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What is Face Less Component?

Hi Friends,

I just wanna to know about Face Less Components in WebDynpro ABAP.

I have read the Sap Help documents but i cannot understand,

What is Faceless Components and what is the Use of that.



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Hi Pradeep,

The faceless WDA component  is a component without any views,windows. It has only component controller and custom controller if any.

Use of faceless component:

Let us say we have a very complex requirement where in lot of components need to developed and integrated to work each other.

If there is a need to common data and attributes need to mapped and used in many components,

  •      We separate the common data into a faceless component which just holds the common data / key data which can be used further e.g.: zwd_input_parameters
  • Now, we use this component inside other components ZWDA_SALES,  ZWDA_PURCHASE and map the context using external mapping

If we want to re-use component with views & windows again and again in other components, it will be heavy component as it has graphical elements like views , windows in it.

So,faceless components com into picture without views/windows.

Hope this helps you



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