Objects Tagged "tables"

Using Maintenance Views to Display Additional Data in Extended Table Maintenance

Aug 20, 2014

Sometimes, it is desirable to display data from more than one table in a table maintenance dialog. This could for example be explanatory texts or descriptions from another database table. With maintenance views, we can make that happen. Read on to learn how.

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Build Custom Selection Screens for Extended Table Maintenance

Aug 19, 2014

In another post on the extended table maintenance feature of SAP ERP, I’ll explain today how to use the event AA to build a custom selection screen for extended table maintenance.

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Implementing Additional Checks in Table Maintenance Dialogs

Aug 18, 2014

In yesterday’s post about table maintenance dialogs, I discussed how to create a simple table maintenance dialog in SAP ERP. Today, I will explain how this dialog can be enhanced with additional logic, for example to implement custom checks on data entered.

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How to Manage Table Maintenance Dialogs in SAP ERP

Aug 17, 2014

I want to write about table maintenance dialogs in SAP ERP a bit – partly because they’re one of the most-used features of SAP development, and partly because some of their better functionality is hidden quite well. Today, I’ll discuss the basics.

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How to Extend the SAP IMG with Custom Objects

May 7, 2014

In my last post, I demonstrated how to find the customizing table for a given IMG object. Following up on that, in this post I will demonstrate how easy it is to add your own nodes to the SAP standard IMG. It just takes four simple steps.

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How to Find the Customizing Tables for IMG Objects

May 5, 2014

Quite often, developers and SAP consultants have asked me how to find out the database tables that belong to IMG objects. Some seem to know the ones they need by heart, but there is an easy way to find out which tables hold the customizing settings made in transaction SPRO.

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Editing SAP Tables with SE16 and SE16N

Apr 17, 2013

When working as developers with SAP ERP®, we sometimes need to change a value in a table – maybe just for testing purposes, maybe permanently. But in most cases, it’s not possible or not worth the effort to create a maintenance dialog or write a small program that does the job. But it is possible to do it with built-in tools such as SE16 and SE16N.

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SAP Classification Explained Part 2: Classification Tables

Feb 12, 2013

After I introduced you to the classification system in SAP ERP® in the first part of this series, I’d like to go into more technical detail and explain the data model that is behind the classification. Why is this relevant? While it’s true that there are function modules to read and write classification data, sometimes (and by sometimes, I mean most of the times) it’s faster to re

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