List of ABAP Function Modules in SAP


Here is a list of important Function Modules in SAP.Function modules are re usable programs ( codes ) that can be called via ABAP programs.

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APPL_LOG_DELETE
With this function module you delete logs in the
database according to specified selection conditions
 

APPL_LOG_DISPLAY
With this function module you can analyze logs in the
database.

 

APPL_LOG_DISPLAY_INTERN

With this function module you can analyze logs in local
memory, e.g. when you have only collected log records at runtime and do not
want to write to the database.

 

APPL_LOG_INIT
This function module checks whether the specified
object or sub-object exists and deletes all existing associated data in
local memory.
 

APPL_LOG_READ_DB

With this function module you read the log data in the
database for an object or sub-object according to specified selection
conditions.

 


APPL_LOG_READ_INTERN
With this function module you read all log data whose
log class has at least the specified value, from local memory, for the
specified object or sub-object.
 

APPL_LOG_SET_OBJECT

With this function module, you create a new object or
sub-object for writing in local memory. With a flag you can control whether
the APPL_LOG_WRITE_… messages are written in local memory or are output on
the screen.

 

APPL_LOG_WRITE_DB
With this function module you write all data for the
specified object or sub-object in local memory to the database. If the log
for the object or sub-object in question is new, the log number is returned
to the calling program.

 


APPL_LOG_WRITE_HEADER
With this function module, you write the log header
data in local memory.
 

APPL_LOG_WRITE_LOG_PARAMETERS

With this function module, you write the name of the
log parameters and the associated values for the specified object or
sub-object in local memory. If this function module is called repeatedly for
the same object or sub-object, the existing parameters are updated
accordingly. If you do not specify an object or sub-object with the call,
the most recently used is assumed.
 

APPL_LOG_WRITE_MESSAGE_PARAMS

With this function module you write a single message,
with parameters, in local memory. Otherwise the function module works like
APPL_LOG_WRITE_SINGLE_MESSAGE.

 

APPL_LOG_WRITE_MESSAGES

With this function module you write one or more
messages, without parameters, in local memory.
 

APPL_LOG_WRITE_SINGLE_MESSAGE

With this function module you write a single message,
without parameters, in local memory. If no header entry has yet been written
for the object or sub-object, it is created. If you do not specify an object
or sub-object with the call, the most recently used is assumed.

ARFC_GET_TID
will return the IP address of the terminal in hex.

 


BAL_CNTL_CREATE
Create Control for log display
 

BAL_CNTL_FREE
Release Control
 

BAL_CNTL_REFRESH
Put new data in log display

 


BAL_DB_DELETE
Delete logs from the database
 

BAL_DB_DEQUEUE
Unlock log
 

BAL_DB_ENQUEUE
Lock log

 

BAL_DB_LOAD Load logs from the database
 
BAL_DB_LOAD

Load log(s)

 

BAL_DB_SAVE

Save logs in the database
 
BAL_DB_SAVE Save log(s)

 

BAL_DB_SAVE_PREPARE

Prepare save
 

BAL_DB_SEARCH
Find logs in the database
 
BAL_DSP_LOG_DISPLAY Display messages in memory
 
BAL_DSP_LOG_DISPLAY Display Log
 

BAL_DSP_LOG_PARAMETERS

Either output extended long text or call a callback
routine (based on the data in BAL_S_LOG-PARAMS)

 

BAL_DSP_LOG_TECHNICAL_DATA

Output all log header data
 

BAL_DSP_MSG_LONGTEXT
Display message long text
 

BAL_DSP_MSG_PARAMETERS

Either output extended long text or call a callback
routine (based on the data in BAL_S_MSG-PARAMS)
 

BAL_DSP_MSG_TECHNICAL_DATA

Output technical data of a message such as work area,
error number, etc.

