This statement is for internal use only. It must not be used in application programs.
GENERATE REPORT prog [error_handling].
The program specified in the
prog field is generated in the current work process. If the program is an executable program (that is, a type 1 program), the
selection screen is also generated automatically.
For the syntax check, the switch configuration of the Switch Framework is used in its current status at the time the statement is executed.
- If the profile parameter abap/pxa has the value "develop", a database commit is triggered after generation.
The static method GET_VALUES of the system class CL_ABAP_GEN_LIMITS gets
the generation limits of an ABAP program. In ABAP Workbench, these can be determined by choosing
Program → Check → Generation Limits. The generation limits of an ABAP program are technical maximum values which must not be exceeded for a successful generation. The values affected include:
- Number of variables
- Size of the jump
SY-SUBRC = 16:
If a runtime error occurs during generation (
sy-subrc has the value 8 or 16), a database rollback is executed in the usual manner.
... MESSAGE f1
When a syntax error occurs, the error message is stored in this field.
... INCLUDE f2
When a syntax error occurs, the name of the include program in which the error occurred is stored in this field.
... LINE f3
When a syntax error occurs, the number of the line in which the error occurred is stored in this field.
... WORD f4
When a syntax error occurs, the incorrect word is stored in this field.
... OFFSET f5
When a syntax error occurs, the position of the incorrect word in the incorrect line is stored in this field.
... TRACE-FILE f6
Trace output is stored in this file. This addition automatically activates trace mode.
... DIRECTORY ENTRY f7
The program attributes required for checking are read from field
f7. This field must match the structure of table TRDIR.
... WITHOUT SELECTION-SCREEN
The selection screen is not generated.
... MESSAGE-ID f8
If a syntax error occurs, the key of the corresponding error message is returned in field
f8. This key has the same structure as the key of table TRMSG.
... SHORTDUMP-ID f9
If a short dump occurs,
the key of the corresponding short dump is returned in the
f9 field. This key has a maximum length of 30 characters.
... WITH PRECOMPILED HEADERS
This addition allows you to regenerate precompiled headers when generating the ABAP program
Precompiled headers are used to increase the translation speed of the ABAP Compiler by buffering the declaration data of global classes, interfaces, and
type groups in formatted form for the ABAP Compiler.
If you use this addition, you must ensure that the application performs a
COMMIT WORK or
ROLLBACK WORK within a short period of time. This ensures that the
database locks that are
set when the precompiled headers are regenerated, are held for a short time only and therefore do not block generation of other ABAP programs.
... WITH TEST CODE