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 ... [EXPORTING  p1 = a1 p2 = a2 ...] 
    [EXCEPTIONS exc1 = n1 exc2 = n2 ... [OTHERS = n_others]].


The additions EXPORTING and EXCEPTIONS are used to pass actual parameters to the instance constructor statically or to assign return values to non-class-based exceptions.

  • When using the addition EXPORTING, the non-optional input parameters p1 p2 ... of the instance constructor of the instantiated class must be specified using the type-friendly actual parameters a1 a2 ... (the other input parameters are optional). As in regular method calls, a1, a2, ... are general expression positions. In other words, functions and expressions can be passed as actual parameters, alongside data objects. Special rules apply in this case. If a subclass does not have an instance constructor implemented explicitly, the interface of the instance constructor from the next-highest superclass that explicitly implements the instance constructor is used.
  • The addition EXCEPTIONS can be used to assign return values to non-class-based exceptions exc1 exc2...

The syntax and semantics are the same as in the parameter list for static method calls.


Creates a Control Framework (CFW) dialog box and passes input parameters to the instance constructor of the global class CL_GUI_DIALOGBOX_CONTAINER. The class is defined implicitly using the static type of the reference variable dialog_box.

DATA dialog_box TYPE REF TO cl_gui_dialogbox_container. 

CREATE OBJECT dialog_box 
       EXPORTING parent = cl_gui_container=>desktop 
                 width  = 1000 
                 height = 350.