MULTIPLY (ABAP Keyword)

MULTIPLY is a keyword used in SAP ABAP programming.This tutorial covers its introduction & syntax details.

MULTIPLY

Basic form
MULTIPLY n1 BY n2.

Effect
Multiplies the contents of n1 by the contents of n2 and places the result in n1 .

 

This is equivalent to: n1 = n1 * n2.

Example

 

DATA: DAYS_PER_YEAR TYPE P VALUE 365,
HOURS_PER_DAY TYPE F VALUE ‘24.0’,
MINUTES_PER_YEAR TYPE I VALUE 1.
MULTIPLY MINUTES_PER_YEAR BY DAYS_PER_YEAR.
MULTIPLY MINUTES_PER_YEAR BY HOURS_PER_DAY.
MULTIPLY MINUTES_PER_YEAR BY 60.

MINUTES_PER_YEAR now contains 525600.

Note
The details about conversions and performance given under COMPUTE also apply to MULTIPLY .

Note
Runtime errors

BCD_BADDATA : P field contains no correct BCD format
BCD_FIELD_OVERFLOW : Result field too small (type P )
BCD_OVERFLOW : Overflow with arithmetic operation (type P )
COMPUTE_INT_TIMES_OVERFLOW : Whole number overflow with multiplication

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