The transaction CL30N enables users to search for objects in classes. More precisely, the search function will find all materials that use the selected
class with the given class type. Furthermore the search also allows users to filter the results of a search to objects which have specific values set for
the characteristics in classification.
When the Class and Class type are added, by hitting enter the search form will be shown.
The search form will automatically list all characteristics that are maintained in the class for the class type.
To carry out the search, the buttons "Find in initial class" and "Include subordinate classes" above the search form may be used.
In case no values were set for the characteristics in the search form, the result list will include all objects that have any values including none
assigned to the characteristics in the classification of the material.
On the left side of the screen, the class hierarchy is shown to enable simple navigation between classes and subclasses.
On the lower part of the screen, the objects that match the search criteria will be listed.
Change Layout - the result list's layout may be adjusted to include other details in the listing view.
Sort Ascending / Sort Descending - the result list may be sorted in ascending or descending order.
Search - the result list may be searched through aswell to find specific objects. This search option should not be
confused with the object search that was carried out with the "Find in initial class" or "include subordinate class" search,
as it will only search through the result list.
Print - the result list may be printed as well.
Info - the search list is displayed with the SAP List Viewer for SAP GUI, for which the documentation is available here .
Compare Objects - when two or more objects are selected in the result list, it is possible to compare them by various criteria.
Save - the result list may be saved as an extract in the system.
Execute - selected objects from the result list may be opened by clicking "execute" which will open the material in
the transaction MM03.
Hide selected Objects - to hide objects from the result list, this option is available. However in case the search is carried out
again, the objects will be visible again. The hide selected objects is therefore only temporarly hiding the objects.
User Settings in CL30N
The transaction CL30N offers many settings that may be set on a user bases and will affect the search results for the user.
In case a search is carried out and an object that is expected to be found by the search is missing from the result list,
users should first review the user settings and check if all options are set accordingly such that they do not exclude the
Character Value Assignment Tab
Standard - the characteristics values are displayed as defined in the characteristic
or as overwritten in the class.
Without values - characteristic values will not be displayed directly on the value assignment screen
and all settings in characteristic or maintenance class will be overwritten.
With Vals Without Page Formatting - only allowed characteristic values will be displayed directly on
the value assignment screen.
With Values and One Char. per Page - only allowed characteristic values will be displayed directly on
the value assignment screen all settings in characteristic or maintenance class will be overwritten. Additionally, a new page is
opened for each charactecteristic and its values.
All Assigned Values - all values assigned to a characteristic are displayed. Otherwise, only the first value in the
list is displayed (to save space), with a message that further values exist.
Additional Information - an additional column appears on the value assignment screen. If a characteristic is
inherited from superior classes or object dependencies are assigned to a characteristic or characteristic value, an indicator in
the relevant column is displayed.
Display reqd chars - the required characteristics are displayed in a separate column to highlight that
entry is required.
Required Characteristics - characteristics to which values must be assigned are displayed on the value assignment screen
and the Entry required indicator is shown.
Optional Characteristics - characteristics to which to which value assignment is optional are
displayed on the value assignment screen and no Entry required indicator is shown.
With Assigned Values - the characteristics that have a value already assigned are displayed on the
value assignment screen. In case the characteristic does not have any values assigned, then the characteristic
will not be displayed. However, when default values are set for a characteristic, it will be displayed.
Without Values - the characteristics that do NOT have a value already assigned are displayed on the
value assignment screen. In case the characteristic has any values assigned, then the characteristic will not be
displayed. When default values are set for a characteristic, it will be displayed.
With Inherited Characteristics - characteristics that are inherited from superior classes are displayed
on the value assignment screen.
With Additional Characteristics - reference characteristics that are assigned to a class are displayed on
the value assignment screen.
With Excluded Characteristics - characteristics and characteristic values are still displayed if they are
excluded from the value assignment process by object dependencies.Excluded characteristics have an indicator showing
that it is not possible to assign values to them. Excluded characteristic values are displayed in the possible entries dialog
box, but it is not possible to select them. If the allowed values for the characteristic are displayed on the value assignment
screen, excluded characteristics are not displayed, even if the Excluded characteristics indicator is selected.
Note: Object dependencies are only processed in variant configuration and when you classify objects, NOT when searching for objects.
Find Object Tab
* Display options for search result
Display object - the object and class numbers are displayed in the search result. It is not possible to display the objects,
the object descriptions and the characteristics in the list at the same time.
Display description - the description for objects and classes is displayed in the search result.
Object key and description - object numbers and object descriptions are shown in the search result.
Object Type - the different object types of the class are shown.
Classification status - the search result will show when the assignment of the object in the class is blocked.
* Sorting of search
Sort ascending - the objects are to be sorted in ascending order by characteristic value. The objects are sorted in
ascending order by the values of the first characteristic, otherwise they are sorted in descending order.
Sort by Object Type First - object types are sorted alphabetically. However, classes are shown at the to be able to
see them quickly. Data in the other columns is sorted alphabetically per object type.
No Sorting - Indicates that no sorting takes place.
By Object Key - If this indicator is set, objects are sorted alphabetically according to their keys (numbers).
By Object Description - objects are sorted alphabetically according to their descriptions.
