Accessing the Data Modeler from the Object Browser

Select Tools ® ABAP Workbench in the initial screen of the SAP system.

In the screen ABAP Workbench click on the pushbutton Object Browser. The screen Object Browser: Initial Screen is displayed. You can now choose whether to continue working under Object list or Single object.

Object List

Under the heading Object list, you can branch to object lists by selecting one of the options Development class, Program, Function group or Local priv. objects, making an entry in the relevant field, and clicking on Display. In the list that is now displayed, you can search for the object you require, select it by clicking on it, and choose a processing option (Display, for example). The Data Modeler screen appropriate for your processing type selection is displayed.

If you double-click on an object name, you branch to the relevant definition screen in display mode in the case of entity types, and to the relevant data model hierarchy in the case of data models. You can change the editing mode (Display <-> Change) in these screens and use the functions of the Data Modeler.

Select Development class, enter STFO and click on the Display pushbutton. In the screen Object Browser: Development Class STFO, position the cursor on the node Business Engineering and expand it with Edit ® Expand subtree. All modeling objects (data models and entity types) assigned to this development class are displayed. If you double-click on the name of a data model, the screen Display Data Model: Hierarchy of the Data Modeler is displayed. You can display all modeling objects assigned to the data model here.

Single Object

With Single object you can branch directly to an individual modeling object.

Under Single object select the option Business Engineering and click on Edit. In the screen Modeling Objects, you have to select one of the options Data model or Entity type.

The procedure to be used varies according to whether you know the full name, only part of the name, or whether you do not know the name at all.

Name Known

Enter the name in the entry field and choose the editing type you require (for example, Change).

The relevant screen of the Data Modeler is displayed. You can change the editing mode (Disp.<-> Chnge) and can use the functions of the Data Modeler.

Part of Name Known

Enter the part of the name you know in the entry field and use * to represent the part you do not know (for example, uni*). Click on the arrow to the right of the entry field.

A hit list of all objects corresponding to the pattern you entered appears. To copy the name of the object you require to the entry field, position the cursor on the object and click on Choose.

Then choose the editing type you require (for example, Display) in the screen Modeling Objects. The relevant screen of the Data Modeler appears. If required, you can now change the editing mode (Disp. <-> Chnge) and can use the functions of the Data Modeler.

Name Unknown

Without making an entry in the input field, click on the arrow to the right of the field. A hit list is displayed.

Position the cursor on the object you require in the hit list and click on Choose to copy the name to the entry field of the screen you started from.

Then choose the editing type you require (for example, Display) in the screen Modeling Objects. The relevant screen of the Data Modeler is displayed. You can change the editing mode (Disp.<-> Chnge) and can use the functions of the Data Modeler.

Select Modeling objects and click on Edit. Select Data model and enter Unimodell. Choose Display to go to the screen Display Data Model: Definition of the Data Modeler. This screen now contains the definition of the university model.