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Procedure documentationStep 2: Create Your Feeder Class


In this step you create your own feeder class, based on one of the following super classes provided by FPM:


    Use this super class if your reporting scenario requires the end user to make entries in a set of fields.


    Use this super class if your scenario requires the end user to choose an entry from a list or table (e.g. payroll results, tax form).

These super classes already contain the FPM interfaces and implement the generic international code, so you do not need to implement each method provided by the interfaces. You must only redefine those interface methods that you need to implement. You do this in the following step, Step 3: Complete the Methods of Your Feeder Class.

Note Note

For some country-specific reports, you may find the international implementation of an FPM interface method is entirely sufficient, so that you need do nothing. In many reporting scenarios, you will need only to redefine the bare minimum GET_DEFINITON and GET_DATA methods.

In this example implementation of a simple reporting service to be able to configure the UI, you need only to redefine the method GET_DEFINITION and ensure the two exporting parameters ET_FIELD_CATALOG and ET_FIELD_DESCRIPTION are filled (see also the description under Create the Field Catalogue (Method GET_DEFINITION). This is the essential part, because it provides the fields that you need when you arrange them on the screen. You can come back and do the other parts of this method and any other methods later.

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Proceed as follows:

  1. Create your feeder class in your appropriate package.

  2. Inherit from one of the following super classes:


  3. Save and activate your new class.