ABAP OO Class Methods

IF_XMS_PERSIST_VERS SAP Interface - Interface for Database Table SXMSPVERS*

IF_XMS_PERSIST_VERS 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_XMS_PERSIST_VERS~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_XMS_PERSIST_VERS 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...

GET_CLIENT - Get Client
GET_LOG_ENTRY - Get Log Entry
GET_MAJOR - Get Major
GET_MINOR - Get Minor
GET_MSGSTATE - Get Msgstate
GET_PAYLCOUNT - Get Paylcount
GET_PAYLCOUNT_LINK - Get Paylcount Link
GET_PELGUID - Get Pelguid
GET_PVERS - Get Pvers
GET_RESPONSE - Get Response
GET_REST_VERS - Get Rest Vers
GET_TIMESTAMP - Get Timestamp
GET_VERS - Get Vers
GET_VERS_LINK - Get Vers Link
SET_CLIENT - Set Client
SET_LOG_ENTRY - Set Log Entry
SET_MAJOR - Set Major
SET_MINOR - Set Minor
SET_MSGSTATE - Set Msgstate
SET_PAYLCOUNT - Set Paylcount
SET_PAYLCOUNT_LINK - Set Paylcount Link
SET_PELGUID - Set Pelguid
SET_PVERS - Set Pvers
SET_RESPONSE - Set Response
SET_REST_VERS - Set Rest Vers
SET_TIMESTAMP - Set Timestamp
SET_VERS - Set Vers
SET_VERS_LINK - Set Vers Link


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

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...