ABAP_DOCU_SHOW is a standard SAP function module that performs Display ABAP Keyword Documentation functionality. This is available within standard R/3 SAP systems depending on version and release level.
Below are the pattern details for this FM showing its interface including any import, export and tables parameters. There is also a list of Exceptions and for your convenience any standard documentation available. All this information and more can also be viewed if you enter the function module name ABAP_DOCU_SHOW into the relevant SAP transaction such as SE37 or SE80.
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Pattern for FM ABAP_DOCU_SHOW - ABAP DOCU SHOW
SAP Documentation for FM ABAP_DOCU_SHOW
Associated Function Group:
CALL FUNCTION 'ABAP_DOCU_SHOW' "Display ABAP Keyword Documentation
* area = 'ABEN' " c Documentation Area
* name = 'ABAP' " c Document Name
* langu = SY-LANGU " syst-langu Language
* anchor = " c Internal Text Mark for Direct Control
* searched = " standard table Search Terms for Full Text Search
* search_mode = " c I, F for Index, Full Ttext
* search_word = " csequence Search argument
docu_container = " cl_gui_control Reference to Control
. " ABAP_DOCU_SHOW
Display of keyword documentation in HTML control. The display depends on
the user settings in the table ABDOCMODE (E: modeless dialog box, I:
same box, M: one common external session for all external sessions).
Using the function module directly outside of the package SABAPDOCU is
obsolete. Use the method SHOW of the CL_ABAP_DOCU class instead.
Optional IMPORTING Parameters
AREA, Appropriate values are ABEN, ABAP, DYNP
NAME, Appropriate values are names of keywords such as MODULE
LANGU, Language key
ANCHOR, Internal marker, should be suitably transferred
The default values for the IMPORTING parameters are ABEN, ABAP,
DOCU_CONTAINER, if display mode E (modless dialog box), reference to
HTML control, otherwise initial.
Note on Use
It is sensible to set the focus to the HTML control after calling the
function module and during the PBO event of the subsequent screen:
IF NOT docu_container IS INITIAL.>
CALL METHOD cl_gui_control=>set_focus>
EXPORTING control = docu_container.>
The controls used by the function module require a connection to a
screen. Calling outside a screen sequence (for example, in an executable
program) is not useful if the documentation is displayed in an amodal
Documentation extract taken from SAP system, Copyright (c) SAP AG