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Type Ahead feature enhances the user experience in SRM UI5 Enterprise search screen by providing the suggestion list as soon as the enters a minimum number of characters(configurable) in the search box. The suggestion list is displayed almost instantly with great performance(milli-second response time for more than 3 million products in the enterprise search).

Pre-requisites: SRM 7.0 EhP4 (SRM_SERVER 714) on HANA DB 

Available with implementation note 2422490



Available in SPRO -> SRM Server -> SAP SRM User Interface Add-on -> Continuous Improvement ->Type Ahead  OR using sm30 /SAPSRM/V_SW_ACT

Activate switch SRMNXP_150_TYPE_AHEAD


Type Ahead Properties:

  • Star Sugg Value – The minimum number of characters to type before triggering a suggestion. A recommended value would be 3.

  • Type Ahead wait – The number of milliseconds to wait after user has stopped typing before triggering a suggestion. A recommended value would be 200 milliseconds

  • Fuzziness – How fuzzy the type ahead search will be. Values range from 0 to 10000. Lower values mean a fuzzier search. A recommended value is 8000

Note: A value of 0 will default to a value of 8000 during the execution.

Note: The fuzziness value is only taken into consideration when 4 or more characters are typed regardless if the Star Sugg Value is less than that.

  • Max Results – The maximum number of items to display in the type ahead suggestion results list.

Note: The Max Result value is for actual catalog items, result types such as Supplier, Product Category, Catalog name are not considered as part of the max result and will be additional to the max result.