You can make the following maintenance components available with the table maintenance dialog generation transaction (Tools® ABAP/4 Workbench ® Development ® Other Tools ® Gen.tab.maint.dialog):
This is necessary for two-step procedures, but also for tables or views whose records can not be completely displayed on the overview screen because of the number or length of their fields. It can also be appropriate when complicated maintenance procedures require long input field explanatory texts, e.g. by displaying data from foreign key tables.
To be able to call the maintenance dialog, you must generate the table or view-specific maintenance modules. Proceed as follows:
Instead of steps 1. to 5. you can call the function Utilities ® Gen.maint. dialog in the Dictionary (Tools ® ABAP/4 Workbench ® Development ® Dictionary) for the table or view in question. You go to the maintenance screen for the generated object for the current table.
- Function group to which the maintenance module is to belong
It is possible to store the maintenance modules for several tables or views. in one function group
- Authorization group
- Maintenance type (one/two-step)
- Maintenance screen (one-step) or screens (two-step) number
- Recording routine (standard/individual or none)
If you subsequently want to make changes, you must call the function Change, to re-generate the maintenance module in question.
Then you can call the standard maintenance dialog or the maintenance function modules for the table or view in question.