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Restrict search / where-used list for given object type in ADT

Dear Masters,

I would like to restrict the search result list of an object in ADT to certain object types, instead of searching uses in all kind of object types in the repository. So if I select a DDIC element for example in the source code editor, and push the ABAP Where-used-list button, the Data Element will be searched in all kind of object types. It means classes, table types, function module interfaces etc. This is a very time consuming operation. I would like to simply search in Table Types only, because I know what kind of objects I am looking for. This could be a very fast operation, instead of waiting to search in all kind of objects. To do this, I need to open SAP GUI, and execute the Where-Used-List there, selecting only the desired object type to search, like only table types. A good old way, which has the benefit, to show only relevant search results, for which I am interested. As alternative, sorting by Object Type in search result list is also not possible in ADT, and I often get the message, too many results, bacause everything is searched.

Is there a possibility to do it somehow in ADT, to do serach in certain object types only ?

Thank you

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    Jan 18, 2018 at 07:24 AM

    Hi Attila,

    Using object type filter on the search result is actually supported in ADT:

    You can place the cursor in the input field and press Ctrl-Space for content assist. Regarding the use case to provide filters already before the where-used search is executed: I'm not sure whether there is a way to do that but I assume it's not supported. I'll forward this question to the where-used experts.

    Best regards,

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    Jan 18, 2018 at 08:10 AM

    Hi Attila,
    Armin is right, we only support post-result filtering by object types, no pre-filtering.


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