When you define a query, in the InfoProvider screen area you see the InfoProvider objects that you can move into the query directories using Drag&Drop for the definition. For example:
· Reusable calculated key figures
· Reusable restricted key figures
· Reusable structures
You can maintain the texts for these objects in several languages.
1. If you create a query in a logon language (for example, German) and include a basic key figure, a restricted key figure, or a calculated key figure in the columns or row, this key figure automatically becomes part of a structure, that is, a Selection structural component. (You see the Selection type in the Change Selection dialog box that appears when you double-click on a structural component.)
The structure that the system creates automatically is identified by the symbol and contains the default name Key Figures as a proposal.
A key figure in the rows or columns has to be part of a structure. You can have a maximum of two structures in a query, only one of which can be a key figure structure.
You can also create a structure manually. Use the right mouse button to open the context menu in the Columns or Rows and choose New Structure. This structure automatically receives Structure as a suggested name.
2. You can change this suggested name. Select the structure. The Properties screen area is displayed in the properties dialog box structure.
3. Change the name if necessary, and choose OK.
· When you drag a key figure from the InfoProvider screen area into the key figure structure, the name for this selection structural component is adopted as a proposal from the InfoProvider screen area by default. You can see this in the Properties screen area, since the Use Standard Text entry is selected.
· You can make additional restrictions for the structural component (by double-clicking on it) or change the properties of it (in the Properties screen area), and, therefore, can change the name given by default.
You can transfer a key figure as often as you want and make changes to the structure locally (different settings, restrictions). Therefore, the name has to be individually changeable.
· The structure does not contain the original element from the InfoProvider screen area, but rather a structural component that links to the original key figure in the InfoProvider screen area.
· The names of the structural components are language dependent. When you define and save a query with the logon language as German, only the corresponding German texts are saved in the relevant tables (for example, RSZELTTXT). This is not the original key figure, but rather a structural component, a new object that linksto the original key figure but is not the original key figure.
· If you then execute the query in a different logon language to the one that you used to define the query, the standard texts are displayed for all structural components that have no text.
· Structures and structural components (selections, formulas) are completely independent objects that appear in the BEx Query Designer and that you can store in the relevant tables when you save them. Since texts are fundamentally language-dependent, the texts in the query definition appear in the logon language only when you save the query.
· For queries that are already defined, translated key figures within a structure are subsequently automatically modified if the standard text is used.