Archive for September, 2014

SAP ABAP – Type Groups

Type groups are used for creating customer-defined data types.  These type groups are created in the ABAP Dictionary and are available for use in all ABAP programs. The main purpose is efficiency of coding time.  If there is a certain non-standard SAP type that the programmers find themselves using often in ...

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SAP ABAP – Search Help Exits

A search help exit is a function module.  Basically, it is extra code that can be included in the processing of the search help at specific times. When designing your own search help exits, use function module F41F_SHLP_EXIT_EXAMPLE as a template. You have the option to include a search help exit with ...

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SAP ABAP – Collective search help

A collective search help is a combination of elementary search helps, so that the user has the option to pick any path to get to the answer. Adding an elementary search help to an SAP table is considered a modification, and you would have to register your change. Adding an elementary search ...

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SAP ABAP – Elementary Search helps

An elementary search help is exactly one combination of fields that will be used to determine the needed value. Creation of  elementary search help. 1)  Go to the ABAP Dictionary: Initial Screen from the ABAP Development Workbench (Transaction Code SE11). 2)  Select the “Search helps” radio button. 3)  Enter a name for your search ...

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SAP ABAP – Search Helps

Search helps are dictionary objects that we develop to compile a set of valid values for users. ( Search helps replace the functionality of matchcodes in the previous releases of SAP R/3. Match codes are obsolete now and we should therefore only learn about Search Helps) All throughout SAP, users must ...

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SAP ABAP – Difference between Database view and Projection view

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SAP ABAP – Types of views

There are four types of views in SAP. Database View Projection View Help View Maintenance View

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SAP ABAP – Maintenance Views

 These views permit maintenance of base table data.  Transactions SM30 and SE54 are provided for working with maintenance views. In previous releases, Help Views used to play a major role in matchcodes.  However, matchcodes have been replaced by Search Helps, and therefore, Help Views no longer have as big a presence. Inner ...

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SAP ABAP – Help View

Help views can be used as selection methods for Search Helps.  (see chapter 1.09.x). It might be necessary to create a Help View if you are trying to accomplish an outer join, since database views only create inner joins.

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SAP ABAP – Projection Views

The projection view is a logical view.  In this context, the word “logical” means that the view exists within the ABAP Dictionary but is not recognised by the underlying database system. Projection views must be defined over a single transparent table. The only relational operation that is valid for a projection view ...

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