 


BAL_DSP_OUTPUT_FREE
End output
 

BAL_DSP_OUTPUT_INIT
Initialize output
 

BAL_DSP_OUTPUT_SET_DATA

Set dataset to be displayed

 

BAL_DSP_PROFILE_DETLEVEL_GET

Message hierarchy in DETLEVEL
 

BAL_DSP_PROFILE_NO_TREE_GET

Display without tree (fullscreen)
 

BAL_DSP_PROFILE_POPUP_GET

Display without tree (popup)

 

BAL_DSP_PROFILE_SINGLE_LOG_GET

Standard profile (SLG1) for one log

 

BAL_DSP_PROFILE_STANDARD_GET

Standard profile (SLG1) for a lot of logs
 

BAL_GLB_AUTHORIZATION_GET

Assign authorization

 

BAL_GLB_AUTHORIZATION_RESET

Reset authorization
 

BAL_GLB_CONFIG_GET

Read configuration

 

BAL_GLB_CONFIG_SET
Set configuration

 


BAL_GLB_MEMORY_EXPORT
Put function group memory in ABAP-MEMORY
 

BAL_GLB_MEMORY_IMPORT

Get function group memory from ABAP-MEMORY
 
BAL_GLB_MEMORY_REFRESH (Partially) reset global memory
 
BAL_GLB_MEMORY_REFRESH (Partially) initialize memory
 

BAL_GLB_MSG_CURRENT_HANDLE_GET

Get current message handle

 

BAL_GLB_MSG_DEFAULTS_GET

Get message defaults
 

BAL_GLB_SEARCH_LOG

Find logs in memory
 

BAL_GLB_SEARCH_MSG
Find messages in memory
 
BAL_LOG_CREATE Create log with header data
 
BAL_LOG_CREATE Create log with header data
 

BAL_LOG_DELETE

Delete log (from database also at Save)

 


BAL_LOG_EXIST

Check existence of a log in memory

 


BAL_LOG_HDR_CHANGE
Change log header
 

BAL_LOG_HDR_CHECK

Check log header data for consistency
 

BAL_LOG_HDR_READ
Read log header and other data

 

BAL_LOG_MSG_ADD Put message in log
 
BAL_LOG_MSG_ADD

Put message in log

 

BAL_LOG_MSG_CHANGE

Change message
 
BAL_LOG_MSG_CHANGE Change message

 


BAL_LOG_MSG_CHECK
Check message data for consistency
 

BAL_LOG_MSG_CUMULATE
Add message cumulated
 
BAL_LOG_MSG_DELETE Delete message

 

BAL_LOG_MSG_DELETE Delete message
 

BAL_LOG_MSG_EXIST

Check existence of a message in memory

 


BAL_LOG_MSG_READ

Read message and other data
 

BAL_LOG_MSG_REPLACE

Replace last message
 
BAL_LOG_REFRESH

Delete log from memory

 

BAL_LOG_REFRESH

Delete log from memory
 

BAL_MSG_DISPLAY_ABAP
Output message as ABAP-MESSAGE
 

BAL_OBJECT_SELECT

Read Application Log objects table record

 


BAL_OBJECT_SUBOBJECT

Check whether object and subobject exist and the
combination is allowed
 

BAL_SUBOBJECT_SELECT

Read subobject table record

 

BP_EVENT_RAISE
Trigger an event from ABAP/4 program
 

BP_JOBLOG_READ

Fetch job log executions

 

CHANGEDOCUMENT_READ_HEADERS

Get the change document header for a sales document,
and put the results in an internal table.
 

CHANGEDOCUMENT_READ_POSITIONS

Get the details of a change document, and store them in
an internal table. This will tell you whether a field was changed, deleted,
or updated.
 

CLAF_CLASSIFICATION_OF_OBJECTS

Return all of the characteristics for a material
 

CLOI_PUT_SIGN_IN_FRONT
Move the negative sign from the left hand side of a
number, to the right hand side of the number. Note that The result will be
left justified (like all character fields), not right justifed as numbers
normally are.
 

CLPB_EXPORT
Export a text table to the clipboard (on presentation
server)

 


CLPB_IMPORT
Import a Text Table from the Clipboard (on presentation
server)
 

COMMIT_TEXT
To load long text into SAP
 

CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_INPUT

converts any number into a string fill with zeroes,
with the number at the extreme right

 

CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_OUTPUT

converts any number with zeroes right into a simple
integer

 

CONVERT_ABAPSPOOLJOB_2_PDF

convert abap spool output to PDF
 

CONVERT_OTF

Convert SAP documents (SAPScript) to other types.
 

