Dropdown by key or Dropdown by index, that is the question of a WDA developer

Introduction During my experience as a Web Dynpro for ABAP developer, I often had  the doubt if it was better to use the UI element DropDownByKey or its brother DropDownByIndex. In these last days, I realized that I always prefer and use the DropDownByKey, it doesn’t matter if the list is inside a table, an ALV table or a simple element in a view. Clearly the index approach […]

Navigation from POWL to WDA without Object Based Navigation

Prerequisite Basic knowledge of POWL implementation with WDA. Refer to this Article on SCN for info: http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/60f1d5ee-84ab-2c10-ce97-97dfd89bc238 The problem In my last project I had to face a technical requirement, use POWL and activate navigation without portal and OBN. If you want to achieve this objective using OBN, it is really simple and well documented. What if […]

SALV Generator – The easy way to customize ALV for WebDynpro ABAP

One of the most complicated activities for WebDynpro ABAP newbie and one of the most boring activities for expert developer is the customization of ALV. Activities are really simple if you know Abap OO but very repetitive, you have always to code pretty the same piece of code. So here is the SALV Generator, the first […]

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