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Here, you can create display, navigation and XXL attributes for the characteristic and edit its properties.


This tab page is only available if you have set the Master Data flag on the General tab page.


Navigation and Display Attributes

  1. Under Display and Navigation Attributes, you can create a new attribute by choosing Add. Select an InfoObject and choose OK. The attribute is applied. Via the link on the attribute name, you can call the InfoObject maintenance screen. On the right side of the screen, you can edit the properties of the attribute.


  1. You can choose whether the attribute is a display attribute (DIS) or a navigation attribute (NAV). The attributes are defined as display attributes by default.


  1. You can determine the sequence in which the attributes for a characteristic are displayed in F4 input help.

    There are the following values for this setting:

    • 00: The attribute is not displayed in input help
    • 01: The attribute appears in first position (far left) in input help
    • 02: The attribute appears in second position in input help.
    • 03: ...

    The total number of fields allowed in input help is restricted to 40. In addition to the attributes, the characteristic itself, its texts, and the compound characteristics are generated in input help. The total number of fields cannot be greater than 40.

  2. You can specify whether the attribute is time-dependent. Even if only one attribute is time-dependent, a time-dependent master data table is created. There can still be time-independent attributes for this characteristic however. These are stored in a separate table.
  3. By choosing Part of Index, you stipulate whether the attribute should be added to the secondary index that is defined on the master data tables (P/Q/X/Y) of a characteristic.

Navigation Attribute Properties

  1. You can enter a description for the navigation attribute. This can be useful if a characteristic appears more than once in an InfoProvider (as a characteristic and as a navigation attribute). You can thus differentiate between these in the query definition.
  2. You can mark navigation attributes as authorization relevant independently of the assigned basic characteristics.
  3. By choosing Maintain transitive attributes in the context menu for an attribute, you can define the transitive attributes for the attribute in question. This allows you to make the attributes of the query available for navigation in the query.
  4. By choosing Remove, you can remove attributes from the characteristic again.

XXL Attributes

  1. Under XXL Attributes, you can create a new XXL attribute by choosing Add. Select an InfoObject and choose OK. The XXL attribute is applied.