This topic treats the concept of field control in the context of SAP Fiori application development for transactional use cases.
Field control is a means that you can provide as information to the service on how data has to be displayed for consumption in the SAP Fiori UI.
Read-only: - Will the user be allowed to change the value of a field (or a node instance)?
Mandatory: - Must the user provide a value?
Hidden: - Should a field be available for consumption in the UI?
We do not cover this characteristics in this topic since the relevant information is provided by...
More on this: Consumption Annotations
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The field control can relate to individual properties (node attributes in BOPF) or a whole entity (business object node instance in BOPF).
The field control information is either static or dynamic:
More on this: Static Field Control