Enhancing SAP UI5 Applications with OpenAI GPT-4-turbo (GPT-4o): Generative AI and SAP

Introduction

In today’s digital world, creating intuitive and responsive web applications is crucial for businesses. SAP UI5 is a powerful framework that helps developers build such applications with ease. It offers a rich set of tools and libraries to create seamless user interfaces.

On the other hand, OpenAI’s GPT-4-turbo is an advanced language model that excels in understanding and generating human-like text. Its new features bring a lot of exciting possibilities, especially when integrated with web applications like those built with SAP UI5.

This article explores how combining GPT-4-turbo with SAP UI5 can enhance your applications. From natural language queries and data summarization to predictive analysis and anomaly detection, we’ll cover practical ways to leverage these technologies to create smarter, more interactive applications.

Integrating GPT-4-turbo with SAP UI5

Why Integrate GPT-4-turbo?

Integrating GPT-4-turbo with your SAP UI5 applications can bring a host of benefits, making your apps smarter and more user-friendly. Here are a few reasons why you should consider this integration:

1. Enhanced User Interaction: GPT-4-turbo allows users to interact with your application using natural language. This means users can perform complex searches and queries just by typing or speaking in plain English, making your app more accessible and easier to use.

2. Powerful Data Analysis: With GPT-4-turbo, you can analyze and interpret large datasets quickly and accurately. This helps in generating summaries, identifying trends, and gaining insights that would be difficult to obtain manually.

3. Predictive Capabilities: Leverage the model’s ability to predict future trends based on historical data. This can be invaluable for planning, forecasting, and decision-making processes.

4. Anomaly Detection: Automatically detect outliers and anomalies in your data, helping you spot potential issues early and take corrective actions.

5. Automation and Efficiency: Automate routine tasks such as data cleaning, categorization, and report generation. This not only saves time but also reduces the risk of human error.

By integrating GPT-4-turbo, you can transform your SAP UI5 applications into intelligent, responsive tools that deliver a better experience for your users and provide deeper insights for your business.

Setting Up the Integration

Integrating GPT-4-turbo with your SAP UI5 application involves a few key steps. Here’s a simple guide to get you started:

  1. Obtain API Key from OpenAI: In a previous post, we have already shared how you can set up the OpenAI Key. You can read it here: How to generate an API key for ChatGPT?
  2. Set Up Your SAP UI5 Project: Preferably, use CAPM to create a SAP UI5 application. We have already discussed it earlier, you can read it here: How to create and deploy CAPM using BAS Extensions
  3. Create a Service for API Communication: You can create a common API in a folder called js for openAI calls, for example:
    // OpenAIService.js
    sap.ui.define([], function () {
        "use strict";
    
        return {
            callOpenAI: function (prompt) {
                return $.ajax({
                    url: 'https://api.openai.com/v1/chat/completions',
                    method: 'POST',
                    contentType: 'application/json',
                    headers: {
                        'Authorization': 'Bearer <Your OpenAI API>'
                    },
                    data: JSON.stringify({
                        model: 'gpt-3.5-turbo',  
                        messages: [
                            { role: "system", content: "You are a helpful assistant." },
                            { role: "user", content: prompt },
                        ],
                        temperature: 0.7,
                        top_p: 1.0,
                        n: 1,
                        stream: false,
                        logprobs: null,
                        stop: "\n"
                    })
                });
            }
        };
    });
    

     

  4. Implement the Service in Your Controller: Based upon different scenarios, implement OpenAI calls in your SAP UI5 project

Leveraging GPT-4-turbo Features in SAP UI5:

Practical Implementation Examples

  • Natural Language Queries: Queries that would not be filter-based but based upon your inputs. For example, you can ask the filter bar to do certain complex filtering without even choosing anything from the filter.
  • Data Summarization and Insights: There might be a lot of data for a particular table, and a summary for a particular row item can be easily gathered using AI.
  • Predictive Analysis: SAP has a different portal for analysis, reporting, and predictive AI. However, with AI integration, it can be achieved from the same report without further coding.
  • Anomaly Detection: If the data pattern and the standard are known, then AI can easily detect anomalies in data.

Example 1: Filtering Table Data Using Natural Language

Below is the complete code for implementing a search bar that accepts natural language queries to filter sales data in a table.

