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UPDATE dbtab - Short Form

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Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54

Obsolete Syntax

UPDATE { dbtab | *dbtab } ...


This statement is a short form of the following ABAP SQL statement for accessing an individual database table dbtab:

UPDATE dbtab FROM { dbtab | *dbtab } ...

The explicit specification of a work area is missing in the short form. A table work area dbtab or dbtab is used implicitly as the work area. The table work area must be declared using TABLES. If the name dbtab is used instead of the name of the database table dbtab, dbtab is accessed, but the additional table work area is used.


This short form is forbidden in classes and in the strict mode of the syntax check from Release 7.40, SP05. An explicit work area must be used instead.