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You can add a progress indicator to a header facet on the object page.

The progress indicator allows you to visually represent the level of completion of a goal or target, such as a project's progress, sales progress for the current year’s goal, the development stage of a product, stock availability, and so on. The figure below shows a progress indicator within the object page header.

Figure 1: Progress Indicator in Object Page Header

As shown below, progress can be expressed either as a percentage or in absolute numbers (for example, "8 of 10"), and it can include a unit of measure, such as PC, GB, and so on.

Figure 2: Progress Indicator: Percent or Number

The progress indicator in the header facet is made up of sections to include a title, subtitle, and footer:

Figure 3: Sections of Progress Indicator
Code Samples


To display the progress indicator in the object page header, add a record to the UI.HeaderFacets collection. This record must be of type UI.ReferenceFacet and contain an AnnotationPath that points to a UI.DataPoint with the visualization type Progress. The properties for the data point can be included in either the entityType being annotated (Target) or in another entityType different from the Target, in which case the AnnotationPath contains a navigation path as shown below.

<Annotations Target="STTA_PROD_MAN.STTA_C_MP_ProjectType">

   <Annotation Term="UI.HeaderFacets">


         <Record Type="UI.ReferenceFacet">

            <PropertyValue Property="Target"






In the example above, "UI" is an alias for the vocabulary.

CDS: UI.DataPoint

In CDS, annotate the EntityType containing the properties required for the data point as shown below.
@UI.dataPoint: {   
    description: {@i18n>SubTitle},   
    targetValue: 150,   
    criticality: 'Criticality',   
    visualization: #PROGRESS   
  • The data point annotation is for a Property even if the UI vocabulary specifies an EntityType as the Target.

  • The property name will be used as the Qualifier in the resulting (generated) annotation.
The generated annotation will be similar to the example below:


Annotate the entityType containing the properties required for the data point as shown below.

<Annotations Target="STTA_PROD_MAN.STTA_C_MP_ProgressType">
   <Annotation Term="UI.DataPoint" Qualifier="Progress">
         <PropertyValue Property="Title" String="{@i18n>Title}"/>
         <PropertyValue Property="Description" String="{@i18n>SubTitle}"/>
         <PropertyValue Property="Value" Path="Progress"/>
         <PropertyValue Property="TargetValue" Decimal="150"/>
         <PropertyValue Property="Criticality" Path="Criticality "/>
         <PropertyValue Property="Visualization" EnumMember="UI.VisualizationType/Progress"/>

UoM and Common.Label

Additionally, for the unit of measure (UoM) and the footer, annotate the entityType’s property so that it includes the path of the Value property for the data point. For example, in the code sample above, the path for the data point Value property is Value, which is then used to annotate the entityType. In the examples below, this is represented by <Annotations Target="STTA_PROD_MAN.STTA_C_MP_ProgressType/Value">.

Note that the unit of measure can be annotated with Unit or ISOCurrency as shown below. For the footer, the term Common.Label needs to be applied.

Progress Indicator: UoM.Unit

<Annotations Target="STTA_PROD_MAN.STTA_C_MP_ProgressType/Value">

   <Annotation Term="UoM.Unit" Path="UoM">

   <Annotation Term="Common.Label" String="{@i81n>Footer}">


Progress Indicator: UoM.ISOCurrency

<Annotations Target="STTA_PROD_MAN.STTA_C_MP_ ProgressType/Value">

   <Annotation Term="UoM.ISOCurrency" Path="UoM">

   <Annotation Term="Common.Label" Path="Footer”>


In the examples above, UoM is an alias for the Org.OData.Measures.V1 vocabulary.

Rendering Rules
  • The Value and Title properties are mandatory. Without a value, the progress cannot be calculated. A title should always be provided for an object page header facet, as this is required by the DataPoint term in the UI vocabulary.

  • The TargetValue property is mandatory when using a UoM that is not expressed as a percentage (for example, currency, CM, PC, and so on), or if no UoM is provided.

  • The remaining properties - Unit of Measure, Subtitle, and Footer - are optional.

  • If the value of the Unit of Measure property is "%", then the Value property will be used directly as a percentage.

  • If the value of the Unit of Measure is not "%" or is not provided, then the progress will be calculated using the Value and TargetValue properties according to the formula Progress = Value / TargetValue.

  • Additionally, the following checks will be done:

    • Division by zero will result in progress being zero (since it cannot be calculated).

    • Progress must be a value between 0 and 100.

      • If the progress is less than zero, then no color will appear in the progress bar.

      • If the progress is greater than 100, then the progress bar will be fully colored.
      • In both cases the actual value of the progress will be displayed in the bar as shown below.
      Figure 4: Values in Progress Indicator