Selecting Objects:

You can select objects in order to delete or copy them.

You can also select objects to call up special functions, provided such functions are contained in the ABAP program. For example, selecting an object may call up an event-driven menu or a display.

The selection mode is indicated by Sel in the status line at the bottom of the window.

You can select and deselect individual objects or groups of objects. You can also select and deselect the complement of selected objects:

Proceed as follows:

  • Selecting individual objects:
    1. Choose the select or move mode.
    2. Click on the object you want to select.

To select additional objects, move the mouse pointer to the next object to be selected and click while pressing down the shift key.

  • Selecting groups of objects:
    1. Choose the select or move mode.
    2. Move the mouse pointer to a point near the group of objects you want to select and draw a frame by dragging the mouse. All the objects within the frame are selected.

To select an additional group of objects, repeat this action.

  • Selecting the complement of objects:
    1. Click on the objects you do not want to mark.
    2. Choose Edit  ®   Select  ®   Select complement. The complement of the selected objects is selected.
  • Selecting all objects:
    1. Choose the select or move mode.
    2. Move the mouse pointer to the border area of the display and draw a frame around all objects by dragging the mouse. All objects are selected.

Alternatively, choose Edit  ®   Select  ®   Select all.

  • Deselecting objects:

To deselect a selected object or group of objects, click on it while pressing the shift key.