Ever encountered an error regarding navigation intent? In this post, we’ll discuss one of the most common errors on a component for navigation intent.
One of the common problems for navigation intent is related to component navigation intent.
App could not be opened either due to an incorrect SAP Fiori launchpad configuration or a missing role assignment.
Failed to resolve navigation target “#object1-action1”. This is most likely caused by an incorrect SAP Fiori launchpad content configuration or by a missing role assignment.
Root Cause Analysis
If we drill-down the error provided by SAPUI5, we can see there’s 2 possible root cause:
- incorrect SAP Fiori launchpad configuration
- missing role assignment
Incorrect SAP Fiori Launchpad Configuration
To go further, let’s create a sample project on SAP Web IDE, or you can visit this tutorial for the detailed creation of the SAPUI5 project.
Out of the box, the template project will run as expected. But how can we replicate this navigation intent error in this scenario?
To replicate navigation intent errors, open the
run configuration of your project.
Then, open or create
SAP Fiori Launchpad Sandbox configuration setup.
This will open up the General tab. Click the next tab, URL Components, and scroll down to URL Hash Fragments.
Enter the intent value for testing. Then click Save and Run.
You should be able to replicate the error of navigation intent.
From the above, we found out that one possible root cause is improper parameters on our URL Hash Fragment. Since the component tries to load the correct route base on the parameters, but unable to find matching routes.
Buy how this is related to Fiori Launchpad Configuration?
Remember, that in the Fiori Launchpad Admin page, users must specify intent parameters, which is very similar to what we did.
Credits to Masayuki on this post.
Missing Role Assignment
Aside from the incorrect parameters, there’s also a possibility that this is role-related.
On cloud platform applications, additional parameters can be added to
authenticationMethod filters access to certain routes, which causes the navigation intent error.
To sum it up, always check your URL hash fragment parameters and configuration. Moreover, check if you assigned the proper roles to your application.
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