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Jan 28, 2014 at 08:17 AM

Using ALV grid instead of classical dynpro fields

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Hello all,

being a strict OO-focused developer, I always face the same problem when I need to develop a dialogue program in ERP: I am forced to mix up classical module-driven dynpro coding with objects and classes. To avoid this, I am thinking of a possibility, to place an editable ALV on the screen where the user can make his inputs. What I need is a two-column grid with the labels for my input fields on the left and editable fields to receive user input at the right.

A good example for this could be the WD view editor (programm id SAPLWDY_WB_VC_EDITOR), where an ALV similar to what I think of is appearing on the bottom right, where one can edit the element settings.

Instead of creating for each case a dedicated ALV table and coding for displaying the labels, performing search help calls and so on, I would prefer to create a generic class containing all the basic logic in order to reuse it for each specific case. The basic functionality should include the following:

- create the input table out of a ddic structure, generating one line for each field

- populate the label column for each field with the field description from ddic

- provide search help out of the ddic settings

- create listbox-like fields on demand

- pass the input to a structured data element based on the ddic structure

Now, before I start coding this generic class, I'd like to know if anyone of you already did something similar, and maybe if there are any SAP standard classes I could use for this.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions

Best regards

Joerg