Icons in SAP ALV-Grid not Clickable

Hello UiPath,

longer ago @Nicholas_Doss wrotes a post about not clickable icons in SAP ALV (ABAP List Viewer) grids. Unfortunately nothing has changed until today. It is not possible to click any button in an SAP ALV grid. But ALV grids are a very common representation form of data in business processes that works with the SAP GUI for Windows. It is really a limitation not to be able to use these buttons.

With the SAP GUI Scripting it is very easy possible to analyze the buttons in the toolbar. Here an example which is available on any SAP system. Call transaction code SE38 with the demo report BCALV_GRID_05.

The IDs of the controls shows us an ALV grid.

ALV_Grid2

To use the buttons of this ALV grid here a tiny SAP GUI Scripting example. It loops over the ToolBar and shows for each button different technical specifications like ID, Text, Tooltip and Type. If the Tooltip is “Layout ändern…” will the button pressed, depending on the type of button.

Set Grid = session.findById("wnd[0]/usr/cntlBCALVC_TOOLBAR_D100_C1/shellcont/shell")
For i = 0 To Grid.ToolBarButtonCount
  If Grid.GetToolBarButtonType(i) <> "Separator" Then
    Text = Grid.GetToolBarButtonId(i)
    Text = Text & " - " & Grid.GetToolBarButtonText(i)
    Text = Text & " - " & Grid.GetToolBarButtonTooltip(i) 
    Text = Text & " - " & Grid.GetToolBarButtonType(i)
    MsgBox Text
    If Grid.GetToolBarButtonTooltip(i) = "Layout ändern..." Then
      Select Case Grid.GetToolBarButtonType(i) 
        Case "Button", "Menu"
          Grid.pressToolbarButton Grid.GetToolBarButtonId(i)
        Case "ButtonAndMenu"
          Grid.pressToolbarContextButton Grid.GetToolBarButtonId(i)
      End Select
    End If
  End If
Next

In my opinion, it would be very profitable to expand the recorder of UiPath Studio to this function. If the type is GuiShell and the sub type is GridView you can analyze on this way if a toolbar exists. If yes you can detect the handle and with this handle you can analyze the sub components of the ALV grid. Here an example with Windows Detective.

ALV_Grid3

The toolbar has its own control, as shown here. Unfortunately I did not find a way to explicitly assign this toolbar to a variable in SAP GUI Scripting.

I suggest to expand the UiPath recorder with this feature. On this way everyone could simply use the buttons of an ALV grid.

Thanks and best regards
Stefan

@StefanSchnell, SAP toolbar support is coming soon :slight_smile: Thank you for your feedback!

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@gheorghestan

Hello Gheorghe,
great to hear that, thank you very much.
Best regards
Stefan

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