CONVERT_OTFSPOOLJOB_2_PDF

converts a OTF spool to PDF (i.e. Sapscript document)

 

CONVERT_TO_FOREIGN_CURRENCY

Convert local currency to foreign currency.

 

CONVERT_TO_LOCAL_CURRENCY

Convert from foreign currency to local currency
 

DATE_CHECK_PLAUSIBILITY

Check to see if a date is in a valid format for SAP.
Works well when validating dates being passed in from other systems.
 

DATE_COMPUTE_DAY

Returns a number indicating what day of the week the
date falls on. Monday is returned as a 1, Tuesday as 2, etc.

 


DATE_GET_WEEK
will return the week that a date is in.
 

DATE_IN_FUTURE

Calculate a date N days in the future.

 
DAY_ATTRIBUTES_GET Return useful information about a day. Will tell you
the day of the week as a word (Tuesday), the day of the week (2 would be
Tuedsay), whether the day is a holiday, and more.(provided by Francois
Henrotte)
 
DOWNLOAD download a file to the presentation server (PC)
 

DYNP_VALUES_READ

Read the values from a dynpro. This function can be
used to read the values from a report’s selection screen too (Another
example).

 


DYNP_VALUES_UPDATE

Similar to DYNP_VALUES_READ, this function will allow
the updating of fields on a dynpro. Very useful when you want to change a
field based on the value entered for another field.
 

ENQUE_SLEEP
Wait a specified period of time before continuing
processing.
 

ENQUEUE_ESFUNCTION
Lock an abap program so that it cannot be executed.
 
Please note that you should not use SY-REPID to pass
your report name to the function. The value of SY-REPID will change as it is
being passed to the function module, and will no longer hold the value of
the calling report.

EPS_GET_DIRECTORY_LISTING

return a list of filenames from a local or network
drive

 

EPS_GET_FILE_ATTRIBUTES

Pass in a filename and a path, and will return
attributes for the file
 
F4_DATE displays a calendar in a popup window and allows user
to choose a date, or it can be displayed read only.
 

F4_IF_FIELD_VALUE_REQUEST

Use values from a DDIC table to provide a list of
possible values. TABNAME and FIELDNAME are required fields, and when
MULTIPLE_CHOICE is selected, more than one value can be returned.

 

F4IF_INT_TABLE_VALUE_REQUEST

F4 help that returns the values selected in an internal
table. Very handy when programming your very own F4 help for a field.
 

F4IF_SHLP_EXIT_EXAMPLE

documents the different reasons to use a search help
exit, and shows how it is done.
 

F4IP_INT_TABLE_VALUE_REQUEST

This function does not exist in 4.6 and above. Use
F4IF_INT_TABLE_VALUE_REQUEST instead.
 

FILENAME_GET

popup to get a filename from a user, returns blank
filename if user selects cancel

 


FORMAT_MESSAGE

Takes a message id and number, and puts it into a
variable. Works better than WRITE_MESSAGE, since some messages use $ as a
place holder, and WRITE_MESSAGE does not accommadate that, it only replaces
the ampersands (&) in the message.

 


FTP_COMMAND

Execute a command on the FTP server

 

FTP_CONNECT
Open a connection (and log in) to an FTP server
 

FTP_DISCONNECT

Close the connection (and log off) the FTP server

 


FU CSAP_MAT_BOM_READ
You can use this function module to display simple
material BOMs. You cannot display BOM groups (for example, all variants of a
variant BOM). as in transaction CS03. Current restrictions: You cannot
display long texts. You cannot display sub-items. You cannot display
classification data of BOM items for batches. You can only display one
alternative or variant. You cannot enter an alternative for module
CSAP_MAT_BOM_READ, so you always see alternative 01. The following example
came from a posting on the SAP-R3-L mailing list.
 

Function Group GRAP is now
obsolete.

SAP recommends using functions in function group SFES
instead. Below is an overview of the changes.
 

G_SET_GET_ALL_VALUES

Fetch values from a set.
 

GET_CURRENT_YEAR
Get the current fiscal year.

