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Dear User / Experts, We can use ABAP TYPE  Builder in ABAP Workbench to minimize our efforts in custom TYPES Creation in our report .

Below are the steps to use ABAP TYPE Builder effectively. This feature is provided by SAP as on NW 7.3

STEP 1 : To create a structure we normally go to T-Code SE11  & copy all the Structure / Table fields & paste it in our report.

                     But you can avoid it by the following ABAP Type Builder. Inupt a ABAP Key Word for e.g Type

STEP 2 : Press Control + Space to let the workbench List the possible Keywords starting with Typ*

STEP 3 : Keep Pressing SHIFT BUTTON & Doble click on TYPES : a ABAP Type Builder Dialog Screen will appear.

STEP 4 : Provide a structure name For e.g like VBAK or any structure you have created in   ABAP DATA Dictionary.

STEP 5 : Click on Preview TYPE button & all fields of that structure will appear.

STEP 6 : You can Select or deselect any of the fields you wish for your structure in your report & at the end press ok.

    The structure will be generated in your report.

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Thanks & Regards

Priyesh Shah

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      1. Manish Kumar

        The UI is nice, could have been better.

        I work on a relatively slow internet connection, and don’t like the fact the every select/unselect of field in type builder shows me the spinning wheel because of server call done to update the preview.

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  1. Manish Kumar

    This feature is provided by SAP as on NW 7.3

    It seems to work my system which has release SAP_ABA 702 patch 11.

    STEP 3 : Keep Pressing SHIFT BUTTON & Doble click on TYPES : a ABAP Type Builder Dialog Screen will appear.

    There is an easier way, keyboard centric.

    Type TYPES, do Ctrl+Space, do Shift+Enter.

    (This gives you exactly one result in popup instead list of possible entries)

    Shift+Enter does same thing as Shift+DoubleClick.

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      1. Custodio de Oliveira

        Not necessarily. First, you have other means to retrieve values other than from SELECT statements and second, even if you use select one filed such as customer_id (KUNNR) might be referred from different sources. I prefer using types, but have no problem if table-field.

        Cheers,

        Custodio

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  2. Fabio Pagoti

    I guess I won’t be able to test it very soon as it is for NW 7.3 but I was wondering:
    Is it possible to refer more than one source? (In case I need some fields from 2 different structures)

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    1. Manish Kumar

      Not possible.

      Type builder can be called twice to get required code lines, and then manual code change can be done to convert/merge two types definition into one.

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