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You can display details of the elements of a development object in the Element Information Popup and the ABAP Element Info view. In this way, you can – for example – compare the details of several elements or methods.

Context

You open the Element Information Popup and the ABAP Element Info view from a usage in the ABAP source code editor.

Example of the ABAP Element Info view for displaying information on ABAP source code
Figure 1: Example of the ABAP Element Info view for displaying information on ABAP source code
Note

You can only display the details on the usage, not on the definitions of elements.

Procedure

  1. Position the cursor on the relevant element and press F2.

    The information popup is opened and displays the corresponding details.

    As of SAP NetWeaver 7.5 SP04, you can navigate between the content of different usages in the Element Information Popup/ABAP Element Info view. To do this, position the cursor on the type usage in the corresponding element information. The usage item then becomes a link and you can click it.

  2. To open the ABAP Element Info view, press the @ "Show in ABAP Element Info view" button.

Results

ADT provides the details of the code element information popup in the ABAP Element Info view.

Note

You can perform the following functions on elements and methods in the ABAP Element Info view:

  • If you click the button, you can lock the current ABAP Element Info view to compare details of several methods.
  • If you click the button, the display of the ABAP Element Info view will automatically be refreshed to the position where you are in the ABAP source code.