 


GET_GLOBAL_SYMBOLS
Returns a list of all tables, select options, texts,
etc for a program. Even includes the text definitions for the selection
screen
 

GET_INCLUDETAB
Returns a list of all INCLUDES in a program

 


GET_JOB_RUNTIME_INFO
Get the current job number from a program. Also returns
other useful info about the current job.
 

GUI_CREATE_DIRECTORY
Create a directory on the presentation server
 

GUI_DELETE_FILE
Replaces WS_FILE_DELETE. Delete a file on the
presentation server

 


GUI_DOWNLOAD
Replaces WS_DOWNLOAD. Download table from the app
server to presentation server
 
GUI_EXEC Replaces WS_EXECUTE. Start a File or Program
Asynchronously with WinExec

 


GUI_GET_DESKTOP_INFO
Replaces WS_QUERY. Delivers Information About the
Desktop (client)

 

GUI_REMOVE_DIRECTORY

Delete a directory on the presentation server
 
GUI_RUN Start a File or Program Asynchronously with
ShellExecute
 

GUI_UPLOAD
Replaces WS_UPLOAD. Upoad file from presentation server
to the app server

 


HELP_START
Display help for a field. Useful for doing AT SELECTION
SCREEN ON VALUE REQUEST for those fields that do not provide F4 help at the
DDIC level.
 

HELP_VALUES_GET_WITH_TABLE

Show a list of possible values for F4 popup help on
selection screens. This function module pops up a screen that is just like
all the other F4 helps, so it looks like the rest of the SAP system. Very
useful for providing dropdowns on fields that do not have them predefined.

 

HOLIDAY_CHECK_AND_GET_INFO

Useful for determining whether or not a date is a
holiday. Give the function a date, and a holiday calendar, and you can
determine if the date is a holiday by checking the parameter HOLIDAY_FOUND.
 

HOLIDAY_GET

Provides a table of all the holidays based upon a
Factory Calendar &/ Holiday Calendar.
 

HR_DISPLAY_BASIC_LIST
is an HR function, but can be used for any data. You
pass it data, and column headers, and it provides a table control with the
ability to manipulate the data, and send it to Word or Excel. Also see the
additional documentation here.
 

HR_GET_LEAVE_DATA

Get all leave information (includes leave entitlement,
used holidays/paid out holidays)

 


HR_IE_NUM_PRSI_WEEKS
Return the number of weeks between two dates.
 

HR_PAYROLL_PERIODS_GET
Get the payroll period for a particular date. (provided
by Francois Henrotte)
 
HR_TIME_RESULTS_GET Get the time results for a payroll period. (provided by
Francois Henrotte)
 
INIT_TEXT To load long text into SAP
 

K_WERKS_OF_BUKRS_FIND
Return a list of all plants for a given company code.
 

LIST_FROM_MEMORY

Retrieves the output of a report from memory when the
report was executed using SUBMIT… EXPORTING LIST TO MEMORY. See also
WRITE_LIST.

 


LIST_TO_ASCII
convert an ABAP report (displayed on screen) from OTF
to ASCII format
 
MBEW_EXTEND Get the stock position for the previous month. This
displays the same info that you see in MM03.
 

MONTH_NAMES_GET
It returns all the month and names in repective
language.

 


MONTH_PLUS_DETERMINE
Add or subtract months from a date. To subtract a
month, enter a negative value for the ‘months’ parameter.
 

MS_EXCEL_OLE_STANDARD_OLE

will build a file, and automatically start Excel
 

OTF_CONVERT
wraps several other function modules. Will convert OTF
to ASCII or PDF
 

POPUP_TO_CONFIRM_LOSS_OF_DATA

Create a dialog box in which you make a question
whether the user wishes to perform a processing step with loss of data.

 


POPUP_TO_CONFIRM_STEP

Create a dialog box in which you make a question
whether the user wishes to perform the step.

 

POPUP_TO_CONFIRM_WITH_MESSAGE

Create a dialog box in which you inform the user about
a specific decision point during an action.
 

POPUP_TO_CONFIRM_WITH_VALUE

Create a dialog box in which you make a question
whether the user wishes to perform a processing step with a particular
object.
 

