SAP ABAP Data Element DDSHDIATYP (Dialog type)
SAP_BASIS (Software Component) SAP Basis Component
   BC-DWB-DIC-F4 (Application Component) F4 Help
     SDSH (Package) ABAP Dictionary internal: Poss.entries (F4)
Basic Data
Short Description Dialog type  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type DDSHDIATYP    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 1    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 1    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name DD_DDSHDIATYP    
Search Help: Parameters VALUE   
Parameter ID   
Default Component name    
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Dialog 
Medium 15 Dialog type 
Long 20 Dialog type 
Heading Dialog 


The dialog type defines the dialog steps executed for an input help.

There are the following dialog types:

  • Immediate value display: The hit list is displayed immediately after the input help has been called. This option is advisable if the hit list usually contains only a few entries.
  • Dialog with value restriction: The dialog box for restricting values is displayed immediately. Select this option if the list of possible entries is normally very large. Restricting the set of data to be processed increases the clarity of the hit list and reduces the system load during value selection.
  • Dialog depends on value set: If the hit list contains less than 100 entries, it is displayed immediately. If the hit list contains more than 100 entries, the dialog box for restricting values is displayed.

Last changed by/on SAP  19990505 
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