A frequent request from our business users is to simplify selection screen input on often-used reports with a feature similar to the selection screen variants available to SAPgui users.
Though Web Dynpro component WDR_SELECT_OPTIONS doesn’t offer such a feature as standard**, it’s possible to develop not only a custom solution but a reusable one. This multi-part blog series will detail the steps to develop a reusable Web Dynpro component for selection screen variants that can be plugged into any report with little effort.
The component we develop will offer users three familiar options: Get, Delete and Save as Variant.
Let’s get started.
- Part 1: Dictionary Objects
- Part 2: Assistance Class
- Part 3: Component and Controller
- Part 4: Views and Windows
- Part 5: Variants in Action
** Newer component WD_SELECT_OPTIONS_20 does include functionality to save and retrieve select-options values for applications using UI Guidelines 2.0 and above.