Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Usefull ABAP Functional Modules

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APPL_LOG_DELETE With this function module you delete logs in the database according to specified selection conditions

APPL_LOG_DISPLAY With this function module you can analyze logs in the database.

APPL_LOG_DISPLAY_INTERN With this function module you can analyze logs in local memory, e.g. when you have only collected log records at runtime and do not want to write to the database.

APPL_LOG_INIT This function module checks whether the specified object or sub-object exists and deletes all existing associated data in local memory.

APPL_LOG_READ_DB With this function module you read the log data in the database for an object or sub-object according to specified selection conditions.

APPL_LOG_READ_INTERN With this function module you read all log data whose log class has at least the specified value, from local memory, for the specified object or sub-object.

APPL_LOG_SET_OBJECT With this function module, you create a new object or sub-object for writing in local memory. With a flag you can control whether the APPL_LOG_WRITE_... messages are written in local memory or are output on the screen.

APPL_LOG_WRITE_DB With this function module you write all data for the specified object or sub-object in local memory to the database. If the log for the object or sub-object in question is new, the log number is returned to the calling program.

APPL_LOG_WRITE_HEADER With this function module, you write the log header data in local memory.

APPL_LOG_WRITE_LOG_PARAMETERS With this function module, you write the name of the log parameters and the associated values for the specified object or sub-object in local memory. If this function module is called repeatedly for the same object or sub-object, the existing parameters are updated accordingly. If you do not specify an object or sub-object with the call, the most recently used is assumed.

APPL_LOG_WRITE_MESSAGE_PARAMS With this function module you write a single message, with parameters, in local memory. Otherwise the function module works like APPL_LOG_WRITE_SINGLE_MESSAGE.

APPL_LOG_WRITE_MESSAGES With this function module you write one or more messages, without parameters, in local memory.

APPL_LOG_WRITE_SINGLE_MESSAGE With this function module you write a single message, without parameters, in local memory. If no header entry has yet been written for the object or sub-object, it is created. If you do not specify an object or sub-object with the call, the most recently used is assumed.

ARFC_GET_TID will return the IP address of the terminal in hex.

BAL_CNTL_CREATE Create Control for log display

BAL_CNTL_FREE Release Control

BAL_CNTL_REFRESH Put new data in log display

BAL_DB_DELETE Delete logs from the database



BAL_DB_LOAD Load logs from the database

BAL_DB_LOAD Load log(s)

BAL_DB_SAVE Save logs in the database

BAL_DB_SAVE Save log(s)


BAL_DB_SEARCH Find logs in the database

BAL_DSP_LOG_DISPLAY Display messages in memory


BAL_DSP_LOG_PARAMETERS Either output extended long text or call a callback routine (based on the data in BAL_S_LOG-PARAMS)

BAL_DSP_LOG_TECHNICAL_DATA Output all log header data

BAL_DSP_MSG_LONGTEXT Display message long text

BAL_DSP_MSG_PARAMETERS Either output extended long text or call a callback routine (based on the data in BAL_S_MSG-PARAMS)

BAL_DSP_MSG_TECHNICAL_DATA Output technical data of a message such as work area, error number, etc.


BAL_DSP_OUTPUT_INIT Initialize output

BAL_DSP_OUTPUT_SET_DATA Set dataset to be displayed


BAL_DSP_PROFILE_NO_TREE_GET Display without tree (fullscreen)

BAL_DSP_PROFILE_POPUP_GET Display without tree (popup)

BAL_DSP_PROFILE_SINGLE_LOG_GET Standard profile (SLG1) for one log

BAL_DSP_PROFILE_STANDARD_GET Standard profile (SLG1) for a lot of logs

BAL_GLB_AUTHORIZATION_GET Assign authorization


BAL_GLB_CONFIG_GET Read configuration

BAL_GLB_CONFIG_SET Set configuration

BAL_GLB_MEMORY_EXPORT Put function group memory in ABAP-MEMORY

BAL_GLB_MEMORY_IMPORT Get function group memory from ABAP-MEMORY

BAL_GLB_MEMORY_REFRESH (Partially) reset global memory

BAL_GLB_MEMORY_REFRESH (Partially) initialize memory

BAL_GLB_MSG_CURRENT_HANDLE_GET Get current message handle

BAL_GLB_MSG_DEFAULTS_GET Get message defaults

BAL_GLB_SEARCH_LOG Find logs in memory

BAL_GLB_SEARCH_MSG Find messages in memory

BAL_LOG_CREATE Create log with header data

BAL_LOG_CREATE Create log with header data

BAL_LOG_DELETE Delete log (from database also at Save)

