Take a Fresh Look at the Redesigned SAP List Viewer in SAP NetWeaver ’04: Write Programs to Present Tabular Data in Less Time and with Fewer Lines of Code

  • by Falko Schneider, Director of Research and Development, SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence
  • November 15, 2005
As an application developer, you are all too aware of the effort involved in coding generic reporting and interaction capabilities, such as sorting and totaling, into your applications from scratch. The good news is that SAP NetWeaver ’04 provides a completely redesigned, fully integrated SAP List Viewer (ALV) that enables you to embed reporting and interaction capabilities directly into your applications, no code required, with a common look and feel for all reports. This article describes the available data display options, introduces the new object-oriented programming model, and shows you how easy the redesigned API is to use by walking through some simple examples to get you started.
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Falko Schneider

Falko Schneider is the Director of Research and Development for SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence. He designed and developed the first version of the SAP List Viewer (ALV), which was first shipped to customers with R/3 4.0. During the development of R/3 4.6, he became the project lead for ALV development and was responsible for the control-based ALV variant, the ALV Grid Control. In 2000, Falko joined the SAP BW team as a development manager for ALV and SAP Query, and also assumed responsibility for Data Warehousing and integrating Business Planning functionality within SAP BW.

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