Whats New In SAPUI5 1.71
SAPUI5 comes with all main SAP platforms but can also be used outside the SAP ecosystem because a large part of SAPUI5 had been open sourced with OpenUI5.
When it comes to SAPUI5 – there are dependencies between SAP user interface technology(SAP_UI), SAPUI5, AS Abap and SAP Fiori front end server (FES).
For example, SAP S/4 HANA 1909 supports below
SAP Fiori front end server – 6.0
SAP Gateway – 7.51 to 7.54
SAP UI – 7.54
SAPUI5 – 1.65
More details at 2217489 – Maintenance and Update Strategy for SAP Fiori Front-End Server
Basics Of SAPUI5 vs OpenUI5
For audience like me who are new to UI5, here is the basic difference b/w SAPUI5 & OpenUI5.
- SAPUI5: It is mainly used by SAP customers with certain kind of license. It is integrated with SAP std. products like SAP Hana, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP NW 7.4 7 higher and included in SAP UI technology component (SAP_UI).
More details at What is OpenUI5 / SAPUI5 ? by Andreas Kunz and OpenUI5 vs. SAPUI5
Versioning of SAPUI5
SAPUI5 uses a 3-digit version identifier, for example 1.26.4. These digits have the following meaning:
- The first digit (1) specifies the major version number.
- The second digit (26) specifies the minor version number.
- The third digit (4) specifies the patch version number.
The version number for each new SAPUI5 release contains a major and minor version number. The patch version number is only used to identify patches within a release.
New SAPUI5 1.71
SAPUI5 1.71 is available with SAP_UI 7.54 SP02 and was released on 16th January 2020. Further release & maintenance information of SAP_UI for year 2020 is
- SAP_UI 754: SP03 – 09th April 2020
- SAP_UI 754: SP04 – 13th July 2020
More details at SAP UI_Support Packages
SAP has also announced that with the release of Fiori front end server 6.0 SP01, SAPUI5 1.71 will be included in it. SAP_UI 7.54 SP02 also possess 1 high, 55 medium & 4 low priority program corrections for better quality.
For developers What’s New In SAPUI5 1.71
One of the key enhancement is that there is visual improvement of the column separator to enhance visibility. It is applied to the SAP Quartz Light theme and both SAP Belize themes (along with the high-contrast themes) and there are no differences between the cozy mode and the compact mode.
More details for alternative tools and transition from Eclipse at SAPUI5 Tools for Eclipse – Now is the Time to Look for Alternatives by Matthias Schmalz
In this blog post, you now have the understanding of SAPUI5, how it is different from OpenUI5 and the version comprehension of SAPUI5. Furthermore, newly introduced enhancements and obsolete tool for SAPUI5 version 1.71 are also covered.
SAP Fiori Basics: SAP Fiori Overview
SAP Tools: SAP Development Tools
SAP Fiori 3: SAP TechEd News Guide 2019, First parts of SAP Fiori 3 available for on-premise customers – SAP S/4HANA and SAP Business Suite by Thomas Reiss
Thanks to UX expert Jocelyn Dart for sharing the great knowledge with such wonderful blog posts time to time.
I am missing something really obvious here.
Some years back when UI5 was first introduced the concept was called "Pace layering", This meant the UI layer could change faster than the back end system.
Now you are saying you cannot use new UI5 features unless your ABAP back end is on a certain level?
How does that reconcile with the supposed 100% separation of back end and front end?
Isn't it the other way around ? You can upgrade the UI server without upgrading the backend. But, FES must be upgraded if you are upgrading ABAP.
S4H 1709 supports FES 4.0 or above. Which means, I can upgrade to 6.0 without touching 1709 system
( or am I missing something :-/ )