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6.3 Release Notes

Mobile Development Kit Client 6.3.11

  • Enhance Filter support in Form Cell Section in Section page
  • Improve application stability to support back navigation when loading indicator is visible at the bottom of a page
  • Enhance OnUserSwitch event for the multi-user scenario when resuming app from background
  • Fix displaying inconsistent results for the methods getSelectedItems and getSelectedItemsCount while deselecting items in an Object Table
  • Enhance Object Table to retain current user selections while using the search feature
  • Improve application stability to address a crash when font size and display mode are changed
  • Improve application stability to support navigation to a Page with Object card control in custom extension

Mobile Development Kit Client 6.3.10

  • Enhance Message Action to avoid displaying of extra alert message after the custom message action
  • Enhance Query Options encoding for Online OData to fix clientAPI.count removing issue
  • Enhance app restore process in Android to avoid application crash while unlocking the device after long idle time
  • Enhance Attachment background color rendering in iOS to make the result compatible with SAP ECC

Mobile Development Kit Client 6.3.9

  • Enhance ObjectTable redrawing when both multiple selection and search options are enabled
  • Enhance TargetPath segment checking for custom control extension
  • Enhance ListPicker in Tab page and Modal page
  • Enhance ProgressBanner redrawing in Android
  • Enhance SideDrawerItem redrawing in Android
  • Enhance SectionedTable and FormCell controls to prevent memory leak in Android
  • Enhance Secure Store access protection to prevent application crash in Android
  • Upgrade to SAP BTP SDK for Android version 5.0.10

Mobile Development Kit Client 6.3.8

  • Enhance Multi-User mode to better support app restarting and resuming
  • Enhance ToolBar label styling support
  • Enhance FormCell Attachment control
  • Enhance backend data binding for ListPicker
  • Enhance Secure Store access protection in Android
  • Upgrade to SAP BTP SDK for iOS version 8.0.9
  • Upgrade to XCode 14.3

Mobile Development Kit Client 6.3.7

  • Enhance SimpleProperty control to better support barcode input in specific Android devices
  • Enhance NoteFormCell control to better support long text content display in iOS
  • Enhance NoteFormCell control to better support input of multiple lines in Android
  • Enhance TabControl to support styling of font icon on tab item
  • Enhance multiple user mode to better support user switching
  • Enhance SectionedTable search functionality in Web
  • Enhance SideDrawer redrawing after OData Initialization in Android
  • Upgrade to SAP BTP SDK for iOS version 8.0.8

Mobile Development Kit Client 6.3.6

  • Enhance metadata bundle checking in App Update
  • Enhance attachment control to return accurate value in iOS
  • Enhance NoteFormCell control to better support landscape mode in Android
  • Enhance DataTable redrawing in Android
  • Upgrade to SAP BTP SDK for Android version 5.0.9

Mobile Development Kit Client 6.3.5

  • Enhance SideDrawer to support Reset API
  • Enhance DatePicker to retain the previously populated field values while entering the page via back navigation
  • Enhance NoteFormCell value change notification and redraw in Android
  • Enhance SectionedTable extension control redrawing in Android
  • Enhance OData DeleteEntity action to better support entities with a readLink
  • Enhance rendering of Flexible Column Layout Page without Action Bar

Mobile Development Kit Client 6.3.4

  • Enhance user configuration loading to better support network connectivity after app resume
  • Enhance multiple pages support for Note FormCell in Android
  • Enhance the onboarding process to better support client reset in Android
  • Improve tab page rendering while navigating between multiple tabs in Android
  • Enhance FilterFeedbackBar visibility check after app resume
  • Enhance online OData batch request exception handling in Web
  • Enhance OData media type checking in on-premise system
  • Improve the performance of List Picker to better support specific item search in iOS
  • Upgrade to SAP BTP SDK for iOS version 8.0.6
  • Upgrade to SAP BTP SDK for Android version 5.0.8

Mobile Development Kit Client 6.3.3

  • Improve performance while navigating between Tabs
  • Enhance the rendering of SimplePropertyCell input fields in Android
  • Enhance value parsing of FilterProperty for ListPicker and Filter
  • Enhance PopoverMenu to better support multiple function call in Web
  • Enhance Passcode sign-in page to better support client reset
  • Enhance OData ChangeSet support in Web
  • Enhance ObjectTable section visibility checking in Web
  • Enhance NoteFormCell to support the option to close the keyboard with "Done" button in iOS
  • Upgrade to XCode 14.1
  • Upgrade to SAP BTP SDK for iOS version 8.0.5
  • Upgrade to SAP BTP SDK for Android version 5.0.6

Mobile Development Kit Client 6.3.2

This patch release provides the following minor update and important bug fixes.

