F4IF_FIELD_VALUE_REQUEST is a standard SAP function module that performs F4 help for fields that are only known at runtime functionality. This is available within standard R/3 SAP systems depending on version and release level.
Below are the pattern details for this FM showing its interface including any import, export and tables parameters. There is also a list of Exceptions and for your convenience any standard documentation available. All this information and more can also be viewed if you enter the function module name F4IF_FIELD_VALUE_REQUEST into the relevant SAP transaction such as SE37 or SE80.
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Pattern for FM F4IF_FIELD_VALUE_REQUEST - F4IF FIELD VALUE REQUEST
SAP Documentation for FM F4IF_FIELD_VALUE_REQUEST
Associated Function Group:
CALL FUNCTION 'F4IF_FIELD_VALUE_REQUEST' "F4 help for fields that are only known at runtime
tabname = " dfies-tabname Table/structure name from Dictionary
fieldname = " dfies-fieldname Field name from Dictionary
* searchhelp = SPACE " shlpname Search help as screen field attribute
* shlpparam = SPACE " shlpfield Search help parameter in screen field
* dynpprog = SPACE " sy-repid Current program
* dynpnr = SPACE " sy-dynnr Screen number
* dynprofield = SPACE " help_info-dynprofld Name of screen field for value return
* stepl = 0 " sy-stepl Steploop line of screen field
* value = SPACE " help_info-fldvalue Field contents for F4 call
* multiple_choice = SPACE " ddbool_d Switch on multiple selection
* display = SPACE " ddbool_d Override readiness for input
* suppress_recordlist = SPACE " ddshf4ctrl-hide_list Skip display of the hit list
* callback_program = SPACE " sy-repid Program for callback before F4 start
* callback_form = SPACE " sy-xform Form for callback before F4 start (-> long docu)
* callback_method = " if_f4callback_value_request Interface for Callback Routines
* selection_screen = SPACE " ddbool_d Behavior as in Selection Screen (->Long Docu)
user_reset = " c Single-Character Flag
* return_tab = " ddshretval Return the selected value
FIELD_NOT_FOUND = 1 " Field does not exist in the Dictionary
NO_HELP_FOR_FIELD = 2 " No F4 help is defined for the field
INCONSISTENT_HELP = 3 " F4 help for the field is inconsistent
NO_VALUES_FOUND = 4 " No values found
. " F4IF_FIELD_VALUE_REQUEST
This module permits the implementation of the standard help for a
screen field whose reference to the ABAP Dictionary is only known at
If the module is called at the time PROCESS ON VALUE REQUEST, it
behaves just like the standard help.
The reference to the ABAP Dictionary is needed in the form of the table
and field names as input.
The module then determines the search help defined directly or
indirectly in the Dictionary (e.g. also domain fixed values). If
several parameters of the search help are linked with the Dictionary
table or structure, the additional fields are searched for on the
screen, as for the standard help, and the parameters are given their
contents. The standard F4 process is then started. Depending on the
user settings, this can also be implemented with the input help
In addition to specifying the table and field names, you have the
Parameter TABNAME is assigned a data element (type). FIELDNAME is
The search help (SEARCHHELP) is specified directly. In this case you
should also pass the search help parameter (SHLPPARAM), which is used
as return parameter. (For reasons of compatibility, you can also define
only SEARCHHELP. In this case the first parameter of the search help is
used as default for SHLPPARAM.)
If the screen information DYNPPROG, DYNPNR, DYNPROFIELD and possibly
STEPL is also specified, the selected value is automatically stored in
the screen field. Further export parameters are also stored there if
they are found as input fields on the screen.
If the user activated the ActiveX help, the help is started amodally
under the following conditions:
1. The screen information DYNPROG, DYNPNR and DYNPROFIELD must be
2. When the function module is called, the RETURN_TAB may not be
specified. (If the call is amodal, the function module returns before
the user has specified a value.)
Normally values are only returned in input fields. This behavior can be
influenced with the parameter DISPLAY (see parameter documentation).
(At the moment it is not possible to determine if it is ready for
input. Development or correction of the screen area is necessary).
The input help key should only be activated in a screen field if there
is actually an input help available. To find out if there is an input
help for the Dictionary field, you can read the field information with
module DDIF_NAMETAB_GET>. Field F4AVAILABL in
structure DFIES tells you if there is an input help available.
Previously you had to assign DYNPPROG and DYNNR the contents of
SY-REPID and SY-DYNNR. However, for subscreens this information is not
sufficient to uniquely define the screen. For reasons of compatibility
the current screen is now determined internally as soon as DYNPPROG,
DYNNR and DYNPROFIELD are passed and are not equal to SPACE. The actual
contents are no longer important, but you are nevertheless advised to
pass meaningful values to ensure the readability of the programs.
The value for STEPL is outside a step loop 0. The current row can be
stored within a step loop at time POV with the function module
If you do not want to return the selected value automatically, you
should not define parameters DYNPROG and DYNNR. At the moment values
are not returned if MULTIPLE_SELECTION is selected either, but this
could change in the future.
Note that documentation about some of the parameters is also available.
Documentation extract taken from SAP system, Copyright (c) SAP AG