The most recent SAPUI5 version overview and support status of each version can be found here. Future SAPUI5 versions and planning can be found here.
FIORI frontend server and FIORI marketing version
The FIORI frontend server version number follows a different numbering than the FIORI marketing version. FIORI uses FIORI frontend server 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0. FIORI 2.0 uses FIORI frontend server 4.0 or 5.0. FIORI 3.0 uses FIORI frontend server 6.0. More information on FIORI frontend server 6.0: 2775163 – SAP-Fiori-Frontend-Server 6.0 – General Information.
SAPUI5 version in your server
To check you own servers SAPUI5 version construct following URL: http(s)://<your server><your port>/sap/public/bc/ui5_ui5/index.html This method is the easiest method. Other methods are described in OSS note 2282103 – How to check the version of SAPUI5 you have installed. Main versions are delivered in new netweaver releases and/or support packages. There is a special blog written on the subject of last digit patching. You can also check the main SAP UI component in the ABAP part with System/Status: Per version you can look up upcoming ABAP UI component support pack stack information and planning at this SAP site.
Finding version of a specific standard SAP app
If you want to know the version information of a standard SAP app, you simply click on the Information button in the personalization when you in the app: Then the version information is shown: More information can be found in OSS note 2835783 – How to Know App Version and Minor version.
Adjusting standard SAP FIORI app
Most new SAP FIORI apps can easily be adjusted with the in app extensibility framework. Read more in this blog.
Rapid activation of FIORI apps
Most new FIORI apps can be mass activated via an STC01 script. Read more about rapid activation of FIORI apps in this blog.
Recalculation of app indexes is needed after an upgrade or support package installation with new apps. Also when you install extra addon this is needed. Another use case is when you have deployed your own new app via transport or when you applied a large OSS note with new app code via transport. Program to run is: /UI5/APP_INDEX_CALCULATE. You can run for single app. Or after support package: run in full. It is wise to have this program run in delta mode at least daily. See OSS note 2884411 – Common errors in log for /UI5/APP_INDEX_CALCULATE for common errors.
Set default theme and reset user theme setting
If you have a custom theme created you can set it as default for everybody. For instruction see this blog. This blog also describes how to reset a users’ theme setting in case of issues a user might have after upgrade (garbled screen).
/UI2/FLP start issues
Transaction code /UI2/FLP can be used to start the FIORI launchpad. There can be issues using Internet Explorer. Read OSS notes for the description and solutions:
FIORI apps can change between versions. Older apps are replaced by new ones. You might need to act on this if the apps are used by the business. To get a list of SAP FIORI app differences, follow the instructions from this SAP blog.
Manage KPI tiles
SAP FIORI comes with a powerful tool to setup KPI tiles based on embedded HANA views. Read more about the manage KPI tiles in this blog.
For a demo on 3D visualization using FIORI element goto SAP web page and load the attached file: SAP Pocket Knife (unzip before use): The advantage of using the FIORI element to show 3D visualization is that you don’t need to install the fat client for 3D viewer on your laptop or desktop.
Older troubleshooting blog . For performance and trouble shooting tips see the SAP wiki on FIORI issues. For S4HANA specifically you can go to the dedicated SAP wiki for FIORI S4HANA.