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Some of the limitations of Webdynpro ABAP are as follows:


SAP System Prior to SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (NW2004s)

Web Dynpro ABAP is not released for official use in systems prior to SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (NW2004s).

SAP NetWeaver 7.00 and 7.10

Web Dynpro ABAP is officially released starting SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (NW2004s).The following general limitations exist:

  • No mobile device support-Mobile devices are not supported for/in Web Dynpro ABAP.
  • Web browser related limitations

    Web Dynpro ABAP does not provide a controled behavior for the new window (Ctrl+N) functionality of Web browsers. This browser function should not be used as part of the application flow.

    For information on Firefox limitations see also SAP note 1089062.

  • No SAP GUI support

    The use of Web Dynpro ABAP applications inside SAP GUI is not supported due to technical restrictions which may inhibit the correct behavior of applications under some circumstances.

  • No support for SAP GUI dynpros

    Calling classic SAP GUI based dynpros by Web Dynpro ABAP is not supported, neither directly, e.g. via CALL SCREEN, nor indirectly via CALL TRANSACTION, SUBMIT REPORT etc.

    Note that from NetWeaver 7.0 SP12 onwards, if a Dynpro is called, there is no longer a program dump. Instead, an exception is raised in the associated internal mode. Note that in an input help, an error message is displayed accordingly, so that the application can be continued.

  • BIApplicationFrame limitations

    The BIApplicationFrame UI element only supports the execute and drilldown command. The BIApplicationFrame for Web Dynpro ABAP does not support BI Web Applications for Java with Netweaver 7.0.

  • Popup-related limitations

    For Web Dynpro popups it is not possible to set their size programmatically.
    A popup displayed on top of an Adobe Form may cause flickering. Under certain circumstances the popup may become hidden under the Adobe form.

    All UI elements that are derived from AbstractActiveComponent (Gantt, Network, OfficeControl, InteractiveForm) are not supported in popups.

  • eCATT

    eCATT is not supported for Web Dynpro ABAP.

  • Value help for date fields

    See SAP note 1056623.

  • Internet Explorer 8

    Internet Explorer 8 is supported for Web Dynpro ABAP starting SP20.

  • Firefox 2.0

    Firefox 2.0 is supported in SAP NetWeaver 7.00 for Web Dynpro ABAP starting SP14.

    The UI elements Gantt, Network, and OfficeControl are not supported in Firefox.

  • Firefox 3.0

    Firefox 3.0 is supported in SAP NetWeaver 7.00 for Web Dynpro ABAP starting SP19.

  • Firefox 3.5

    Firefox 3.5 is supported in SAP NetWeaver 7.00 for Web Dynpro ABAP starting SP21.

  • Firefox 3.6

       Firefox 3.6 is supported inSAP NetWeaver 7.00 for Web Dynpro ABAP starting SP24.

  • FireFox (all versions) is not supported in SAP NetWeaver 7.10.
  • Flash Player

    To use Adobe Flash Islands a Flash Player version 10 or higher is required.

  • Safari

    See Product Availablility Matrix (PAM): service.sap.com/pam and SAP Note 1634749: “Safari browser for end user and administrators”.

  • Chrome

    See Product Availablility Matrix (PAM): service.sap.com/pam and SAP Note 1655306: “Google Chrome for end users and administrators”.

  • SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe

    The Interactive Forms by Adobe is supported for the 32-bit version of browsers only.
    Supported Adobe Reader versions: The solution is generally available starting Adobe Reader version 7.0.9 (Note that there are additional browser and platform restrictions, see below).

    SAP recommends to use the newest available Adobe Reader version. Note that the HTTPS protocol is supported by Adobe Readers as of Version 8.1 only.

    As of SAP NetWeaver 7.00 SPS10 it’s strongly recommended to use ZCI forms with an XML interface only instead of ACF based forms. Because additional central features have been added in subsequent SPs (input help and dropdown list boxes), it’s generally recommended that the most up-to-date Support Package for Web Dynpro ABAP should be installed.

    The Web Dynpro Context which is bound to the property “dataSource” of the interactiveForm UI element must not contain Attributes of complex datatype, i.e. Attributes which are typed with structures, internal tables or reference types are not supported (sole exception: print forms having a DDIC interface).
    Furthermore, the Context node names and the Attribute names must not have a namespace prefix.

  • Office Integration

    The Microsoft Office Integration is supported for the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office in combination with Internet Explorer 32-bit version. 64-bit Internet explorer and 64-bit Microsoft Office are only supported together with installation of Microsoft Office Integration.

