Table Maintenance Generator and its Modifications
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Table Maintenance Generator (TMG) is a tool which is used to create equipment by which customizedtables created by end users can be changed as required, such as making an entry to that table, deleting anentry, modifying an existing entry etc.Table Maintenance generator can be created using transaction SE54 or SE11. A table maintenance generator is used to create table maintenance program to add, modify or deleterecords in the database tables. It is generated to maintain customizing data with these maintenance dialogs.We can check the table maintenance dialog in SM30 or SE16. In SM30, We have display and maintainoptions. Display option is used to view the table contents and maintain option is used to maintain the entriesin the table.
Reasons to use Table Maintenance Generator
There are different reasons due to which table maintenance generator is used.1. In the production system, end-users will not be having access to transaction codes like SE11 andSE16. Therefore, developers will not be having access to many transaction codes including theabove SE11 and SE16.So in order to edit or create the contents of a database table, we should go for table maintenancegenerator.2. With the help of table maintenance generator, we can edit or create multiple entries at a time.3. Various events can be added to the table maintenance generator to maintain the entries. Theseevents get triggered while maintaining the entries in the table. They help in enhancing thefunctionality of the table maintenance.
Prerequisite to Create Table Maintenance Generator for a Custom Table
While creating the table the table, go in tab ‘Delivery and Maintenance’. Select the option‘Display/Maintenance allowed’ under ‘Data Browser/Table View Maint.’ as shown below. This will help in
maintaining the data entries for the table.