Example of using promises in javascript in sapui5 development

JavaScript promises offer a powerful approach to handle asynchronous operations in SAPUI5 applications. In this blog, we'll delve into a detailed example of leveraging promises to create a seamless user experience while managing data retrieval from an OData service.

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Example: Fetching Employee Data from an OData Service


Imagine you're developing a SAPUI5 application that displays employee information fetched from an OData service. You want to ensure a responsive UI and graceful error handling.

Step 1: Promise Creation

To start, create a promise that encapsulates the OData service call:

const fetchDataPromise = new Promise((resolve, reject) => {

  const oDataModel = new sap.ui.model.odata.v2.ODataModel("/YourODataService");

  oDataModel.read("/Employees", {

    success: data => resolve(data),

    error: error => reject(error)




Step 2: Handling Promises

Next, handle the promise using `.then()` to process the data and `.catch()` to handle errors:


  .then(data => {

    // Process and display employee data

    const employeeList = data.results.map(employee => ({

      id: employee.Id,

      name: employee.Name,

      // Additional properties


    // Render the employee list on the UI



  .catch(error => {

    // Handle errors gracefully

    showErrorDialog("An error occurred while fetching data. Please try again.");

    console.error("Error fetching data:", error);



Step 3: Rendering Data

The `renderEmployeeList` function can be implemented to display the employee list on the UI:

function renderEmployeeList(employeeList) {

  // Render the employee list in a SAPUI5 control or table



By utilizing JavaScript promises, you've created an elegant solution for fetching employee data from an OData service in a SAPUI5 application. The promise structure ensures a smooth user experience by preventing UI blocking during data retrieval. Additionally, the `.catch()` block gracefully handles errors, maintaining application stability.

Promises, as demonstrated in this example, empower SAPUI5 developers to manage asynchronous tasks effectively and create responsive applications that enhance user interactions. This approach exemplifies the power of combining promises and SAPUI5 to deliver a robust and user-friendly experience.

Remember, mastering promises opens the door to creating more efficient and sophisticated SAPUI5 applications that meet the demands of modern web development.

With this practical example, you're now equipped to apply promises to your own SAPUI5 projects, enhancing both the technical excellence and user satisfaction of your applications.

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