  • UI element libraries

    The following UI element libraries are no longer available/visible in the View Designer in the ABAP Development Workbench

    EP_INTERNAL

    MOBILE

    PROPOSALS

    SAP_HOME

  • UI elements

    The following  UI elements of the PATTERN library are not supported: ContextualPanel, NavigationList, FreeContextualPanel and ViewSwitch.

    The action onAction is not supported for TableColumnGroups. See also SAP note 1254508.

    The UI element Table is not supported within TablePopins or RowRepeaters .

SAP NetWeaver 7.01 and 7.11 (Enhancement Package 1)

The limitations for SAP NetWeaver 7.00 and SAP NetWeaver 7.10 are still valid, except:

  • Web browser related limitations

    Web Dynpro ABAP does not provide a controled behavior for the new window (Ctrl+N) functionality of Web browsers. This browser function should not be used as part of the application flow.

  • Firefox 2.0

    The limitation concerning Firefox 2.0 is no longer valid:

    All UI elements that are derived from AbstractActiveComponent (Gantt, Network, InteractiveForm) are now supported in Firefox.

  • Firefox 3.0

    The limitation concerning Firefox 3.0 is no longer valid. Firefox 3.0 is supported for 7.01 starting SP4 and 7.11 starting SP2.

    Additionally, there are the following new limitations for this release:

  • Firefox 2.0

    All new GenericActiveComponent (GAC*) UI elements and Office Integration are not supported in Firefox.

  • Popup-related limitations

    AcfExecute, AcfUpDownload, FlashIsland, Office Integration, all GenericActiveComponent (GAC*) UI elements are not supported in popups.

  • Rendering Engine

    Starting from 7.01 SP4 or 711 SP2 the old rendering engine “UR Classic” isn’t supported anymore. The application paramter WDLIGHTSPEED should be deleted or set to X. In the application “wd_global_setting” mark the check box behind the label “Lightspeed Rendering (WDLIGHTSPEED):”

  • UI element restrictions

    ActiveX:

    UI elements based on ActiveX (Crystal integration, GenericActiveComponent) are supported for the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer only.

    The UI element ActiveX is only available for SAP-internal use. In addition, there are restrictions for SAP-internal use.

    Table Paginator:

    The paginator of the Web Dynpro ABAP UI Element table can no longer be switched on in SAP NetWeaver 7.01 for Web Dynpro ABAP. It has been replaced with the functionality of scrollbars. For more information, see SAP note 1407668.

    InteractiveForm (SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe):

    For Internet Explorer 8 the Adobe Document Services (ADS) of SP5 (7.11: SP4) or later have to be used.

    Microsoft Windows 7 is supported starting with Adobe Reader version 9.2, Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 3.5 and SAP NetWeaver 7.01 SP06 (ADS version 802.20090618120017.572641) / SAP NetWeaver 7.11 SP04 (ADS version 802.20090618120017.572641).


SAP NetWeaver 7.02 (Enhancement Package 2), 7.20 and 7.30
The limitations for 7.01 and 7.11 are still valid, except:

  • Web browser related limitations

    Web Dynpro ABAP does not provide a controled behavior for the new window (Ctrl+N) functionality of Web browsers. This browser function should not be used as part of the application flow

  • Browser specific restrictions

    Safari:

    The Safari browser (version 4, 5.0) is supported for MacOS.

  • UI element restrictions

    InteractiveForm (SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe):

    Microsoft Windows 7 is supported starting with Adobe Reader version 9.2, Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 3.5 and SAP NetWeaver 7.02 SP02 (ADS version 802.20090911061436.597944) / SAP NetWeaver 7.20 SP02 (ADS version 823.20090916041231.601740).

    The InteractiveForm UI-element is not supported for Safari 5.1.

  • Rendering Engine

    The old rendering engine “UR Classic” isn’t support and was removed in 7.02, 7.20 and above. The application paramter WDLIGHTSPEED should be deleted or set to X. In the application “wd_global_setting” mark the check box behind the label “Lightspeed Rendering (WDLIGHTSPEED):”

  • eCATT is now supported for Web Dynpro ABAP.

    See also SAP note 948076.

Pls comment if there is any erroneous points..

Thanks

Katrice

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  1. Tashi Norbu

    Hi Katrice,

         Thanks for highlighting all these differences. i had faced problem explaining client about possible difference pre and post upgrade. This is really helpful.

    i would like to add one  difference which i figure post 7.0.

    The multi-value paste to ALV cell from excel works  (also in select options input).

    Thanks,

    Tashi

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