ABAP OO Class Methods

IF_UG_R3_SERVICES SAP Interface - FIN Master Data: Services for mySAP ERP Access

IF_UG_R3_SERVICES 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_UG_R3_SERVICES~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_UG_R3_SERVICES 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

Methods of IF_UG_R3_SERVICES

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...

CONVERT_OUTPUT - Output Conversion
GET_ATTRIBUTE_DEFINITION - Get Attribute Definition
GET_DSFIELD_STATIC - Get DataSource Field (possible only after registration!)
GET_DSFIELD_TO_FIELDNAME - Get DataSource Field for a Field Name
GET_DSOURCE_PROP - Reads properties for DataSources
GET_FIELDNAME_STATIC - Get Field Name (possible only after registration!)
GET_FIELDNAME_TO_DATASOURCE - Get Field Name for a DataSource
GET_FIELDNAME_TO_DSFIELD - Get Field Name for a DataSource Field
GET_FPROP - Reads DS Field Properties
GET_INSTANCE - Get Instance
GET_TEXTS - Gets Texts for DataSource
GET_TIMESTAMPS - Gets Time Stamp for DataSources
IS_DUMMY - Check if field name is a dummy field
SHOW_F1_HELP - Display F1 help

IF_UG_R3_SERVICES Attributes

List of attributes within class IF_UG_R3_SERVICES. These can be referenced using the following syntax IF_UG_R3_SERVICES=>. Although depending on where you are inserting the ABAP code you do need to check if the attribute is public or private.

NameDescriptionInitial Value
D_NO_PLUGIN 'X': no PlugIn -> no DS usable
GC_DSFUNCTION_ATTR DS Function Attributes (Master Data) 'A'
GC_DSFUNCTION_HRY DS Function Hierarchy 'H'
GC_DUMMY_PREFIX Gc Dummy Prefix 'DS_'

Events of the Class IF_UG_R3_SERVICES

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...