access the data model

From the initial screen of the Data Modeler

Hierarchy of SAP models

You can call the hierarchy of the SAP models directly from the initial screen of the Data Modeler. Since this hierarchy contains all application models supplied by SAP, you can quickly gain an overview of all the models or navigate to a specific model.

To access the hierarchy:

  1. Call the initial screen of the Data Modeler.
  2. Select menu options Modeling object ® SAP Application mod. or SAP Architecture mod., or click on the corresponding pushbutton. The hierarchy of all SAP models is displayed.

Accessing the hierarchy from a specific data model

The procedure to be used varies according to whether you know the full name of the data model from which you wish to access the data model hierarchy, only part of the name, or whether you do not know the name at all.

Complete name known

  1. Enter the name of the data model in the field Modeling object in the Data Modeler: Initial Screen.
  2. Select Modeling object ® Data mod. hierarchy. The screen Display Data Model: Hierarchy is displayed.

Part of name known

  1. Select Data model hierarchy under Selection in the Data Modeler: Initial Screen.
  2. Enter the part of the name that you know in the field Modeling object and use * to represent the part you do not know (for example, uni*).
  3. Click on the arrow to the right of the entry field.
  4. A hit list of all objects corresponding to the pattern you entered appears from which you can select the required data model. Press Choose. The name now appears in the initial screen.
  5. Select Modeling object ® Data model hierarchy. The screen Display Data Model: Hierarchy is displayed.

Name unknown

  1. Leave the input field Modeling object empty in the Data Modeler: Initial Screen.
  2. Select Find. The relevant standard selection screen of the ABAP/4 Repository Information System is displayed.

    Selecting a specific data model

    Enter your selection criteria and select Program ® Execute. A hit list is displayed. Select the data model you require from the hit list and click on Display. The screen Display Data Model: Definition is displayed.

    List of all existing data models

    Make no entry in the line Data model in the selection screen.

    Under Settings set the Max. no. of hits to 9999 and select Program ® Execute. A hit list is displayed. Select the data model you require from the list and activate Display. The Display Data Model: Definition screen appears.

  3. Select Goto ® Hierarchy. The Display Data Model: Hierarchy screen appears.

From the data model definition

From the definition of a data model, select Goto ® Hierarchy to access the data model hierarchy.

The data model you selected or from whose definition you accessed the hierarchy is now displayed as the root along with its direct successors in the screen Display Data Model: Hierarchy or Change Data Model: Hierarchy.

You can toggle between display and maintain modes with Display <-> Change.

To display the color key, select Utilities ® Color key.