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Sep 18, 2007 at 01:45 PM

Controls: ALV tree vs. Column tree


Hi folks,

is there anyone among you who has experiences with both ALV tree and Column tree and can give a short overview over important advantages or disadvantages of these two controls?

I assume that the ALV tree control benefits from the advantages of the ALV grid, for example built-in aggregation functions, sorting mechanisms, printing or exporting support? Are there similar built-in functions (e.g. for printing) in the Column tree? Or is it possible to rearrange the column order or to show/hide columns in a Column tree and save such user-dependend "layouts" like in an ALV tree?

Which one of the two controls is more flexible concerning new/modified columns or new/modified nodes?

I think the ALV tree is limited to a fixed column structure (each line has to have the same structure) whereas the Column tree can have different columns and items in each line, isn't it?

Can you think of any examples which are predestinated for the use of either one or the other of the two controls? Or examples where the use of the wrong control leads to problems...

Last but not least, has anyone experiences with the performance of ALV tree and Column tree in comparison?

Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions!