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Obsolete Dictionary Types

The following built-in data types in ABAP Dictionary are obsolete and should no longer be used:

  • The data type PREC is obsolete and should no longer be used. In ABAP Dictionary and in ABAP programs, it is handled like INT2, despite the predefined length (2). The length 2 is relevant only for dynpro fields of the type PREC, which can have two-character positive values at most. The property sign cannot be set for a domain of the type PREC
  • The data type VARC is obsolete and cannot be used for new definitions. It was previously used for character strings with variable lengths. Existing data types with this built-in type can still be used. When table fields with this type are used in ABAP SQL, the same restrictions apply as to fields with the types STRING and RAWSTRING plus LCHR and LRAW.

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