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Displaying a PDF File in SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytic App with Custom Widget

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how we can create a custom widget to display a PDF document in SAC Analytic App.


We will leverage the SAPUI5 library sap.m.PDFViewer and call the code in the custom widget WebComponents code.

Here is the code for the XML view:

<mvc:View controllerName="myView.Template" xmlns:mvc="sap.ui.core.mvc" xmlns="sap.m" height="100%">
    <ScrollContainer height="100%" width="100%" horizontal="true" vertical="true">
        <PDFViewer id="pdf" source="{/Source}" title="{/Title}" height="{/Height}" loaded="onloaded" error="onerror" sourceValidationFailed="onsourceValidationFailed">
                <FlexItemData growFactor="1" />

Custom Widget

Create an Analytic App and insert the custom widget PDFViewer_1. Also insert the input area InputField_1 and button PDFViewer_1. With that we can load and display the PDF document from the URL.

On the Button_1: onClick() property, enter the following code to call the custom widget setPDFURL() function with the input the URL to the PDF document.

And that’s it.



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  • Hi Ferry,

    thanks for sharing, I got the following problem.

    1. the content will not be loaded in chrome, it will work in edge
    2.  when I add the widget, there are always 2 pdf in both design and run time, do you know the reason for this?Thank you and Best Regards,