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DATA dtype TYPE dbtab|view [READ-ONLY] 
                lob_handle_type FOR lob_handle_columns
               [ lob_handle_type FOR lob_handle_columns
                ...                                   ].


Derives an LOB handle structure as a work area for working with streaming and locators in Open SQL. dbtab expects a database table defined in ABAP Dictionary or a database view defined for view in ABAP Dictionary.

The specified columns lob_handle_columns are used to determine LOBs from dbtab or view for which LOB handle components are created in the structure. Their static type is determined using the specified type lob_handle_type.

The syntax and meaning of the additions are exactly the same as the definition of LOB handle structures using the corresponding variant of the statement TYPES +.