  • Enhance image rendering in Object Cell and Object Header in Android
  • Enhance icon rendering in Side Drawer
  • Enhance AvatarStack and AvatarGrid rendering in Object Cell in Web
  • Fixed an issue in Android when scanning QR code generated from { }} in Neo environment

Mobile Development Kit Client 6.3.1

This patch release provides the following minor update and important bug fixes.

  • Enhance visual theme and styling of various controls in Web Runtime
  • Enhance Filter Feedback Indicator to better support custom filter criteria
  • Enhance display and styling for Object Header
  • Enhance data validation for Object Card
  • Improve memory usage during App Update in Android
  • Support display both SubStatusText and SubStatusImage for Object Cell in iOS
  • Upgrade to XCode 14.0.1
  • Upgrade to SAP BTP SDK for iOS version 8.0.4
  • Upgrade to SAP BTP SDK for Android version 5.0.4

Mobile Development Kit Client 6.3

New and enhanced features available with the Mobile Development Kit Client 6.3

New UI Controls

Object Card Collection

The object card is a flexible container with critical information regarding a single object. It displays a preview of the object, and serves as the entry point to the full object detail page. You can customize the object card to accommodate various content types and use cases.

For more information, see Object Card Collection and Object Card

Filter Feedback Bar

The filter feedback bar is a horizontal scroll area containing interactive chips that provide quick access to filter controls. The interactive chips indicate which filters have been applied, and what filters are available. You can toggle between the filters by tapping on the chips.

For more information, see Filter Feedback Bar


Fiori UI Enhancement

The following UI controls have been enhanced with the latest SAP Fiori design -

  • Object Cell - Enhanced design with new UI properties such as Avatar Stack (replacing the Detail Image), Avatar Grid, Horizontal Icons, Tags, and Display Description in mobile (by setting DisplayDescriptionInMobile to true). Metadata using previous ObjectCell properties will still render. You can migrate your metadata to take advantage of the new properties.

  • Object Header - Enhanced design with new UI properties such as Labels, Tags (with color options or styling), KPI View, the ability to display both status icon and text at the same time, and a new positioning option for status and sub-status.

  • Buttons - The design of the button controls such as Button Form Cell and Button Item (for Button Table) has been enhanced with new UI properties such as Button Types, Semantic, Image, and the ability to control the width of the button (full width or wrap content, only available for Section Button Table). There is a new horizontal layout option is introduced for Button Table.
  • Text Input - Text input such as Simple Property Form Cell, Note Form Cell, and Title Form Cell now comes in an enhanced design with a new UI property, Enabled, to allow the app to fully disable a control when it's set to false. Additionally, Simple Property Form Cell also allows user to show or hide entered value when the keyboard type is Password or NumberPassword.

Using NativeScript Views in Extensions

You can now create and return NativeScript views in your extension controls for Section Extension, Form Cell Extension, Object Cell Extension, and Object Header Extension.

You can follow the same approach that is used for Control Extension by returning a NativeScript view from the view() method and return false from the viewIsNative().

For more information check the Extensions guide

Sorting and Filtering for Additional Collection Types

Until now, data filtering and sorting options were only available for Object Table. Now these functionalities have also been extended for Grid Table, Data Table, Contact Cell, ObjectCollection, and Extension Collection. The sorting and filtering options for Extension Collection are only available in the mobile version.

Cross-Context SSO Login Support

The Cross-Context SSO feature simplifies the whole onboarding process for the users by transferring the identity of a user from an established session to their mobile app. With this feature, users can open the SSO onboarding URL on their desktop, login, and scan the one-time use QR code in the native app to onboard the app automatically without having to enter the credentials again.

To use this feature, enable the Cross-Context SSO option in your app's security settings in the mobile services cockpit. See Configuring Cross Context SSO for more information about setting up identity transfer for application onboarding.

Dynamically Switch Between Multi-User and Single-User Modes via QR Code

With this release, a new flag multiUser has been introduced in the onboarding QR code available in the mobile services cockpit and in SAP Business Application Studio. This flag indicates whether the client should be onboarded in multi-user mode or single-user mode. When Allow Upload of Pending Changes from Previous User (Enable Multiple User Mode) option under Mobile Settings Exchange is enabled in the cockpit, the generated QR code will automatically include multiUser=true, otherwise it will be set to multiUser=false. This flag will has higher priority over the MultiUserEnabled flag in the BrandedSettings.json.

