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Hello All,


This blog, will  give you an in-detail ,technical description on how to extend/navigate , to a custom/canvas page, from a List-report page, within a List-Report application.

The standard, List report navigation functionality, allows user to navigate to “object page”.

However, at times, we might require to navigate to a custom/canvas view.

The basic idea is to, call a second component(“flightcrud.Comp2”) from first component(“flightcrud”).

To get an idea, about canvas page, please refer to below link, form ui5 demokit:

My system details:

Ui5 version: 1.96.5


S4 Hana-2021



  • Create a simple List-Report application, using BAS or web -IDE.My application name is “flightcud”.

  • Extend the List-report page, to add a custom button/action and a controller extension, for List-report extension view.


  • The below link can provide an idea, to extend a list report page:


  • Write the navigation logic, inside action, in ListReportExt.controller.js file.

  • Go to manifest.json .

  • Write the code, for canvas page inside pages section of manifest.json.

  • The below piece of code, needs to be written, above “models “ section, in manifest.json.

  • Accordingly, you have to create a separate component/folder, named as “Comp2”, inside webapp of parent application ”flightcrud”.

  • Like any other ui5 application/component, we have to create a separate “Component.js, manifest.json, view and controller ” under, Comp2 folder.

  • The below piece of code , can be written , in the new/reusable component.js file, under Comp2 folder.

  • The new manifest.json file under “Comp2”, can be updated as per code snippet.

  • {
    "_version": "1.8.0",
    "": {
    "id": "flightcrud.comp2",
    "type": "component",
    "embeddedBy": "../",
    "i18n": "i18n/",
    "applicationVersion": {
    "version": "1.0.0"
    "title": "{{compTitle}}",
    "description": "{{compDescription}}"
    "sap.ui": {
    "technology": "UI5",
    "icons": {
    "icon": "",
    "favIcon": "",
    "phone": "",
    "phone@2": "",
    "tablet": "",
    "tablet@2": ""
    "deviceTypes": {
    "desktop": true,
    "tablet": true,
    "phone": true
    "supportedThemes": [
    "sap.ui5": {
    "rootView": {
    "viewName": "flightcrud.Comp2.view.Detail",
    "type": "XML",
    "async": true,
    "id": "Detail"
    "resources": {
    "js": [],
    "css": []
    "dependencies": {
    "minUI5Version": "1.96.1",
    "libs": {
    "sap.ui.core": {
    "lazy": false
    "sap.m": {}
    "components": {}
    "models": {
    "i18n": {
    "type": "sap.ui.model.resource.ResourceModel",
    "uri": "i18n/"
    "contentDensities": {
    "compact": true,
    "cozy": true
    "routing": {
    "config": {
    "routerClass": "sap.m.routing.Router",
    "viewType": "XML",
    "async": true,
    "viewPath": "flightcrud.Comp2.view",
    "controlAggregation": "pages",
    "controlId": "app",
    "clearControlAggregation": true
    "routes": [
    "name": "App",
    "pattern": "",
    "target": [
    "targets": {
    "App": {
    "viewName": "Detail"

  • Here we mentioned, our root view as “Detail view”.

  • Similarly, we have to create view and controller , file for “Detail” within, “Comp2” folder:

  • Accordingly, you can write detail view and controller code, based on your requirement.

Now we are done with our coding part:

Lets move to the output:

List report page , showing Flight list and “navigate” as the custom button/action:


  • On click of “navigate” button, the relevant/new component.js, “Detail view” and “Detail controller” gets loaded. The same can be checked in “Network” tab of chrome browser.

  • Please feel free, to provide your valuable suggestions, If any.


    Best Regards,


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