Enabling Point-and-Click Data Entry Assistance for Your BAPI Applications

  • by Thomas G. Schuessler, Founder, ARAsoft
  • September 15, 2000
Within SAPGUI, facilities that help users enter data are known as Input Help. In simple cases, SAPGUI's Input Help presents the user with a list of codes and descriptions. For more complex object types, Match Codes are used to enable the user to search on more expansive sets of criteria. You can provide a similar range of facilities in the GUIs of your BAPI applications. This article shows you how.

Thomas G. Schuessler

Thomas G. Schuessler is the founder of ARAsoft (www.arasoft.de), a company offering products, consulting, custom development, and training to a worldwide base of customers. The company specializes in integration between SAP and non-SAP components and applications. ARAsoft offers various products for BAPI-enabled programs on the Windows and Java platforms. These products facilitate the development of desktop and Internet applications that communicate with R/3. Thomas is the author of SAP’s BIT525 “Developing BAPI-enabled Web Applications with Visual Basic” and BIT526 “Developing BAPI-enabled Web Applications with Java” classes, which he teaches in Germany and in English-speaking countries. Thomas is a regularly featured speaker at SAP TechEd and SAPPHIRE conferences. Prior to founding ARAsoft in 1993, he worked with SAP AG and SAP America for seven years.

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