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Define work area with referencing to dynamic structure name

Hi,

I need help on defining a work area with referencing to a dynamic structure name. Could you please help?

Thanks,

Chuong

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Check this coding:

PARAMETERS:
  p_type TYPE typename OBLIGATORY DEFAULT 'VBAK'.
DATA:
  gr_dataref  TYPE REF TO data.
FIELD-SYMBOLS:
  <gfs> TYPE ANY.

CREATE DATA gr_dataref TYPE (p_type).
ASSIGN gr_dataref->* TO <gfs>.

<gfs> will take the structure from the name parameter, in this case table VBAK by default.

So if you have VBAK data in your string, doing the assignment <gfs> = string would split the data over the different fields.

What this code is lacking is exception handling, which depends on the SAP version you're at.

If your WAS is >= 6.20, you can use exception classes, so you should catch exception CX_SY_CREATE_DATA_ERROR:

TRY.
  CREATE DATA gr_dataref TYPE (p_type).
    CATCH CX_SY_CREATE_DATA_ERROR.
      " Exception handling in here
ENDTRY.

On older releases you should use CATCH SYSTEM-EXCEPTIONS ... ENDCATCH instead.

Regards

Edited by: Alejandro Bindi on Sep 23, 2008 6:23 PM

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