LeverX Essential SAP Tutorial - ABAP: Creating A Structure

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Steps for a creating a new structure to be used as part of SAP ABAP development. …

Steps for a creating a new structure to be used as part of SAP ABAP development.

A structure is a sequence of other data types from the ABAP dictionary. Every component in a structure must have a name and a data type. Structures can be used to manipulate data in a report.

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  • 1. Essential SAP Tutorial SAP ABAP Basics: Creating A Structure Data TypeBy John DeGrandchamp 1 Copyrighted 2012 by LeverX, Inc.
  • 2. Tutorial Goal The goal of this tutorial is to teach you the steps to create a structure data type. A structure is a sequence of other data types from the ABAP dictionary. Every component in a structure must have a name and a data type. Structures can be used to manipulate data in a report. 2 Copyrighted 2012 by LeverX, Inc.
  • 3. Go To Transaction SE11 Transaction SE11 is used to create, change, and display dictionary objects 3 Copyrighted 2012 by LeverX, Inc.
  • 4. Enter Name Of Structure Press the radio button Data Type Enter the name for your structure Press the Create button 4 Copyrighted 2012 by LeverX, Inc.
  • 5. Choose ‘Structure’ Radio Button You must choose the ‘Structure’ radio button to create a structure 5 Copyrighted 2012 by LeverX, Inc.
  • 6. Enter Fields For Structure  Enter fields with proper component type  Fields should have some relation and be easy to identify  Here I used the same field names as the tables they are found21 July 2012 6 Copyrighted 2012 by LeverX, Inc.
  • 7. Press Save Button Pressing the save button creates the structure data type in SAP 7 Copyrighted 2012 by LeverX, Inc.
  • 8. Select Package For Saving If the structure may be transported, select a package If not, then you may choose local object  Local objects cannot be transported in the future 8 Copyrighted 2012 by LeverX, Inc.
  • 9. Activate The Structure To be able to use the structure in development objects such as reports or function modules it must be activated Click on the activate icon to activate 9 Copyrighted 2012 by LeverX, Inc.
  • 10. Conclusion Structures can be a convenient tool for manipulating data in development objects They are especially useful when a structure data can be used across several development objects that require similar data manipulation 10 Copyrighted 2012 by LeverX, Inc.
  • 11. Contact InformationPlease contact us for more information about our services or solutions available. LeverX, Inc. 800 West El Camino Real, Suite 180 Mountain View, CA 94040 USA Tel: (650) 625 – 8347 Web Site: www.LeverX.com 11 Copyrighted 2012 by LeverX, Inc.