ABAP Report: Executable Program in ABAP

ABAP report is an old term for executable program in ABAP and it is a program that can be executed using the SUBMIT statement. This SUBMIT statement is always executed internally as we execute it using F8 user command or via a Transaction code.

Types of ABAP Report

A report in ABAP is of two types:

  1. Classical Reports
  2. Interactive Reports

Both these Reports are event driven. The only thing that divides them is the use of different events.

Classical Report

A classical report is a report which contains both selection screens and output screens.

Events in Classical Report

Classical Reports have following events:

  • LOAD-OF-PROGRAM : First event fired, loads program in memory
  • INITIALIZATION: Initialize variable
  • START-OF-SELECTION : Actual Business Logic (After START-OF-SELECTION)
  • END-OF-SELECTION : To end above
  • AT SELECTION-SCREEN : To validate Multiple Input fields (After Initialization and before START-OF-SELECTION) (After
  • AT SELECTION-SCREEN OUTPUT: To manipulate Dynamic screen
  • AT SELECTION-SCREEN ON
  • AT SELECTION-SCREEN ON END OF
  • AT SELECTION-SCREEN ON BLOCK
  • AT SELECTION-SCREEN ON RADIOBUTTON GROUP
  • AT SELECTION-SCREEN ON VALUE REQUEST
  • TOP-OF-PAGE : To print heading
  • END-OF-PAGE: To print footer
Events in Classical Report
Events in Classical Report – Image Illustration

Interactive Report

An interactive report is a report in which the information are shown using basic and secondary lists. An interactive report has total 21 lists including the basic list. The first list is numbered as 0 and other are from 1 to 20.

To get the current page number, we can use system variable SY-LSIND.

Events in Interactive Report

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