The cloud solution consists of different screen types and areas, sometimes called floorplans. Knowing their names is crucial for working with the user interface designer (UI Designer). Each screen type has a technical abbreviation that is used within the UI Designer and the Project Explorer. Knowing their names is crucial for working with the UI Designer. Furthermore, each screen type has a technical abbreviation that is used by the UI Designer and the Project Explorer.
Overview of Screen Types
The table below shows an overview on the different screen types and their abbreviations.
|WC||Work Center||Used to group work center views in the navigation bar.|
|WCV||Work Center View||Navigation item that opens the object worklist for an object.|
|OWL||Object Worklist||Provides an overview of all instances of the respective object.|
|QC||Quick Create||Screen where you can enter details for a new instance during creation.|
|TI||Thing Inspector||Screen that lets you view and edit detailed information of an object instance.|
|QV||Quick View||A slide-in window that allows users to view/edit data at a glance without leaving the current screen.|
|OVS||Object Value Selector||Value helper that helps you select an instance of a related object.|
|EC||Embedded Component||A facet that is embedded into another screen for seamless navigation to another UI.|
After learning about the different screen types, let’s understand what each screen type has to offer.
Work Centers and Work Center Views
- The navigation bar consists of Work Centers (WC/WoC).
- Each work center contains one or multiple Work Center Views (WCV/WoCView).
The Object Worklist (OWL) provides a tabular overview of all instances of the respective object. It provides the possibility to search and filter the result list.
The Quick Create (QC) is used to enter key data when creating a new object.
The Thing Inspector (TI) shows all details of an object instance. The screen is divided into two areas:
- The header area contains the header fields of the business object. It can be expanded and collapsed.
- The details section contains data with a more complex structure, like tables. They are split across different tabs. Usually an Overview tab summarizes crucial information from the other tabs.
The Quick View (QV) is a slide-in window that allows users to edit or view important data at a glance without navigating away from the currently displayed UI.
Object Value Selector
The Object Value Selector (OVS) is a lookup dialog that allows users to search for and select an instance of a related object. Similar to OWL, it provides filter and search options to restrict the result list.
The Embedded Component (EC) is a partial screen that can be embedded into another screen and provide its features there for reusing them. You can create your own ECs or make use of existing SAP ECs. The most prominent examples might be Attachments and Notes.