Best Practices And Pitfalls To Avoid In Custom Fiori Tile Testing
Introduction: SAP Fiori is a design approach with user experience (UX) principles. Fiori aims to create a consistent and intuitive user experience across SAP applications, making them more responsive, user-friendly, and accessible.
Presently, numerous customers engage in the creation of customized Fiori tiles. This article aims to distill my experiences into a concise overview of recommended practices and potential pitfalls to avoid while testing custom Fiori tiles.
- Understand the Fiori Guideline: Fiori developments diverge from conventional GUI RICEF objects. Effective communication and comprehension of the available SAP Fiori element templates are crucial. SAP offers templates such as List Report, Worklist, Object Page, Overview Page, and Analytical Page. Choosing the appropriate template is essential; some may lack features like summation or grouping functionality.
- Validate the Dropdown: Verify each field’s selection fields and values include a dropdown menu. It’s worth noting that Fiori development differs from conventional GUI RICEF object development, where, by default, every field has a dropdown as long as it is defined as ALV (ABAP List Viewer).
- Validate how the selection filters work. Ensure the filters function properly while testing the customized Fiori application. If selection filters are chosen from the adapt filters, confirm that the filters operate as intended.
- Performance Testing: Evaluate the Fiori application’s performance across varied load conditions to guarantee its capability to accommodate the anticipated user volume. Identify and address any performance bottlenecks. Additionally, it assesses download performance, which is a crucial aspect for users.
- Consolidation of the Fields: Recognized opportunities to streamline the requirements for custom fields. For instance, when there’s a need for pairs like purchasing group and purchasing group descriptions, material group and material group descriptions, material type and type description, or product hierarchy and product hierarchy description, consider employing standard Fiori text elements to combine these fields.
- Security Testing: Conduct security testing to identify vulnerabilities and protect sensitive data. Check for proper authentication, authorization, and data encryption.
- Document Test Cases and Results: Maintain detailed documentation of test cases, test data, and results. This documentation can be valuable for future reference and tracking testing progress.
- Assume GUI Testing: Custom Fiori tile development and testing are completely different. Refrain from assuming the Fiori application will work like a GUI for ALV layout or selection filters.
- Ignore Different Screen Sizes and Resolutions: Avoid testing the Fiori application only on a specific screen size or resolution. Ensure that the application is responsive and works well on various devices.
- Forget Documentation: Documentation is vital for maintaining a record of test cases, results, and any issues encountered during testing. Make sure to document your testing process.
- Assume Compatibility: Refrain from assuming that the Fiori application will work perfectly on all browsers and devices. Test across a variety of environments to ensure compatibility.
- Skip Usability Testing: Usability is crucial for user satisfaction. Skipping usability testing may improve the user experience and increase user adoption.
- In conclusion, adherence to best practices in Fiori application testing is paramount to ensuring a seamless and user-friendly experience. By following the outlined do’s and avoiding the associated don’ts, development and testing teams can contribute significantly to the success of Fiori applications.
- The emphasis on understanding Fiori design guidelines, performing comprehensive usability and security testing, and ensuring compatibility across different devices and browsers underscores the commitment to delivering a high-quality user experience. Integrating backend systems seamlessly and conducting thorough performance and accessibility testing further contribute to the robustness of Fiori applications.
- Conversely, neglecting critical aspects such as security, usability, and compatibility could lead to suboptimal user experiences, potential security vulnerabilities, and diminished overall application performance. Thus, steering clear of the identified don’ts is essential for mitigating risks and ensuring the reliability of Fiori applications.
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