The flag icon is used to flag objects for later reference and follow-up. The favorite icon is used to mark frequently needed objects as favorites.
In order for a business object to be flagged and/or be marked as favorite, the properties markFlag and markFavorite should be set to true. To display both indicators, set the property ShowMarkers to true.
- Use flag if you want to flag objects for later reference and follow-up.
- Use favorite if you want to mark frequently used objects as favorites.
Responsiveness and Adaptiveness
Flags and Favorites in Object List Items
Flag and favorite icons should be placed in the reserved space in the first row of the status block, on the right-hand side.
The status line should be used for visualizing the flagged and favorite objects. The first status line remains empty if neither flags nor favorites are set.
If your app does not use flags or favorites, you can use both status lines for further information about the object status.
Flags and Favorites in the Object Header
Standard Object Header
If you use the standard object header, the flag and favorite icons should be placed in the reserved space in the first row of the status block, on the right-hand side of the object header.
If no flag or favorite is set, the first row should remain empty as users can choose set these at a later point in time. This also avoids having inconsistently formatted status lines.
If your app does not use flags or favorites, you can use both status lines to include further information about the object status.
Behavior and Interaction
Set Flag/Mark as Favorite
In the split-screen layout, the functions Mark as Favorite and Set Flag are available in the details footer, and if the master list is set to multiselection mode, the functions are available in the master list footer.
Remove Flag/Favorite Settings
To remove the settings, click on the Set Flag and/or Mark as Favorite icon again.
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