REPORT (ABAP Keyword)

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

REPORT

Basic form
REPORT rep.

Additions

 

1. … NO STANDARD PAGE HEADING
2. … LINE-SIZE col
3. … LINE-COUNT lin(n)
4. … MESSAGE-ID xx
5. … DEFINING DATABASE ldb

Effect
Introduces the report. You can choose any name you like up to 8 characters long.

 

Example

REPORT ZREPNAME.

Note
Only standard SAP reports should begin with ‘R’.

Addition 1
… NO STANDARD PAGE HEADING

Effect
Suppresses output of the standard page header (see NEW-PAGE ).

Addition 2
… LINE-SIZE col

Effect
Creates a report with col columns per line. The maximum line length permitted is 255 characters.
If
the LINE-SIZE specification is missing, the line length corresponds to
the current screen width. The system field SY-LINSZ contains the
current line size for generating reports (see NEW-PAGE … LINE-SIZE ).

Notes
The specified LINE-SIZE must not appear in quotation marks.
If
the you want the report list (i.e. the output) to be printable, do not
define a LINE-SIZE with a value greater than 132 because most printers
cannot handle wider lists.

Example

REPORT ZREPNAME LINE-SIZE 132.

Addition 3
… LINE-COUNT lin(n)

Effect
Creates
a report with lin lines per page, of which n lines are reserved for the
END-OF-PAGE processing. If you omit the ” (n) “, the default value 0
applies. The system field SY-LINCT contains the current number of lines
per page for generating reports.
If the LINE-COUNT specification is
missing, the number of lines per page is calculated dynamically from
the number of lines actually output on this page. Here, a page break no
longer occurs automatically, but must be specified explicitly with
NEW-PAGE , and the system field SY-LINCT is set to 0. (NEW-PAGE …
LINE-COUNT )

Note
The LINE-COUNT must not be enclosed in quotation marks. Further information about using LINE-COUNT .

Examples

REPORT ZREPNAME LINE-COUNT 65.

The page has 65 lines.

REPORT ZREPNAME LINE-COUNT 65(8).

The page has 65 lines, of which the last 8 are only defined by END-OF-PAGE .

Addition 4
… MESSAGE-ID xx

Effect
Takes the messages output by MESSAGE under the specified 2-character ID xx from table T100 .

Note
This ID must not be enclosed in quotation marks.

Example

REPORT RSTEST00 MESSAGE-ID SY.

Addition 5
… DEFINING DATABASE …

Effect
All
the database programs must specify in the REPORT statement the
three-character name of the logical database to which they belong.
This
addition is generated automatically (in the REPORT statement) when you
create a logical database by selecting Utilities -> Development/test
-> Logical databases .

Example

REPORT SAPDBKDF DEFINING DATABASE KDF.

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