SKIP (ABAP Keyword)

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

SKIP

Variants

 

1. SKIP.
2. SKIP n.
3. SKIP TO LINE lin.

Variant 1
SKIP.

Effect
Outputs a blank line.

Example
The statements

WRITE: ‘Text 1 ……’.
SKIP.
WRITE: ‘Text 2 ……’.

produce the following output:

Text 1 ……

Text 2 ……

Variant 2
SKIP n.

Effect
Outputs n blank lines.

Note
The
SKIP statement is only executed if there are still enough lines on the
current page. Otherwise, a new page is started (see NEW-PAGE LINE-COUNT
). At the beginning of a new page, SKIP only generates blank lines if
this page is the first page of the list or if this page was explicitly
requested by NEW-PAGE . Otherwise, SKIP statements are ignored at the
beginning of a page. At the end of the last list page, SKIP only
generates blank lines if there is more output (WRITE , ULINE ).
Otherwise, SKIP statements are ignored at the end of the last page.

Variant 3
SKIP TO LINE lin.

Effect
Moves
the output position to the line lin . You can move up or down to any
position on the current page. The line count starts at 1.

Example
The statement

REPORT TEST NO STANDARD PAGE HEADING.

DATA: ROW TYPE I VALUE 3.

WRITE ‘Line 1’.
SKIP TO LINE 5.
WRITE ‘Line 5’.
SKIP TO LINE ROW
WRITE ‘Line 3’.

produces the following output:

Line 1

Line 3

Line 5

Note
The
statement SKIP TO LINE lin is executed only if the contents of lin lie
between 1 and the maximum number of lines per page (see NEW-PAGE
LINE-COUNT ).

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