A Developer's Guide to the New ALV Grid Control

  • by Jens Stumpe, System Integrator, SAP
  • November 15, 2000
Within an SAP system there is a lot of data that needs to be reviewed, maintained, and interpreted. Granted, the effort to create a classical list for just simple output of data is minimal, but amass a few lists across a few applications, each created by a different developer, and users may find they have to contend with different methods for performing common list-handling functions such as sorting or filtering. The ALV Grid Control makes things simple, with a standard set of common functions that ensure a consistent user experience across all applications. This article shows you how to integrate and configure the ALV Grid Control within an application, modify the ALV Grid Control's standard functions, integrate application-specific pushbuttons and context menus within this control, and support interactive reporting with this tool.

Jens Stumpe

Jens Stumpe joined SAP in 1998 as a member of the Product Management team for the ABAP Workbench. His first projects were in the areas of controls, Central Address Management, and Smart Forms, with a focus on online documentation and implementing reusable components in ABAP for developers. He currently works in the area of system integration. Jens received his master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern in 1998.

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