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Assigning References

This section discusses the assignments and special statements that set the references (or pointers) used in data references and field symbols.

When using field symbols and data references that contain references to data objects, the following should be noted:

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54

Programming Guideline

Use field symbols and data references in appropriate ways


For the dynamic data objects (strings, internal tables, and boxed components) which are also managed internally using references, value semantics apply. This means that the internal management is not visible for the developers.


Setting Reference Variables

Setting Field Symbols