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Consume a Basic OData Service

Consume a Basic OData Service

Consume a Basic OData Service within UI5 binding the service to a Table

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SAPUI5 uses data binding to bind two data sources or information sources together to keep them in sync: All changes in one source are also reflected in the other one. In this tutorial, you will consume a Basic OData Service within UI5 binding the service to a table.


Step 1: Create new folder

Create a folder named odataBasic within the web/resources folder

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Within this folder, create two files – one named Component.js and one named index.html. Also create a sub-folder named view and another one named controller.

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Step 2: Create required files

Add the following code in index.html:

<!DOCTYPE html>
	<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" />
	<meta charset="UTF-8">
	<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
   		<link type="image/x-icon" href="/images/favicon.ico" rel="shortcut icon">
        <link type="image/x-icon" href="/images/favicon.ico" rel="icon">
	    <!-- <script id="sap-ui-bootstrap" src="" -->
	<script id="sap-ui-bootstrap" src="{{{ui5liburl}}}/resources/sap-ui-core.js"
				"dev.odataBasic": "./" }'


		sap.ui.getCore().attachInit(function () {
				var ComponentContainer = new sap.ui.core.ComponentContainer({
            		height : "100%"

            	new sap.m.Shell({
            		app: ComponentContainer,
            		showLogout: true

            	var oComponent = sap.ui.component({
            		id: "comp",
            		name: "dev.odataBasic",
            		manifestFirst: true,
            		async: true
<body class="sapUiBody" role="application">
	<div id="content"></div>

Add the following code to Component.js:

/*eslint no-console: 0, no-unused-vars: 0, no-use-before-define: 0, no-redeclare: 0*/
], function(UIComponent,JSONModel, Device) {
	"use strict";

	return UIComponent.extend("dev.odataBasic.Component", {

		metadata: {
			manifest: "json"

		init: function() {"sap.m.MessageBox");"sap.m.MessageToast");

			var oModel = new JSONModel(Device);

			this.setModel(oModel, "device");

				this, arguments);

		destroy: function() {
			// call the base component's destroy function
			UIComponent.prototype.destroy.apply(this, arguments);

		getSessionInfo: function() {
			var aUrl = "/xsjs/exercisesMaster.xsjs?cmd=getSessionInfo";
					url: aUrl,
					method: "GET",
					dataType: "json",
					async: false

		onLoadSession: function(myJSON) {
			for (var i = 0; i < myJSON.session.length; i++) {
				var config = this.getModel("config");
				config.setProperty("/UserName", myJSON.session[i].UserName);


At the same level as index.html create a file called manifest.json. Enter the following code:

  "_version": "1.4.0",
  "start_url": "index.html",
  "": {
  	"_version": "1.4.0",
	"type": "application",
	"resources": "resources.json",
  	"id": "odataBasic",
  	"title": "Basic OData App",
  	"description": "This is a SAPui5 application",
  	"applicationVersion": {
			"version": "${project.version}"
	//To-Do data source

  "sap.fiori": {
	"_version": "2.0.0",
	"registrationIds": [],
	"archeType": "transactional"
  "sap.ui": {
  	"_version": "1.40.0",
	"technology": "UI5",
  	 "icons":  {
  	 	"icon": "/images/favicon.ico",
  	 	"favIcon": "/images/favicon.ico"
  	"deviceTypes": {
		"desktop": true,
		"tablet": true,
		"phone": true
	"supportedThemes": [
  "sap.ui5": {
    "config": {
      "sapFiori2Adaptation": true
    "rootView": {
    	"viewName": "dev.odataBasic.view.App",
    	"type": "XML",
    	"id": "app"
    "dependencies": {
			"minUI5Version": "1.40.0",
			"libs": {
				"sap.ui.core": {
					"minVersion": "1.40.0"
				"sap.ui.comp": {
					"minVersion": "1.40.0"
				"sap.m": {
					"minVersion": "1.40.0"
				"sap.ui.layout": {
					"minVersion": "1.40.0"
	"contentDensities": {
		"compact": true,
		"cozy": true
    "handleValidation": true,
    "models": {
    	"": {
    		"type": "sap.ui.model.json.JSONModel",
    		"settings": {
    			"defaultBindingMode": "TwoWay"
    	//To-Do bpModel

    	"config": {
    		"type": "sap.ui.model.json.JSONModel"

Step 3: Create controller and view

Within the view folder, create a file called App.view.xml with the following code:

