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Exception Handling

Exceptions are events in the execution of an ABAP program that interrupt the program when it is not possible for the program to continue in a meaningful way. Exception handling enables a reaction to these events.

Exception situations can be recognized either by the program or by the runtime environment. When an exception situation is recognized, either the ABAP program or the runtime environment raises an exception. Exceptions in the ABAP runtime environment are generally caused by error situations that cannot be predicted by the static program check.

Exceptions are either handleable or unhandleable.

  • Unhandleable exceptions are raised only be the ABAP runtime environment. They are a response to error situations that cannot generally be handled meaningfully in a program.

Unhandled exceptions (all unhandleable exceptions and all handleable exceptions not caught in the program) lead to a runtime error, which means that the program is terminated with a short dump.

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54


Class-Based Exceptions

Exceptions Before Class-Based Exceptions

Exceptions in ABAP Statements

Runtime Error