Data elements are very important dictionary types as they have many display and database related attributes on them. Search help, field label, data type and length(or Domains), documentation and change document are some of the attributes that Data Elements carry. Their main aim is to serve as wrappers for Domains. Besides, data elements can be used to define the type of a table field, structure component or the row type of a table type.
Other options of data elements are :
- Create documentation
- Assign a search help
- Assign a parameter ID
- Assign a default component name
- Mark data element as relevant for change documents
Below i have created a data element from a raw type , and also assigned a searh help.
Note: For assigning Parameter ID to data element.See SET/GET parameter post.