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Problem with custom Value Help Popup: Field HRASR_FORM_WINDOW is empty

Hi Guys,

i have a problem with the implementation of a custom value help popup. I followed the steps of Ian Stubbings blog /people/ian.stubbings/blog/2010/02/22/hcm-processes-forms-web-dynpro-abap-search-helps and analyzed the SAP standard form scenario "S_HRMSSRCF_REQUISITION" including its form "ISR_MSSRCF_SRQ3" and the WDABAP value help component "HRRCF_C_POSITION".

What i want is a value help popup that helps me finding an applicant from the old "PB" recruiting solution. So i developed a custom WD4ABAP component "ZP_HRASR_C_APPLICANT" implementing the interface "IF_HRASR00_FORM_WINDOW".

And i added manually the form interface field HRASR_FORM_WINDOW to the ISR scenario using transaction QISRSCENARIO. The Design Time HRAS_DT did not add this field to the ISR scenario and adobe form interface for whatever reason.

In the adobe form i added an ISR On-Form Event button using the ISR Native Controls Library.

After that i added the following script code to the button


data.Page1.FormApplicant.BTN_SelectApplicant::click - (JavaScript, client)

//Trigger call to backend for BAdI user command processing

ContainerFoundation_JS.SendMessageToContainer(, "submit", "", "", "", "");

data.Page1.FormApplicant.BTN_SelectApplicant::ready:form - (FormCalc, client)

//Toggle visibility to be visible during edit operations, ínvisible otherwise




this.presence = "invisible"


this.presence = "visible"


data.Page1.FormApplicant.BTN_SelectApplicant::mouseDown - (FormCalc, client)

//Fire Event on Button Click (Mouse Down Event) and create WD4ABAP Value Help




After pressing the button a roundtrip starts but the popup does not open. I analyzed this adding a breakpoint to the WDDOMODIFY view of the view FORM_EDIT of component "HRASR00_PROCESS_EXECUTE". The context node and element of HRASR_FORM_WINDOW are retrieved. The element itsself contains no static attributes but a dynamic attribute "FIELD". Unfortunately the value reference is empty. If i manipulate this in the debugger to value ->ZP_HRASR_C_APPLICANT the popup is called.

Has anybody an idea on this one or can help me? I need this solution because a dropdown is not sufficient when browsing through all candidates/applicants of the recruiting solution.

Best regards and thanks in advance


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    Posted on Sep 29, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    I have to add that for whatever reason that field was filled 3 times. I have no idea why that field/attribute sometimes is filled and sometimes not. Is there a problem with the script editor in Adobe DS maybe with some invisible characters or something like that?

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      Problem solved by myself. The reason is that there is a bug in transaction HRASR_DT which removes the field HRASR_FORM_WINDOW from the form interface when editing the adobe form directly from this transaction.

      In order to get this field into the form interface i entered transaction QISRSCENARIO and started to edit the form from there. The transaction asked me whether i would like to adjust the form interface. I confirmed this. After that the field HRASR_FORM_WINDOW was present in the form interface.

      For later editing of the form i avoided to do this from HRASR_DT and entered transaction SFP directly.

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