create the attributes of an entity type

You can create only directly assigned attributes in the Data Modeler.

  1. Choose Goto ® Attributes in the screen Change Entity Type: Definition. The Create Attributes screen is displayed.
  2. Enter a name for the attribute.

    Naming conventions:

    Attribute names may not be more than 10 characters in length. Only alphanumeric characters and underscores may be used.

  3. Assign the attribute a category (Cat).

    The attribute category is used to indicate the purpose of an entity type. Press F4 to obtain a list of possible entries. An attribute can be assigned a maximum of two categories.

  4. Assign a data element to the attribute:

    Assign existing data element, name known

    Enter the name of the data element.

    Assign existing data element, name not known

    Position the cursor on the empty data element field and click on the arrow that appears to the right of the entry field to access the ABAP/4 Repository Information System. The selection screen for data elements is displayed.

    Enter your selection criteria in the selection screen and choose Program ® Execute. Select the data element you require from the hit list and click on Choose to copy it to the Create Attributes screen.

    Assign existing data element, part of name known

    Enter the part of the name you know into the input field and use * to represent the part of the name you do not know. Click on the arrow to the right of the entry field. A hit list is displayed.

    Using the cursor, select a data element and press ENTER .

    Create and assign data element

    Enter a name for the new data element. Then double-click on the name to access the ABAP/4 Dictionary. You can now create a new data element. You can read how to do this in the documentation for the ABAP/4 Dictionary. Once you have saved, checked, and activated your data element, click on Back to return to the Create Attributes screen.

  5. Check the new attributes before saving.