Web Dynpro: the OVSBuilder utility or OVS Re-Reloaded
h2. Motivation The Web Dynpro Object Value Selector is a generic API to add a Search Help to an input field.In contrast to the Extended Value Selector you can define the fields that provide Search input and the result structure yourself. From the input and output structure a search popup is dynamically created. In my opinion it is feasible for simple searches that are a more complex than just searching a key out of a valueset. The biggest problem is that you have very little control over the layout of the search popup why I think it should not be overused. Nevertheless for simple searches it really serves the purpose. There are plenty examples and tutorials on how to program an OVS. I just always found the API too tedious to be usefull. That is why I collected some pieces and advices from other tutorials and blogs and made up a very small helper library that makes creating OVS searches much easier. h2. The basics The OVS search needs a definition of an search input and search result structure.