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Connecting to the Ge neric Object Services

Use
You can use the Generic Object Services [Ext.] in the system menu to perform three
ArchiveLink functions starting from business objects implemented in SAP applications,
regardless of the application. The Generic Object Services integrate these functions into all
SAP applications, without the need for integrating specific function modules into each
application.

Prerequisite
The SAP application component must support the Generic Object Services.

Features
You can use the Generic Object Services to perform the following functions:

• Displaying Attachments [Page 52]

• Attaching a PC Document to an Object and Storing [Page 53]

• Assigning an Object the Bar Code of a Document [Page 54]

Activities
To go to the Generic Object Services from the application document, choose the central
menu path System → Object Services.

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Displaying Attachments

Use
You can call an overview of the attachments linked to an object. For example, these can be
PC documents or general notes. You can display attachments in the overview. You can also
change the attachments that you created yourself.

Related objects and personal notes are not given in the attachment list. You can call related
objects with the function Displaying Relationships [Ext.]. You can call your personal note in
the toolbox by using the symbol .

Procedure
1. In the Toolbox [Ext.] of the object services, choose .

The list of the documents appended to the object is then displayed.

2. To display a document or a note from the list, select it by double-clicking.

3. In order to change a folder, proceed as follows:

a. Select the entry.

b. Choose .

If a PC document is involved, the document is either opened directly in the SAP
document display or in the PC application. In the last case, the SAP document
display screen is additionally opened.

c. Make your changes.

d. If you have changed a note or a link, you must choose . If you have changed a PC
document, proceed as follows:

• If the document was opened in the SAP document display, choose and then
.

• If the document was opened in the PC application, you must save it in the PC
application. You must then close the document and choose in the SAP
document display.

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Integrating the Document Viewer in Control
The Document Viewer can be displayed in the control Dialog Box Container. This can be
integrated into an SAP screen, or you can incorporate it in the user interface of your
application.

Displaying documents in the SAP screen has the following advantages:

• Document display can be directly integrated into the transaction where application
documents are entered. Two areas are displayed on the screen: On one side, the input
template for the application document, and on the other side, the document containing
the data to be entered in the application document.

• The space in the Document Viewer normally reserved for menus and icons is also used
for displaying the document.

• The documents are closed automatically when the user leaves the transaction.
You can decide whether document display is integrated into the application document
transaction, or whether documents are displayed in a separate session. ArchiveLink provides
methods for displaying in control.

For more information, see the online documentation for the class
CL_DOCUMENT_HISTORY.

If you do not implement display in control, the Document Viewer is always called in a new
session. In this case, you can call the Document Viewer either in control or not. You make
this selection in Customizing. Choose the following in the Implementation Guide (IMG): SAP
Web Application Server → Basis Services → ArchiveLink → Front End Communication
Customizing → Make Storage and Display Settings.

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