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Grid object: Some questions.


I was just testing the Grid object, and found some negative issue.

1 -It is only valid for viewing data. No data modification can be performed.

2 - The Grouping/Collapse functionallity only works OK with same nest levels. For example, a tree structure isn´t well solved.

3 - The Grouping/Collapse functionallity is not able to show values for an element that is not a leaf (f.e. data related to the root element will be shown after the first leaf)

4 - The Form Settings Menu is not avaiable for the Grid.

When I first heard about this control I thought "Finally what we were waiting for..." ().

But looks like is not. Yet.

I haven´t try the SP1. Is there any change in this control behavior?

I would like to ear your opinion about the Grid and Matrix objects.

I would like to know something from SAP people (Frank, Trinidad, Felipe...) about what is planned for near future about this controls.

Thanks in advance,

Ibai Peñ

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    Posted on May 24, 2006 at 02:33 PM

    I am using SP01 and I have been able to use the grid for updating data bound to a DataTable.

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      Hi Miklos,

      I've changed to using grids rather than matrices mainly because of:

      1. Speed

      If you are showing a lot of data (more than 200 lines), then grids are significantly faster. Yes, matices do have a lot more features, but the speed advantage of the grid is critical, as users don't like waiting! You can code around most of the "features" of the grid, there is definitely more work involved but the big payoff is the reduction in time users spend waiting, resulting in much happier users.

      Regards, Lita

  • Posted on May 24, 2006 at 11:01 AM

    Hi Ibai

    I do agree with you. It is Nice from far but far from NICE.

    I have had the same isuues you have explained. There are 3 extra issues i have found.

    1 - Can't link to a UDO, not supported.

    2 - If you use a query to populate the grid it does no numbering in the greyed out column.

    3 - Like the matrix we can't change text or background colour on row level.

    I would also like to hear from SAP people (Frank, Trinidad, Felipe...)

    Thats my input

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