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Jul 14, 2008 at 04:56 AM

Creating two screen fields with a LIKE reference

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Hello,

I have created a custom screen in SE51 (Screen painter) with two input fields. I want both these two fields to be of the same type, with a like reference to a field in a custom table. This is required so that the search help for the custom table field can be used for both fields on the screen.

At the attributes for the field in screen painter, on tab Dict, there is a checkbox "From dict.". Checking this gives me the result I require. However the field has to be named according to the table field, i.e. screen field name has to be ZMYTABLE-FIELD1. This works fine for one field. But I need this for both fields. The system won't allow me to name the second field with the same name, so I can't access my search help from the second field. Incidentally, the "Ref. field" box is also grayed out, so I cant define anything there. How can I accomplish this? Help is appreciated. Thanks.

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