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HR_KR_XSTRING_TO_STRING SAP Function module - Convert encoded string to unicode string

HR_KR_XSTRING_TO_STRINGis a standard SAP function module available within R/3 SAPsystems depending on your version and release level. Below is the pattern details for this FM showing its interface including any import/export parameters, exceptions etc as well as any documentation contributions specific to the object. See here to view full function module documentation and code listing, simply by entering the name HR_KR_XSTRING_TO_STRING into the relevant SAP transaction such as SE37 or SE80.

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Associated Function Group: HRPADKR_STRING_ADJUST
Released Date: Not Released
CALL FUNCTION 'HR_KR_XSTRING_TO_STRING' "Convert encoded string to unicode string
    from_codepage = '8500'      " abap_encoding  Code page of source encoded string
    in_xstring =                " xstring       Source encoded string
*   out_len =                   " i             Length of source encoded string
    out_string =                " string        Output string in unicode

ABAP code example for HR_KR_XSTRING_TO_STRING Function Module

The ABAP code below is a full code listing to execute function module HR_KR_XSTRING_TO_STRING including all data declarations. The code uses the latest IN-LINE DATA DECLARATION SYNTAX but I have included an ABAP code snipet at the end to show how declarations would look using the original method of declaring data variables up front. This will allow you to compare and fully understand the new inline method. Please note some of the newer syntax such as the @DATA is not available until a later 4.70 service pack (SP8).
ld_out_string TYPE STRING.

DATA(ld_from_codepage) = 'Check type of data required'.
DATA(ld_in_xstring) = 'Check type of data required'.
DATA(ld_out_len) = 'Check type of data required'.. CALL FUNCTION 'HR_KR_XSTRING_TO_STRING' EXPORTING from_codepage = ld_from_codepage in_xstring = ld_in_xstring * out_len = ld_out_len IMPORTING out_string = ld_out_string . " HR_KR_XSTRING_TO_STRING

ABAP code to compare 7.40 inline data declaration with original syntax

The below ABAP code uses the older none in-line data declarations. This allows you to see the coding differences/benefits of the later inline syntax. It may also be useful if you are using an older version of SAP as some of the newer syntax above, such as the @DATA is not available until 4.70 EHP 8.
ld_out_string TYPE STRING ,
ld_from_codepage TYPE ABAP_ENCODING ,
ld_in_xstring TYPE XSTRING ,
ld_out_len TYPE I .

ld_from_codepage = 'Check type of data required'.
ld_in_xstring = 'Check type of data required'.
ld_out_len = 'Check type of data required'..