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How to read the NAME of the attribute?

Hi Experts,

I am doing an application of WD Abap, and i have a scenario where in I have to read the 'Name' of the attribute. Can you please help if there is any method which gives me the name? Please help with the code if any.


i have 1 node - A

under node A, i have 1 attribute - PERNR

now, on screen, when i enter some value in input field "PERNR", i want to read the name of attribute i.e. 'PERNR' along with the value of it. I do not want to hardcode this name in method GET_ATTRIBUTE...

hope i am clear with my question. please help.



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  • Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 03:57 PM

    Hi Parteek,

    If you are in an event handler method, e.g., for the onEnter event of an InputField, you can read the name of the field's bound context attribute by reading WDEVENT's PARAMETERS table. The record where NAME=ID shows you the field's bound context attribute.

    lv_the_attribute_name = wdevent->get_string( name = 'ID' ).



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    • Hello Parteek,

      You can get the path to the context attribute and the element reference by calling method BOUND_VALUE of the input field. The last part of the path is the attribute name. Each UI element classe has methods BOUND_* for all bindable properties.

      Write the code in WDDOMODIFYVIEW

      DATA lo_element type REF TO CL_WD_INPUT_FIELD.
      DATA lv_path TYPE string.
      lo_element ?= view->get_element( 'ROOTUIELEMENTCONTAINER_USERID' ).
      PATH = lv_path

      Thanks & Regards,



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