BAL_LOG_EXIST Check existence of a log in memory

BAL_LOG_HDR_CHANGE Change log header

BAL_LOG_HDR_CHECK Check log header data for consistency

BAL_LOG_HDR_READ Read log header and other data

BAL_LOG_MSG_ADD Put message in log

BAL_LOG_MSG_ADD Put message in log

BAL_LOG_MSG_CHANGE Change message

BAL_LOG_MSG_CHANGE Change message

BAL_LOG_MSG_CHECK Check message data for consistency

BAL_LOG_MSG_CUMULATE Add message cumulated

BAL_LOG_MSG_DELETE Delete message

BAL_LOG_MSG_DELETE Delete message

BAL_LOG_MSG_EXIST Check existence of a message in memory

BAL_LOG_MSG_READ Read message and other data

BAL_LOG_MSG_REPLACE Replace last message

BAL_LOG_REFRESH Delete log from memory

BAL_LOG_REFRESH Delete log from memory


BAL_OBJECT_SELECT Read Application Log objects table record

BAL_OBJECT_SUBOBJECT Check whether object and subobject exist and the combination is allowed

BAL_SUBOBJECT_SELECT Read subobject table record

BP_EVENT_RAISE Trigger an event from ABAP/4 program

BP_JOBLOG_READ Fetch job log executions

CHANGEDOCUMENT_READ_HEADERS Get the change document header for a sales document, and put the results in an internal table.

CLAF_CLASSIFICATION_OF_OBJECTS Return all of the characteristics for a material

CLOI_PUT_SIGN_IN_FRONT Move the negative sign from the left hand side of a number, to the right hand side of the number. Note that The result will be left justified (like all character fields), not right justifed as numbers normally are.

CLPB_EXPORT Export a text table to the clipboard (on presentation server)

CLPB_IMPORT Import a Text Table from the Clipboard (on presentation server)

COMMIT_TEXT To load long text into SAP

CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_INPUT converts any number into a string fill with zeroes, with the number at the extreme right

CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_OUTPUT converts any number with zeroes right into a simple integer
CONVERT_ABAPSPOOLJOB_2_PDF convert abap spool output to PDF

CONVERT_OTF Convert SAP documents (SAPScript) to other types.
CONVERT_OTFSPOOLJOB_2_PDF converts a OTF spool to PDF (i.e. Sapscript document)

CONVERT_TO_FOREIGN_CURRENCY Convert local currency to foreign currency.

CONVERT_TO_LOCAL_CURRENCY Convert from foreign currency to local currency

DATE_CHECK_PLAUSIBILITY Check to see if a date is in a valid format for SAP. Works well when validating dates being passed in from other systems.

DATE_COMPUTE_DAY Returns a number indicating what day of the week the date falls on. Monday is returned as a 1, Tuesday as 2, etc.

DATE_GET_WEEK will return the week that a date is in.

DATE_IN_FUTURE Calculate a date N days in the future.
DAY_ATTRIBUTES_GET Return useful information about a day. Will tell you the day of the week as a word (Tuesday), the day of the week (2 would be Tuedsay), whether the day is a holiday, and more.(provided by Francois Henrotte)
DOWNLOAD download a file to the presentation server (PC)

DYNP_VALUES_READ Read the values from a dynpro. This function can be used to read the values from a report's selection screen too (Another example).

DYNP_VALUES_UPDATE Similar to DYNP_VALUES_READ, this function will allow the updating of fields on a dynpro. Very useful when you want to change a field based on the value entered for another field.

ENQUE_SLEEP Wait a specified period of time before continuing processing.

ENQUEUE_ESFUNCTION Lock an abap program so that it cannot be executed.

EPS_GET_DIRECTORY_LISTING return a list of filenames from a local or network drive

EPS_GET_FILE_ATTRIBUTES Pass in a filename and a path, and will return attributes for the file

F4_DATE displays a calendar in a popup window and allows user to choose a date, or it can be displayed read only.

