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Maximun characters/line to be written in a .txt file in AL11 ???

Hello guys .

Has anyone tried before which is the MAXIMUM NR OF CHARACTERS THAT CAN BE WRITTEN IN LINE  of a .TXT file in AL11 ?

Does AL11 has any limits on the file size that can be created

Thanks in advance.


elton alimeta wrote:

If this data gets truncated by this FM's  or t-codes  , it means a  pain in the *** for whoever tries to use this files .

If someone tries to read the file in an inappropriate way and complain that the file is incorrect, that's his problem not yours, isn't it?

None of the limitations you mentioned are limitations of OPEN DATASET/TRANSFER/READ DATASET, which are used to write/read files in ABAP. So, go ahead with as many characters as you want. I have personally used upto 5000 characters per line.

The only issue you may face is if the operating system limits the file size.



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