* Find object
Default find string - for characteristics with data type character format, full-text search will be a default setting
and will happen automatically.
Display class hierarchy - the hierarchy of the class entered is always exploded when the find objects function
is started. The class hierarchy appears as a tree structure. It is then possible to double-click on a subordinate
class in the hierarchy and to select it as an initial class for the search.
* Scope of search result
Objs with chars but no values - the search result will include objects which have the characteristics entered but
no values assigned to the characteristics.
Locked assignments - the search result shows objects whose assignments to the class are 'locked'.
Incomplete assignments - the result of the class search is to include objects with assignment to the class marked
With released assignments - the search result shows objects whose allocations to the class are 'released'.
Maximum hits - the maximum number is the number of objects that will be searched through when carrying out the search
and NOT how many result will be shown in the search result.
General Settings Tab
*General language settings
Language Key - designates the language in which the user may display texts, enter texts and print documents.
* Display characteristic/value
Lang-ind. char. - language-independent characteristic names are displayed.
Language-dependent description - only the language-dependent characteristic descriptions are displayed on the screens for value
assignment and finding objects.
Display language-independent value - shows that language-independent characteristic values are displayed.
Language-dependent value - only language-dependent characteristic values are shown on the screens for value assignment and finding objects.
Display DIN code letter characteristic - display Standard Code Letters.
Do not display document for class - when maintaining a class, it is possible to assign a document to the class (Document tab) which is
then displayed automatically the class is used to find objects. If this indicator is set, the automatic display of the document is switched off.
Class - the class name used to uniquely identify a class within a class type.
Class type - uniquely identifies the class type.
Organizational Area - organizational areas that are allowed for the characteristics of this class. On the characteristics screen of the class it is
possible to assign characteristics to the organizational areas that are defined for the class.
Default Values Tab
*Enter default values
Yes - default values that are defined in the characteristic are displayed on the value assignment screen. Select the Copy indicator as well.
No - default values that are defined in the characteristic are not displayed on the value assignment screen.
Copy - This procedure determines that the default values defined in characteristics maintenance are treated as user entries.
These characteristics are interpreted as having assigned values.If the procedure Copy is selected, the Yes or No indicator may be selected
to specify whether the default values are displayed on the value assignment screen.
Confirm - This procedure shows that default values for characteristics must be confirmed on the value assignment screen. If the default value
is not confirmed, the characteristic is interpreted as having no assigned value.
Restrict Object Types
With the menu option 'Extras' → 'Restrict Object Type' the search results may be limited to only certain object types. In case some
objects that are expected in the search results are not showing up, this restriction option should be reviewed.
Object dependencies in CL30N
In transaction CL30n, no object dependencies are executed. To enable object dependencies you can activate user-exit CLCTMS03.
For further information please see also the documentation of this user-exit and the note 383092.
The class and class type is handed over to the function module and with the export parameter EXP_DEP_ACTIVE you could decide if
the object dependency is used or not. Therefore you have to set the value 'X' for parameter 'EXP_DEP_ACTIVE'.
Additional Reference Characteristics
With the menu option 'Extras' → 'Additional reference characteristics' the user may add reference characteristics to the search form and
a value may also be added to narrow down search results.
The reference characteristics will now be added to the search form.
Changing the Layout of the Result List
The layout of the result list may be personalized to serve as a better overview to the user. Once the search has been carried out
either with 'Find in initial class' or 'Include subordinate classes', in the result list the button 'Chnage Layout' may be clicked
to open the layout editor popup.
Filtering the Result List
While the search criteria may narrow down the search, it is possible to further narrow down the result list by setting up filters.
Once the search has been carried out either with 'Find in initial class' or 'Include subordinate classes', in the result list the button
'Set filter' may be clicked.
In the filter editor popup, the Column that contains the values that should be filtered must be added to the 'Filter Criteria'
on the left side by selecting the Column name on the right side, then clicking the arrow pointing to the left.
In this example the filter criteria has been the object name being 'MAT_1' and once the filter has been set, the result list has also
been narrowed down to the one MAT_1 object.
When the search is carried out again after the filter has been set either with 'Find in initial class' or 'Include subordinate classes',
the filters will be removed and must be set again manually by the user.
In order to compare objects from the result list, after the search has been carried out either with 'Find in initial class' or
'Include subordinate classes', the objects from the result list may be compared. Each object that will be used in the comparison must be
selected first from the result list. To select multiple objects either the Shift button should be held and each object selected with a mouse click
or by holding the mouse and pulling the cursor over the object names.
Calling Transaction in Initial Screen
In transaction CL30n, the found objects from the result list can be processed further with reports or transactions. With the menu
option 'Environment' --> 'Define function', the user can define transactions or reports, which can be called from the result list.
With note 1772556 a new feature was implemented in transaction CL30n. In the menu option Environment --> Define function,
now a transaction may be defined to set where the inital screen is called.
If you want to open the object with the transaction in the intial screen, enter the transaction with category 'E'.
The object is then called with transaction and category 'T'. The inital screen is automatically filled with the object data and the
transaction is already opened.
In this example the object is opened with category 'E' and on the inital screen it is now possible to change the data.