Updated: April 25, 2022

Table Features

Intro

The SAP Fiori elements templates support the features and settings for a table detailed below.

For design information see the table guidelines, starting with Table Overview, and the links within this article.

Feature Availability

 

Table Settings

 

Availability

Column Heading Labels You set these.
Clear All With SAP Fiori elements for OData V2, when the selection of multiple rows is enabled, the clear all checkbox is displayed by default for:

  • Grid tables, analytical tables and tree tables in both list reports and object pages
  • Responsive tables in a list report

With SAP Fiori elements for OData V4, when the selection of multiple rows is enabled, the clear all checkbox is displayed, for all tables, except a responsive table in an object page with anchor bar mode.

You can change the default.

Select All With SAP Fiori elements for OData V2, when the selection of multiple rows is enabled for a responsive table, the select all checkbox is displayed by default in an object page.

With SAP Fiori elements for OData V4, when the selection of multiple rows is enabled for a responsive table, the select all checkbox is displayed by default in an object page with anchor bar mode.

You can change the default.

Sticky Column Header Behavior Default, you can turn it off.
Column Width The default width depends on the column contents. You can change it.
Column Importance In a responsive table, by default, all columns have an importance of none, except for list report columns for key fields. These have high importance.

You can change the level of importance.

Labels for Multiple Fields in a Column Available in responsive tables with SAP Fiori elements for OData V4
Ascending Sort Order on a Column Default, you can change it.
Grouping Available in responsive and analytical tables
Number of Table Rows Displayed at Once Work with the development team to find the best compromise between optimal user experience and optimal technical performance.
No Data Found Text Default, replace the generic placeholder text with text that’s meaningful to the user.
Message Strip for the Table Available, a message strip above the table can display all the messages related to the table in order of their severity.
 

List Report and Analytical Page Only

 

Availability

Number of Table Levels Expanded at Initial Load Default, you can change the number for the tree table and analytical table.
 

Object Page Only

 

Availability

Message Strip for Rows with Errors Default

Table Settings


Clear All / Select All

When the selection of multiple rows is enabled for a table, both versions of SAP Fiori elements:

  • Display by default either the Clear All checkbox or Select All  checkbox in the header of the selection column, as detailed in the next sections
  • Allow you to set which checkbox displays for all the tables on an object page, or for specific tables only

When the Select All action is hidden, the user can still select a range of multiple items, by selecting an item, pressing Shift, and selecting others.

For  grid tables, analytical tables and tree tables, the default limit for rows the user can select at once is 200. You can change the limit. We recommend you consult the application team on how a change would impact performance.

SAP Fiori elements for OData V2 Defaults

When the selection of multiple rows (or multiselect) is enabled, the selection column header displays by default:

  • The Clear All checkbox for:
    • Grid tables, analytical tables and tree tables in both list reports and object pages
    • Responsive tables in a list report
  • The Select All  checkbox for a responsive table in an object page

You can change the default.

SAP Fiori elements for OData V4

When the selection of multiple rows (or multi mode) is enabled, the selection column header displays by default the Clear All checkbox for all tables but a responsive table in an object page with anchor bar mode. In this case, the responsive table displays the Select All  checkbox because the user can scroll to all the section content.

You can change the default.

Warning
For an optimal user experience only display the Select All checkbox for a small number of items because:

  • When the user clicks Select All, all the items or rows load from the backend. Loading many items can require multiple requests to the system and, consequently, take time.
  • When a responsive table contains so many rows that they cannot all be displayed onscreen, many users expect the Select All to select all the rows in the table. In fact, it selects all the rows currently displayed on the interface.

Guidelines
When the object page is in tab bar mode, we recommend enabling the Clear All action when the selection of multiple rows is enabled.

Column Width

The default column width varies according to the column contents:

  • Text: can range from 3 to 20 rem
  • Image: 5 rem
  • Rating or progress indicator: 6.875 rem
  • Chart: 20 rem

You can can change the width.

Developer Hint
For more information, refer the development team to Setting the Default Column Width.

Column Importance in Responsive Tables

By default:

  • Key fields have high importance in list reports.
  • Other columns have the importance of none and are handled like columns assigned medium importance.

You can change the level of importance.

The importance assigned to a column determines whether or not the table displays its values onscreen when screen space is limited:

  • The values from high importance columns are always displayed onscreen — as columns or in the pop-in area, depending on the screen size.
  • The values in columns with low importance are first to be hidden.

When at least one column is hidden, the table toolbar displays the Show Details button so users can view the previously hidden columns in the table pop-in area. After the user clicks Show Details to display the column, the action changes to Hide Details.

You can also assign an importance to custom columns.

For more information, see:


Labels for Multiple Fields in a Column

By default, with SAP Fiori elements for OData V4, when a column contains a field group with more than one field, the labels for those fields are not displayed.

You can enable the display of a label for each field. The field group label then is displayed as the column title in the header.


Sort Order

By default, the sort order for a column is ascending.

You can:

  • Set the default sort order to descending.
  • Define other, customized sort orders.

For more information, see the sort guidelines according to table type:


Number of Table Rows Displayed at Once

By default, a responsive table loads the following number of rows at once:

  • 20 rows in a list report.
  • 10 rows in an object page with multiple sections.

When more rows exist, the users can click the More button at the end of the table to view additional rows.

With SAP Fiori elements for OData V2, you can change the default number.

For an object page that includes one section and one subsection, the responsive table loads 20 rows and the user can scroll to view additional ones.

Guidelines
Work with the development team to find the best compromise between optimal user experience and optimal technical performance.

Grouping

Grouping is available in responsive and analytical tables.

You can define the format of the grouping headers.

For more information, see:



No Data Found Text

By default, the following text is displayed when no data is found.

  • When the user has not applied filters, the text is “No data found.”
  • When the user has applied filters from the personalization dialog, the text is: “No data found. Try adjusting the search or filter parameters.”
Guidelines
Replace the generic text with text that’s meaningful to the user.

List Report and Analytical Page Only

Initial Expansion of Table Levels

By default, on initial load, the following expandable tables are expanded to this number of levels:

  • Responsive table: 1 level
  • Tree table: 1 level
  • Analytical table: 0 levels

You can change the default value for the tree table and analytical tables.

Developer Hint
For more information, refer the development team to Initial Expansion Level for Tables in List Reports & Analytical List Pages.

Object Page Only

Message Strip for Rows with Errors

When table rows contain errors, a message strip is displayed above the table. It contains a Filter Items link that lets users see only the rows with errors. After the users click the link, a Clear Filter link replaces it.


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