EDITOR-CALL (ABAP Keyword)

EDITOR-CALL (ABAP Keyword) introduction & syntax details

EDITOR-CALL

EDITOR-CALL – call editor for internal tables

 

Basic form
EDITOR-CALL FOR
itab.

Additions

1. … TITLE text
2. …
DISPLAY-MODE

Effect
Displays the internal table itab in the ABAP/4
Editor. You can then use normal editor functions (e.g. insert, delete, search,
replace) to make changes. When you save (with F11 ) or leave (with F3 ), any
changes are adopted.

The return code value is set as
follows:

SY-SUBRC = 0 Changes saved before leaving
editor.
SY_SUBRC = 4 Changes not saved before leaving
editor.

Notes
The internal table can contain only type C
components.
The lines of the internal table can be up 72 characters
long.

Addition 1
… TITLE text

Effect
Displays the
specified text string (up to 30 characters) in the editor header
line.

Addition 2
… DISPLAY MODE
&ABAP_EFFETC& Calls the
editor in display mode. You can neither make changes here nor switch to change
mode.

Example
Define and fill the internal table T . Then, use
EDITOR-CALL to present it to the user for modification. Finally, output the
table.

DATA: BEGIN OF T OCCURS 200,
TEXT1(60),TEXT2(12),
END OF
T.

T-TEXT1 = ‘Text 1’. T-TEXT2 = ‘A’. APPEND T.
T-TEXT1 = ‘Text 2’.
T-TEXT2 = ‘B’. APPEND T.
T-TEXT1 = ‘Text 3’. T-TEXT2 = ‘C’. APPEND
T.
T-TEXT1 = ‘Text 4’. T-TEXT2 = ‘D’. APPEND T.

EDITOR-CALL FOR T
TITLE ‘Editor for internal tables’.

LOOP AT T.
WRITE: / T-TEXT1,
T-TEXT2.
ENDLOOP.

EDITOR-CALL
– call ABAP/4 program editor

Basic form
EDITOR-CALL FOR
REPORT prog.

Addition

… DISPLAY-MODE

Effect
Reads the
program prog from the library and places it in the ABAP/4 Editor.
When you
save (with F11 ), the program is written back to the
library.

Addition
… DISPLAY-MODE

Effect
Calls the editor
in display mode. Changes are not allowed here, but you can switch to change mode
from within the editor.

Example
Call the ABAP Editor for the report
SAPTEST in display mode:

EDITOR-CALL FOR REPORT ‘SAPTEST’
DISPLAY-MODE.