Use runtime parameters for dynamic Selections and Filters.

Create Runtime Parameters #

Follow the steps below to create runtime parameters:

  1. In the main window of the component click Edit Runtime Parameters. The window “Edit Runtime Parameters” opens.
    Edit runtime parameters
  2. Click [Add Scalar] to define scalar parameters to be used as placeholders for actual values.
    Click [Add List] to define list parameters that contain multiple values separated by commas e.g., 1,10 or “1”, “10”.
    The placeholders need to be populated with actual values at extraction runtime.
    Tip: Parameter0..-n is the default naming for the added parameter. You can enter a name of your choice.
  3. Select one of the following data types from the drop-down menu. The data types may correlate to SAP data types.
    • Text: Can be used for any type of SAP selection field.
    • Number: Can be used for numeric SAP selection fields.
    • Flag: Can only be used for SAP selection fields, which require an ‘X’ (true) or a blank ‘‘ (false) as input value.
    • List (string): Can only be used for SAP selection fields that allow multiple input values.
  4. Click [OK] to confirm.

Runtime parameters are overwritten at runtime, see Extraction Parameters - Custom

Assign Runtime Parameters #

Follow the steps below to assign the runtime parameters to selections.

  1. In the main window of the component, click the [Edit] button next to the selection you want to parameterize. The window “Edit Selections” opens, see Selections and Filters.
  2. Click the icon next to the input field to switch from static values ( Assign parameters) to runtime parameters ( Assign parameters). If no icon is available, create a runtime parameter.
    Selection With Parameters
  3. Select a runtime parameter from the dropdown-list.
  4. Click [OK] to confirm the input.