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The month leading up to SAP TechEd is often a busy, but exciting one. There are sessions to research, agendas to build, and plenty of meetings to schedule. If you’re considering attending sessions on SAP Fiori elements, the following blog is here to get you up to speed — what’s new with SAP Fiori elements, as well as a few session recommendations for SAP TechEd Las Vegas 2019.

What's new in SAP Fiori elements

The most recent updates to SAP Fiori elements, as part of SAPUI5 1.67 and 1.68, are focused on expanding the SAP Fiori user experience and improving usability for developers and end users. Here are five features you can look forward to in the most recent version of SAP Fiori elements:

Simplified overview page card creation

Developers can now add additional cards to overview pages using the SAP UI5 visual editor, provided the data sources are part of the app. This accelerates the process of creating additional functionality for apps based around this page type.

Improved navigation for subobjects

Users can now navigate between subobjects using the arrows at the top right of the page, rather than returning to the previous object page and selecting a new subobject. This delivers a better experience by allowing end users to stay focused on the topic at hand, rather than worrying about navigation.

Greater consistency for page headers

Avatar support has been expanded for three more page types: Object pages, analytical list pages, and overview pages. This helps to create a consistent look and feel across your headers and ensures a coherent user experience for the people using your applications.

Localized message handling

As part of making SAP Fiori apps more accessible, SAP Fiori elements will now display available back-end messages rather than standard success messages when they available. This allows for further localization and can make your applications more accessible to a wider variety of users.

Improved table experience for object pages

Object pages are capable of displaying a wide variety of content. Now, when developers add a section containing a table, the table will expand to fill all the available space in the section. This helps to mitigate the amount of scrolling required to navigate the table, improving the experience for end users.

SAP Fiori elements sessions at SAP TechEd Las Vegas

If you’re looking to get some hands-on time with SAP Fiori elements or just want to learn a little bit more about it, there are a wide variety of sessions available. Below are a few of our recommendations for getting started with the topic:

UX263: Develop SAP Fiori Apps from Back End to User Interface (Hands-On Workshop)
Tuesday, September 24: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM and Thursday, September 25: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

UX260: Create Analytical SAP Fiori Apps Quickly and Efficiently (Hands-On Workshop)
Tuesday, September 24: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and Wednesday, September 25: 8:00 M – 10:00 AM

UX304: Rapid Building of SAP Fiori Apps Using SAP Fiori Elements and CDS Views
Tuesday, September 24: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

UX103: Develop SAP Fiori Apps Rapidly with SAP Fiori elements Low-Code Development Tools
Wednesday, September 25: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

UX300: Unlock the Endless Potential in SAP Fiori Elements (Partner Session with IBM)
Wednesday, September 25: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

UX264: Simplify Development of SAP Fiori Apps for End-to-End Scenarios (Hands-On Workshop)
Wednesday, September 25: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM and Thursday, September 26: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

UX214: Boston University Accelerates Development of SAP Fiori with Design Thinking (Customer Session...
Thursday, September 26: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

If you're looking to brush up on your SAP Fiori elements skills before the conference, check out our ongoing video series Getting Started with SAP Fiori elements. It currently features introductions to the various available page types and the technology behind SAP Fiori elements. Tutorials for building individual apps will be available in the coming weeks.

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

For SAP UX Engineering, conrad.bernal

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