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Fit to screen and tool tips on WebCats (CATW)


I am doing modifications in the WebCats application (CATW) using ITS 6.20 and 4.6C as R/3 system.

I have two problems:

1) The fields in the time sheet get too wide so they do not at all fit into one screen (17" 1024x768 resolution), so the user needs to scroll a lot horisontally. I have tried to set table width to 760 in 1000app.html and also tried to set the cols in SAPLCATS_ITS_1000 to <FRAMESET name="schtonk" COLS="1000"

but I see no effect at all.

2) I would like to add tool tips on the header texts in the time sheet in order to give more explanations to the column header names. How do I do this?

Does anyone have any suggestions how to solve these problems?

Thanks in advance!


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  • Posted on Jan 24, 2005 at 03:30 PM

    Hi Andreas,

    Problem 1: Please post (parts of) the source code of your templates here and point out where you've changed something.

    Best regards,


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      I have solved problem two now, which was very easy - just adding a title tag on SAP_TemplateTableCellBegin in FUNCTIONS_1000.

      For example:

      if (l_fieldname == "RAUFNR");
        SAP_TemplateTableCellBegin(paddingDisabled="X", title="Service Order Number");

      I haven't been able to solve problem number one though. The changes are made in the HTML templates under Internet Service CATW.

      In HTML-template SAPLCATS_ITS 1000 I have changed the following:

      <FRAMESET name="schtonk" COLS="1000" ROWS="`topheight`,`appheight`,*" border="0" frameborder="0" framespacing="0" framepadding="0">

      <FRAMESET name="schtonk" COLS="1000" ROWS="`~topheight`,`~appheight`,*" border="0" frameborder="0" framespacing="0" framepadding="0">
      <frame name="topbtn" src="`wgateURL(~template="1000top")`" scrolling=no noresize>
      <!--	<frame name="times" src="`wgateURL(~template="1000app")`" scrolling=auto> -->
      	<frame name="times" src="`wgateURL(~template="1000app")`" scrolling=auto noresize>
      	<frame name="subbtn" src="`wgateURL(~template="1000bottom")`" `if ((REJ_ITEMS == "") && (MESSAGES.dim < 2));`scrolling=auto noresize`end;`>

      where I have added the cols 1000 and scrolling auto noresize

      In HTML template 1000app I have changed the following code:

      <!-- <table width="100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 border=0> -->
      <table width="760" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 border=0>
      <tr valign="top">
      	<td valign="top">

      where I changed table width from 100% to 760.

      Best Regards


  • Posted on Jan 24, 2005 at 04:39 PM

    Hi Andreas,

    First of all: A frameset tag with both cols- and rows-attribute set is syntactically not correct in my opinion. But that's not the point.

    I don't think you will be successful with your approach to squeeze the whole table from "outside" because each cell has a defined width that can't be altered easily from outside.

    The approach would be to look at the stylesheet classes used inside the table. For example take <b>.SIinput</b> and decrease its font-size to make the inputfields smaller.

    A column will only be as narrow as it's widest content. So: You also have to take care of the font-size of the header etc.

    Add a new stylesheet to the html template and overload the style elements you want to change.

    But I think you will have a hard time to squeeze the table so that it will be fully visible on the screen.

    Best regards,


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      Hi there,

      You can actually squeeze the table by acting on ^field_size in functions_1000. This will affect the displayed size for each table column, and leave intact the possibility to enter data in full length. It's enough to display 5 characters both for hours and time, and most other fields can be shortened as well. If you would like to display the complete field, you can in addition include a "tooltip" functionality for the fields.

      Regards, Ulf

      P.S. Remember to copy your own service, e.g. ZCATW to avoid problems with patches and upgrades.

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