The progress indicator visualizes the current advancement of a process or a degree of accomplishment. The inside of the progress indicator is filled with color to indicate the state of progress. The advancement depends on the specific process. The progress is shown either using absolute numbers or the current percentage of completion together with a progress bar.
Within SAP Fiori, the progress indicator is used as a “meter” or mini chart. It indicates a current object status and is not related to any process that is currently running.
Use the progress indicator if:
- You need to visually show a current (static) status.
- You need to visually strengthen a current (static) status.
- You need to make different states comparable to each other at a higher level.
Do not use the progress indicator if:
- Visual feedback is needed for an ongoing operation. In this case, use a busy indicator instead.
Responsiveness and Adaptiveness
The progress indicator itself is not responsive. It supports the cozy and compact form factors. The compact form factor is used for apps that run on a device operated by a mouse and keyboard. For more information, see Content Density (Cozy and Compact).
Alternatively, you can show the current progress as text in addition to the bar. In this case, the text is shown on the right of the bar if the progress is 50% or less. In all other cases, the progress is shown right-aligned on the bar itself. Property: showValue.
The progress indicator can visualize different value states that are represented by various theme-dependent semantic colors. The states are: normal, success, warning, and error. Property: state.
Use a group of up to five bars to help users compare different states at a high level. Note that in a group of more than five bars, slight differences are much harder to perceive than a numeric display.
If the user has to compare a group of values, be sure to use the same visual display for all of them (only bars or only numbers).
The following additional properties are available for the progress indicator:
- The property “width” defines the width of the progress indicator. The property “height” defines the height of the progress indicator. Adapt it only if the default height does not fit into the surrounding context. Do not use a height below 1.5 rems if text is shown inside the progress indicator.
- The property “textDirection” is used for localiaztion (right-to-left languages).
- The property “busy” sets the progress indicator to busy state.
- The property “visible” shows or hides the progress indicator.
- The property “tooltip” does not have an effect.
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