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Function documentation Definition of Macros in the MacroBuilder Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

There are two basic methods of working in the MacroBuilder:

     The context menu

     Drag&Drop techniques

You define macros in planning books in combination with macro elements and macro tools.

Activities

Context Menu

You use the context menu primarily in the macro tree section. If you select an existing macro element (this can even be at the This graphic is explained in the accompanying text Macro level), the system displays a menu with all the available options for this element at the current position in the macro. Each macro element is listed separately.

Note

Terminology

Insert     Enter the new element before the selected element

Attach      Enter the new element after the last element at the same level

Add    Enter the new element after the selected element at the next level

The context menu offers two options that are not available with Drag&Drop:

     Active/inactive

Activate/deactivate an element in the macro tree as in the macro toolbar.

     Breakpoint On/Off

Sets a breakpoint. This means that during execution of the macro the macro stops at this element. A dialog box appears in which the value of the element is displayed. You continue processing by choosing This graphic is explained in the accompanying text.

These two options are for use when creating macros, particularly for debugging complex macros.

Drag&Drop

Use Drag&Drop to do any of the following:

     Add or insert any macro element in the macro tree

When you drop the element, the system offers you a choice of options if more than one option is available.

     Move elements within the macro tree

     Drag a macro from the macro tree to the standard macros screen area

     Change the sequence of the standard macros

     Copy a part of the macro tree to the clipboard

If the This graphic is explained in the accompanying text icon appears, you cannot carry out the action for this element. If the + icon appears, you can carry out the action for this element. In this case, you can release the left mouse button.

For more information on the different areas of the MacroBuilder screen, see MacroBuilder Screen.

 

 

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