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Procedure documentation Creating and Changing Views  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

You can create any number of views for a list, each of which can contain different settings. Only you can use these views; they cannot be seen by other users.

Note

The views that you create for the current list are not available in other lists.

Once you create a view, it is displayed in the View dropdown list box (see Selecting Views).

Changing Views

The extent to which you can change a view from this dropdown list box depends on the type of view:

      Standard view

You cannot change standard views.

      Global view

You cannot directly change global views. However, you can make copies of these views and change these copies as required.

       You copy the view. By doing this, you create a user-specific view with a different name; you can then make all required changes in this view.

       You superimpose the global view with a user-specific variant of the view with the same name. The user-specific view is superimposed on the original, global view.

Note

You can identity global views because the Delete pushbutton is disabled in the Settings dialog box when this type of view is selected in the dropdown list box.

      User-specific view

You can make the following changes:

       Change properties of the list that are saved in the view

       Copy views

       Rename views

       Set the initial view

Procedure

Creating Views

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       1.      To create a view, open the Settings dialog box (see Using the Dialog Box with Settings for the List).

       2.      In the dialog box, make all the settings that you want to save in the view.

       3.      Choose Save As.

The Save View As dialog box appears.

       4.      In the Description input field, enter a unique name for the view and choose OK.

The view is created and added to the View dropdown list box.

Saving Changes

In your own views, you can change the properties that you want to apply to the list using the view.

Note

With the exception of the Standard View, you can save new list properties in any view. In global views, it only seems that you do this. What actually happens is that you create a copy of the global view and subsequently use this copy user-specifically. The user-specific view is superimposed on the original, global view.

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       1.      To save other list properties in the view, open the Settings dialog box.

       2.      Select the view that you want to change. Make sure you do not select the standard view.

The settings for the view are displayed in the dialog box.

       3.      Make the required changes to the list settings.

       4.      Choose Save.

The view is changed. From now on, when you load the view, you load the new list settings.

       5.      Apply your settings to the list as required.

Copying Views

You can copy any views. By making changes in a copy and saving them, you can, for example, create different variants of a view that differ slightly from each other.

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       1.      To copy a view, open the Settings dialog box.

       2.      Select the view that you want to copy.

       3.      Choose Save As.

The Save View As dialog box appears.

       4.      In the Description input field, enter a unique name for the copy of the view and choose OK.

       5.      Apply your settings to the list as required.

Renaming Views

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       1.      To rename a view, open the Settings dialog box.

       2.      Select the view that you want to rename. Make sure you do not select the standard view.

       3.      Choose Properties.

The Change View Properties dialog box appears.

       4.      In the Description input field, enter a new, unique description and choose OK.

       5.      Apply your settings to the list as required.

Setting the Initial View

You can specify a view that is to be used automatically when the application is started. This view is called the initial view.

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       1.      To specify an initial view, open the Settings dialog box.

       2.      Select the view that you want to set as the initial view.

       3.      Choose Properties.

The Change View Properties dialog box appears.

       4.      Select Initial View, and choose OK.

The view is changed. The initial view is now loaded automatically whenever you start the application with the current list.

       5.      Apply your settings to the list as required.

 

 

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