Can we avoid Table Type declaration for Attributes section in Web Dynpro?


Do you create Table Types Data Dictionary object just to declare the internal table variables in Web Dynpro Attributes section?

Most of our young guns do not hesitate to create as many table types as needed without pondering if we have an alternative way to achieve the same result without crowding the data dictionary repository. 🙂


One of the most commonly done activity is to declare a table type which is used only once in the Attribute declaration. Say, you already have a data dictionary structure but you want to define an internal table. You can use the same structure. Just add TABLE OF or STANDARD TABLE OF <structure name>. You will get a warning message “The type TABLE OF <structure> doe not exist” or “The type STANDARD TABLE OF <structure> doe not exist”. Just hit return/enter key one more time and you are good.




In the above screenshot ZEMAIL_ATT_TAB is a table type and ZEMAIL_ATT is a structure. We could have avoided the ZEMAIL_ATT_TAB table type declaration in SE11.

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11. Can we avoid Table Type declaration for Attributes section in Web Dynpro?

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