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February 15, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #24: New Possibilities to Format Numbers in UI5

  SAPUI5 supports various ways to format numbers, for example the currency formatting - with version 1.54 SAPUI5 will also support the formatting and parsing of...

February 01, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #23: Coding Experiences in UI5 - More than Just Design

The term "user experience" has been omnipresent for the past few years - designers, customers, project managers, everybody uses it and by now nobody wants...

January 25, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #22: Support Assistant - Rules Development

In my last post, I promised to shed more light on the support rules. As I mentioned, they're developed by the SAP UI5 framework and control experts in collaboration with Fiori de...

January 18, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #21: Take IDs into Your own Hands

Stable IDs have recently been added to the development best practice guide for UI5 release 1.52 and rightfully so! They are a proper power house when it comes to implementing flexibilit...

December 22, 2017

Search for a new UI5 Top 5 in 2018

Added on December 22, 2017 10:31 AM , written by Twan van den Broek

Remember last years SAPUI5 Top 5? Well, here’s the announcement for a new SAP Community Competition – The UI5 Top5 edition 2018. [author: Twan van den Broek ]

December 13, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #20: Support Assistant - The Power in Your Hands

In the previous post you got a glimpse of how the UI5 Support Assistant can be useful for your apps. Now, we'll take a deeper look into the tool and touch upon the features...

December 01, 2017

OData Explorer

Added on December 01, 2017 09:38 AM by Holger Schäfer (

If you are working with UI5 and OData in general, you will quickly figure out the benefits of theOData v2 Model, especially if you have an existing OData service in the backend, UI5 makes it quite...

November 30, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #19: Let's be progressive - Convert an OpenUI5 Application into a Progressive Web App

Progressive Web Apps have opened us a lot of new ways to deliver amazing user experiences on the web. They combine the best of web and t...

Preview of OpenUI5 1.52 available now - What is new?

Added on November 30, 2017 03:54 PM

OpenUI5 1.52 is now available as a preview download. Feel free to test and report issues, but please refrain from using it for productive apps.More than 20 control improvements and features across all...

November 28, 2017

Cross-site scripting issue in certain pre-2017 OpenUI5 releases

Added on November 28, 2017 02:10 PM

SAP Security Note 2374767 discloses a security vulnerability which has been present in old versions of OpenUI5, released prior to 2017. There was a cross-site scripting issue when...

November 23, 2017

Demystifying the art of component reuse in SAPUI5

Added on November 23, 2017 08:20 AM , written by Jakob Marius Kjaer

One of the things I’ve always found being really complex was component reuse. This means to use one app inside another. In this blog series, I will try my best to demystify this, as it really...

November 20, 2017

Fortunately the dark days of SAPUI5 Development lie way behind us and we have reasonable tool support today. Everybody can get going qui...

November 01, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #17: Support Assistant - Keep your UI5 Apps in Good Shape!

Have you ever imagined a world in which your SAPUI5/OpenUI5 dev/test environment will help you fix UI issues before they are even discovered? Well, this is not fic...

October 04, 2017

Preview of OpenUI5 1.50 available now - What is new?

Added on October 04, 2017 09:17 AM

OpenUI5 1.50 is now available as a preview download. Feel free to test and report issues, but please don’t use it for productive apps.Re-designed Demo Kit New features: CLDR, new date interval...

September 28, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #15: Check Out the Magic of a Wizard

We already wrote about the new look and feel of the Shopping Cart demo app in UI5ers Buzz #01 earlier this year. But not only the navigation through the product catalog evolved, the ...

September 11, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #14: the SAPUI5 Dev Stars at SAP TechEd 2017!

SAPUI5 goes TechEd Las Vegas Barcelona - We're ready for three days packed with hacking together with UI5 techies from all over the world! In here we'll give you a quic...

September 07, 2017

Diving into sap.uxap: the Object Page Layout

Added on September 07, 2017 09:43 AM , written by Will Thurlow

Deep within the SAPUI5 and OpenUI5 toolkits lies a rather interesting library. Sat in a dimly lit corner, overshadowed by the all-singing, all-dancing sap.m, you notice it peering at you; beckoning...

August 30, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #13: Build a Progressive Web App with OPENUI5

With Chrome 57, Progressive Web Apps (PWA) have been grown into a mainstream mobile web technology. The idea is simple and attractive - allow websites to be like the n...

August 17, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #12: Scaling Images before triggering the File Upload in SAPUI5

Invoices, Receipts, Images: Large files everywhere! We as developers and users probably all know it and struggle almost daily with the upload of way too bi...

August 14, 2017

UI5con@SAP 2017: Recap & Session UI5 on SAP HANA XSA

The 4th UI5con was organised mostly by the UI5 developer themselves and was to say it shortly: not only the biggest, but the best UI5con ever, ever!!

August 10, 2017

Tired of Guessing Together SAPUI5 XML Views? Start Using UI5 Schemas Now!

