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Methods are declared using the statements

that only possible in the declaration part of classes and interfaces.

Methods determine the behavior of a class. Instance methods are declared by the statement METHODS. Static methods are declared by the statement CLASS-METHODS. The declaration defines the interface of a method. For special tasks there are different types of methods:

The following methods are also available:

  • Test methods of ABAP Unit, which can only be declared as instance methods.
  • AMDP methods, which are implemented in a database-specific language and not in ABAP.

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54