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It’s possible to open a search help programmatically, e.g., in the action handler of a Button. This technique can be useful in various scenarios, most notably in search help input to a read-only InputField.
wd_this->wd_get_api( )->get_component( )->get_window_manager( )->open_value_help( search_term = |Search Help Title| view = wd_this->wd_get_api( ) event_handler = 'EVENT_HANDLER_METHOD' structure = NEW ddic_structure( field1 = value1 field2 = value2 ) " search help importing parameters fieldname = 'STRUCTURE_FIELD_NAME' multi_select = abap_true " default is abap_false ).