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SAPUI5 - Enable Routing
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SAPUI5 - Enable Routing


Enable routing to move from one view to another

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In order to enable navigating from one view to another, our app needs to be enabled for routing. With the newest version of SAPUI5, routing configurations are stored within the app descriptor called manifest.json.

Web IDE If you don’t have the Web IDE open, follow these steps: Enable and open the SAP Cloud Platform Web IDE

You have to add a routing configuration to the descriptor file and initialize the router instance within the component definition (webapp/Component.js).

  1. Create a new SAPUI5 View called App.

    To create a new SAPUI5 View, right click in the webapp folder, and then choose New > SAPUI5 View. Enter the file name App.view.xml.

    IMPORTANT! Be sure to right click in the webapp folder. If you choose the wrong folder, the files will be created in the wrong place. If this happens, delete the folders and start over.

    right click on webapp and select New - SAPUI5 View
  2. In the dialog box, change the View Name to App. Then click on Next.

    In the next page, click on Finish. (You do not need to overwrite the existing file.)

    enter file name
  3. Open the App.view.xml file, and replace the <App> tag with the following code:

    Don’t forget to save your files!

       <App id="app"/>
    Add code to App.view.xml
  4. Open the Mainfest.json file again. Click on the Routing tab at the top of the screen.

    Next, under Default Configuration, click the Show More Properties… link.

    Start working on the routing configuration
  5. Enter the following information in to the Default Configuration area:

    View Path HelloWorld.view
    View Type XML
    Control ID app
    View Level 0
    Control Aggregation pages
    Transition slide
    Change the Default Configuration
  6. Scroll down to the Manage Targets area. Click on the + icon to create a new target.

    Add a new target
  7. Enter the target name home. Click on OK.

    Enter the target name
  8. Now, add the following properties to the new home target:

    View Name View1
    View Level 1
    Add properties to the target
  9. Go up to the Routes section, and click on the + icon to create a new route.

    Create a new route
  10. Select the name home from the Name drop down box. Then click the + icon in the Targets column.

    Set route name, and add target
  11. Select the target home, and then click OK.

    Select the home target
  12. In the same manifest.json file, we will switch to the Code Editor tab, which is on the bottom of the screen.

    Swtich to the code editor
  13. Scroll to the rootView section, and Change the following line:

    "viewName": "HelloWorld.view.App",
    Update manifest.json to use new view
  14. Open the webapp/Component.js file, and add the following to the init: section:

    // create the views based on the url/hash
    Initialize routing
  15. Open the webapp/css/style.css file, and change the entire file to the following:

    .spacerTop {
     	margin-top: 2rem;
     .sap-tablet .sapMDialog,
     .sap-desktop .sapMDialog {
    	min-width: 18rem;
     .sapMMessageDialog {
    	width: 18rem;
    overwrite css file with new information
  16. After this tutorial, you should be able to run your application again, but you will not see any changes. All of the routing work occurs “behind the scenes” and is not visible to the user.

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