This blog post is to give an insight into Show/Hide Details button behavior in 2105CE introduced by SAP UI5 in Manage Service Orders app.
What is Show Details button?
This is the new UI5 control property for the responsive table scenario. If the available screen space gets too narrow, the columns configured with High and Medium importance move to the pop-in area while the columns with Low importance are hidden. User should press the Show Details button if he wants to visualize the hidden fields.
User can see this button in all the places wherever we have the responsive tables.
What is Hide Details button?
User will only be able to see this button when he has already clicked Show Details button. After clicking Hide Details button user will only see the default fields for which the importance has been set.
Show Details button in the list report Page:
In the List page of Manage Service Orders app as shown below, the Column ID, Description, Life Cycle Status and Actions are displayed because the importance has been set only for these fields as High/Medium.
All the other fields for which the importance has been set as ‘Low’ will be displayed when ‘Show Details’ button is clicked.
Show Details button in the object page:
We can see the Show Details button in the object page of Manage Service Orders application at the item facet. In this facet the columns Item Number, Product ID, Quantity, Item Category ,Item Status, Gross Value, Actions are displayed by default as the importance has been set accordingly to these fields.
All the other fields for which the importance hasn’t been set will be displayed when ‘Show Details’ button is clicked.
What is Settings button?
Settings button helps the user to select the columns, to sort, filter, or group data.
Example: User wants to visualize the more details about the service order like Employee Responsible and Error status. In this case user can click on Settings button which is displayed at the top and select the columns whichever he wants.
How Settings button and Show Details button are interrelated?
The extra fields which are selected using settings button can only be displayed when ‘Show Details’ button is clicked.
Example : Before clicking Show Details button
After Clicking show Details button.
In conclusion, Show/Hide Details button is a flexibility provided in Fiori to enable/hide the fields based on the importance given to them. If the user wants see all the fields for which the importance is less Show Details button is used.
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