ABAP OO Class Methods

I_RE_UM_INPUT_VALUES SAP Interface - Enter Sales Values

I_RE_UM_INPUT_VALUES is a standard SAP interface, see below for any documentation including details of methods, attributes, events etc. Interfaces are defined much the same as a class using the same transactions but act a bit like a template (in none OO terms). For example, a class would implement the interface and then inherit all of the methods etc from it. This provides a mechanism for unrelated objects to use a set of common behaviours and functionality.

You may have seen this already without knowing what it was, within SAP have you ever seen the method name prefixed by the name of an interface such as I_RE_UM_INPUT_VALUES~METHOD_NAME . This means that the class has implemented an interface and that this method has been inherited from it.

For further relevant information about this interface enter I_RE_UM_INPUT_VALUES into the relevant SAP transactions such as SE24, SE80. Also see the Resource section below to view other useful tips, screenshots, links and general information related to this SAP interface and its methods. Or even add your own for future reference


A method is a coding block that performs a certain procedure (i.e. ABAP functionality) on an object within the overall SAP class. In simple terms if the object is an SAP database table a method could be the procedure to add a record or to delete a record. If you are new to OO in many respects, the implementation of a method is similar to a function module and can be called in a very similar way using CALL METHOD.

Instead of "CALL FUNCTION", Methods are referenced using the following syntax: CALL METHOD CL_ABAP_CHAR_UTILITIES=>methodname EXPORTING/IMPORTING...

CALC_AMOUNT - Calculate Sales-Based Rent
CHANGE_LINE - Change A Line
CHANGE_POS_CURSOR - Change The Current Cursor Position
DISPLAY_LINE - Display A Line
ENDE - Exit Editing
FREE - Release Memory
GET_CURRENT_MASTER_DATA - Return Current Entry
GET_TREE_ICON - What Icon Do You Want For This Tree?
HAS_ANYTHING_CHANGED - Has Something Changed?
SAVE_VALUES - Save Values
SET_ZERO_OR_INITIAL - Set To Zero Or Initial Value
USER_COMMAND - Execute User Command


List of attributes within class I_RE_UM_INPUT_VALUES. These can be referenced using the following syntax I_RE_UM_INPUT_VALUES=>. Although depending on where you are inserting the ABAP code you do need to check if the attribute is public or private.

Events of the Class I_RE_UM_INPUT_VALUES

Events are created within your class using special event handler methods. These must be registered at runtime for the event and can then be triggered using the ABAP syntax: RAISE EVENT EXPOTING...