The SAP Fiori launchpad offers an enterprise search function that searches across all apps and business objects, such as materials, customers, and maintenance plans. The search icon is displayed in the shell bar of the launchpad and is always readily available at the top of the screen.
When the user clicks on the search icon in the shell bar, the search field and the type selector appear. If the search field is empty, clicking the search icon closes the search fields again.
If the search field is not empty, the user can trigger the search by pressing ENTER, by clicking on the magnifier icon, or by selecting one of the suggestions.
After triggering the search, the results are presented in the search app. The search field in the shell bar is closed and shown in the top area of the app.
On top of the list, connector tabs represent query matching connectors / data providers. So, the user can quickly switch to another data source matching her or his query.
The result list shows a ranked list of all matching items. After the first three matching business objects, found app results are presented as tiles in an horizontal list.
Apps can be launched directly from the results list. For business objects, each item is summarized in a few lines. To see more details, the user can expand the item using the down arrow. The up arrow collapses the additional line again. Selecting the item itself opens the corresponding fact sheet.