View.xml

<!-- View.xml -->
<mvc:View
    controllerName="your.namespace.controller.Main"
    xmlns:mvc="sap.ui.core.mvc"
    xmlns="sap.m"
    xmlns:table="sap.ui.table">

    <Page title="Sales Data Filter">
        <VBox>
            <!-- Search Bar -->
            <HBox>
                <Input id="userQueryInput" placeholder="Enter your query (e.g., Show sales above 1000)" width="80%"/>
                <Button text="Search" press="onUserQuery" width="20%" />
            </HBox>

            <!-- Table -->
            <table:Table
                id="salesTable"
                rows="{/sales}"
                visibleRowCount="10"
                selectionMode="None">
                
                <table:columns>
                    <table:Column>
                        <Text text="Order ID" />
                        <table:template>
                            <Text text="{OrderID}" />
                        </table:template>
                    </table:Column>
                    <table:Column>
                        <Text text="Customer" />
                        <table:template>
                            <Text text="{Customer}" />
                        </table:template>
                    </table:Column>
                    <table:Column>
                        <Text text="Date" />
                        <table:template>
                            <Text text="{Date}" />
                        </table:template>
                    </table:Column>
                    <table:Column>
                        <Text text="Amount" />
                        <table:template>
                            <Text text="{Amount}" />
                        </table:template>
                    </table:Column>
                </table:columns>
            </table:Table>
        </VBox>
    </Page>
</mvc:View>

 

Controller.js

// Controller.js
sap.ui.define([
  "sap/ui/core/mvc/Controller",
  "rudelabs/rudelabs/js/OpenAIService",
  "sap/ui/model/json/JSONModel"
], function (Controller, OpenAIService, JSONModel) {
  "use strict";

  return Controller.extend("rudelabs.rudelabs.controller.GenerativeAI", {
      onInit: function () {
          // Load initial sales data into the model
          var oSalesData = {
              sales: this._generateSalesData(10)
          };
          var oModel = new JSONModel(oSalesData);
          this.getView().setModel(oModel);
      },

      _generateSalesData: function (n) {
          var aSalesData = [];
          for (var i = 0; i < n; i++) {
              aSalesData.push({
                  OrderID: "ORD" + (i + 1),
                  Customer: "Customer " + (i + 1),
                  Date: new Date(2023, Math.floor(Math.random() * 12), Math.floor(Math.random() * 28) + 1).toLocaleDateString(),
                  Amount: Math.floor(Math.random() * 2000) + 100
              });
          }
          return aSalesData;
      },

      onUserQuery: function () {
          var oTable = this.getView().byId("salesTable");
          var aData = oTable.getModel().getData().sales;

          var sUserQuery = this.getView().byId("userQueryInput").getValue();
          var sPrompt = `Filter the following sales data based on the user query: "${sUserQuery}". Data: ${JSON.stringify(aData)}. Please provide the filtered data in valid JSON format without any additional text or comments.`;

          OpenAIService.callOpenAI(sPrompt).then(function (response) {
              var aFilteredData = JSON.parse(response.choices[0].message.content.trim());
              oTable.getModel().setData({ sales: aFilteredData });
          }).catch(function (error) {
              console.error("Error calling OpenAI API:", error);
          });
      }
  });
});

 

OpenAI Service Code (OpenAIService.js)

// OpenAIService.js
sap.ui.define([], function () {
    "use strict";

    return {
        callOpenAI: function (prompt) {
            return $.ajax({
                url: 'https://api.openai.com/v1/chat/completions',
                method: 'POST',
                contentType: 'application/json',
                headers: {
                    'Authorization': 'Bearer <Your OpenAI API>'
                },
                data: JSON.stringify({
                    model: 'gpt-3.5-turbo',  
                    messages: [
                        { role: "system", content: "You are a helpful assistant." },
                        { role: "user", content: prompt },
                    ],
                    temperature: 0.7,
                    top_p: 1.0,
                    n: 1,
                    stream: false,
                    logprobs: null,
                    stop: "\n"
                })
            });
        }
    };
});

Also, replace the namespace wherever mentioned with the right folder structure name.

Replace <Your OpenAI API> with the API Key from Open AI API.

Output

SAP OpenAI GPT-4-turbo Generative AI

Example 2: Summarizing Table Data

In this example, a business owner can summarize certain data sets to get a brief analysis without looking into the data just by clicking a button.

