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Remove ":" from select option label(description)

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I have a requirement to remove the select option description (which SAP displays by default from the field label maintained in the data element),

I thought the best way to achieve that requirement is by passing "space" to the parameter 'I_DESCRIPTION' to the method IF_WD_SELECT_OPTIONS->ADD_SELECTION_FIELD, however, it turned out that SAP still displays the label from the data element inspite of passing space(blank) to the parameter 'I_DESCRIPTION', to overcome this limitation I have created a data element without maintaining any labels this approach worked expect that SAP still displays ":"(colon) as the label, is there any way to get rid of this ":" too?

As shown above, ":" is still displayed as the label of the date select option. I'm also looking for a way to reduce the distance between the last radio button and the select option, any pointers would be appreciated.

Thanks for looking into this.


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    Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:04 PM

    Have you tried dynamically setting design = light for the labels? That is how you normally get rid of the colon.

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    • Former Member Vikram Shenoy

      You could use the below methods to recursively scan all elements of the view and set the design of all labels to light.

      method adjust_view .

      * IO_VIEW Importing RefTo IF_WD_VIEW

      data lo_container type ref to cl_wd_uielement_container.

      check io_view is bound.

      lo_container ?= io_view->get_root_element( ).

      process_elements( io_container = lo_container ).


      method PROCESS_ELEMENTS .


      data lo_container type ref to cl_wd_uielement_container.

      data lt_elements type cl_wd_uielement=>tt_uielement.

      data ls_elements type ref to cl_wd_uielement.

      data lo_lbl type ref to cl_wd_label.

      lt_elements = io_container->get_children( ).

      loop at lt_elements into ls_elements.


      lo_container ?= ls_elements.

      process_elements( io_container = lo_container ).

      catch cx_sy_move_cast_error .

      if ls_elements->_definition_name eq 'LABEL'.

      lo_lbl ?= ls_elements.

      lo_lbl->set_design( value = '01' ).





  • Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 03:01 AM

    Hi Vikram,

    Mr. Samuli's code will not work if you place it in your component as selection screen belongs to other used component.

    Only possible option to remove ':' from selection screen is to copy the component WDR_SELECT_OPTIONS and write the above suggested code in view SELECT_OPTIONS.

    Now, use this ZWDR_SELECT_OPTIONS in your component for bulding selection screen.

    Or, you can also enhance the view SELECTION_SCREEN of component WDR_SELECT_OPTIONS and add the code to meet your requirement.

    But, it is not suggested as it applies to many components.

    Hope this helps you.



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