System Classes for Converting Character Sets and Number Formats
The system classes described below enable the conversion of text data between different code pages and of numeric data between different number representations.
Among other things, these classes are a (possible) replacement for the language elements
TRANSLATE ... CODE PAGE ... and
TRANSLATE ... NUMBER FORMAT ..., the use of which is forbidden in
Data that is not available in ABAP format (that is, text data that is not in the system code page format, or numerical data that is not in the
byte order used on the current
application server) can be saved in binary form in an
x field or in an
- When converting to ABAP format from another format, data is read from a byte sequence and written to an ABAP data object.
- When converting from ABAP format to another format, data is read from an ABAP data object and written as a byte sequence.
This is done using the following classes:
The class CL_ABAP_CODEPAGE wraps the methods above to make it easier to handle code pages when processing character and byte strings.