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why and where to use a text variable

Former Member
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Hi experts:

can some one tell me the purpose of using a text variable with different processing types.

i did my home work by looking into other threads and also in help.sap. i know how to create a text variable.

can some one please give me a simple example of why and where to use a text varible.

thanks

kedar

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former_member184494
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Kedar,

an example of a text variable could be :

If I want my column header to show Month Name as 'March'and not 032006 , I could have a text variable which gives the same.

Another option is if I want my characteristic name or Key figure name to be derived instead of a static value. Examples being similar to the one above or something like , I have a Key figure but would like Person A to see it as 'Balance' and Person B to see it as 'Outstanding' a case being Payables , I could use a text variable that changes according to the role or ID of the person logged in.

Arun

edwin_harpino
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dear Kedar,

another sample also deal with keyfigure's header/title,

header which depend on characteristic's value,

if char = A then header = X,

char = B then header = Y and so on,

they you can use text variable with processing type 'user exit', and put some code in variable user exit.

hope this helps.

Former Member
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Thanks Arun and A.H.P:

thanks for useful replies. i gave points to you.

thanks

kedar