F4_IF_FIELD_VALUE_REQUEST Use values from a DDIC table to provide a list of possible values. TABNAME and FIELDNAME are required fields, and when MULTIPLE_CHOICE is selected, more than one value can be returned.

F4IF_INT_TABLE_VALUE_REQUEST F4 help that returns the values selected in an internal table. Very handy when programming your very own F4 help for a field.

F4IF_SHLP_EXIT_EXAMPLE documents the different reasons to use a search help exit, and shows how it is done.

F4IP_INT_TABLE_VALUE_REQUEST This function does not exist in 4.6 and above. Use F4IF_INT_TABLE_VALUE_REQUEST instead.

FILENAME_GET popup to get a filename from a user, returns blank filename if user selects cancel

FORMAT_MESSAGE Takes a message id and number, and puts it into a variable. Works better than WRITE_MESSAGE, since some messages use $ as a place holder, and WRITE_MESSAGE does not accommadate that, it only replaces the ampersands (&) in the message.

FTP_COMMAND Execute a command on the FTP server

FTP_CONNECT Open a connection (and log in) to an FTP server

FTP_DISCONNECT Close the connection (and log off) the FTP server

FU CSAP_MAT_BOM_READ You can use this function module to display simple material BOMs. You cannot display BOM groups (for example, all variants of a variant BOM). as in transaction CS03. Current restrictions: You cannot display long texts. You cannot display sub-items. You cannot display classification data of BOM items for batches. You can only display one alternative or variant. You cannot enter an alternative for module CSAP_MAT_BOM_READ, so you always see alternative 01.

Function Group GRAP is now obsolete. SAP recommends using functions in function group SFES instead. Below is an overview of the changes.

G_SET_GET_ALL_VALUES Fetch values from a set.

GET_CURRENT_YEAR Get the current fiscal year.

GET_GLOBAL_SYMBOLS Returns a list of all tables, select options, texts, etc for a program. Even includes the text definitions for the selection screen

GET_INCLUDETAB Returns a list of all INCLUDES in a program
GUI_CREATE_DIRECTORY Create a directory on the presentation server

GUI_DELETE_FILE Replaces WS_FILE_DELETE. Delete a file on the presentation server

GUI_DOWNLOAD Replaces WS_DOWNLOAD. Download table from the app server to presentation server

GUI_EXEC Replaces WS_EXECUTE. Start a File or Program Asynchronously with WinExec

GUI_GET_DESKTOP_INFO Replaces WS_QUERY. Delivers Information About the Desktop (client)

GUI_REMOVE_DIRECTORY Delete a directory on the presentation server

GUI_RUN Start a File or Program Asynchronously with ShellExecute

GUI_UPLOAD Replaces WS_UPLOAD. Upoad file from presentation server to the app server

HELP_START Display help for a field. Useful for doing AT SELECTION SCREEN ON VALUE REQUEST for those fields that do not provide F4 help at the DDIC level.

HELP_VALUES_GET_WITH_TABLE Show a list of possible values for F4 popup help on selection screens. This function module pops up a screen that is just like all the other F4 helps, so it looks like the rest of the SAP system. Very useful for providing dropdowns on fields that do not have them predefined.

HOLIDAY_CHECK_AND_GET_INFO Useful for determining whether or not a date is a holiday. Give the function a date, and a holiday calendar, and you can determine if the date is a holiday by checking the parameter HOLIDAY_FOUND.

HOLIDAY_GET Provides a table of all the holidays based upon a Factory Calendar &/ Holiday Calendar.

HR_DISPLAY_BASIC_LIST is an HR function, but can be used for any data. You pass it data, and column headers, and it provides a table control with the ability to manipulate the data, and send it to Word or Excel. Also see the additional documentation here.

HR_GET_LEAVE_DATA Get all leave information (includes leave entitlement, used holidays/paid out holidays)

HR_IE_NUM_PRSI_WEEKS Return the number of weeks between two dates.

HR_PAYROLL_PERIODS_GET Get the payroll period for a particular date. (provided by Francois Henrotte)
HR_TIME_RESULTS_GET Get the time results for a payroll period

INIT_TEXT To load long text into SAP

K_WERKS_OF_BUKRS_FIND Return a list of all plants for a given company code.

LIST_FROM_MEMORY Retrieves the output of a report from memory when the report was executed using SUBMIT... EXPORTING LIST TO MEMORY. See also WRITE_LIST.