What is it? UI5 Schemas allows you to develop SAPUI5/OpenUI5 XML Views at a maximum convenience. It downloads, upgrades and sets up SAPUI5/OpenUI5 XML schemas for a better development experience in...

August 03, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #11: UI5 Download and Development Options

I assume, an actual UI5 developer knows where to get his resources to build apps with UI5. But does everybody really know all options? This is yet to be identified! Mentioned br...

August 02, 2017

SAP Fiori Client (Part II)

Added on August 02, 2017 07:46 PM by Holger Schäfer (

Some years ago i wrote a blog SAP Fiori Client pointing out the possibilities of running an UI5 app inside the SAP Fiori Client application.In the meantime, there is an update on the documentation...

July 28, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #10: New Demo Kit - Your Doorway to UI5!

The starting point for everyone working with UI5 is the Demo Kit App. It is a comprehensive overview of the SAPUI5 framework. Picture 1: Overview of the old Demo Kit on desk...

July 27, 2017

Integrating SAP into third-party software

Added on July 27, 2017 02:27 PM by Holger Schäfer (

In the last time, i was talking a lot with customers and partners about how to integrate 3rd Party software with the SAP Business Suite.There are always different needs, depending on different...

July 16, 2017

More Than Just A Conference: UI5con@SAP

When I arrived at Frankfurt Airport in order to attend (4th) UI5con@SAP, I knew that it was going to be a great day full of valuable content and enthusiastic people, just like the first one happened...

July 14, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #09: UI5 Evolution - User Interface Technology reloaded

Word is out that a new User Interface era has begun - why? Well, last week's UI5con@SAP wowed the crowd with a potpourri of revelations all about UI5. Let...

July 10, 2017

UI5con@SAP - Bigger! Brighter! Bolder!

Added on July 10, 2017 01:12 PM

UPDATE: Recordings of the Lectures and all Session materials are now available on the UI5con@SAP website!What do 400 geeks, a phoenix and beer have in common? I’d say: a blast at UI5con on June...

July 06, 2017

UI5con St. Leon-Rot, June 30, 2017

Added on July 06, 2017 04:28 PM , written by Hans van Peer

On Friday June 30. the “Community networking” event for UI5 developers took place at the SAP Education center in St. Leon-Rot. It was the largest UI5 event until now, showing that the...

July 05, 2017

New UI5 Logo Experience

Added on July 05, 2017 05:01 PM by Holger Schäfer (

Last week i have been visiting the first UI5con offered by SAP.Besides socializing and all the great news one aspect has been, that some renovations on the way to evolution has taken place by changing...

June 27, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #08.1: Now on SAP Community and in the OpenUI5 Feed

Added on June 27, 2017 01:33 PM

All future UI5ers Buzz blog posts will be published in the Community and automatically linked in the blog section of the OpenUI5 feed. So you won’t miss posts. We are happy to receive...

June 23, 2017

SAPUI5 Developer Download

Added on June 23, 2017 08:18 AM , written by Margot Wollny

Quite some time ago an outcry went throughout this community asking “Hey SAP – Where do I download the SAPUI5 SDK“. Well, what can I say: that time there was no good answer to this legitimate...

June 22, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #08: Brace Yourselves - UI5con is Coming

I'm sure you know the bustling activity before a great event: the tension in the air, the sense of purpose, the hectic on site, the last minute changes. With the sold-out UI5con ju...

June 20, 2017

Preview: What's New in OpenUI5 1.48

Added on June 20, 2017 12:12 PM

OpenUI5 1.48 is now available and can be used and browsed online at always: feel free to test and report issues, but please do not use it for productive...

June 01, 2017

Custom Control 101

Added on June 01, 2017 07:39 AM , written by Emanuele Ricci

I wanted to created a perfect example that would easily explain step by step how to create a Custom Control that wrap an external library from ground zero. That’s why I choose to integrate...

May 30, 2017

Build your own Twitter wall with UI5

Hey #APIFriday-ers! If you have been following along with SAPPHIRE, you know that the SAP API Business Hub got an awesome refresh that came with a bunch of new content, like Machine Learning and...

May 24, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #07: LESS Effort - Find your LESS Theme Parameters

Do you remember the last time you searched for the best-fitting semantic LESS theme parameter for your new custom control? With release 1.48 of UI5 you can now use the ne...

May 11, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #06: Using OPA5 with Gherkin

UI5ers Buzz #06: Using OPA5 with Gherkin Have you ever heard of Behavior Driven Development (BDD)? This is a technique for synchronizing your requirements documentation and automated tests. ...

May 09, 2017


Added on May 09, 2017 09:47 AM by Holger Schäfer (

Again it is demo time.Playing around with some libs i discovered ScrollReveal.It is a small library for easy scroll animations for web and mobile browsers.So maybe give it a try (best viewed on small...


