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DropDown Values binding in ESS

Hi Gurus,

In ESS iView like Personal Information, there are fields like Title (Mr/ Mrs. etc) and Language which are DropDowns. In the source code, I am not able to find any binding that we normally do - using

Any idea how its done?


Anjana R.

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    Oct 16, 2008 at 09:10 PM


    In ESS personal data there is a dropdown ui property called SelectedKey which is bound to title. Title is the context attribute is the type "".

    You can see the Simple dictionary type title from the Dictionaries>>Local Dictionary>>Data Types>>SimpleTypes>>Title.

    Once you double click on Title>>Click on Enumeration>> There you will see the enumeration values like Mr,Ms,Miss....

    The context attribute value "title" bound to the simple Type value.

    Please let us know if you need more details.



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      *****But how is SAP doing it in the standard webdynpro ESS just curious.

      SAP Delivers a Standard XSS business packages for customers and some times client requirements are bit different then what SAP provided. In this situation we have to modify the SAP standard delivered code. To do any custom modifications for ESS business package SAP strongly recommends to use NWDI. Once the NWDI stup is in place, you ahve to request basis team to setup 2 tracks. One track is for standard code delivered by SAP say example "ESSBYSAP". You have to request basis to copy the same track with differeent name as "ESSCUSTOM". Now you have two tracks one is for standard as backup and another one is for custom modification. So you can use the secound track for your custom modifications i.e. "ESSCUSTOM" track.

      *********I dont find any simple types defined in dictionary nor do I find any binding in the source code. Or am I looking at all the wrong places?

      Yes I mentioned title as example , if you want you can always create a custom simple type as per your requirement.