Areas of Navigation in Object Navigator

The Object Navigator has the following areas of navigation:

?        Navigation area

?        Tool area

?        Separate windows

?        Integrated window (for syntax check, navigation stack, work list)

?        Additional window (appears when you open an object in a new session).

Add „Hiding the Navigation Area“ here.

Browser Selection

You can choose one of the following browsers in SE80:

MIME Repository

Displays all directories with MIME objects that were imported into the current system

The Public folder is always output. A selection of BSP applications is also given.

Repository Browser

This browser is initially used when you start SE80.

It outputs Repository objects in the form of object lists. The objects are selected by category (packages, programs, classes, local objects, etc.)

Repository Information System

Displays all the objects of the information system without pre-selection.

Tag Library

Displays tags for Web applications. You can limit the list to the relevant tag in ITS-based applications or in BSP applications by pre-selection.

Transport Organizer

Outputs Transport Organizer requests in the current system.

Restricting Browser Selection

The keys for all 6 browsers are displayed by default in the navigation area of SE80. However, you might want to restrict the navigation area to certain browsers since the others are not used frequently.

To restrict the selection:

1.       Choose Utilities ® Settings and click on Workbench (general).

2.       Deselect the corresponding checkboxes under Browser selection.

3.       Select  to copy the settings.

The new filter settings take effect immediately.

Special Features of the Repository Browser

Synchronizing the Object List

When you navigate to a new object (possibly to different tool as well), you can synchronize the object list.
All of the tools integrated in the tool area of the Object Navigator contain a function that updates the object list.
To do this choose Display object list using the icon  in the application toolbar.

Suppose you are editing a program in the ABAP Editor and double-click the name of a global class. The system displays the class definition in the Class Builder. If you then update the object list, the object list for the global class (with all of its components) appears.

Hiding the Object List

You can find more information in Hiding the Navigation Area.