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  • Writer's picturevignesh rajendiran

Movie Ticket Booking App using SAP AppGyver

This is the first application I created for the SAPLowCodeNoCode Challenge using AppGyver. This post might not have the complete step-by-step logic to build the same application. But, it will give the idea and logic behind the application.

Glimpse of my app

Link to my application : GeorgeCinemas

My application consists of a total of six pages.

Home Page

It has a list of movies running in cinemas. For movie details and posters, I am using OMDbAPI’s RESTful web service.

If we call the RESTful API using the above service, the output will be in JSON format, which consists of the movie list, total number of movies found and the response to our call.

Below are the configurations done in AppGyver as part of the REST API direct integration to get only the required information for our application.

We need to configure GET COLLECTION as the output will be multiple records based on the filter conditions passed during the API call.

As you know from the API output image it is clear that we are getting the list of movie details in object format under JSON key Search. So, Search is maintained in the Response Key path to retrieve only the necessary details into our application.

On the Home Page, after the navigation container, the list item container is repeated inside the scroll view based on the list retrieved from the REST API call using Get record Collection flow logic when the page is mounted.

I wanted a welcome screen to be displayed for a couple of seconds when the application opens for the first time. This was achieved by creating a new container with position as absolute and Z-index as 1, and the visibility property is set to application variable flag, which gets set after some time when the page is mounted for the first time.

Now that the home page is completed, I need to navigate to the show time page when the book tickets container is clicked on the movie item container.

Show Time

The Show Time page consists of five parts i.e. Movie poster, Movie title, Show timings, Movie Date and Seats navigation button. Movie posters and movie titles are displayed using Image and Title base components from page parameters.

For show timing, I wanted to hardcode fixed times for all the movies. So I created one app variable named ShowTime as a list of objects with times and provided initial values for it.

As we need varying dates, I have added one custom JavaScript logic to get one week of dates from the current date and set it to a page variable for display when the page is mounted or focused and the page variable is empty.

const DateList = [];
const noOfDays = [0,1,2,3,4,5,6];
noOfDays.forEach( i => {
let ipaDate = new Date();
let b = new Date(ipaDate.setDate(ipaDate.getDate() + i));
let DateNumber = b.getDate();
let DateChar = DateNumber.toString();
if (DateNumber<10){
  DateChar = '0' + DateChar;
let MonthNumber = b.getMonth() + 1;
let MonthChar = MonthNumber.toString();
if (MonthNumber<10){
  MonthChar = '0' + MonthChar;
let YearNumber = b.getFullYear();
let YearChar = YearNumber.toString();
let x = b.toLocaleString("en-US",{ day: 'numeric' });
let y = b.toLocaleString("en-US",{ weekday: 'short' });
let z = b.toLocaleString("en-US",{ month: 'short' });

DateList.push({ Day: y,Date:x, Month:z, FullDate: ( DateChar+'-'+ MonthChar+'-'+ YearChar  ) });})

return { result: DateList };

Using repeat properties on ShowTime and DateIteration the time and date of the movie are displayed on the screen with a select seats button.

Three page parameters named FullDate, ShowDateSelected and ShowTimeSelected are created to note down the user selection.

When the show date or show time is selected by the user, the respective page parameters are set and the container is highlighted to indicate user selection using a formula.

When you click the Select Seats button, the seat selection page should be triggered by passing page parameters.

Seat Selection

Seat availability for the movie will be based on the movie, date and show time. So I have created an On-Device Storage named ReservedSeats with the seat availability key fields and a list of seats booked.

On page mount, a list of seats reserved is retrieved by passing key fields such as imdbId, date, and time to get record collection on ReservedSeats (these three fields are passed as page parameters from the previous page).

The seat selection page is divided into movie details, seats available for selection, total price and confirm seats button.

A seat basically has three states i.e. Booked, Available and Selected. So I have created a page variable named Seats as a list of objects with the mentioned states as type Boolean.

I am considering a theatre capacity of 50 for this application. The Seats variable will have 50 objects with the IsAvailable flag as true when the booking for a show is not done. Suppose all the seats are booked, then the Seat variable will have 50 objects with the IsBooked flag as true. Based on the seat state the color of it is changed for better indication to the user using the formula option.

Custom JavaScript logic is written to generate a list of objects with the respective IsAvailable flag and IsBooked flag based on the get collections record on resource ReservedSeats output.

let arrayTemplete = [...Array(50).keys()];
let reservedData = inputs.input1;
let reservedSeats = [];
let seats = [];
let recordId = "";
if (reservedData != []){
    reservedSeats = reservedData[0].ReservedSeats;
    recordId = reservedData[0].id;
arrayTemplete.forEach( a =>{
let c = (a + 1).toString();
if (reservedSeats.indexOf(c) < 0) {
    seats.push( { id:a , IsAvailable:true , IsBooked: false, IsSelected: false } )} 
else {
    seats.push( { id:a , IsAvailable:false , IsBooked: true, IsSelected: false })}

return { result: seats, oldId: recordId , reservedData: reservedSeats };

When the available seat is selected by the user the object value is changed using custom JavaScript code.

The total amount should be calculated based on the number of seats selected multiplied by the cost of a single ticket. So a page variable named NoOfSeatsSelected is created and updated based on user selection after the custom JavaScript logic flow.

When the confirm seats button is clicked, the seat numbers selected by the user and the previous seat number reserved are combined into a single list and the resource ReservedSeats is updated.

To store information about seats booked, I created another on-device storage resource called BookedHistory, which includes an id, movie title, date, time, poster URL, booked seat list, and ticket number. Once the resource is successfully updated, the required details are updated on BookedHistory. Then the Ticket page is triggered with the required page parameters.


The ticket page consists of a ticket which has QR details of the booked movie show and the same details in text.

For QR code generation with movie details, I used the goqr API call. We just need to combine all the details and encode them into a URI. Custom JavaScript code to encode the details is below.

var QrData = "Movie:"+ inputs.title+",date:" ",time:" + inputs.time +",Seat:" + inputs.seats;
var QrUrl = "" + encodeURI(QrData) + "&amp;size=100x100";

return { result: QrUrl };

When the back button is pressed on this page, it should go back to the homepage and not to the seat selection page. So Navigate to root from the marketplace is used to achieve this.

Booking History

The booking History page consists of details retrieved from the BookedHistory resource using a list item container. When the booked ticket is clicked then the ticket page will be triggered by passing the details from that respective list item.

Backend Data

This is just an empty page used to reset the database entries that got saved during development and testing. This page is not linked to any other page in the application.

Suggestions and feedback are much appreciated. It encourages me to improve and share more content based on my experience with no code tools. If you have any doubts or queries, drop them in the comment section.

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