Using Formula Functions 

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe formular foundations and formula editor
  • Calculate with formula operators
  • Use formula variables and functions

Formula Editor

SAP Build Apps has a Formula Editor that is one of the most powerful algorithm editors you will find. But don’t worry – even though the word algorithm makes it sound complicated, that has been simplified for you to use. SAP Build Apps has combined "spreadsheet type" formulas with built-in support for a full application context that can help you create a complex algorithm in a simple way.

You can combine hundreds of data transformation functions with relevant data such as GPS location, sensor values, data properties, and so on.

Play the video to learn how to use Formula Editor.

Formula Operators

Even though SAP Build Apps does not require any code, the knowledge of operators is also indispensable here and helps a lot in designing dynamic apps.

Formula Variables

Using formulas, you can access all existing variables in the application that can then be modified.

However, it should be noted that these can only be read, but no new variables can be set or created using the form editor alone. Thus, it becomes clear that, in particular, the common use of flow functions is meaningful.

Besides many already treated variables, here still sensor variables become important, with which the value of device sensors is passed on like -for example- accelerometer variables or system variables like the currently used browser by Logic Flows.

Formula Functions

In addition to handling operators, the extensive catalog of Form Functions offers the advantage of ready-made functions that can be used in a various ways and quickly. As mentioned before, it is worth going through them in the Formula Editor and reading the descriptions.

Let's look into some frequently used categories.

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