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Include structure & Append structure

What is diffrence between Include structure & Append structure .

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Append structures

are used for enhancements that are not included in the standard. This includes special developments, country versions and adding customer fields to any tables or structures.

An append

structure is a structure that is assigned to exactly one table or structure. There can be more than one append structure for a table or structure.

The following enhancements can be made to a table or structure TAB with an append structure:

· Insert new fields in TAB,

· Define foreign keys for fields of TAB that already exist,

· Attach search helps to fields of TAB that already exist,

These enhancements are part of the append structure, i.e. they must always be changed and transported with the append structure.

When a table or structure is activated, all the append structures of the table are searched and the fields of these append structures are added to the table or structure. Foreign keys and search help attachments added using the append structure are also added to the table. If an append structure is created or changed, the table or structure assigned to it is also adjusted to these changes when the append structure is activated.

Since the order of the fields in the ABAP Dictionary can differ from the order of the fields on the database, adding append structures or inserting fields in such append structures does not result in a table conversion.

The customer creates append structures in the customer namespace. The append structure is thus protected against overwriting during an upgrade. The fields in the append structure should also reside in the customer namespace, that is the field names should begin with ZZ or YY. This prevents name conflicts with fields inserted in the table by SAP.

nclude Structure :

Here we have to add an Existing Structure to a Table .. So it can be reused.
We cannot Include structure to Standard Table
It can be inserted anywhere in the Table.

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