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Short Reference

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54

Obsolete Syntax

                 FOR {NODE|TABLE} node [ID id].


This variant of statement SELECTION-SCREEN defines a node in the structure of the logical database for dynamic selections. If a node belongs to type T, the addition TABLE can be used instead of NODE. The statement cannot be used for type C nodes. For a description of the node types, see the NODES statement.

If a node is defined for dynamic selections, the user can determine the components of the node for which they want to enter further selections and for which entry fields are not defined on the selection screen, while the selection screen is displayed.

For more information on the ID addition, see ldb_additions.


  • While the database program is running, the selections entered by the user in the internal table DYN_SEL in structure RSDS_TYPE from type group RSDS are available in various forms, such as generated WHERE conditions for Open SQL.
  • See also Dynamic Selections.
  • If logical databases are no longer created, this variant of the statement SELECT-OPTIONS does not need to be used either.