Help on Possible Entries for a Field

Use

If you are unsure of the valid entries for an input field, certain input fields enable you to display a list of possible entries. To determine if such a list is available for an input field, you place the cursor in the input field. If possible entries exist for that field, a possible entries arrow or icon appears to the right of the field.

Depending on the operating system you are running, and the selections you have made under Help ® Settings, the system can display the list of possible entries in

  • An Active X control (Microsoft Windows 32-bit operating system)
  • A combo box (Microsoft Windows 32-bit operating system)
  • An SAP System dialog box

Procedure

Selecting a Possible Entry for the Input Field

  1. Place the cursor in a field.

    A possible entries arrow or icon appears to the right of the field.

    If no possible entries arrow or icon appears, you cannot display a list of entries for this field.

  2. Click the possible entries arrow or icon.

    A list of values for the field appears.

  3. Place the cursor on the desired value and double-click or press F2.

The system inserts the chosen value in the field.

Displaying a Limited List of Possible Entries for a Field

The number of possible entries for a field may be very large. You can limit the number of field values before you click on the possible entries arrow or icon. To do this, you enter the first character or two of a value, followed by the wildcard *. For example, if the desired value begins with a k, enter k* in the field. Only those field values that begin with k appear.

To display a limited list of values for a field:

  1. Place the cursor in a field with possible entries.

    When you place the cursor in the field, the possible entries arrow or icon appears next to the field.

  2. Enter the first character or characters of a field value, followed by *
  3. Click the possible entries arrow or icon.

    A list of field values appears.

  4. To select a value from the list, double-click it (or place the cursor on a value; then press F2 ).

The system inserts the chosen value in the field.