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Difference between Elementary and Collective Search Help

Updated May 18, 2018

Elementary search helps vs Collective search help.

  • Elementary search help is for F4 help and Collective search help is the collection of Elementary Search Helps
  • Elementary search helps defines a search path where we will define the table from which the data has to be read and the selection criteria. Through import and export parameters. Used when we gets the data rom a single table.

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  • Collective Search Helps:- Combination of elementary search helps. When we need to fetch data based on multiple selection criteria’s. More than one tables are Selection from multiple tables.
  • In Elementary Search Help selection method should be entered but there is no selection method to be entered for a Collective Search Help instead of the selection method, we enter the included search helps for the Collective Search help.