step progress indicator may contain the following value states of a step: default, active, complete, error, error active, and disabled.

Step value states from left to right: complete – error – active – default – disabled
Step value states from left to right: complete – error – active – default – disabled

Dynamic Step

Dynamic steps can be used as sub-steps, such as step “2.1”, “2.2”, and so on. It may also be used for a step that depends on certain user action during a previous default step, and is only displayed after the action is taken, such as choosing an option in a form.

Example of a dynamic step based on user actions
Example of a dynamic step based on user actions

Resources

SAP Fiori for Android: Step Progress Indicator

SAP Fiori for Web: Wizard Floorplan

Related Components/Patterns: Sibling Navigation