LIST_TO_ASCII convert an ABAP report (displayed on screen) from OTF to ASCII format

MONTH_NAMES_GET It returns all the month and names in repective language.

MONTH_PLUS_DETERMINE Add or subtract months from a date. To subtract a month, enter a negative value for the 'months' parameter.

MBEW_EXTEND Get the stock position for the previous month. This displays the same info that you see in MM03

MS_EXCEL_OLE_STANDARD_OLE will build a file, and automatically start Excel

OTF_CONVERT wraps several other function modules. Will convert OTF to ASCII or PDF

POPUP_TO_CONFIRM_LOSS_OF_DATA Create a dialog box in which you make a question whether the user wishes to perform a processing step with loss of data.

POPUP_TO_CONFIRM_STEP Create a dialog box in which you make a question whether the user wishes to perform the step.

POPUP_TO_CONFIRM_WITH_MESSAGE Create a dialog box in which you inform the user about a specific decision point during an action.

POPUP_TO_CONFIRM_WITH_VALUE Create a dialog box in which you make a question whether the user wishes to perform a processing step with a particular object.

POPUP_TO_DECIDE Provide user with several choices as radio buttons

POPUP_TO_DECIDE_WITH_MESSAGE Create a dialog box in which you inform the user about a specific decision point via a diagnosis text.

POPUP_TO_DISPLAY_TEXT Create a dialog box in which you display a two line message

POPUP_TO_SELECT_MONTH Popup to choose a month

POPUP_WITH_TABLE_DISPLAY Provide a display of a table for user to select one, with the value of the table line returned when selected.

PRICING Return pricing conditions in an internal table. Use structure TCOMK for parameter COMM_HEAD_1, and structure TCOMP for parameter COMM_ITEM_1, and set CALCULATION_TYPE to B. The pricing conditions will be returned in XOMV. You must fill TCOMP, and TCOMK with the appropriate values before callling the function in order for it to work.

PROFILE_GET Read an Entry in an INI File on the frontend

PROFILE_SET Write an Entry in an INI File on the frontend

READ_TEXT To load long text into SAP

REGISTRY_GET Read an Entry from the Registry

REGISTRY_SET Set an entry in the Registry

RFC_ABAP_INSTALL_AND_RUN Runs an ABAP program that is stored in the table PROGRAM when the MODE = 'F'. Table WRITES contains the ouput of the program. Allows you to run a program without having the source code in the target system.

RH_GET_ACTIVE_WF_PLVAR Return the active HR Plan

RH_GET_DATE_DAYNAME return the day based on the date provied

RH_START_EXCEL_WITH_DATA starts Excel with the contents of an internal table. This function finds Excel in the desktop registry. It also uses a local PC working directory to save the file (that's what the 'W' value for data path flag does). Very transparent to user!

RH_STRUC_GET Returns all related org info

RHP0_POPUP_F4_SEARK is a matchcode for any type of HR Planning object, including the possibility to fill the field that you want
RKD_WORD_WRAP Convert a long string or phrase into several lines.

RP_CALC_DATE_IN_INTERVAL Add/subtract years/months/days from a date

RP_LAST_DAY_OF_MONTHS Determine last day of month

RPY_DYNPRO_READ Read dynpro, including screen flow

RPY_TRANSACTION_READ Given a transaction, return the program and screen or given a program and screen, return the transactions that use the program and screen.

RS_COVERPAGE_SELECTIONS Returns an internal table that contains a formatted list of all the selection parameters entered for a report. Table is ready to print out.

RS_REFRESH_FROM_SELECTOPTIONS Get the current contents of selection screen

RS_SEND_MAIL_FOR_SPOOLLIST Send message from ABAP/4 program to SAPoffice.

RS_VARIANT_CONTENTS Returns the contents of the specified variant in a table.

RSPO_DOWNLOAD_SPOOLJOB Download the spool from a program to a file. Requires spool number.

RSPO_RETURN_ABAP_SPOOLJOB Fetch printer spool according to the spool number informed.

RZL_READ_DIR If the server name is left blank, it reads a directory from local presentation server, otherwise it reads the directory of the remote server

RZL_READ_DIR_LOCAL Read a directory on the Application Server

RZL_READ_FILE Read a file from the presentation server if no server name is given, or read file from remote server. Very useful to avoid authority checks that occur doing an OPEN DATASET. This function using a SAP C program to read the data.

