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Check & Value Tables

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What is the difference between check table and value table?

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Hi Sekar,

Check table is used for Validations

Value table is used for F4 Help

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<b>value table ---</b> at domain level the possible values the field can hold.

<b>check table</b> -- used to check for foreign key relation, value table is proposed as the default check table when u create table

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Difference between a check table and a value table

Value Table

This is maintained at Domain Level.

When ever you create a domain , you can entered allowed values. For example you go to Domain SHKZG - Debit/credit indicator. Here only allowed values is H or S.

When ever you use this Domain, the system will forces you to enter only these values.

This is a sort of master check . To be maintained as a customization object. This mean that if you want to enter values to this table you have to create a development request & transport the same.

Check table

For example you have Employee master table & Employee Transaction table.

When ever an employee Transacts we need to check whether that employee exists , so we can refer to the employee master table.

This is nothing but a Parent & Child relationship . Here data can be maintained at client level , no development involved.

As per DBMS what we call foregin key table, is called as check table in SAP.

There is 1 more important Difference in Value Table and Check Table is that:

1. The contents of the check will be used as an input help(F4 Help) for a particular field on which a check table is assigned.

But the contents of Value Table are never used in Input Help.

The Heirarchy which decides from where to used the Input Help is:

1. Input help defined explicitly in ABAP Program or Dialog Module.

2. Input Help Attached to the referenced Database Table field.

3. Using the contents of Check Table as an input help if neither (1) or (2) help are there.

4. Input help from Fixed value or Value range given in Domain.

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Hi

Value Table:

This is maintained at Domain Level.

When ever you create a domain , you can entered allowed values. For example you go to Domain SHKZG - Debit/credit indicator. Here only allowed values is H or S.

When ever you use this Domain, the system will forces you to enter only these values.

This is a sort of master check . To be maintained as a customization object. This mean that if you want to enter values to this table you have to create a development request & transport the same.

Check table:

For example you have Employee master table & Employee Transaction table.

When ever an employee Transacts we need to check whether that employee exists , so we can refer to the employee master table.

This is nothing but a Parent & Child relationship . Here data can be maintained at client level , no development involved.

As per DBMS what we call foregin key table, is called as check table in SAP.

There is 1 more important Difference in Value Table and Check Table is that:

1. The contents of the check will be used as an input help(F4 Help) for a particular field on which a check table is assigned.

But the contents of Value Table are never used in Input Help.

The Heirarchy which decides from where to used the Input Help is:

1. Input help defined explicitly in ABAP Program or Dialog Module.

2. Input Help Attached to the referenced Database Table field.

3. Using the contents of Check Table as an input help if neither (1) or (2) help are there.

4. Input help from Fixed value or Value range given in Domain.

The relational data model contains not only tables, but also relationships between tables. These relationships are defined in the ABAP/4 Dictionary by foreign keys. An important function of foreign keys is to support data integrity in the relational data model. Foreign key fields may assume only those values allowed by the check table, in other words, values occurring in the primary key of the check table.

A foreign key provides a link between two tables, for eg.,T1 and T2 by including a reference in table T1 to the primary key of table T2. For this purpose, Foreign key fields assigned to the primary key fields of T2 are included in T1. Table T1, which is the one being checked, is called a foreign key table, and table T2 is called a check table. The terms dependent (foreign key) table and referenced (check) table are also used.

VALUE TABLE:If the domain of the check field has a value table, this is proposed by the system as check table in the foreign field maintenance. The key fields of the value table are in this case assigned fields of the foreign key table with the same domain. These fields may assume only those values allowed by the value table.

The value range of the domain can be defined by specifying value table.All table fields referring to this domain can then be checked against the corresponding field of this value table.In order the check can be executed, a foreign key must be defined for the value table.

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Check this info.

Check Table is for Field level Validation whereas Value table is for Domain Level Validations.

Value Table proposes table for check table.

I think you are clear with this.

more elaborate.

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Check Table

The Check Table is the table used by system to check if a data exist or not exist.

While creating a table if you want to be sure that a field can have some values

and these are in a certain table, you can give IT this table as CHECK TABLE.

Value Table

This is maintained at Domain Level.

When ever you create a domain , you can entered allowed values. For example you go to Domain SHKZG - Debit/credit indicator.

Here only allowed values is H or S.

When ever you use this Domain, the system will forces you to enter only these values.

This is a sort of master check . .

To be maintained as a customization object.

This mean that if you want to enter values to this table you have to create a development request & transport the same.

Differences:

1)check table will carry out the check for input values for the table field being entered in any application

and value table will provide values on F4 help for that table field.

2)The check table defines the foreign keys and is part of the table definition.

The value table is part of the domain definition.

Also Check this info.

CHECK TABLE----


VALUE TABLE

1. It works at table level.----


1. It works at a domain level.

2. It is a master table -


2. It provides a list of values

with a valid set of values.----


which will be automatically

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proposed as a check table

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while creating a foreign key

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relationship.

3. The contents of this table----


3. It is a sort of master check.

will be used for input help----


for which the check table is -


assigned.----


4. It is called as foreign key----


4. It may also be maintained

table in DBMS.----


as a customization object,

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which may require to

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transport development request.

Value Table

The system proposes the value table as check table when you try to define a foreign key for the field or component. This proposal can be overridden.

https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/advancedsearch?cat=sdn_help&query=value+table&adv=false&sortby=cm_rn...

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Hope this resolves your query.

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