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Objectives
The participants will be able to :
List the ABAP write statement
Writing Icons and Symbols
List New-Page statement
Maintaining page header

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The ABAP WRITE Statement


WRITE ********************.
SKIP 2.
WRITE: The date today is:, SY-DATUM,
The current time is:, SY-UZEIT.
SKIP 2.
WRITE ********************.

Notice that there is an automatic space


between the fields written to the list.

<program title>
1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------********************
The date today is: 12/30/1996 The current time is: 12:32:06
********************

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ABAP Format Specifications

WRITE 10 ***** City of Philadelphia *****.


SKIP 2.
WRITE: 10 Ticket Date, SY-DATUM.
WRITE: /10 Ticket Time, SY-UZEIT.
ULINE /10(60).
SKIP 2.
WRITE 10 ***** Department of Public Safety *****.
***** City of Philadelphia *****
Ticket Date 01/01/1997
Ticket Time 18:01:00
----------------------------------------------------***** Department of Public Safety *****

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ABAP Format Options

WRITE 10 ***** City of Philadelphia *****.


SKIP 2.
WRITE: 10 Ticket Date, 25 SY-DATUM,
/10 Ticket Time, SY-UZEIT UNDER SY-DATUM.
ULINE /10(60).
SKIP 2.
WRITE 10 ***** Department of Public Safety *****.
***** City of Philadelphia *****
Ticket Date 01/01/1997
Ticket Time 18:01:00
-----------------------------------------------------------***** Department of Public Safety *****

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WRITE Statement Extended Syntax

WRITE <format> <value> <options> .


<format>
/p(I)
/ = Line Feed
p = Column Position
I = Output Length

<value>
Program Field or
Text Literal

<options>

Format Options

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NEW-PAGE Statement
WRITE ***** City of Philadelphia *****.
SKIP.
WRITE: / Ticket Date, 15 SY-DATUM.
WRITE: / Ticket Time, 15 SY-UZEIT.
SKIP.
WRITE ***** Department of Public Safety *****.
NEW-PAGE.
WRITE: Comments:.
<program title>
1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***** City of Philadelphia *****
Ticket Date 01/01/1997
Ticket Time 18:01:00
***** Department of Public Safety *****
<program title>
2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Comments:
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Writing Icons and Symbols

INCLUDE <ICON>.
INCLUDE <SYMBOL>.
Or
TYPE-POOLS: icon.
TYPE-POOLS: sym.
WRITE: /10 ICON_DATE AS ICON, SY-DATUM,
SYM_LEFT_HAND AS SYMBOL.

Execute programs
SHOWICON and
SHOWSYMB to display
the systems icons and
symbols.

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Maintaining Page Headers

List header will replace title


on first line of standard
header.

Up to four lines of column


headings can be maintained
for the list.

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The title comes from the


programs attributes.

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Demonstration
Exploring ABAP Write statement with various options.

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Practice
Exploring ABAP Write statement with various options.

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Numbered Texts (Text Symbols)

WRITE: / TEXT-001, BIG BLUE,


/ TEXT-002, TEST IT.

Text symbols are referenced


by a unique three-character
code.

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Demonstration
Creation of text symbols and using that in the write statement.

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Practice
Creation of text symbols and using that in the write statement.

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Summary
The WRITE statement outputs the contents of a field or constant in a format
consistent with the data type.
The SKIP statement creates blank lines.
The NEW-PAGE statement starts a new page.
For writing Icon and Symbols in the report, TYPE-POOL ICON & SYM need to
be included in the program respectively.
Text elements can be maintained in multiple languages, so the display to the user
will depend on the users specified logon language.

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Questions
What are the various options associated with the WRITE statement ?
What does the NEW-PAGE statement do ?

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