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TableView: Filter as Dropdown

Hi @all

Has someone experiences with rendering the filter-row in an TableView? I get the access to the "data-rows" and i am able to render them, but how to get access to the filter row and create a "dropdown-Filter".

I want to create a functionality which is know from Excel: Autofilter!

Thank you for helping on this


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    Posted on Jan 26, 2005 at 02:01 PM

    As promised, here is my example (using MVC):

    In DO_REQUEST, I call a model method to create my filter table, because the content in my table is changing all the time, I need my filter to be up to date as well.

    Example: LASTNAME as column name for the filter

    data: lt_filter      type tableviewfiltertab,
          lv_last_insert type string,
    * here go your table and table structure definitions
    * lt_tvdata type ...
    * ls_tvdata type ...
    field-symbols: <filter> like line of lt_filter,
                   <wa>     type ihttpnvp2.
      append initial line to lt_filter assigning <filter>.
      <filter>-columnname = 'LASTNAME'.
    * define a pre-selection
      <filter>-selection  = '*'.
    * append filter lines:
    * first a joker character
      append initial line to <filter>-dropdownlistbox_table assigning <wa>.
      <wa>-name  = '*'.
      <wa>-value = '*'.
    * ... and now the tableview table entries
    * lt_tvdata is a copy of the table for the tableview
    * sort table
      sort lt_tvdata ascending by 'LASTNAME'.
    * now do the loop ...
      clear lv_last_insert.
      loop at lt_tvdata into ls_tvdata.
    *   if not in filter already ...
        if lv_last_insert is initial or lv_last_insert ne ls_tvdata-lastname.
    *     then append the value
          append initial line to <filter>-dropdownlistbox_table assigning <wa>.
          <wa>-value  = ls_tvdata-lastname.
          <wa>-name   = ls_tvdata-lastname.
    *     set last insert
          lv_last_insert = ls_tvdata-lastname.
      sort <filter>-dropdownlistbox_table by value.

    This should do for a quick example, all left to do is use the filter in your tableview:

      id = ".....
      columnFilters = "<%= model->filter %>" />
    * filter table as model attribute in this case

    Well, I should turn this topic into a weblog, as I got another (slightly different) dropdown in my filter ...

    Hope you get your part going with this example for a start.


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    Posted on Jan 27, 2005 at 07:23 AM

    Hi Max,

    thank you for your help on this. It works.

    Thank also to Brian McKellar, for his Weblog(BSP Trouble Shooting: Getting Help):


    There you will find a really helpfull sample program: SBSPEXT_TABLE.

    Reading the documentation carefully could sometimes help!! 😊


    Message was edited by: Thorsten Blechinger

    Message was edited by: Thorsten Blechinger

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