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Dropdown lists or F4 (input help) on custom field

I created a custom field and would like to either add a dropdown or an F4 input help. I know how to do the input help or the dropdown, but I would like the user to type in their own data on the field if they don't want to select from the list provided.

Does anyone know how to do this.

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    Posted on Aug 02, 2005 at 06:18 PM

    Apparently I did not explain the situation very well. The user wants to be able to select from a dropdown list or enter their own value in the field. I believe when you create a dropdown, you have to select from the values provided in the list and you would not be able to enter your own value if you didn't want to choose one from the list. The user wants the option to do both on the same field. I know that you can enter data into a field with no extra coding. I'm trying to provide both options on the same field. (a dropdown with the ability to enter a value not on the dropdown)

    Thank you.

    I hope I clarified this.

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  • Posted on Aug 02, 2005 at 05:24 PM

    I am not sure I understood your problem. Unless you define your dropdown as a list box, user should be able to enter whatever they want on the screen field without asking for the list. Check the attributes of the field on your screen and do not select 'List Box' for the attribute 'Dropdown'. Leave it blank. Instead, select 'Show at selection' or 'Show permanently' for the attribute 'Possible Entries' under 'Program' tab.

    If I totally off the mark, please explain.

    Regards,

    Srinivas

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    Posted on Aug 02, 2005 at 05:29 PM

    Hi,

    I think you don't have to do any extra coding to allow user to input his own data into the custom field.

    The F4 list of values from Data dictonary will not check whether...the input value is part of the list unless there is a validation on that field.

    So just provide F4 list of values and u can still enter you own values into the field.

    Thanks

    balu

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  • Posted on Aug 02, 2005 at 05:25 PM

    Set the field to "Input". Are you using a selection-screen or dynpro. I'm little confused about your requirement.

    Regards,

    Rich Heilman

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