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How to create a collective search help

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How do i create a collective search help. Can anybody plz give the steps and also the difference with simple search help.

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    Aug 20, 2007 at 10:56 AM
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    Aug 20, 2007 at 11:58 AM

    U can create Collective search help this way..

    SE11->search help

    'z' search help name and create

    select the selection method ur table name eg : 'mara'

    dialog module 'display value immediately'.

    add the field whatever u want and lpos = 1 and spos = 1 and check import and export parameter.

    where left position when displaying and spos = search position

    <b>Save and Activate ..</b>

    Check this link

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    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw2004s/helpdata/en/41/f6b237fec48c67e10000009b38f8cf/content

    Reward If useful,

    Imran.

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    Aug 20, 2007 at 05:20 PM

    Hi

    1) Elementary search helps describe a search path. The elementary search help must define where the data of the hit list should be read from (selection method), how the exchange of values between the screen template and selection method is implemented (interface of the search help) and how the online input help should be defined (online behavior of the search help).

    2) Collective search helps combine several elementary search helps. A collective search help thus can offer several alternative search paths.

    3)An elementary search help defines the standard flow of an input help.

    4) A collective search help combines several elementary search helps. The user can thus choose one of several alternative search paths with a collective search help.

    5)A collective search help comprises several elementary search helps. It combines all the search paths that are meaningful for a field.

    6)Both elementary search helps and other search helps can be included in a collective search help. If other collective search helps are contained in a collective search help, they are expanded to the level of the elementary search helps when the input help is called.

    CREATION:

    Go to SE11 Tcode

    select search help

    give the 'z' search help name and create

    select the selection method ur table name eg : 'mara'

    dialog module 'display value immediately'.

    add the field whatever u want and lpos = 1 and spos = 1 and check import and export parameter.

    where left position when displaying and spos = search position

    and then save and activate ..

    See the links:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/cf/21ee38446011d189700000e8322d00/content.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/cf/21ee45446011d189700000e8322d00/content.htm

    https://forums.sdn.sap.com/click.jspa?searchID=3173469&messageID=2176485

    https://forums.sdn.sap.com/click.jspa?searchID=3173469&messageID=3601619

    pls go through this for search help creation

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw2004s/helpdata/en/41/f6b237fec48c67e10000009b38f8cf/content.htm

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/cf/21ee2b446011d189700000e8322d00/content.htm

    Search Help Exits:

    dynamic-values-for-search-help

    dynamic-search-help

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/cf/21ee52446011d189700000e8322d00/content.htm

    http://www.sapdevelopment.co.uk/dictionary/shelp/shelp_exit.htm

    https://forums.sdn.sap.com/click.jspa?searchID=4390517&messageID=1712818

    <b>Reward points for useful Answers</b>

    Regards

    Anji

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    Aug 21, 2007 at 10:58 AM

    <b>Creating Collective Search Helps

    Procedure</b>

    1. In the initial screen of the ABAP Dictionary, select object class Search help, enter the name of the search help and choose <b>Create.</b>

    A dialog box appears in which you must select the type of search help.

    2. Select Collective search help .

    The maintenance screen for collective search helps is displayed.

    3. Enter an explanatory text in the field Short Text.

    You can for example find the search help at a later time using this short text.

    4. In the Definition tab page enter the parameters of the collective search help.

    Select the <b>Imp flag</b> if it is an import parameter. Select the Exp flag if it is an export parameter.

    Define the types for the parameters of a collective search help by assigning a data element. Enter the name of the data element that describes the contents of the search help parameter in the Data element field.

    You can assign the parameter a default value in the Default value field.

    5. In exceptions it could be necessary to change the standard process defined by the search help. You can implement the deviation from the standard using a search help exit.

    In this case enter the name of the search help exit in the corresponding field.

    6. On the Included search helps tab page, define the search helps that you want to include in the collective search help.

    You can include elementary search helps and collective search helps.

    Use the Hide flag to control whether an included search help should appear in the dialog box for selecting the elementary search help. If the flag is set, the search help is not offered.

    It makes sense to hide search help inclusions if one or more search paths in the standard system should not be used in a specific SAP System. Similarly, search help inclusions can also be already hidden in the standard system because they only can be used meaningfully in a few cases. You have to cancel the flag in this case.

    7. Position the cursor one after the other on each allocated search help and choose Parameter assignment.

    In the next screen, enter the parameter names of the elementary search helps to which the corresponding parameters of the collective search help should be assigned in the field Reference parameter.

    You can select the parameters contained in the included search help using the input help. Create a proposal for the assignment with Proposal.

    8. Save your entries.

    A dialog box appears in which you have to assign the search help a development class.

    9. Choose <b>Activate</b>

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