RZL_SLEEP Hang the current application from 1 to 5 seconds.

RZL_SUBMIT Submit a remote report.

RZL_WRITE_FILE_LOCAL Saves table to the presentation server (not PC). Does not use OPEN DATASET, so it does not suffer from authority checks!

SAP_CONVERT_TO_XLS_FORMAT Convert data to Microsoft Excel format.

SAPGUI_PROGRESS_INDICATOR Display a progress bar on the SAP GUI, and give the user some idea of what is happening

SAVE_TEXT To load long text into SAP

SCROLLING_IN_TABLE If you are coding a module pool and using a table control, you can use this function SCROLLING_IN_TABLE to handle any scrolling. (provided by Paul Kjaer)

SD_DATETIME_DIFFERENCE Give the difference in Days and Time for 2 dates

SO_NEW_DOCUMENT_ATT_SEND_API1 Send a document as part of an email. The documentation is better than normal for this function, so please read it.

SO_SPLIT_FILE_AND_PATH Split a fully pathed filename into a filename and a path.

SO_SPOOL_READ Fetch printer spool according to the spool number informed. See also RSPO_RETURN_ABAP_SPOOLJOB

SO_WIND_SPOOL_LIST Browse printer spool numbers according to user informed.

SWD_HELP_F4_ORG_OBJECTS HR Matchcode tailored for organizational units. Includes a button so that you can browse the hierarchy too.

SX_OBJECT_CONVERT_OTF_PDF Conversion From OTF to PDF (SAPScript conversion)

SX_OBJECT_CONVERT_OTF_PRT Conversion From OTF to Printer Format (SAPScript conversion)

SX_OBJECT_CONVERT_OTF_RAW Conversion From OTF to ASCII (SAPScript conversion)

SXPG_CALL_SYSTEM you can check the user's authorization for the specified command and run the command. The command runs on the host system on which the function module is executed. The function module is RFC capable. It can therefore be run on the host system at which a user happens to be active or on another designated host system at which an R/3 server is active.

SXPG_COMMAND_CHECK Check whether the user is authorized to execute the specified command on the target host system with the specified arguments.

SXPG_COMMAND_DEFINITION_GET Read the definition of a single external OS command from the R/3 System's database.

SXPG_COMMAND_EXECUTE Check a user's authorization to use a command, as in SXPG_COMMAND_CHECK. If the authorization check is successful, then execute the command on the target host system.

SXPG_COMMAND_LIST_GET Select a list of external OS command definitions.

TERMINAL_ID_GET Return the terminal id

TH_DELETE_USER Logoff a user. Similar results to using SM04.

TH_ENVIRONMENT Get the UNIX environment

TH_POPUP Display a popup system message on a specific users screen.

TH_REMOTE_TRANSACTION Run a transaction on a remote server. Optionally provide BDC data to be used in the transaction

TH_USER_INFO Give information about the current user (sessions, workstation logged in from, etc)

TH_USER_LIST Show which users are logged into an app server

TMP_GUI_DIRECTORY_LIST_FILES Retrieve all of the files and subdirectories on the Presentation Server (PC) for a given directory.

When a value other than * or *.* is used for the filter, you will not get any directories, unless they match your wildcard filter. For example, if you entered *.png, then only files and directories that end in png will be returned by the function.

UNIT_CONVERSION_SIMPLE convert weights from one UOM to another.

UPLOAD upload a file to the presentation server (PC)

UPLOAD_FILES Will load one or more files from app or presentation server

WEEK_GET_FIRST_DAY For a given week (YYYYMM format), this function returns the date of the Monday of that week.

WRITE_LIST Useful for writing out the list contents that result from the function LIST_FROM_MEMORY.

WS_DOWNLOAD Save Internal Table as File on the Presentation Server

WS_EXCEL Start EXCEL on the PC

WS_EXECUTE execute a program on a windows PC

WS_FILE_DELETE Delete File at the Frontend

WS_FILENAME_GET Call File Selector

WS_MSG Create a dialog box in which you display an one line message

WS_UPLOAD Load Files from the Presentation Server to Internal ABAP Tables

WS_VOLUME_GET Get the label from a frontend device.

WWW_LIST_TO_HTML After running a report, call this function to convert the list output to HTML.

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