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Hiding a table column for a particular condition


I have defined a table (flowed) with 7 columns. I want to hide the 6th column (type Decimal field) completely if a condition is True. This condition is passed to the Form from an ABAP program as an import parameter of the Form Interface.

I've written a FormCalc Script on that particular column cell which is:

if ( $.rawValue == null or $.rawValue == "" ) then
  $.presence = "hidden";

This works fine except the column header is still displayed on the form as a result the format of the table has gone wrong and it looks weird.

Last column header "Advertised" should be shifted left to replace the 6th column header - As you can see the values of the 6th column are hidden but the column header is still displayed. I was unable to put any script on the column header as it is a type Text field.

Has anyone had a similar problem like this in the past? I know I can use Alternatives->True/False in the form context but I don't want to go there if there is something simple which I'm missing. Any ideas?



Former Member
Former Member replied

Continued to have the same problem that Formcalc script did not work from page 2 onwards.

The right way to go about this is to create an Alternative in the Context of the data table then set the Alternate Condition via a variable which is set at the Code Initialization event of the form Interface. Within the Alternative we can then Deactivate the required columns within the True & False condition.

The approach to insert client side scripting on a table column header in order to hide it is incorrect and thus should be avoided.

Note that steps 2 & 3 of the above post should be avoided - Step 1 is however required to make the Alternative work.

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