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First to get an idea how this solution works, please read the article: Text-Editing with Notes – Logic.

The solution is based on set of several objects which make use of an interface to accommodate the different editor types SAP supports. The first step is to create the interface Z_I_SYT_EDITOR in se24. Just create the interface as the picture is below and save it. We will come back after we created the required data elements, domains and structures we need.

The interface needs several predefined domains. Please use the same name for the data element as for the domain. You can define these in se11. You can use the table below to copy the information into SE11:

Name

Description

Data Type

  1. No. Characters

Decimal Places

ZSTATUS_BAR_TEXT

Status bar Text

CHAR

256

ZZNOTES_POSITION

Notes position in text object

CHAR

1

ZZSORT_ORDER

Sort Order

NUMC

1

ZZTEXTCONV

Data Conversion types for text object

CHAR

1

The value table for each of the domains ( only three have a value table assigned)  are shown here:

ZZNOTES_POSITION

Fix val. Short description
T Top
B Bottom
L Lext
R Right
ZZSORT_ORDER
Fix val. Short description
1 Oldest to Newest
2 Newest to Oldest
3 Newest to Oldest not first
ZZTEXTCONV
Fix val. Short description
‘ ‘ Plain text
S Snippet (mainly HTML: text without header/body )

Be aware that you can copy the values directly from the screen.

In addition you need to create the following Structures in se11. First you hace to create ZSYT_S_TEXT_DISP_OPT_BOX. Also use the table below to copy the data into se11. Thesecond structure you need is below and is called ZSYT_S_TEXT_DISP_OPT.

ZSYT_S_TEXT_DISP_OPT_BOX

Text Object Display Options Box
Component RType Component type Data Type Length Decimal Pl Short Description
NO_TOOLBAR_DISP FLAG CHAR 1 0 General Flag
NO_STATUSBAR_DISP FLAG CHAR 1 0 General Flag
STATUS_BAR_TEXT ZSTATUS_BAR_TEXT CHAR 256 0 Status Bar Text
DISPLAY_ONLY FLAG CHAR 1 0 General Flag
DISPLAY_NOTES_TOOLBAR FLAG CHAR 1 0 General Flag
NOTES_POSITION ZZNOTES_POSITION CHAR 1 0 Notes position for text object
SASH_POSITION INT4 INT4 10 0 Natural Number
TABMODE INT4 INT4 10 0 Natural Number
ZSYT_S_TEXT_DISP_OPT Text Object Display Options
Component RType Component type Data Type Length Decimal Pl Short Description
.INCLUDE ZSYT_S_TEXT_DISP_OPT_BOX 0 0 Text Object Display Options Box
USERTITLE TDUSERTITL CHAR 1 0 Text editor: User-defined title for title bar

Now let’s go back to se24 and finish the interface. On the methods tab please copy the following methods for the interface Z_C_SYT_EDITOR. You should be able to use the table as displayed:

Method

Level Description
INITIALIZE Instance Method Create editor and set everything up
FREE Instance Method Free
FILL_DESCRIPTION Instance Method Get two lines of description
GET_IS_MODIFIED Instance Method Check if text has been changed
GET_LINE_COUNT Instance Method Get line count of text
REFRESH_TEXT Instance Method Update text with newer lines
SET_DISPLAY_OPTIONS Instance Method Set toolbar and status bar mode
GET_TEXT_FROM_EDITOR Instance Method Get the updated text
ADD_HISTORYLINE Instance Method Add the history line for notes logic
SET_DISPLAY_OPTIONS_NOTES Instance Method Set toolbar and status bar mode
CONVERT_TEXT Instance Method Convert text to required format and table type

Now we go to the attributes tab. Here the Interface Z_I_SYT_EDITOR has the following attributes. Again, just copy from the table below:

Attribute

Level Typing Associated type Description Initial value
W_LINES_START Instance Attribute Type I                                                            
C_NORMAL Constant Type ZZTEXTCONV Conversion types for text object ‘ ‘
C_SNIPPET Constant Type ZZTEXTCONV Conversion types for text object ‘S’

Now we go back to the method tab and enter for the following methods parameter informetion. For each method you have to click first on the method name, then on the parameter button. Cope the correct table section of the method and then go back to the method overview. The Interface Z_I_SYT_EDITOR has the following parameters:

INITIALIZE

Parameter Type P O Typing Method Associated Type Default Value Description
IS_THEADER Importing Type THEAD SAPscript: Text Header
IC_PARENT Importing Type Ref To CL_GUI_CONTAINER Container for Custom Controls in the Screen Area
IT_LINES Importing Type TSFTEXT

 

SAPscript: Text Lines
FILL_DESCRIPTION
Parameter Type P O Typing Method Associated Type Default Value Description
IT_TEXT Importing Type TSFTEXT Smart Forms: Text
IS_HEADER Importing Type THEAD SAPscript: Text Header
E_PART1 Exporting Type STRING First line of Text
E_PART2 Exporting Type STRING Second line of Text
GET_IS_MODIFIED
Parameter Type P O Typing Method Associated Type Default Value Description
I_FLUSH Importing X Type FLAG ‘X’ General Flag
R_IS_MODIFIED Returning X Type I Text has been modified

As this is only the interface. We are done no code has to be added. Please try to activate the interface.

Let me know if I have missed anything for the interface Z_I_SYT_EDITOR.

Hope it works for you.

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