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Author's profile photo Ishani Goel

Assign Search help to Standard Structure


Requirement is to have a customized Search help for a field present on standard Screen.


  • First step is to find the Search help associated with that field. If standard search help is present, then solution will be to extend that Standard Search help as per the requirement.
  • If standard Search help is not associated with the field, then we can proceed with assigning a new search help with access key. But this is not a preferable option as changes with access key are not included in upgrades.
  • Second Approach – Using an Append structure. Steps are described below in a scenario.


Quality Notification creation with reference to Sales Order: Tcode QM01

Current functionality:  F4 help for item (Field LS_KDPOS) displays item numbers associated with the sales number.

Requirement: F4 help for item (Field LS_KDPOS) should also display material number along with the item number.


  1. Press F1 on the field for which search help has to be enhanced and get the structure name. Here the structure name is RQM01
  2. Standard Structure RQM01


3. Click on Append Structure


4. Provide the name and Description of the Append StructureUntitled.jpg

5. Click on button Show Appending Object


6. The Following screen with all fields will be displayed


7. Put your cursor on the field to which you want to attach the search help.

Here, we can see that search help associated with the field LS_KDPOS is check table VBUP.


8. Now, click on button Search help and A pop up will come where you can specify the search help


9. Assign the required search help in the Search help name. For my scenario, I found a standard search help which is available. Here we can use Z search help also. Activate the Append structure


Now check the same in QM01

Press F4 on sales order Item to check our new search help assigned


And, we got the new search help where we can see material and material description also along with Item Number


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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I can't do it in the MEREQ3211GRID - BEDNR structure.

      Does not show the search help in ME51N
      please help with this requirement.

      Author's profile photo Yoshita Sriram
      Yoshita Sriram

      Hi Carlos,

      Your field is inside the include and the correct structure is MEREQ3211GRID_DATA. Please go to the correct structure and follow the instructions, it will work for sure.

      Author's profile photo Valentin Catalin
      Valentin Catalin

      Very nice solution, I was not aware of it.

      Author's profile photo Hagit Sammet
      Hagit Sammet

      Great idea.

      Thank you for sharing it.

      Author's profile photo Gauchel Jonathan
      Gauchel Jonathan

      Could it be, that this is not possible for fields that already have a standard search help assigned? 🙁