Release Date: July 31, 2020
New Features Release 5.5
Templates, Templates, Templates
The widget groups are a collection of single widgets. They offer complete designs and templates like login mask, master-detail view and list views. As usually, you can create and edit widget groups by yourself. (Read more)
Run in Time
System Libraries manage the OpenUI5/SAPUI5 Runtime for your modules, widgets an application. You can easily download the newest UI5 Release directly from the Online Repository or upload it manually. To save loading time, you can limit the ui5 modules within the new configuration options or set your default theme (Read more)
To provide the creation of “Offline First application” you can using SQLLite Database online as well as offline on the mobile device. To enable the offline mode, you simply activate the option in the application settings. That’s all (Read more)
Learn from History
Our Pro-Code Feature Business Objects now has a versioning component. Every version will be saved and can be compared to an older or the current version via a new diff viewer. Code difference can be merged into the current version via mouse click. (Read more)
Updated Features Release 5.5
Low Code, less Clicks
We have reduced the necessary mouse clicks in the process designer configuration over 300%. You can now simply jump from a configuration item directly in the edit dialog (e.g. business object functions, connector calls). To avoid the drag & drop of connection lines between source and target items, we introduced a new feature called automapping. Besides that, it is now possible to automatically convert the data into target type for e.g. a number to string. You can now create variables and events directly from the select dialog, so you don’t have to jump in the workbench view anymore. (Read more)
Fresh Summer Breeze
To clean up your development instance, we also offer deleting the test history from business object and connector test. (Read more)
More User Data, More Possibilities
To use more user specific data from your central identity management system, we enhanced our user attribute synchronization providing complex rules and deep path support to read and extract this additional user data from the central user profile. (Read more)
Exchange is everything
Our SQL Connector offers the upload and download of SQLite Database files for easy migration or testing (Read more)
We solved a big issue from the past – in case of an external identity provider you couldn’t see the response from the identity provider to customize your role and attributes sync. This is now possible, so a setup will be easy. (Read more)
Mobile Features 5.5
Bug Killer for Android
We rewrote the Android Simplifier Mobile Client based on the latest mobile architecture and best practices totally. Therefore we fixed a lot of bugs and lifecycle issues as well as app crashes.
Support for Mutual SSL Authentication (android only)
To authenticate the mobile client against a security gateway with a certificate (two way SSL authentication), you can now choose your own certificates from the android certificate store.
Discontinued Features 5.5
Old Connector API
Due to covid-19, we still provide the old connector API (has to be activated in the server settings) and will remove this feature in release 6.0.
Manual Changes 5.5
No manual changes are necessary. UI5 Libraries will be converted automatically to System Libraries . Please check your system libs after upgrade.
Announcements for upcoming Releases
What you can expect in the future
In Release 6.0 we will introduce the UI5 tooling as build service. To benefit from this feature, you should check your binding paths pointing to screen models. For e.g. if your screen is called “login” and your binding path goes to “ login>/myinput/value” – this will not work anymore. Please use only variables (created in data workbench) for direct bindings.
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