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INSERT TEXTPOOL prog FROM itab LANGUAGE lang.
This statement places the contents of table
itab into the
repository as a
text pool of the language
lang for the ABAP program specified in
If a text pool for the specified language already exists, all of its text elements are overwritten. Otherwise, a new text pool is created for this language.
prog expects a
flat character-like data object, which contains the name of the program of the text elements to be read; the name is not case-sensitive.
lang expects a character-like flat data object. This must contain a language
key with a maximum length of one character, and this value must be contained in the column SPRAS of
the database table T002. If an invalid language is specified in
no text pool is created or overwritten. If
lang contains a space, the behavior is undefined.
The internal table
itab can be in any table category and its row type must
correspond to the TEXTPOOL structure in ABAP Dictionary. If a non-existent program is specified in
prog, no text pool is created or overwritten.
In the internal table
itab, the ENTRY column can contain the texts of the text symbols, the selection texts, the
list headers, and the title for the
in the LENGTHcolumn, you can specify the corresponding lengths. The individual text elements are identified
using the entries in the columns ID and KEY, whose valid values are shown in the table for
If the columns ID or KEY of the internal table contain invalid values or if duplicate entries exist, an inconsistent text pool is created. If the internal table is empty, all text elements of an existing text pool are deleted or a text pool without text elements is created. If the length specified in LENGTH is shorter than the text length in ENTRY, it is automatically set to the text length in the text pool.
INSERT TEXTPOOL statement always sets
sy-subrc to the value 0.
- The specification of the text length in LENGTH defines the maximum length of the text element that is available in the ABAP Workbench when translating the text pool into other languages and should be set sufficiently large.
- In the case of selection texts, there must be eight blanks before the actual text in ENTRY. If you want to use a selection text from the Dictionary, then the first character of ENTRY must be a "D".
INSERT TEXTPOOLstatement should be used with caution, because it completely overwrites existing text pools.
Attempt at a translation tool for text elements. The text pools of a source and a target language are imported into internal tables and, for each text element of the source language, a selection screen is displayed as a translation template. After the translation has been completed, the text pool of the target language is overwritten with the correspondingly changed internal table.
PARAMETERS: program TYPE sy-repid, langu1 TYPE spras DEFAULT sy-langu, langu2 TYPE spras. SELECTION-SCREEN BEGIN OF SCREEN 500 AS WINDOW. SELECTION-SCREEN COMMENT /1(83) source. SELECTION-SCREEN BEGIN OF LINE. PARAMETERS target TYPE textpool-entry. SELECTION-SCREEN END OF LINE. SELECTION-SCREEN END OF SCREEN 500. DATA: text1 TYPE SORTED TABLE OF textpool WITH UNIQUE KEY id KEY, text2 TYPE SORTED TABLE OF textpool WITH UNIQUE KEY id KEY, wa1 TYPE textpool, wa2 TYPE textpool. READ TEXTPOOL program: INTO text1 LANGUAGE langu1, INTO text2 LANGUAGE langu2. LOOP AT text1 INTO wa1. CLEAR wa2. wa2 = text2[ KEY primary_key id = wa1-id key = wa1-key ]. source = wa1-entry. target = wa2-entry. CALL SELECTION-SCREEN 500 STARTING AT 1 1. IF sy-subrc = 0. IF target IS NOT INITIAL. wa2-id = wa1-id. wa2-key = wa1-key. wa2-entry = target. wa2-length = wa1-length. DELETE TABLE text2 WITH TABLE KEY id = wa1-id key = wa1-key. INSERT wa2 INTO TABLE text2. ENDIF. ELSE. EXIT. ENDIF. ENDLOOP. INSERT TEXTPOOL program FROM text2 LANGUAGE langu2.