Default Notification Header Text
Various posts over the years have expressed similar requirements: Loosely quoted they read:
“How can I default a (standard) text into the notification header text? I want my end users to be prompted to complete a set of questions”
The following document provides sufficient detail for this requirement to be achieved.
Many posts have suggested the use of standard texts and the SAP supplied enhancement QQMA0025 – PM/SM Default values when adding a notification. The solution outlined in this document utilizes standard texts and the SAP supplied enhancement.
It is assumed that the text to be defaulted into the notification header text is defined as a standard text. Standard texts are maintained with the transaction SO10 in an SAP ECC system and can be read with the function READ_TEXT.
SAP Enhancement QQMA0025
The SAP enhancement is designed to allow the setting of default values in the notification, and dependent objects like activities, items and tasks. The interface provides the notification header, notification type configuration and the notification dependent objects.
Solution 1: Default Standard Text in the notification long text
Step 1: Read the standard text
the standard text can be read with the function module READ_TEXT; In this case reading a text with the name ZPMWOCMN_01.
CALL FUNCTION 'READ_TEXT' EXPORTING ID = 'ST' LANGUAGE = SY-LANGU NAME = 'ZPMWOCMN_01' OBJECT = 'TEXT' TABLES LINES = LT_LINES_STD EXCEPTIONS ID = 1 LANGUAGE = 2 NAME = 3 NOT_FOUND = 4 OBJECT = 5 REFERENCE_CHECK = 6 WRONG_ACCESS_TO_ARCHIVE = 7 OTHERS = 8.
Step 2: Initiate the notification long text processing
CALL FUNCTION 'INIT_TEXT' EXPORTING ID = 'LTXT' LANGUAGE = I_VIQMEL-KZMLA NAME = wa_notification_text_name OBJECT = 'QMEL' IMPORTING HEADER = WA_HEADER TABLES LINES = LT_LINES_NOT EXCEPTIONS ID = 1 LANGUAGE = 2 NAME = 3 OBJECT = 4 OTHERS = 5
Step 3: Merge the standard text lines with the notification lines and save
APPEND LINES OF LT_LINES_STD TO LT_LINES_NOT. CALL FUNCTION 'SAVE_TEXT' EXPORTING HEADER = WA_HEADER TABLES LINES = LT_LINES_NOT EXCEPTIONS ID = 1 LANGUAGE = 2 NAME = 3 OBJECT = 4 OTHERS = 5.
Step 4: Update indicator in header that long text exists
E_VIQMEL-INDTX = 'X'.
Solution 2: Default Standard Text in the notification long text and branch to long text editor
similar to above, except after Step 1, the following steps:
Step 2: Merge standard text text and count lines
APPEND LINES OF LT_LINES_STD TO LT_LINES_NOT. L_CNT_LINES = LINES( LT_LINES_NOT ).
Step 3: Call long text editor
CALL FUNCTION 'LANGTEXT_ONLY' EXPORTING OBJECT = 'QMEL' OBJECT_NR = wa_notification_text_name SPRAS = SY-LANGU TXTID = 'TEXT' X_XAKTYP = 'H' "Creation mode SAVE_MODE = 'X' TEXT_HISTORY = I_TQ80-QMLTXT01 TEXT_PROPERTY = I_TQ80-QMLTXT02 COUNT_INLINE = L_CNT_LINES IV_SUPPRESS_END_SPACE = SPACE TABLES T_INLINES = LT_LINES_NOT.
Hints and Tips
You can review the subroutine TEXT_ANLEGEN_F50 in the function group IQS0 or the function module IQS0_ADD_NOTIFICATION_LONGTEXT for more details of notification text processing. There you will see how to protect lines of text and to create history lines.
The SAP enhancement isn’t ideally suited to the generation of long text, because the interface does not allow the maintenance of the indicator ( WVIQMEL–INDTXTUPD ) used in the function group IQS0 to indicate text processing changes. Without the user processing the long text, the defaulted long text will not be saved.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a possibility using configuration?
In short – no. There is no possibility using configuration.