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SELECT, Create Internal Table as Target Area

The example demonstrates the creation of an internal table as a target area of the statement SELECT.

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54

Source Code

    DATA: dbtab TYPE tabname VALUE 'SPFLI',
          rows  TYPE i VALUE 100.

      )->add_field( CHANGING field = dbtab
      )->add_field( CHANGING field = rows )->request( ).

    DATA(out) = cl_demo_output=>new( ).

    dbtab = to_upper( dbtab ).
          val = dbtab
          packages = 'SAPBC_DATAMODEL' ).
      CATCH cx_abap_not_a_table.
        out->display( 'Database table not found' ).
      CATCH cx_abap_not_in_package.
          'Only tables from the flight data model are allowed' ).

        SELECT *
               FROM (dbtab)
               INTO TABLE NEW @DATA(table)
               UP TO @rows ROWS.
        assign table->* to field-symbol(<fs>).
        out->display( <fs> ).
      CATCH cx_sy_open_sql_db.
        out->display( 'Error in ABAP SQL' ).


Creates an internal table that is compatible with a database table in the INTO clause and reads the first rows (rows) of the database table into the internal table. Since the data reference table is generically typed, access to the internal table can only take place using the field symbol <fs>.

The method CHECK_TABLE_NAME_STR of the class CL_ABAP_DYN_PRG checks whether the database table specified exists and can be used.

See also the executable example for CREATE DATA with explicit creation of the internal table.