<core:View xmlns="sap.m" xmlns:mvc="sap.ui.core.mvc" xmlns:u="sap.ui.unified" xmlns:core="sap.ui.core"
	xmlns:smartTable="sap.ui.comp.smarttable" controllerName="dev.odataBasic.controller.App">
	<u:Shell id="myShell" icon="/images/sap_18.png">
			<u:ShellHeadUserItem image="sap-icon://person-placeholder" username="{config>/UserName}"/>
			<smartTable:SmartTable id="bpTable" header="Business Partners List" editable="false" showRowCount="true" enableAutoBinding="true"
				showFullScreenButton="true" tableType="Table">
					<FlexItemData growFactor="1" baseSize="0%"/>

Within the controller folder, create a file called App.controller.js and add the following code:

/*eslint no-console: 0, no-unused-vars: 0, no-use-before-define: 0, no-redeclare: 0, no-undef: 0*/
//To use a javascript controller its name must end with .controller.js
], function(Controller, History, JSONModel) {
	"use strict";

	return Controller.extend("dev.odataBasic.controller.App", {

		onInit: function() {
			this.getView().addStyleClass("sapUiSizeCompact"); // make everything inside this View appear in Compact mode
			var oConfig = this.getOwnerComponent().getModel("config");
			var userName = oConfig.getProperty("/UserName");
			var bpModel = this.getOwnerComponent().getModel("bpModel");
			var oTable = this.getView().byId("bpTable");

			//To-Do Bind Model to table


		onErrorCall: function(oError) {
			if (oError.statusCode === 500 || oError.statusCode === 400 || oError.statusCode === "500" || oError.statusCode === "400") {
				var errorRes = JSON.parse(oError.responseText);
				if (!errorRes.error.innererror) {
				} else {
					if (!errorRes.error.innererror.message) {
					} else {
			} else {

    /**The following methods could be added to a reusable base controller
			 * Convenience method for accessing the router in every controller of the application.
			 * @public
			 * @returns {sap.ui.core.routing.Router} the router for this component
			getRouter : function () {
				return this.getOwnerComponent().getRouter();

			 * Convenience method for getting the view model by name in every controller of the application.
			 * @public
			 * @param {string} sName the model name
			 * @returns {sap.ui.model.Model} the model instance
			getModel : function (sName) {
				return this.getView().getModel(sName);

			 * Convenience method for setting the view model in every controller of the application.
			 * @public
			 * @param {sap.ui.model.Model} oModel the model instance
			 * @param {string} sName the model name
			 * @returns {sap.ui.mvc.View} the view instance
			setModel : function (oModel, sName) {
				return this.getView().setModel(oModel, sName);

			 * Event handler for navigating back.
			 * It there is a history entry we go one step back in the browser history
			 * If not, it will replace the current entry of the browser history with the master route.
			 * @public
			onNavBack : function() {
				var sPreviousHash = History.getInstance().getPreviousHash();

					if (sPreviousHash !== undefined) {
				} else {
					this.getRouter().navTo("master", {}, true);


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Step 4: Understanding the code - fill in the `To-Dos` to create a model from a data source

So far, you have created a skeleton of an application. Just copying and pasting is no fun, so you have some pending coding to do. The objective here is to bind the xsodata service you created within the js module to a table displayed in your SAPUI5 interface. You will reuse the service businessPartners.xsodata. In order to achieve this, you need to declare this service as a data source. This is done in the manifest.json file, replacing the first //To-Do comment with the following:

"dataSources": { "bpService": { "uri": "/xsodata/businessPartners.xsodata/", "type": "OData", "settings": { "odataVersion": "2.0" } } }

Scroll down until the next //To-Do comment and add the following model:

"bpModel": {
        	"dataSource": "bpService",
        	"type": "sap.ui.model.odata.v2.ODataModel",
        	"preload": true,
        	"settings": {
        		"useBatch": false,
        		"json": true,
				"defaultBindingMode": "TwoWay",
				"defaultUpdateMethod": "PUT"

Step 5: Fill in the `To-Do` in the controller

Now that you have a data source and a model exposing it, you need to bind it to the table in your view. You will first bind the table to the entity BusinessPartners and tell the SmartTable control which columns to display. You fill find the to-do in onInit method in the controller:

oTable.setModel(bpModel); oTable.setEntitySet("BP"); oTable.setInitiallyVisibleFields("PARTNERID,COMPANYNAME,PARTNERROLE");
Step 6: Save and Run

Save the files you have modified and run the web module

Run the web module

Change the path in the new tab:

Run the web module

You will get this error:


Which you can solve in the next tutorial. You will then see the model based on the hardcoded columns.

BP Model

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