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Author's profile photo Helmut Tammen

SAP Community Tags: UI5 application

07/12/17:
Added some usability optmizations. See this Q&A topic for details.

! ! ! 07/07/17: Updated app with new json file. It should reflect current tags in SAP community now ! ! !
! ! !  Updated app with new link. See below for details ! ! !
! ! ! App now works on IE ! ! ! 

Cause there was so much trouble with finding the proper tags in new SAP Community I wrote a simple UI5 application that displays all tags available. Via a search field in the header you can search for tags. It’s a fulltext case insensitive search, so it doesn’t matter if you enter “fiori” or “Fiori”.
If you click on the tag you are directed to the area in the community.

You can find this application here:
https://detammenitsapcommunitytags-p001984trial.dispatcher.hanatrial.ondemand.com/index.html?hc_reset

Here is what it looks like

I’ve converted the Excel-Sheet that can be found here, converted it into JSON and wrote this little application to display them.
You want to see the code or contribute to the project? Just have a look at my github repository.

NEWS and UPDATES

Here you find some new and updates for the app

New links in app

As you can see in the above screenshot it’s now possible to jump into Q&A, Blogs and Unanswered Questions directly from the app via a link in each table row.

QR Code

With the button QR Code you can open a dialog with a QR Code that leads to the app. This way it is very easy to open the app on you mobile device.
The QR Code control I use has been written by our colleague Jan Penninkhof. It is published on bower and github. Thank’s Jan for sharing this with us.

App now works on IE10

Some of you already complained that the app does not run on IE. I found the bug and it now does.

Coming soon: New URL

Our SAP colleagues have cloned the repo and deployed the app to a more stable hcp instance than hanatrial. As soon as I get the ok I will publish the new URL at the top of this blog

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      Author's profile photo Steve Rumsby
      Steve Rumsby

      Good work!

      Small bug report - if the search matches no tags, the results area in not refreshed. Try searching for UI and then changing the search term to UI5, for example.

      Author's profile photo Colleen Hebbert
      Colleen Hebbert

      nice simple idea. I was thinking the next build your own fiori app should have a challenge around improving community 🙂

      Anyway you could include the URL hyperlink so users can launch and follow it?

      Author's profile photo Helmut Tammen
      Helmut Tammen
      Blog Post Author

      unfortunately the URLs contain a magic id that is not enclosed in the Excel-Sheet. If you know how to map a tag to such an id please let me know.
       

      Author's profile photo Colleen Hebbert
      Colleen Hebbert

      Is the column hidden? The tag ids were all there when I downloaded it a few days back? The id was there as well as full url. It's the only reason I suggested it

      Author's profile photo Helmut Tammen
      Helmut Tammen
      Blog Post Author

      Just downloaded a new version of the file. In this version the links are included. Should update the project. Will see if I find time the next days.

      Author's profile photo Dawood Hla Shwe
      Dawood Hla Shwe

      Hello Helmut,

      it does not find anything for me, am I doing anything wrong? It says of 3/2832 regardless of keyword entered...

      Thanks,

      Dawood.

      Author's profile photo Helmut Tammen
      Helmut Tammen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Dawood,
      for me it works also with “abap”. I get 21 results.
      I have only tested the app with Chrome, Firefox and Safari browser. Maybe IE has some problems (wouldn't be the first time). Can you check one of the other browsers?
       

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good morning,

      I can confirm that if you are using IE it will not work.

      BR
      Stephanie

      Author's profile photo Michael Appleby
      Michael Appleby

      Me too.  Chrome not only works, but the app is lightning fast.

      Great work!

      Author's profile photo Dawood Hla Shwe
      Dawood Hla Shwe

       

      Hello Helmut,

      right tip, many thanks!
      I have tried the app with Firefox and it works... 🙂

      The IE console complaints about CORS settings but it may be a false alarm...

      Best regards,

      Dawood.

      Author's profile photo Helmut Tammen
      Helmut Tammen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Dawood,
      the app is running now on IE and it has some improvements. See text above.
      If you still encounter problems please clear the cache. If this does not fit contact me again.

      Author's profile photo Dawood Hla Shwe
      Dawood Hla Shwe

       

      Hi Helmut,

      good job, it works 🙂

      Wish it would embedded in SCN. I like the Q&A / Blog links.

      Thanks fixing the app for us, IE minority 😉

      Best regards,

      Dawood.

      Author's profile photo Jānis B
      Jānis B

      Great stuff, thank you 🙂 Would it be possible to somehow "stick" the search area at the top, so it doesn't disappear when scrolling?

      Author's profile photo Vadim Kalinin
      Vadim Kalinin

      Currently the size on the tag column is to short to show the full tag name – impossible to select the correct tag:


      Vadim

      P.S. And no way to change tag column width!

      Author's profile photo Helmut Tammen
      Helmut Tammen
      Blog Post Author

      As you might have read above the source code is on Github. Feel free to fork the project, make the required changes and send a pull request. I will then check and import it into the master branch.

      Regards Helmut

      Author's profile photo Vadim Kalinin
      Vadim Kalinin

      I am not an expert in UI5 development. Just want to make this app usable...