TRANSFER ( SAP ABAP Keyword)

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

TRANSFER

Basic form
TRANSFER f TO dsn.

Addition

 

… LENGTH len

Effect
Transfers the field f (usually a field string) to the sequential file specified in dsn (this may be a literal or a field).

 

Binary mode (addition IN BINARY MODE of the OPEN DATASET statement):

Write to the file in the length of field f .

Text mode (addition IN TEXT MODE of the OPEN DATASET statement):

Write a line.

If
the specified file is not open, TRANSFER attempts to open the file dsn
FOR OUTPUT ( IN BINARY MODE or using the further specifications of the
last OPEN command for this file). If this fails, a runtime error occurs.

Example

DATA REC(80).
TRANSFER REC TO ‘/usr/test’.

Notes
You can read sequential datasets with READ DATASET .

The
structure of file names depends very much on the operating system you
are using. You can access portable programs with the function module
GET_FILE_NAME . This returns the relevant physical name for a given
logical file name.

Addition
… LENGTH len

Effect
Transfers the length of the record to be output in the length len .

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