[SAPUI5] Get i18n texts

To simply get access to i18n texts, I useally add this helper function to my BaseController.js

// helper for direct access to the ResourceBundle getText() function
getText : function (sTextKey, aParamter) {
    return this.getOwnerComponent().getModel("i18n").getResourceBundle().getText(sTextKey, aParamter)

Texts can then be read in every controller with

// i18n: objects=Amount of objects: {0}
this.getText("objects", [iLength])

[CAP] BAS – port 4004 is already in use by another server process

If the default port 4004 is already open and you want to see what is bound to it, select View -> Find Command -> Ports Preview

Solution to kill another “watch.js” process using/blocking the port: https://answers.sap.com/questions/13016130/sap-business-application-studio-stop-running-serve.html
To archive the same in a single command use:

lwctl -c basic-tools kill -9 $(lwctl -c basic-tools ps aux | grep watch.js | awk '{print $2}')

As alternative, change the default port by adding a new port in package.json to the start script, for example: “start”: “cds run –port 4003” and use npm run start instead of cds watch.

[CAP] Query teamMembersSize from SF

const sfsfSrv = await cds.connect.to('sfsf')

// Option 1: Query Notation
const response = await sfsfSrv.run(SELECT`teamMembersSize`.from`User`.where`userId = ${req.user.id}`)
console.log("option 1: " + response[0].teamMembersSize)

// Option 2: HTTP method-style
const response2 =  await sfsfSrv.get(`/User('${req.user.id}')/teamMembersSize/$value`)
console.log("option 2: " + response2)

[CAP] Easy way to test if your approuter is working

An easy way to test your approuter is using the user-api-service. For that add the following route to your xs-app.json

        "source": "^/user-api(.*)",
        "target": "$1",
        "service": "sap-approuter-userapi"

And after deployment, open the application router URL and add /user-api/currentUser to it. You should see your Email and other User details. This is testing that the application router is actually getting the security token from the UAA instance.

[CAP] Set credentials in package.json via .env


These three entries in a .env file


are equal to line 12, 13, and 14 in this package.json snippet:

    "cds": {
      "ECEmploymentInformation": {
        "kind": "odata-v2",
        "model": "srv/external/ECEmploymentInformation",
        "credentials": {
          "[production]": {
            "destination": "sfsf"
          "[development]": {
            "url": "https://apisalesdemo2.successfactors.eu/odata/v2",
            "authentication": "BasicAuthentication",
            "username": "myUsername",
            "password": "myPassword",

[SAPUI5] Parse error message

If the error response is type json:

        oModel.callFunction("/getData", {
          method: "GET",
          urlParameters: {
            ID: myID,
          success: oData => {
          error: oError => MessageBox.error(JSON.parse(oError.responseText).error.message.value)

If the error response is coming from a Gateway and has an XML body (link):