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Use

The text input dialog is used to create text for certain parameters in Web items. You can enter the following text types using the dialog:

  • Language-Independent Text
  • Language-Dependent Text Stored in Object (Web Template or Reusable Web Item)
  • Language-Dependent Text Stored in Table
  • Language-Dependent Report Text (Obsolete)
Integration

The text input dialog is part of the Web Application Designer and is called when you set certain Web item parameters, such as in the parameter tray, using which you can label the tray for the Web item. Using the text input dialog, you can enter the hyperlink text (parameter TEXT_CONTENT) and the quick info text (parameter TOOLTIP) for the Link Web item, for example.

Features

You can create the following text types with the text input dialog:

  • Language-Independent Text

    When you select this text type, you can enter the free text of your choice. The text is not translated.

  • Language-Dependent Text Stored in Object (Web Template or Reusable Web Item)

    When you select this text type, you can enter free text that is either specific to the Web template or specific to a reusable Web item. Texts of this type are translated and transported with the relevant object (Web template or reusable Web item). See also Transporting BW Objects

    To enter a new text of your choice, choose New. Then save the text.

    To edit a text that has already been saved, proceed as follows:

    1. From the dropdown box of the Text Properties dialog segment, choose the text you want to change.
    2. Choose Edit.
    3. Edit the text in the Current Text Input dialog segment and save it.
  • Language-Dependent Text Stored in Table

    When you select this text type, you can edit texts that are saved in table RSBEXTEXTS of the BW system and that have a translation connection, and you can create new texts.  The texts are not transported with the object, but they can be used in other BEx tools (such as the Report Designer). You can transport the texts created here to other systems by transporting the contents of table RSBEXTEXTS.

    1. In the Text Properties dialog segment, choose Maintain. The BEx Text Maintenance dialog box appears.
    2. In the text maintenance dialog, choose the text that you want to change. Choose Edit Mode and make your changes. In addition to the key and the text, the language is also displayed in the text maintenance dialog.

      or

      In the empty row of the text maintenance dialog, enter your text into the Key and Text fields, and enter the language of the text created into the Language field. Note that at design time for the text maintenance, you can select the language of the text, but that at runtime, the text is displayed in the portal logon language.

    3. Choose Save Changes. Your changes are saved to the table.
      Note

      To get a better overview of the translated texts, in the text maintenance dialog, you can sort the table according to the Key, Language, or Text columns.

  • Language-Dependent Report Text (Obsolete)

    When you select this text type, you can select the texts of an ABAP report program that you have created. These texts have a translation connection; they are not transported with the object and have to be created in the relevant report program in the BW system. See also Creating ABAP Programs for Maintaining Language-Dependent Texts .

    1. In the Report field of the Text Properties dialog segment, enter the name of the report program; in the Key field, enter the key for the text you want to edit.
    2. Choose Retrieve Text. The selected text is displayed in the Current Text Input field.