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Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54




This statement exits the CATCH handling of a class-based exception and continues processing with the TRY statement of the current TRY control structure.

The RETRY statement can only be executed in a CATCH block of a TRY control structure.


  • The RETRY statement allows you to retry a TRY block that raised an exception right from the start.
  • If the BEFORE UNWIND addition is declared for a CATCH block, exiting using RETRY deletes the context of the exception and creates it again in the TRY block. With respect to the context, therefore, RETRY responds like any exit of a CATCH block (with the exception of RESUME.
  • The cause of the exception must be removed either before RETRY in the CATCH block or after RETRY in the TRY block. If a TRY block is repeated and the cause of the exception is not removed, an endless loop results.


The following exception handling extends the ABAP-specific handling of a division by zero to dividends not equal to zero.

PARAMETERS: number1 TYPE i, 
            number2 TYPE i. 
DATA: result  TYPE p DECIMALS 2, 
      msg     TYPE c LENGTH 50. 

    result = number1 / number2. 
    WRITE result TO msg LEFT-JUSTIFIED. 
    msg = `Result: ` && msg. 
    MESSAGE msg TYPE 'I'. 
  CATCH cx_sy_zerodivide. 
    number1 = 0.