View.xml

<!-- View.xml -->
<mvc:View
    controllerName="rudelabs.rudelabs.controller.GenerativeAI"
    xmlns:mvc="sap.ui.core.mvc"
    xmlns="sap.m"
    xmlns:table="sap.ui.table">

    <Page title="Sales Data Summary">
        <VBox>
            <!-- Button to Generate Summary -->
            <Button text="Generate Summary" press="onGenerateSummary" />

            <!-- Table -->
            <Table
                id="salesTable"
                items="{/sales}">
                <columns>
                    <Column>
                        <Text text="ID" />
                    </Column>
                    <Column>
                        <Text text="Product" />
                    </Column>
                    <Column>
                        <Text text="Amount" />
                    </Column>
                    <Column>
                        <Text text="Date" />
                    </Column>
                </columns>
                <items>
                    <ColumnListItem>
                        <cells>
                            <Text text="{id}" />
                            <Text text="{product}" />
                            <Text text="{amount}" />
                            <Text text="{date}" />
                        </cells>
                    </ColumnListItem>
                </items>
            </Table>

            <!-- Text Area to Display Summary -->
            <TextArea id="summaryTextArea" rows="5" width="100%" placeholder="Summary will appear here..." />
        </VBox>
    </Page>
</mvc:View>

 

Controller.js

// Controller.js
sap.ui.define([
  "sap/ui/core/mvc/Controller",
  "rudelabs/rudelabs/js/OpenAIService",
  "sap/ui/model/json/JSONModel"
], function (Controller, OpenAIService, JSONModel) {
  "use strict";

  return Controller.extend("rudelabs.rudelabs.controller.GenerativeAI", {
      onInit: function () {
          // Load initial sales data into the model
          var oSalesData = {
              sales: this._generateSalesData(10)
          };
          var oModel = new JSONModel(oSalesData);
          this.getView().setModel(oModel);
      },

      _generateSalesData: function (n) {
          var aSalesData = [];
              aSalesData.push( {
                "id": 1,
                "product": "2024 Toyota Camry",
                "date": "2024-05-15",
                "amount": 125
              },
              {
                "id": 2,
                "product": "2023 Ford F-150",
                "date": "2024-05-14",
                "amount": 87
              },
              {
                "id": 3,
                "product": "2022 Tesla Model 3",
                "date": "2024-05-13",
                "amount": 52
              },
              {
                "id": 4,
                "product": "2024 Honda Accord",
                "date": "2024-05-12",
                "amount": 98
              },
              {
                "id": 5,
                "product": "2023 Chevrolet Silverado",
                "date": "2024-05-11",
                "amount": 73
              },
              {
                "id": 6,
                "product": "2022 Hyundai Tucson",
                "date": "2024-05-10",
                "amount": 41
              },
              {
                "id": 7,
                "product": "2024 Kia Telluride",
                "date": "2024-05-09",
                "amount": 67
              },
              {
                "id": 8,
                "product": "2023 Volkswagen Tiguan",
                "date": "2024-05-08",
                "amount": 39
              },
              {
                "id": 9,
                "product": "2022 Nissan Altima",
                "date": "2024-05-07",
                "amount": 82
              },
              {
                "id": 10,
                "product": "2024 Jeep Wrangler",
                "date": "2024-05-06",
                "amount": 58
              });
          return aSalesData;
      },

      onGenerateSummary: function () {
          var sTextArea = this.getView().byId("summaryTextArea");
          var oTable = this.getView().byId("salesTable");
          var aData = oTable.getModel().getData().sales;
          var sPrompt = `Generate Sales Data Summary for the following data in 100 words: ${JSON.stringify(aData)}. The response should be in a paragraph discussing the sales of car as per data.`;
          OpenAIService.callOpenAI(sPrompt).then(function (response) {
              sTextArea.setValue(response.choices[0].message.content);
          }).catch(function (error) {
              console.error("Error calling OpenAI API:", error);
          });
      }
  });
});

 

OpenAI Service Code (OpenAIService.js)

No changes, same as mentioned in the previous example.

Output

Summarizing Table Data SAP Generative AI

Example 3: Predictive Analysis

Example 4: Anomaly Detection

Advanced Use Cases

  • Interactive Dashboards: Discuss creating dynamic and interactive dashboards that leverage GPT-4-turbo for real-time data analysis and visualization.
  • Automated Reports and Alerts: Explain how to generate automated reports and set up custom alerts based on specific data conditions.
  • User Feedback Integration: Demonstrate how to implement a feedback loop where users can provide feedback and receive intelligent suggestions from the system.

References

  • SAP UI5:
  • OpenAI GPT-4-turbo:
  • GitHub:

Author

  • Barry Allen

    A Full Stack Developer with 10+ years of experience in different domain including SAP, Blockchain, AI and Web Development.


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