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Data binding (context)

Dear all,

We have created a new WebDynpro application with our own interactive form. The form holds 200 fields, and only 30 fields are required for processing in the backend (ECC).

Do we need to define 200 context fields or can we define only these 30 fields? What happens with the 170 fields not binded to the context? These fields are not necessary for our process, but the pdf will be stored in Records Management.

Kind regards,



Hi Noel,

Raja is correct about the persistence.

In essence, unbound fields are not an issue as the information stays inside the PDF

However, consider this for your scenario: If you are using a dynamic PDF (which I assume you do, because you have posted a lot about the ISR integration - and ISR forms are dynamic), there is a bug with unbound fields in dynamic PDFs that may in certain cases cause the loss of data entered in such fields when you open the form a second time after originally saving and closing it.

This bug will not be fixed until later in the year with Reader 8.

Kind regards,

Markus Meisl

SAP NetWeaver Product Management

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