POPUP_TO_DECIDE
Provide user with several choices as radio buttons

 

POPUP_TO_DECIDE_WITH_MESSAGE

Create a dialog box in which you inform the user about
a specific decision point via a diagnosis text.
 

POPUP_TO_DISPLAY_TEXT

Create a dialog box in which you display a two line
message

 

POPUP_TO_SELECT_MONTH
Popup to choose a month

 

POPUP_WITH_TABLE_DISPLAY

Provide a display of a table for user to select one,
with the value of the table line returned when selected.
 
PRICING Return pricing conditions in an internal table. Use
structure TCOMK for parameter COMM_HEAD_1, and structure TCOMP for parameter
COMM_ITEM_1, and set CALCULATION_TYPE to B. The pricing conditions will be
returned in XOMV. You must fill TCOMP, and TCOMK with the appropriate values
before callling the function in order for it to work.
 

PROFILE_GET
Read an Entry in an INI File on the frontend

 


PROFILE_SET
Write an Entry in an INI File on the frontend
 
READ_TEXT To load long text into SAP
 

REGISTRY_GET

Read an Entry from the Registry

 


REGISTRY_SET
Set an entry in the Registry
 

RFC_ABAP_INSTALL_AND_RUN

Runs an ABAP program that is stored in the table
PROGRAM when the MODE = ‘F’. Table WRITES contains the ouput of the program.
Allows you to run a program without having the source code in the target
system.
 

RH_GET_ACTIVE_WF_PLVAR

Return the active HR Plan

 


RH_GET_DATE_DAYNAME
return the day based on the date provied
 

RH_START_EXCEL_WITH_DATA

starts Excel with the contents of an internal table.
This function finds Excel in the desktop registry. It also uses a local PC
working directory to save the file (that’s what the ‘W’ value for data path
flag does). Very transparent to user!
 

RH_STRUC_GET
Returns all related org info

 

RHP0_POPUP_F4_SEARK

is a matchcode for any type of HR Planning object,
including the possibility to fill the field that you want

 

RKD_WORD_WRAP

Convert a long string or phrase into several lines.

 

RP_CALC_DATE_IN_INTERVAL

Add/subtract years/months/days from a date

 

RP_LAST_DAY_OF_MONTHS
Determine last day of month
 

RPY_DYNPRO_READ

Read dynpro, including screen flow

 

RPY_TRANSACTION_READ
Given a transaction, return the program and screen or
given a program and screen, return the transactions that use the program and
screen.

 

RS_COVERPAGE_SELECTIONS

Returns an internal table that contains a formatted
list of all the selection parameters entered for a report. Table is ready to
print out.
 

RS_REFRESH_FROM_SELECTOPTIONS

Get the current contents of selection screen
 

RS_SEND_MAIL_FOR_SPOOLLIST

Send message from ABAP/4 program to SAPoffice.

 


RS_VARIANT_CONTENTS

Returns the contents of the specified variant in a
table.

 

RSPO_DOWNLOAD_SPOOLJOB
Download the spool from a program to a file. Requires
spool number.
 

RSPO_RETURN_ABAP_SPOOLJOB

Fetch printer spool according to the spool number
informed.

 

RZL_READ_DIR

If the server name is left blank, it reads a directory
from local presentation server, otherwise it reads the directory of the
remote server
 

RZL_READ_DIR_LOCAL
Read a directory on the Application Server
 

RZL_READ_FILE

Read a file from the presentation server if no server
name is given, or read file from remote server. Very useful to avoid
authority checks that occur doing an OPEN DATASET. This function using a SAP
C program to read the data.

 

RZL_SLEEP Hang the current application from 1 to 5 seconds.
 

RZL_SUBMIT
Submit a remote report.
 

RZL_WRITE_FILE_LOCAL
Saves table to the presentation server (not PC). Does
not use OPEN DATASET, so it does not suffer from authority checks!

 

SAP_CONVERT_TO_XLS_FORMAT

Convert data to Microsoft Excel format.

