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Dictionary DDL for Defining Database Tables

In the ABAP Development Tools (ADT), a database table can be displayed and modified using source-code-based methods in the Dictionary DDL. Here, the source code of a database table is not saved and transported. Instead, the source code of an existing database table is generated from the metadata of the associated system tables. When saved, the metadata is derived directly from the source code and saved to the system tables.

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54


All properties of a database table described in the preceding sections can be defined using DEFINE TABLE or in transaction SE11, with the following exceptions. The technical properties, which are activated and transported separately from the database table, and secondary indexes cannot be defined using the Dictionary DDL: