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Adding search help to selection screen field of SAP query


How can I add F4 search help to a field of selection screen of SAP query?

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Jake Alexander

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  • Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 05:35 AM

    Hi Jake,

    The behavior may differ slightly depending on whether your data source is a table join, info set or logical database but as long as the field in question has a search help or check table setup in the data dictionary then it should automatically provide an F4 search help on the selection screen.


    Ryan Crosby

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    • Hi Jake,

      Here is a conceptual setup that should allow for you to pick values from the F4 help inside the infoset coding additions. The first piece is an example of adding a selection field for which you can add the AT-SELECTION-SCREEN coding:

      The second image shows a couple of functions that you can use to read data to get the possible values of PA0290-SUBTY:

      In the example it would require the creation of a custom search help named 'ZSEARCHHELP'. Also, if you know which configuration table is responsible for holding data about possible SUBTY values in infotype 0290 then I would suggest using that. If you need to use the value from infotype 0290 directly then you would also need to add a search help exit to sort and remove duplicates.


      Ryan Crosby

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