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Difference between DropDownByIndex and DropDownByKey

Former Member
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What is the differnece between DropDownByIndex, DropDownByKey and ItemListBox.

Thanks in advance

Chandra

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Former Member
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Hi Chandra,

DropDownByKey

A DropDownByIndex UI element provides the user with a dropdown list box. You cannot select more than one entry from the selection list. The UI element consists of a text field, a button, and a selection list. Any list item already selected is displayed in the text field. When the user chooses the pushbutton, a list of all possible values is displayed.

DropDownByIndex

A DropDownByIndex UI element provides the user with a dropdown list box. You cannot select more than one entry from the selection list. The UI element consists of a text field, a button, and a selection list. Any list item already selected is displayed in the text field. When selecting the button, a list with all possible values is displayed.

ItemListBox

This UI element is similar to the classical GUI concept of a selection list with simple and multiple selection (list box). A list of text entries is displayed in a box of a fixed size, which if necessary you can scroll through. One or two columns are displayed for the values and possibly one column for symbols is displayed before the value column(s).

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04s/helpdata/en/d9/478041a17e060de10000000a1550b0/frameset.htm

Regards

Ayyapparaj

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Hi Ayyapparaj,

Thanks for your response, but i did not get the differce between dropdownbykey and dropdownbyindex.

Can u pls explain once again...)

Regards

Chandra

ankur_garg5
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Hi Chandra,

Actually the description of DropDownByKey and DropDownByIndex as given by Ayyapparaj tells about how these two UI elements are seen by the end user.

According to this link [DropDownByKey|http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04s/helpdata/en/c5/e4884180951809e10000000a155106/content.htm]:

....The dropdown list box UI elements, DropDownByKey and DropDownByIndex, do not differ from each other when displayed on the screen. However, the data binding model for the DropDownByKey UI element has a completely different concept....

See the following link for understanding the actual difference:

[Data Binding Using Index and Key|http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04s/helpdata/en/bb/69b441b0133531e10000000a155106/frameset.htm]

Bye

Ankur

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