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Structure-Specific Semantic Attributes of Database Tables

The following semantic attributes are the same as those of a structure in ABAP Dictionary:

  • Short text
  • Documentation
  • Short text of table fields
  • Output style of table fields
  • Reference field for components of the built-in data types CURR and QUAN. If a field in a database table is used as a reference field in a different table, the field cannot be deleted.
  • Search help

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54


  • The semantic attributes apply mainly to the database table in question. The separation of concerns principle dictates that the way a table field is written must not necessarily be suitable for displaying a help text of an application that edits the table.

  • Like regular structure components, search helps can be assigned to table fields or the whole table. If the separation of concerns dictates that table fields are not to be used directly for input fields on dynpros or Web Dynpros, it is not recommended that search helps are assigned.