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Thing Based or Object based - What to choose ?

Oct 17, 2016 at 12:12 AM


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Dear Experts,

I am using SDK 1608 for Cloud for customer.

I read in the SDK help that For desktop & tablet - it is thing based UI & for mobile it is object based & also that Thing based is not supported by SAP ByDesign.

1) When developing custom application - What UI should I choose ? OBN or ThingBased ?2) Is there any advantage of one over the other between ThingBased & ObjectBased ?

3) Does this mean that for a custom application, if I want it to be supported on all devices then I must maintain two UI -one in Thing for desktop & tablet and one in OBN for mobile ?

4) in ThingBased, there are no OIF, QAF so what view of ThingBased to be used for these two types? Is it only TI ?

5) In the video playlist by Jens Limbach where he create custom screen using scenario, I can see that it OBN & it also created PTP for the BO but when I am creating using thing based, there is no PTP created for me. Is this the downside for Thing based?

Thanks in Advance,



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Suchita Phulkar Jun 23, 2017 at 04:41 AM

Learnt from Experience - Thing based UI is best for custom application in C4C & Fiori is the way forward therefore Thing based UI must be chosen going forward over Object Based.

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