Let’s Web Dynpro. Part VII


In this post I would like to show a very simple stuff, Personalization and Customization in Web Dynpro, which has quite a big impact on the users. Yesterday, someone happened to unwittingly hid an input UI element in one of our Web Dynpro Application. And the first email I received in the morning was like below (nothing confidential).

Look at the actual email I got from our Supply Chain.

Hey Guys,

What happen to the PARTS Search???

There is no MFR. Part number field under the Manufacturer Search.

Have folks telling me that the field was there yesterday because they were using the link yesterday. When they went in this morning it was gone.

I’m starting to get numerous call about this now

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I went to the user’s desk who complained about the issue. I knew exactly what had happened and the solution was simple. I right clicked at this screen and restored the hidden UI element as shown below.

Right Click –> User Setting –> Invisible Elements –> Restore Input Field

Restore Hidden Fields in Web Dynpro

Personalization and Customization

That user was happy with the quick fix. But, it was not the complete solution my friend!! Later in the day, I got another email (below) saying some other user complained again.
It appears IT has not fixed the  parts search page. The Manufacturer part number field is missing again

Can u guys check this again??

This time, I did not go to anyone’s desk. 🙂 I decided to fix it globally for all users (once and for all). Let’s hit the last nail in the coffin. 😛

Right Click –> User Setting –> More –> Reset User Settings for Running Application

Reset User Setting in Web Dynpro ABAP

How to customize Web Dynpro Screen

This time all changes done would be reset to original.. Happy Users!!

Reply from a satisfied user. 🙂
Yes sir its back!!

Next time, if some fields, labels or elements disappear from the screen, you know how to get it back.

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Our series on Web Dynpro ABAP

1. Let’s Web Dynpro. Part I : Overview of Web Dynrpo
2. Let’s Web Dynpro. Part II : Create your first Web Dynpro Application
3. Let’s Web Dynpro. Part II : Display a simple tabular output in Web Dynpro
4. Let’s Web Dynpro. Part IV : Show and hide UI elements dynamically in Web Dynpro
5. Let’s Web Dynpro. Part V : ALV display explaining Component Usage in Web Dynpro
6. Let’s Web Dynpro. Part VI : Add custom buttons programmatically to the ALV output tool bar/header
7. Let’s Web Dynpro. Part VII : Personalization and Customization in Web Dynpro
8. Let’s Web Dynpro. Part ZZ : Export an EXCEL file with data in cell formatted excel sheet with colors, borders, filters in Web Dynpro
9. Is data element WDY_BOOLEAN and Flag (Char1) same for Web Dynpro ALV? : Trick to create checkbox in ALV
10. Taking one step back after EhP7.4, does it make sense for Web Dynpro UI? : Getting back the old look and feel after EhP740 upgrade
11. Can we avoid Table Type declaration for Attributes section in Web Dynpro?

to be updated..


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  1. Great guide to start with Webdynpro …
    I am also looking forward for FPM , feeder class…etc.. if you can put your thoughts on that.


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