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This statement can be specified in the global declaration part of a program or in the local declaration part of a procedure. It creates a structured data type, local to the program, which can be used to create an instance of the context con. For con, the name of a context defined in the current AS ABAP can be specified. The name of the new data type is made up of the prefix context_ and the name con of the specified context.

If the data type context_con (created using CONTEXTS) is used after the addition TYPE of the statement DATA, an instance of the context con is created to which the declared data object points. The data object cannot be declared as a component of a structure. The content of the new data object is interpreted as a reference. After an assignment to another data object of the same data type, this data object points to the same context instance.

In addition to the data type context_con, another structured data type context_t_con is created. For each field of the context, this data type contains an identically named component with its relevant data type.


Data objects declared with the data type context_con should only be used in the statements SUPPLY and DEMAND.