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Extracts in ABAP

Hi friends,

Please explain me what is the advantages of Extracts compared to internal table?



haven't you read Vlji's link:


Extracts larger than 500KB are stored in operating system files. The practical size of an extract is up to 2GB, as long as there is enough space in the filesystem.


In contrast to internal tables, the system partly compresses extract datasets when storing them. This reduces the storage space required. In addition, you need not specify the structure of an extract dataset at the beginning of the program, but you can determine it dynamically during the flow of the program...


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