create or change the Dictionary assignment of an entity type

  1. Choose Goto ® Dict. assignment in the definition screen of the saved entity type (in maintain mode). The screen Display (or Change) Table/View Assignment appears.

    The default view name (Z_<Entity type name, eight characters>) can be found in the input field for the table or view name if an assignment has not yet been made.

  2. You can either assign a table or a view or change the existing assignment:

    Table assignment

    Select Table and delete the default view name (only if you are setting up a Dictionary assignment for the first time). Enter the corresponding table name:

    Assign existing table, name known

    Enter the name of the table.

    Assign existing table, name not known

    Position the cursor on the empty input field and click on the arrow to the right of the input field to access the ABAP/4 Repository Information System. The selection screen for tables appears.

    Enter your selection criteria in the selection screen and choose Execute. Select the table you require from the hit list and confirm it with Choose to transfer it to the screen.

    Create and assign new table

    Enter the name of the new table. You can access the ABAP/4 Dictionary by double-clicking on the name. Create a new table there. See also the documentation for the ABAP/4 Dictionary. After saving, checking and activating the table, return to the Data Modeler by pressing the Back pushbutton.

    View assignment

    Select View. The default view name can be changed for example if you want to assign a view which already exists to the entity type.

    Assign existing view, name known

    Enter the name of the view.

    Assign existing view, name not known

    Position the cursor on the empty input field and click on the arrow to the right of the input field in order to access the ABAP/4 Repository Information System. You will access the selection screen for views.

    Enter your selection criteria in the selection screen and choose Execute. Select the view you require from the hit list and confirm it with Choose to transfer it to the screen.

    Create and assign new view

    Enter the name of the new view. You can access the ABAP/4 Dictionary by double-clicking on the name. Create a new view there. See also the documentation for the ABAP/4 Dictionary. After saving, checking and activating the view, return to the Data Modeler by pressing the Back pushbutton.

  3. Check and save the table/view assignment.