Option to Override

The CIM file has been enhanced to support overriding of the

For more information, see IntegrationPointApplicationApp

Extending Styling Support for Font Icons

You can now customize and style the font icons based on size and color aspects of the base image. The following properties can be customized:

ObjectCell > Icons
ObjectCell > ActionButton > Icon

ChartCard > TrendImage
KPIItem > Image

ObjectHeader > Chart > TrendImage
ObjectHeader > Chart > KPI > Icon
ObjectHeader > KPI > Icon

SideDrawer > DrawerButton
SideDrawer > Header > Icon
SideDrawerItem > Image

TabItem > Image

ToastMessage > Icon
PopoverItems > Icon

Toolbar Enhancement

We have introduced a new property for Toolbar in the source metadata - Visible, which can be used to set the visibility of the toolbar in a page.

We have also introduced Client API enhancement for the entire Toolbar and its items:


ToolbarProxy represents the entire toolbar. This proxy is passed when a rule is assigned to the properties of the toolbar e.g. the Visible property.

It contains the following APIs:

  • getToolbarControls() - Legacy API that returns an array of toolbar items (NativeScript instance of the items).
  • getToolbarItems() - New API that returns an array of toolbar items proxy (ToolbarItemProxy) contained within the toolbar.
  • getToolbarItem(itemName) - New API that returns the ToolbarItemProxy instance of the item by name (as defined in the _Name property).
  • setVisible() - Set visibility of the entire toolbar.
  • getVisible() - Get visibility of the entire toolbar.


ToolbarItemProxy represents each toolbar item, and is passed whenever a rule is assigned to a toolbar item's properties or events. For example, Caption or OnPress.

This proxy comes with the following APIs:

  • getParent() - New API that returns the item's parent ToolbarProxy.
  • setVisible() - Set visibility of a toolbar item.
  • getVisible() - Get visibility of a toolbar item.


  • getToolbarControls() - This API is now deprecated. Instead, you can use the getParent().getToolbarControls() API to obtain the same result.


We have introduced a new API in PageProxy as part of this enhancement -getToolbar(), which returns the ToolbarProxy instance of the associated toolbar of that page.

DeviceID for Web Application

In the web runtime, the DeviceID property will now return the browser's user agent string.

OData Service

Option to Remove Defining Request Action

We have introduced a new Offline OData action to remove defining requests from the specified store. The new action - Action.Type.OfflineOData.RemoveDefiningRequest accepts the Offline OData service path and the name of a defining request, and can remove one defining request at a time.

This action requires the allow_defining_query_removal key to Y in the offline configuration for the given app in the mobile services cockpit (Mobile Offline Access > configuration > Endpoint Customization) This action can only be triggered after the corresponding offline service has been initialized. Also, removing a defining request does not necessarily mean that the local data is deleted as well. As long as another defining request is addressing the local data, the data remains intact.

We have also introduced a new client API - getDefiningRequests() that returns all the defining requests that are associated with a specific Offline OData Service via OfflineDataProviderProxy.

For more information, see Defining Request

Enhance Decimal Separator Support

We have modified Mobile Development Kit to accept both period and comma as decimal separators to support both formats in OData operations for Edm.Decimal properties. Comma will be accepted when the detected app locale region supports comma as the decimal separator.

Support Additional Return Types for Filter

Additional data types have been introduced for filters such as boolean, datetimeoffset, datetime, guid, date, time and duration. When one of these data types is returned via ReturnValue, it is processed internally and converted to a compatible format.

Branded Client

Support NPM Plugins

You can now install NPM plugins in your branded client using the NPMPlugins option in the MDKProject.json.

For more information, see Configuration Of MDKProject.json File

Support Additional Languages

Mobile Development Kit Client now supports the following additional languages:

  • Estonian (et)
  • Latvian (lv)
  • Welsh (cy)

Mobile Development Kit Editor 6.3

Title Type Environment Description Available as of
Support Client 6.3 metadata New Neo (Web IDE) Support new metadata changes for Client 6.3 Sep 15, 2022
Support Client 6.3 metadata New CF (Business Application Studio) Support new metadata changes for Client 6.3 as Business Application Studio extension Sep 15, 2022
Show Different Features Based On the Schema Version New CF (Business Application Studio) Show Different Features Based On the Schema Version Sep 15, 2022
Support Design Time Target New CF (Business Application Studio) Support Design Time Target Sep 15, 2022

Last update: September 14, 2023