Help Center usage in Webdynpro ABAP

By Chandrashekhar Mahajan, John Deere India

Introduction –

This article shows you the way to integrate Help Center feature into your Webdynpro ABAP application without SAP Knowledge Warehouse Setup in place.

This article also focuses on authorization objects required to determine key user and normal user.

 Background –

The Help Center application shipped with Enhancement Package 1 of SAP NetWeaver 7.0 is suitable for use with applications in SAP Business Suite. The Help Center is available in a first version for applications of ERP 6.0 Enhancement Package 4. Its features will be improved and extended in future versions. Refer to know more about Help Center.

 As per SAP help,, Help Center can be called in your application by adding application parameter WDHELPCENTERDISPLAY. This is available in SAP NetWeaver 7.0, Enhancement Package 2.

 Apart from this you should have SAP Knowledge Warehouse (SAP KW) setup ready so that you can navigate to help documents that are maintained in SAP Knowledge Warehouse. Refer to know more about SAP KW. In case you do not have knowledge articles stored in SAP KW and want to use Help Center feature then there is way to integrate it. This is explained in more details as below.

 Help Center Usage in WD ABAP -

 Create WD Component and Application.


Add PageHeader UI Element. Provide appropriate title to the page header.


 Insert Title Content in the Page Header.


Insert LinkToAction UI Element.


Create Action for the Link to Action UI element.


 Add below code to call the method open_help_center

 DATA: l_api_componentcontroller TYPE REF TO if_wd_component,
           l_appl                               TYPE REF TO if_wd_application.

l_api_componentcontroller = wd_comp_controller->wd_get_api( ).
l_appl = l_api_componentcontroller->get_application( ).

l_appl->open_help_center( ). "Call method open_help_center


Activate WD component and execute the application. It will display the Page Header with title and Help Link as displayed below.


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