Tip

Creating variants for default values

You can automatically use an existing variant to fill your report parameters and selections during the event initialization. How? Just use function module 'RS_SUPPORT_SELECTIONS'. Check out our CtacAlign standard template for a variant of this solution:
- store a variant with name U_<userid> or U_<systemid>.
- Call this function during initialization
=> the values of the variant are sent to your selection-screen automatically.
This function works up to release 4.6C.
function /ctac/variant_start.
*"----------------------------------------------------------------------
*"*"Local interface:
*"  IMPORTING
*"     REFERENCE(RE_SYST) TYPE  SYST
*"----------------------------------------------------------------------
*
* This function checks if there are variants with a specific name and
* propose these values on selection screen
* Use this function in the INITIALIZATION event of your report

  data: tp_subrc   like sy-subrc.
  data: tp_repid   like rsvar-report.
  data: tp_variant like rsvar-variant.
 
    tp_repid = re_syst-repid.
    clear tp_variant.
    tp_variant = 'U_'.
    write re_syst-uname to tp_variant+2.

    call function 'RS_VARIANT_EXISTS'
         exporting
              report  = tp_repid
              variant = tp_variant
         importing
              r_c     = tp_subrc
         exceptions
              others  = 9.

    if sy-subrc = 0.
      if not tp_subrc is initial.
        clear tp_variant.
        tp_variant = 'U_'.

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write re_syst-sysid to tp_variant+2. call function 'RS_VARIANT_EXISTS' exporting report = tp_repid variant = tp_variant importing r_c = tp_subrc exceptions others = 9. check sy-subrc = 0. endif. if tp_subrc = 0. call function 'RS_SUPPORT_SELECTIONS' exporting report = tp_repid variant = tp_variant exceptions variant_not_existent = 01 variant_obsolete = 02. endif. endif. * endfunction.

This was first published in October 2003

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