A Reuse product is defined as a collection of repository and information objects associated with a single theme.
These Reuse products can then be reused in other areas. The Reuse Library function is provided to make it easier to find and use such Reuse products.
The ALV Grid Control is a Reuse product, consisting of a number of function modules, example programs, documentation and so on.
The information about the Reuse product is categorized and the individual categories presented on the following tabs:
The Overview and Documentation tabs can display documents in the following formats:
On the Examples, Program Objects and Development Support tabs, you can specify repository objects. From there you can choose the editor, the test environment, or the documentation.
You do not have to enter values on all the tabs. Only the tabs that are maintained are displayed in the display transaction (SE83) of the Reuse Library.
Your system must contain Reuse products.
The Display Reuse Library initial screen appears. The left-hand side of the window displays the navigation area and the right-hand side a detailed view of the product.
In the overview a developer can see what type of Reuse product is being dealt and where additional information can be found. The information here should thus be kept short and concise.
If required the description can be supplemented by a simple and clear illustration.
The documentation contains detailed information about the Reuse product.
The examples for the Reuse product serve to illustrate how the Reuse product can be used. A developer can see what the product looks like when it is in use. You can start the examples from the Reuse Library directly. You can also copy passages of the examples by branching directly to the editor.
The Reuse Library provides fast and clear access to the repository objects for training and reuse purposes.
You can navigate in the hierarchy of this tab in the same way as described for the Examples tab.
For some Reuse products there are tools that ease or speed up the use of the product. Typical examples are wizards, templates and generation programs. These are listed separately on this tab.
For more information about the functions of this tab, see the description of the Examples tab.