SAP ABAP Data Element SELMETHOD (Selection method of an elementary search help)
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
Data Element SELMETHOD
Short Description Selection method of an elementary search help  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type REFSHLP    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 30    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 30    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name DD_SELMETHOD    
Search Help: Parameters SELMETHOD   
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 Sel. meth. 
Medium 15 Select. method 
Long 20 Selection method 
Heading 30 Selection method 


The possible entries for a field displayed in the hit list are determined at runtime by selection from the database. The selection method describes the database object from which the data is read. A database table or view can be defined as selection method.

To use a field of the selection method in the input help (as field in the dialog box for restricting values, as column in the hit list or as value returned to the screen), a parameter with the same name must be inserted in the search help.

Last changed by/on SAP  19990505 
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