SAP Fiori Elements Analytical List Page (ALP) : what and hows
An analytical List report or ALP is another Fiori Elements floorplan which displays your data in both analytical and list forms allowing the user to analyse the data from different dimensions and at various layers.
In this blog series, I’ll try to discuss Analytical List Page or ALP in detail. As ALP works with OData based on metadata and metadata annotations, In this blog series apart from ALP configurations, we will discuss different annotation supported by ALP in details.
What are we building
We will create an ALP application using SAP Web IDE. I’ll be using publicly available OData service from SAP and will add annotations using web IDE annotation modeller.
- You should have a count in SCP to access Web IDE
- Register here to access the backend OData Service.
- Add the above-registered system as a destination in your SCP account. You can use below destination configuration for your reference
# #Fri Aug 09 05:54:52 UTC 2019 Description=SAP Gateway Demo System Type=HTTP TrustAll=true Authentication=NoAuthentication WebIDEUsage=odata_abap,bsp_execute_abap,odata_gen,odata_abap,ui5_execute_abap,dev_abap Name=ES5 WebIDEEnabled=true URL=https\://sapes5.sapdevcenter.com ProxyType=Internet sap-client=002 WebIDESystem=ES5
- For reference, you can clone the GIT repo for this sample application which we are building.
ALP Application structure
As any other Fiori elements application, an ALP application is also contained inside a shell bar. Majorly an ALP application can be broadly divided into 3 components:
- Title area:The title area of an ALP application may contain variant management, Global KPIs, Visual/compact filter switch button and share menu.
- Filter areaThe Filter area of an ALP application contains filters bar. ALP in addition to a smart filter bar (known as the compact filter in ALP) also provides an option to represent the filters as charts, known as the visual filter. The filter area also contains the adapt filter and go button.
- Content areaThe content area of an ALP application may also contain filterable KPIs. The content area of ALP application may contain a chart subsection and a table subsection or both. The content area also has action buttons along with other toolbar buttons at chart and table toolbar.
In the forthcoming blogs of this blog series, I’ll discuss how to create an ALP application using SAP web IDE, discuss different manifest settings of an ALP application, how to annotate your service using annotation modeller, discuss the different configuration of global and local filters, visual and compact filters, chart and table area and navigations and action button configuration. I’ll also discuss different developer extension possible within an ALP application. so stay connected:
I’ll keep updating and adding new features and developments as and when they come in future. Happy reading !! ?
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