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Inclusion of custom fields to OWL Search


We have a business requirement to include custom fields (from Custom BO) as search parameters into the search screen (OWL) of a Standard BO (Business Partner);

The Custom BO fields are available for display, maintenance in the Standard BO via an embedded component in one of the facets of the Standard BO TI screen;

To our knowledge, it is only possible to include custom fields of the Standard BO only but not custom fields of the Custom BO.

Example: See attached pictures

We would like to search by Rel.Attribute value in the standard

Contacts Search OWL.

Looking for ways to enhance the Search OWL to include fields from the Custom BO as search parameters.

Any tips / advise would be appreciated here.



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  • Dec 23, 2015 at 08:48 AM

    Hello Prasad,

    No way to extend the Root node of the BO BusinessPartnerRelationship direct?



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    Jan 04, 2016 at 09:17 AM

    Hi Prasad,

    To extend the search screen of a standard BO you have to add the fields to be used in the search to the standard BO using an xbo. I do not see another way to achieve this.

    Afterwards you can use the Extensibility Explorer of the UI Designer to add a change transaction.

    Thus you either need to replicate the content of the fields to be searched from the custom bo to the standard bo in the BeforeSave-Event or move the location of the field from the custom BO to the standard BO (thus obsoleting the custom BO's field).

    Best regards

    Ludger Bünger


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