The input help (F4 help) is a standard function. Users can display list of all possible values for a screen field with the input help.
This search help is designed using combination of collective and elementary search helps.
This attached document illustrates search help for material, by doing this Business can view the stock available in Quality as well as unrestricted while creating PR/PO.
Procedural Steps :
1. Decide fields required in search help.
2.Identify corresponding database tables from where these fields can be retrieved.
3.Create Database View using above mentioned tables and fields.
4.Create Elementary Search help using above view.
5.Maintain Search Help and parameter Assignment.
6.Check whether new Search help appears in any transaction where material field is present.
Step : 1 Below are the fields considered for material search help with[Stock]
1. LABST [Valuated Unrestricted- Stock]
2. MATNR [Material Number]
3. WERKS [Plant]
4. INSME [Stock in Quality Inspection]
5. MAKTX [Material Description (Short Text)]
6. LVORM [Flag Material for Deletion at Storage Location Level]
7. SPRAS [Language Key]
The above mentioned fields are available in MARD and MAKT.
Step : 2 Create Data base view using above mentioned tables and fields.
Now go to T-Code SE11and specify a view name and click on create button as shown below.
Select the database view and click copy tab.
Now enter the short description for the view. In table/Join Conditions Tab, Specify the tables MARD and MAKT. And also mention the table joins conditions as below.
Since the material description is not available in one of the table’s referred, it’s necessary to make a join condition. Common fields of the table are MATNR.
In view field tab specify the fields required.
In the selection conditions tab specify the following.
Here in the above screen WERKS equal to plants[For Example : 0001,0002] as shown above.
In Maint. Status tab specify-Access Read only and “Display/Maintenance allowed with Restrictions” Save this view. Assign correct package.
Check and Activate.
Step 4: Create elementary search help using the above view, now go to transaction SE11 and specify the
search help name [Z_MAT_STOCK_VIEW_1]and click on create icon.
Now click on the create icon.
Specify short description for this search help. This description will appear as heading of the tab in collective
search for material. Specify view Z_MAT_STOCK_VIEW as Selection method. Specify “dialog with
value restriction “in Dialog type.
Specify Search help parameters using Z_MAT_STOCK_VIEW_1 view fields.
LVORM and SPARS default values are given as X [Deletion flag marked] and language EN.
Check all search help parameters with IMP (Import).
Check MATNR search help parameters with EXP (Export).
Specify position in List and Search areas.(for ex: give 1,2,3,4,5 in both the columns).
Save and Activate.
Assign the correct package.
Step 4: Maintain Search Help and parameter Assignment
General Material Master Tools Maintain Search Helps
Select maintain in Logon Lang
select the included search helps
Now select the included search helps tab.
Now select a row and click on insert row icon, and specify the search help view we have created in
the previous step.
Now click on parameter assignment tab and click enter.
Finally save and activate.
Step 5: Check whether the new material search help appears in transaction where material field is present.
Note: This material search help will be applicable on all transactions where material search field is there.
GO to Transaction MM03 to check the output.
Here in the above screen in unrestricted am giving 50, which will display all the material with stock level of 50 in unrestricted stock.