ABAP OO Class Methods

IF_PT_RPTIME_ATABLES SAP Interface - Interface for Reading A Tables from Cluster B2

IF_PT_RPTIME_ATABLES 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_PT_RPTIME_ATABLES~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_PT_RPTIME_ATABLES 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...


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

NameDescriptionInitial Value
P0000 P0000 Table Type (Sorted by Key)
P0001 P0001 Table Type (Sorted by Key)
P0002 P0002 Table Type (Sorted by Key)
P0007 P0007 Table Type (Sorted by Key)
P0008 P0008 Table Type (Sorted by Key)
P0050 P0050 Table Type (Sorted by Key)
P2001 2001 Table Type (Sorted by Unique Key)
P2002 2002 Table Type (Sorted by Unique Key)
P2003 2003 Table Type (Sorted by Unique Key)
P2004 2004 Table Type (Sorts by Unique Key)
P2006 2006 Table Type (Sorted by Unique Key)
P2007 2007 Table Type (Sorted by Unique Key)
P2012 2012 Table Type
SW_FUNC_P0050 Single-character ID

Events of the Class IF_PT_RPTIME_ATABLES

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...