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SAPUI5 - XML view and Formatter

Dear all,

I'm going crazy! I have written a small app with a XML view.

In this app, the Formatter Method is not processed. Doing the same staff in a JS-view runs like hell.

Here's my code...




{ "WERKS": "1102",

"QTY_PROZ": 4.564,

"INFO": "Heidelberg


{ "WERKS": "1701",

"QTY_PROZ": 16.857,

"INFO": "Bern"





sap.ui.controller("dummy.main", {

onInit: function() {

var oModel = new sap.ui.model.json.JSONModel();

oModel.loadData("json/plants.json", false);




And my View:

<core:View xmlns:core="sap.ui.core" xmlns:mvc="sap.ui.core.mvc" xmlns="sap.m"

controllerName="dummy.main" xmlns:html="">

<Page showHeader="false" enableScrolling="false">

<TileContainer id="container" tiles="{MAIN>/RESULT}" allowAdd="false" editable="false">

<StandardTile number = "{MAIN>QTY_PROZ}"

numberUnit = "%"

info = "{MAIN>INFO}"

icon = "sap-icon://building"

title = "{ path: 'MAIN>WERKS', formatter: 'my.Formatter.getName() }"/>




the index.html




<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">

<meta http-equiv='Content-Type' content='text/html;charset=UTF-8'/>

<script src="resources/sap-ui-core.js"







var app = new sap.m.App({initialPage:"idmain1"});

var page = sap.ui.view({id:"idmain1", viewName:"dummy.main", type:sap.ui.core.mvc.ViewType.XML});




<script src="util/Formatter.js"></script>


<body class="sapUiBody" role="application">

<div id="content"></div>



Last but not least my Formatter.js which is in folder "util""my.Formatter");

my.Formatter = {

getName : function (value) {

if( value == "1102") return "DE";

if( value == "1701") return "CH";

return "xx";



As you can see, I'm trying to call a formatter for the title property of a StandardTile. the formatter method is in the file util/Formatter.js

But it is not processed by the runtime engine. The tile is displayed on the screen, but w/o the property "title".

I can call the method inside my Chrome debugger.manually, so from my point of view the code should know about the method.

Moving the getName directly into the controller is the same...

Any hint, why my formatter isn't called?

I really appriciate your support.

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2 Answers

  • Best Answer
    Jan 20, 2015 at 04:48 PM

    You should call your formatter without () and you're missing a closing quote:

    title = "{ path: 'MAIN>WERKS', formatter: 'my.Formatter.getName' }"

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    Jan 23, 2015 at 08:32 AM

    Sorry to bring it up again.

    Some formatter we will write, are not to be stored in "" because then, they are some kind of "global".

    One time used formatter we would prefer to add them just into the controler.

    Adding the method to the view's controller brings a similar result.

    In the console I found:

    2015-01-23 10:09:09 formatter function conv2Capital not found! -


    <StandardTile number = "{MAIN>QTY_PROZ}"

    numberUnit = "%"

    info = "{MAIN>INFO}"

    icon = "sap-icon://building"

    title = "{ path: 'MAIN>WERKS', formatter:'conv2Capital' }"/>

    The formatter isn't called ;-)

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Dear Carsten,

      Adding data-sap-ui-xx-bindingSyntax="complex" in index.html will work top of Mr. Robin's suggestion.

      <script src="resources/sap-ui-core.js" id="sap-ui-bootstrap"


      data-sap-ui-theme="sap_bluecrystal" data-sap-ui-xx-bindingSyntax="complex">