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String Templates - control_characters

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54


 ... \n ... \r ... \t ...


String templates interpret the character combinations \n, \r, and \t as control characters.

Control Character Meaning Hexadecimal Value
\n Line break 0A
\r Return 0D
\t Tabulator 09

A control character is replaced by its hexadecimal value (appropriate to the current code page) in the memory of the character string created by the string template.


  • If a control character is to be displayed as literal text, it can be escaped by being prefixed with the escape character \.

  • The control characters in string templates replace the use of some attributes of the class CL_ABAP_CHAR_UTILITIES.


See String Templates, Control Characters

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