ABAP File Interface
The statements of the ABAP file interface enable ABAP statements to edit files on the computers of the current application server. Methods of the global class CL_GUI_FRONTEND_SERVICES are available for files on presentation servers.
- Files from the application server are not usually suited as persistent repositories of data from application programs. Data is saved in a way specific to the platform, and only the current application server can be accessed. This can be a problem in systems with more than one application server.
- Files from the application server can be used to exchange data with other systems.