The SAP Fiori elements object page template supports the features and settings for the object page content area detailed below.
For design information, see the Object Page Floorplan guidelines and the links below.
|Draft Object Validation
Users can trigger the validation by pressing the Enter key while their cursor is in a field on the object or subobject page.
|Navigation Bar: Anchor Bar
|Default, you can turn it off when you only have one section.
|Navigation Bar: Tab Bar
|Sections and Subsections
|Reuse Components as Sections
With SAP Fiori elements for OData V4, you can display an icon or image with the link.
With SAP Fiori elements for OData V2, the default link shows the text and ID. You can remove the text or the ID.
|Smart Link Contact
|Available, SAP Fiori elements for OData V2 only
|Views for Tables and Charts
|Display of Related Properties Together
|Available with SAP Fiori elements for OData for V4
The properties can also display as links.
|With SAP Fiori elements V4, in edit mode, the default length of the text entry area allows for four lines of text.
|With SAP Fiori elements for OData V4, users can upload a file to an object page property and delete it.
|Dynamic Side Content
|Available with an extension
|Subsection Starts Loading After the Object Page Elements Are Loaded
|Default, you can change the behavior.
|Adjustment of the Width for Content Display in a Subsection
|Visible Sections, Subsections, Quickviews, and Tables
|Hiding Section, Subsection, Quickview and Table Content
|User-Controlled Visibility with Show More/Show Less
|Visible Smart Form Fields
|Default, you can hide them in certain conditions.
By default, the anchor bar is generated when the object page has at least one section.
It lets users navigate to the individual content area sections.
- Hide the anchor bar when you only have one section.
- Replace it with a tab bar.
With extensions, you can replace the buttons with another type of control.
For more information, see:
Sections and Subsections
You can add sections and subsections to the content area.
Sections contain only subsections. You build the subsection content with tables, charts, and forms.
For more information, see: Sections and Subsections.
Reuse Components as Sections
You can embed a reuse component as a section in the object page.
You can include a single chart facet in a subsection.
In the chart, you can:
- Display measures, their aggregation calculations, and dimensions to categorize the measures.
- Add custom actions to the toolbar for a chart and define whether they are enabled at all times or only after the user selects part of the chart for the action.
- Allow users to personalize the chart settings
SAP Fiori Elements for OData V2
Charts are only supported for business objects or services that are not draft enabled or are read-only.
SAP Fiori Elements for OData V4
You can define a chart for a draft-enabled business object. The chart only displays active data, not data entered into an unsaved draft record.
For more information, see Chart (VizFrame).
For more information on chart options, see Chart.
Display of Related Properties Together
You can display two related properties side-by-side and with a single label in display mode.
For example, the label Date Time can display with the properties date and time side-by-side, even when they are distinct properties in the back end.
You can separate the values with a delimiter such as a slash (/) or a hyphen (-).
In edit mode, the fields can be edited separately.
You can add action buttons to the toolbar for a form contained in a subsection.
With SAP Fiori elements for OData V4, you can also add an action next to the form header.
The action types can be:
- Actions that occur in the system while the user stays on the object page.
- Actions that navigate to a different application, for example, when the user can open a purchase requisition from a specific purchase order.
Conditional Enablement of Navigation Buttons
You can enable buttons that navigate the user to another page or application based on the value of a specific field with SAP Fiori elements for OData V4. To achieve this with SAP Fiori elements for OData V2 requires extensions.
For example, you can enable the Generate Purchase Order button only for sales orders with the completed status.
Columns in a Form
To optimize onscreen space, the default number of columns in a form depends on the screen size, as follows:
Groups in a Form
You can group fields in a form and assign a name to the group.
Note that the group name is displayed only when a group contains fields.
User-Controlled Load of Fields with Low Importance
To improve the performance on application startup, you can prevent form fields with low importance from loading until the user clicks Show Details with SAP Fiori element for OData V4.
After the user clicks the button, the fields are loaded and the Hide Details button is displayed.
By default, with SAP Fiori elements for OData V4, in edit mode, the default length of the text control allows for the entry of four lines of text.
- Set a maximum number of lines for the text control that’s greater than four.
- Enable growing mode: The length of the text control on first load allows for four lines. After the user has entered that number of lines, the length grows by one line at a time until it reaches the maximum number. A scrollbar is displayed next to the text entry area.
- Display below the text area the number of characters allowed in it. As the users enter text, the number decreases to show how many characters remain.
A notification is displayed if the users try to enter text beyond the limit.
In display mode, the text is truncated to 100 characters and a More link allows the user to display the full text. Alternatively, you can set the full text to display in a popover when the the user clicks More.
With SAP Fiori elements for OData V4, users can upload a file to an object page property and delete the file.
For example, the sales order object can have a property for a contract and users can upload the contract file to the property.
The application developers can define the file size and types allowed for upload.
Dynamic Side Content
You can display additional content to the right of an object page subsection. Consult with the development team on doing this with a standard extension.
With this feature, the subsection toolbar contains a Show Details/Hide Details action for users to control the display of the dynamic side content. By default, the side content is hidden. You can show it instead. You can also rename the action to make it meaningful to the end user.
Subsection Loading Behavior
By default, the subsection starts loading after the main object page elements are loaded.
You can change the loading behavior to load the subsection after the header data is loaded.
When the subsection contains a table or chart and you want to allow the user to filter in the header before subsection data loads.
Width for Content Display in a Subsection
When you mix content — such as forms and tables — in one subsection, you can adjust the width allotted to each content type to display a table next to a form.
Sections, Subsections, Quickviews, and Tables
By default, the object page displays these components.
You can set the entire components or selected content in the components to be displayed or hidden in the content area, according to the object’s state. For example, you can hide the Delivery section in a Sales Order until the order has a status where the delivery is planned.
You can enable the Show More/Show Less button in the bottom right corner of a section to let users control the display of subsection content.
- When the subsection is hidden, Show More is displayed.
- When the subsection shows, the Show Less link is displayed.
Visibility of Smart Form Fields
By default, all smart form fields have the high importance setting and show on all screen sizes.
You can lower the level of importance for the fields to hide them on smaller screens.
According to the importance assigned to the field, it is displayed as follows:
- High (default): On all (small, medium, and large) screen sizes.
- Medium: On large and medium screens only.
- Low: On large screens only
For more information, see Responsiveness.