ABAP OO Class Methods

IF_GRFN_API_POLICY SAP Interface - policy

IF_GRFN_API_POLICY 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 IF_GRFN_API_POLICY~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 IF_GRFN_API_POLICY 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...

CAN_LOCALIZE - Check if the Policy can be localized
COPY - Copy
CREATE - Create
CREATE_VERSION - Create new version
GET_ACTIVITY_LIST - get all available activities for a policy
GET_LOCALIZE_INFO - To get the localized policy ID and Orgunit ID
GET_REVW_APPR - Get reviewer, approver, default approver and approval result
GET_STATUS - get status of the policy
GET_USER_TYPE - Get User Type
LOCALIZE - Localize
QUERY - query policy data
QUERY_IN_SCOPE - query policy data
QUERY_VERSIONS - query versions for a policy
RETRIEVE - Retrieve
SET_ACTIVITY - handle an action from user
UPDATE - Update


List of attributes within class IF_GRFN_API_POLICY. These can be referenced using the following syntax IF_GRFN_API_POLICY=>. 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 IF_GRFN_API_POLICY

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...