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Simple massprocessing in COHV / COOIS using navigationprofile with class


This blog-post describes how to add customer-specific massprocessing functions to production-orders  using navigation-profiles with classes.

SAP provides certain functions in COHV massprocessing (e.g. Mass-Release, Mass-Print, etc.). However the available functions are limited.

Many users are asking for a custom-specific functions as you can see in or

But – there seems to be no way to add customer-functions to COHV.


A navigationprofile combined with class-usage might be a “good-enough” workaround. In my case, that is the case as i’ve been looking for a mass-processing for transaction LP10 “WM-Staging”.

Guilherme Frisoni describes in his article
the general usage. It ends up with the generic access to all ALV-table-entries – and it needs few more abap-development to access the selected rows only.

As this is finally quite easy i wanted to share my approach (also based on a quite old answer from former member Yannik )


  1. Create a customer-class implememting the interface IF_NAVIGATION_PROFILE
  2. Use following Coding for method USER_COMMAND
    METHOD if_navigation_profile~user_command.
      DATA: lr_grid TYPE REF TO cl_gui_alv_grid.
      FIELD-SYMBOLS: <lt_table> TYPE STANDARD TABLE,   "to be able to do READ ... INDEX
                     <ls_table> TYPE ANY.
      DATA: lt_row TYPE         lvc_t_row.
      FIELD-SYMBOLS <ls_row> TYPE LINE OF lvc_t_row.
      FIELD-SYMBOLS <lv_aufnr> TYPE afko-aufnr.
          lr_grid ?= io_alv.
        CATCH cx_sy_move_cast_error.
          MESSAGE i888(navigation_profile) WITH 'CAST-Error. ABAP-Developer should check'.
      lr_grid->get_selected_rows( IMPORTING et_index_rows = lt_row ).
      IF lt_row IS INITIAL.
        MESSAGE i017(navigation_profile).   "select at least a single line...
        ASSIGN id_table->* TO <lt_table>.
        IF sy-subrc <> 0.
          MESSAGE i888(navigation_profile) WITH 'ASSIGN-Error. ABAP-Developer should check'.
          LOOP AT lt_row ASSIGNING <ls_row>.
            READ TABLE <lt_table> ASSIGNING <ls_table> INDEX <ls_row>-index.
            ASSIGN COMPONENT 'AUFNR' OF STRUCTURE <ls_table> TO <lv_aufnr>.
            IF <lv_aufnr> IS ASSIGNED and <lv_aufnr> is not INITIAL.
              SET PARAMETER ID 'ANR' FIELD <lv_aufnr>.
              CALL TRANSACTION iv_parameter AND SKIP FIRST SCREEN.
              MESSAGE i888(navigation_profile) WITH 'Strange... no AUFNR in structure?'.
  3. Maintain the Navigation-Profile
    Trick: The function-parameter is used as the tcode for the mass-processing.
    This way you can use the same class for different tcodes.



Each selected line gets processed by transaction LP10 in this example.


Comparison of Navigation-profile with class vs. COHV

  • COHV is using application-log for all kind of messages / errorhandling.Above idea does a simple CALL-TRANSACTION – each error will be shown to the user.
    The called transaction has to be a “single-screen” transaction, that can be used in a “fire & forget”-mode
  • Navigation-Profiles are really powerful to integrate customer-specific functions / tcodes
    (compared to “closed shop” COHV)


The perfect solution (with errorhandling, etc.) would need a much more complex Z-program  which would reinvent the existing COHV plus the missing function (in my case LP10).

This approach is quite easy, flexible and provides a lot of benefit.

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      Author's profile photo Dominik Tylczynski
      Dominik Tylczynski

      Thank you for sharing. That is a really valuable advise. I've been seeing this request over and over again from various customers.

      Author's profile photo Sharat Sugur
      Sharat Sugur

      Nice details, thank you for sharing.

      Author's profile photo Prasath Elumalai
      Prasath Elumalai

      Hi Jürgen Schötteler,

      Good one & very useful for user whose coming for addition of new option in COHV.

      Prasath E

      Author's profile photo Philipp Schrieder
      Philipp Schrieder

      Thanks for sharing Jürgen Schötteler.  Navigation profiles are great for enhancing the COHV functionality 🙂

      Did you find out a way to combine ALV-Layouts and navigation profiles?

      I want to provide an certain navigation profile only to certain selection variants (+ alv layout). If possible i don't want to use a user-specific navigation profile.

      Author's profile photo Jürgen Schötteler
      Jürgen Schötteler
      Blog Post Author

      No, i don't think that this is possible (restrict certain navigation profiles to certain selection variants / ALV-Layouts) - other than the user-specific approach.

      Would be interested in Guilherme Frisoni Machado 's thoughts on this... 🙂


      Author's profile photo Philipp Schrieder
      Philipp Schrieder

      Thank you for your answer, Jürgen.

      I also debugged a little bit and found no enhancement possibility at that place.


      My thoughts were that i dont't want to have a huge default navigation profile with lots of functions which are only relevant for certain processes (=variants).

      Working with user-specific profiles is an approach, but not really satisfactory for us.