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Search help

Hi,

I want to create a new search help in va42 or va43 for the contract. Can some one explain me how to achieve this.

Thanks.

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    Apr 14, 2006 at 04:41 AM

    <b>Implementing search Helps</b>

    Search helps can be implemented in a variety of ways:

    <b>Add to Table field</b> Added via SE11: Place cursor on desired field within database and select menu path Goto->Search help->for field

    Effect: If field used to create screen field, search help will be called when user executes F4/drop down input help. All fields on screen will be populated if appropriate fields exist in search help and screen.

    <b>Add to Table</b> Added via SE11: Place cursor on desired field within database and select menu path Goto->Search help->for table

    <b>Add to Data element</b> Added via SE11: Select desired data element (double click), enter search help name and parameters in appropriate fields on screen. Will be applied to all fields associated with that data element

    Add to Screen field Added via screen painter: One of field attributes is search help. Will only populate the one screen field.

    <b>Add to Sel. screen parameter (MATCHCODE)</b> Added using 'matchcode' addition for parameters declaration: Search help name must be no more than 5 characters long.

    e.g. PARAMETER p_prog LIKE trdir-name MATCHCODE OBJECT zsh.

    regards

    vinod

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    Apr 14, 2006 at 03:56 AM

    Lakshmi,

    In VA42 and VA43 for the contract field, there will be search associated with it already <b> (VMVA) </b>. This will be a COLLECTIVE SEARCH HELP.

    You will have to create a ELEMENTARY SEARCH HELP using SE11 and change the VMVA object to add the new SEARCH HELP you have created.

    For creating the ELEMENTARY SEARCH HELP, you will have specify whether you want to get the data from TABLES / VIEWS and what fields need to be displayed and finally what will be the field name that will be returned to the field, from which the help is invoked. All this is done in SE11.

    Hope this will solve the issue.

    Regards,

    Ravi

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      Lakshmi,

      That is the side effect that you will have to bear with because what we have modified is a standard search help that is being used across the system. So, that will affect all the places where the SEARCH HELP is being used. Can't help it?

      I am not aware of any other way of doing this.

      Regards,

      Ravi

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