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Search help

In my requirement I have a table for which a search help needs to be designed. The product hierarchy has 8 levels. To identify the correct product hierarchy, search help will be used by the user to select the level of product hierarchy and to navigate to next level of product hierarchy.

For the ease of identifying the correct product hierarchy in the above table, search help will be given where the user can select the level of product hierarchy In the help menu and navigate to next level of product hierarchy.

Please give me some idea to design this.

I understand that collective search help would be used but I am not sure how to design it.

The user would be able to select the level of product hierarchy in the help menu and navigate to the next level of product hierarchy based on the selected level product hierarchy.....how to achieve that???

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    Sep 04, 2008 at 09:41 PM

    Hi,

    Please go through the below procedure.

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

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

    2. Select Collective search help and choose .

    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 Imp flag 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.

    Please let me know if you have any issues.

    Thanks,

    Ravi Kanth.

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    Sep 06, 2008 at 06:14 AM

    hi

    please see the standard collective search help provided in Data Dictionary under search help option, for example you can see CRAM , a collective search help for work center.

    Hope this will help you.

    Sid.

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