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  Property Tree

Use

The property tree offers a structured display of all the value assignment types that you can edit in the value assignment of specifications.

Prerequisites

  • You have set up or imported a property tree. For more information, see the Implementation Guide (IMG) for Basic Data and Tools under Set Up Property Trees or in SAP Library under Import and Export .

  • You have the required authorizations.

    Note Note

    In the SAP system, you can assign read and write authorization to a user for each node (including the root). A user can display an end node if that user has authorization for all nodes, including end nodes and the root.

    End of the note.

Features

The property tree is the starting point for editing value assignments of specifications. You can set which property tree is displayed for each specification type in Customizing for Basic Data and Tools under Specify Specification Types . If you do not specify a property tree for a specification type and there is no SET/GET setting, the property tree is displayed for which the D indicator (default property tree for specification management) is set in the IMG activity Set Up Property Trees .

In the IMG activity Specify Specification Types you can define for each specification type whether a user can switch between property trees. In this IMG activity you also specify the property trees from which the user can choose.

If a user has switched to a property tree, this is saved as a SET/GET parameter in the user settings.

Report Symbols

Using the context menu you can display the report symbols for a value assignment type and its characteristics.

Origin of Value Assignment

Value assignment types can be assigned values using various methods. The method used is indicated by a particular icon beside the value assignment in the property tree.

Origin of Value Assignment

Icon

Manual assignment

Reference

An identifier for the reference specification is displayed next to the text of the value assignment type. You specify which identifier is displayed in Customizing for Basic Data and Tools under Check Identification Listing in the identification listing D_REFVAL.

By manually overwriting a reference

An identifier for the reference specification is displayed next to the text of the value assignment type. You specify which identifier is displayed in Customizing for Basic Data and Tools under Check Identification Listing in the identification listing D_REFVAL.

Inheritance

See Inheritance .

Help Texts for Value Assignment Types

You can use the context menu to display help texts for each value assignment type in the property tree. This text was created in the Classification System for the class of the value assignment type under Texts .

Activities

Follow the procedure Editing Specifications . You will find the property tree in the detail area of the specification workbench.

Using the Property Tree for Value Assignment
  1. Expand the property tree down to the lowest level where the value assignment types are displayed.

  2. Double-click the value assignment type you want to display.

    The Edit Specification: Value Assignment screen appears (see Editing Value Assignments ).

Changing Property Tree

Select the required property tree in the context menu for the property tree under Property Tree .