ABAP OO Class Methods


MDS_CTRL_CONTROLLER is a standard SAP object class available within R/3 SAP systems depending on your version and release level. You can view/maintain the class details by entering its name into the relevant SAP transactions such as SE24, SE80 or even SE84.

Below is the documentation available for class MDS_CTRL_CONTROLLER including details of:

  • Interface class implementations
  • Inheritance details
  • Methods defined within class ( including link to full details )
  • Attributes ( including initial values )
  • Class Events

Also check out the Resources section below to view useful tips, screenshots, links and general information related to this SAP class and its methods, or even add your own for future reference.

Interface class implementations

This OO class has an interface implementation which means it has access to all methods within the interface class. Here are the interface classes for MDS_CTRL_CONTROLLER


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...

AM_I_RELEVANT - Relevant?
CHECK_CONTROLLER_AWAKE - Is Controller Generally Active?
DETERMINE_STRATEGIES - Determine Strategies for Source Object
FLUSH - Lock Flush
LOCK - Set Locks
SLEEP - Inactivate Controller Throughout
STRATEGY_IMPLEMENTATION_GET - Provide Reference to a Strategy Implementation
UNLOCK - Undo Locks


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

NameDescriptionInitial Value
GS_BAPIRET2 Help Structure for Message Processing
GT_STRATEGIES Strategy References
GV_HIGHEST_TA_CONTEXT 'Highest' Transaction Context
GV_MSGTEXT Help Attribute for Message Processing
GV_SLEEP 'X' = Controller Is Generally Inactive

Events of the Class MDS_CTRL_CONTROLLER

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...