Added on May 09, 2017 09:28 AM by Holger Schäfer (

OpenUI5 contains a lot of cool and useful controls, but when it comes to a need of ordering or rearanging some data, there is no out-of-the-box support.After some googling, i figured out that the...

May 05, 2017

Building the one stop retailers portal using Design Thinking, Agile and SAPUI5

In this blog, I will talk about how we collaborated with BSH Home Appliances Group to use Design Thinking, Rapid prototyping and agile ways of working to build a portal framework using technologies...

April 26, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #05: All new Icon Explorer App - Get Icons fast!

Have you ever struggled with finding the perfect icon out of more than 600 icons for your UI5 application? With release 1.48 of UI5 you can now use our new Icon Explorer Dem...

April 11, 2017

Openui5-flatpickr a stunning DatePicker for your SAPUI5 app

In this post I will explain briefly why I needed to create openui5-flatpickr, an openui5 custom control that wrap a Date Picker.

April 06, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #04: Visualizing KPIs in SAPUI5 and OpenUI5

We already introduced charts briefly in the blog post Shop Administrator - A new Demo App for Layout, Charts and more. But since data visualization is such a hot topic, we tho...

March 27, 2017

UI5con Celebrates its First Anniversary

Added on March 27, 2017 06:34 PM

Nearly exactly one year after the very first community-driven conference about UI5, there was a moving reunion of Frankfurt UI5con edition on March 24, 2017. It was delighting to spot so many...

March 23, 2017

Annotating and Extending Fiori Element Applications: List Report Part 3

When we look at Fiori Elements, we see the opinionated design that helps drive us towards a unified user experience (Fiori in general), floorplans that resolve common business application scenarios...

UI5ers Buzz #03: Shop Administrator - A new Demo App for Layout, Charts and more

In this blog post, we're going to present the new Shop Administrator demo app to you - a showcase for the sap.tnt library. This library contains controls...

March 16, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #02: The Power of Local Storage

We introduced local storage briefly in last week's blog post about the spiced-up shopping cart demo app. But we thought that it really deserves its own blog post considering how powerful ...

March 12, 2017


Added on March 12, 2017 10:55 AM by Holger Schäfer (

I am not that fellow Old West fan (maybe a little one) and it is not High Noon.Showdownis not a gun battle, instead it is a JavaScript Markdown to HTML converter that can be used server side (nodejs)...

March 10, 2017

Here Comes UI5con@SAP - Call For Papers Now Open

Added on March 10, 2017 02:04 PM

Get ready for the next creation: last spring we had the first UI5con - a full-day community event dedicated to UI5 development, which not only sold out within 48 minutes but also turned out to...

March 09, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #01: Spiced-up Shopping Experience in our Demo App

This is the second blog post in our new series "UI5ers buzz". Previous blog post is linked below. With each post we will show a preview of things to come in SAPUI5 and ...

March 03, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #00: The Blog Series Straight From the Labs at SAP

Added on March 03, 2017 11:23 AM

*Update:All future UI5ers Buzz blog posts will be published in the Community and automatically linked in the blog section of the OpenUI5 feed. Have fun and enjoy our blogs!*This is the first...

March 02, 2017

Annotating and Extending Fiori Element Applications: List Report Part 2

In this piece we will continue on to implementing a search help for our Smart Filter Bar filters along with setting up Multi-Combobox and Date Range Selection controls. [author:  Joe Rupert]

Annotating and Extending Fiori Element Applications: List Report Part 1

My goal here is to outline some common requirements when building applications with Fiori Elements. I will not be covering how to work with the SAP Web IDE’s annotation modeler or how to configure...

UI5ers Buzz #00: The Blog Series Straight From the Labs at SAP

This is the first blog post in a new series that we call "UI5ers buzz". With each post we will show a preview of things to come in SAPUI5 and brand new features that ha...

March 01, 2017

Preview of OpenUI5 1.46 available now - What is new?

Added on March 01, 2017 03:54 PM

OpenUI5 1.46 is now available as a preview download and can also be used and browsed online at always: feel free to test and report issues, but please do...

February 10, 2017
February 01, 2017

New release: OpenUI5 1.44 stable

Added on February 01, 2017 01:33 PM

Version 1.44 is now officially released for productive use! We have already described the new features here, so have a look and get it! Yours,The OpenUI5 Team

January 16, 2017

New landing page for our demo apps!

Added on January 16, 2017 02:26 PM

New Year resolutions – perhaps you’ve set one as well for 2017? Ours was a new landing page for our demo apps and we reached it! Our new demo apps landing page offers many more new features than...

January 13, 2017


Added on January 13, 2017 02:25 PM by Holger Schäfer (

Hello again in 2017!Since i am a fan of using SVG images i always missed the feature to use as inline/embedded content inside my UI5 apps. Using SVGs by reference only does not allow to style parts of...

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