 

SAPGUI_PROGRESS_INDICATOR

Display a progress bar on the SAP GUI, and give the
user some idea of what is happening
 
SAVE_TEXT To load long text into SAP
 

SCROLLING_IN_TABLE
If you are coding a module pool and using a table
control, you can use this function SCROLLING_IN_TABLE to handle any
scrolling. (provided by Paul Kjaer)
 

SD_DATETIME_DIFFERENCE
Give the difference in Days and Time for 2 dates
 

SO_NEW_DOCUMENT_ATT_SEND_API1

Send a document as part of an email. The documentation
is better than normal for this function, so please read it.

 


SO_SPLIT_FILE_AND_PATH
Split a fully pathed filename into a filename and a
path.
 

SO_SPOOL_READ

Fetch printer spool according to the spool number
informed. See also RSPO_RETURN_ABAP_SPOOLJOB

 

SO_WIND_SPOOL_LIST
Browse printer spool numbers according to user
informed.

 

SWD_HELP_F4_ORG_OBJECTS

HR Matchcode tailored for organizational units.
Includes a button so that you can browse the hierarchy too.
 

SX_OBJECT_CONVERT_OTF_PDF

Conversion From OTF to PDF (SAPScript conversion)
 

SX_OBJECT_CONVERT_OTF_PRT

Conversion From OTF to Printer Format (SAPScript
conversion)

 

SX_OBJECT_CONVERT_OTF_RAW

Conversion From OTF to ASCII (SAPScript conversion)
 

SXPG_CALL_SYSTEM

you can check the user’s authorization for the
specified command and run the command. The command runs on the host system
on which the function module is executed. The function module is RFC
capable. It can therefore be run on the host system at which a user happens
to be active or on another designated host system at which an R/3 server is
active.
 

SXPG_COMMAND_CHECK
Check whether the user is authorized to execute the
specified command on the target host system with the specified arguments.

 

SXPG_COMMAND_DEFINITION_GET

Read the definition of a single external OS command
from the R/3 System’s database.
 

SXPG_COMMAND_EXECUTE
Check a user’s authorization to use a command, as in
SXPG_COMMAND_CHECK. If the authorization check is successful, then execute
the command on the target host system.
 

SXPG_COMMAND_LIST_GET
Select a list of external OS command definitions.

 


TERMINAL_ID_GET
Return the terminal id
 

TH_DELETE_USER
Logoff a user. Similar results to using SM04.
 

TH_ENVIRONMENT
Get the UNIX environment

 

TH_POPUP Display a popup system message on a specific users
screen.
 

TH_REMOTE_TRANSACTION

Run a transaction on a remote server. Optionally
provide BDC data to be used in the transaction
 

TH_USER_INFO
Give information about the current user (sessions,
workstation logged in from, etc)

 

TH_USER_LIST

Show which users are logged into an app server
 

TMP_GUI_DIRECTORY_LIST_FILES

Retrieve all of the files and subdirectories on the
Presentation Server (PC) for a given directory.
 
When a value other than * or *.* is used for the
filter, you will not get any directories, unless they match your wildcard
filter. For example, if you entered *.png, then only files and directories
that end in png will be returned by the function.

UNIT_CONVERSION_SIMPLE
convert weights from one UOM to another.
 
UPLOAD

upload a file to the presentation server (PC)

 


UPLOAD_FILES

Will load one or more files from app or presentation
server
 

WEEK_GET_FIRST_DAY

For a given week (YYYYMM format), this function returns
the date of the Monday of that week.

 

WRITE_LIST
Useful for writing out the list contents that result
from the function LIST_FROM_MEMORY.
 

WS_DOWNLOAD

Save Internal Table as File on the Presentation Server

 

WS_EXCEL Start EXCEL on the PC
 

WS_EXECUTE
execute a program on a windows PC
 

WS_FILE_DELETE

Delete File at the Frontend

 


WS_FILENAME_GET
Call File Selector
 
WS_MSG Create a dialog box in which you display an one line
message
 
WS_UPLOAD Load Files from the Presentation Server to Internal
ABAP Tables
 

WS_VOLUME_GET

Get the label from a frontend device.

 

WWW_LIST_TO_HTML
After running a report, call this function to convert
the list output to HTML.