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ABAP SQL is a set of ABAP statements, based on SQL, that are transformed to platform-specific SQL by the ABAP SQL interface of the database interface and then passed to the database. When the statements are updated, ABAP-specific parts, such as conditions for implicit client handling or CDS access control, are inserted into them. By default, the standard connection is used to access the ABAP database schema of the standard AS ABAP database.

The statements COMMIT WORK and ROLLBACK WORK are also part of ABAP SQL but are handled in the context of LUWs.

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54

Programming Guideline



The statements described here are accompanied by obsolete short forms of ABAP SQL statements, based on the implicit use of table work areas.


ABAP SQL - Overview

ABAP SQL - Operands and Expressions

ABAP SQL - Reads

ABAP SQL - Write Accesses

ABAP SQL - Work Areas in Statements

ABAP SQL - Streaming and Locators

ABAP SQL - Exceptions

ABAP SQL - Database Hints

ABAP SQL - System Classes

ABAP SQL - Performance Notes