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ABAP Web Dynpro Practical Tips: Call Search Help Explicit

I show in this document how to call explicit an existing search help within a view.

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Call Search Help Explicit


An existing search help is to call explicit on a button action. The search results are to be shown on the view.


I will use here the standard search help BUPA_ROLE (business partner roles). The search help contains two parameters: RLTYP (import/export) and RLTITL (export).

The selected context of the (export) parameters must be displayed by the corresponding view fields.

1. Create a context node and two attributes



2. Create two view input fields to the context attributes and an action button


3. Define an button action SEARCH_PARTNER and implement its event handler method, bind the button event to the action SEARCH_PARTNER


4. Define and implement an event handler method ON_PARTNER_SELECTED for the search help results


5. Activate the web dynpro component, create a web dynpro application and run it




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  • Andreas,

      I try to do the same search help call, but got "OPEN_VALUE_HELP not defined or not public' error. Do I miss something, I hope you can help.  My code is:

       wd_comp_controller->wd_get_api( )->get_window_manager( )->open_value_help(

           view = wd_this->wd_get_api( )

           event_handler = 'EMPLOYEE_SELECTED'

           searchhelp = 'PREM' ).



  • Hello Andreas,

    Even i am having the same problem.No able to find wd_comp_controller->wd_get_api( ) >get_window_manager( )->open_value_help(). What is the other option to achieve this,please help.