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Short Reference

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54


                      [STARTING AT col1 lin1
                      [ENDING   AT col2 lin2]]
                      [USING SELECTION-SET variant].


1. ... STARTING AT col1 lin1 [ENDING AT col2 lin2]

2. ... USING SELECTION-SET variant


This statement calls the selection screen with the dynpro number specified in dynnr and starts selection screen processing. For dynnr a data object of the type n and the length 4 is expected.

The statement CALL SELECTION-SCREEN accesses the selection screens of the respective main program of the current program group. These screens work with the parameters and selection criteria of the main program and trigger the selection screen processing in the main program. The main program is generally the current program, except for the case when calling a selection screen in an externally called subroutine. An unhandleable exception is raised if the specified selection screen is not contained in the main program of the program group.

You can call any selection screen of the main program, in particular the standard selection screen. The default setting is the display of the selection screen in the window of the preceding screen.

System Fields

sy-subrc Meaning
0 The user selected the function Execute or Execute + Print on the selection screen.
4 User chose Back, Exit, or Cancel on the selection screen.


  • The statement CALL SCREEN cannot be used to call selection screens, since otherwise the proper execution of the selection screen processing cannot be guaranteed.
  • If the called selection screen is displayed in a dialog window, we recommend that you use the addition AS WINDOW when specifying the selection screen.

Addition 1

... STARTING AT col1 lin1 [ENDING AT col2 lin2]


The addition STARTING AT creates a modal dialog box and the selection screen is displayed in it. The upper left corner of the dialog box is determined by the values in col1 and lin1 for column and row. These values refer to the window with the popup level 0. The lower right corner is either set automatically or can be specified in col2 and lin2 after ENDING AT. For col1, lin1, col2 and lin2, data objects of the type i are expected. The values of col1, lin1 should be smaller than col2, lin2; Otherwise the behavior will be undefined.

Addition 2



The addition USING SELECTION-SET populates the parameters and selection criteria of the selection screen with the values of a variant specified in variant . The values are passed to the associated data objects of the program immediately before the event ATSELECTION-SCREEN OUTPUT. variant expects a character-like data object which, when the statement is executed, contains the name of a variant of the main program stored for the selection screen in uppercase. If you specify a nonexistent variant or a variant of another selection screen of the main program, then the addition is ignored.




Selection screens, call standalone selection screens