ABAP OO Class Methods

RATING_CUSTOMIZING SAP Class - Administration Class for Customizing of Ratings

RATING_CUSTOMIZING 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 RATING_CUSTOMIZING including details of:

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

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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_AGENCY_DETAILS - Returns Details for Agency
GET_CUSTOMIZING_CLASSNAME - Returns Class Names for Owner
GET_CUSTOMIZING_TYPE - Returns Customizing Category
GET_INSTANCE - Returns an Instance of the Customizing Class
GET_MANDATORY_PROCEDURES - Returns All Rating Procedures
GET_OWNER_ID - Returns Key of Owner of Rating Category
GET_PROCEDURE_DETAILS - Supplies Details About Rating Procedure
GET_RATINGS_BY_AGENCY - Returns Ratings for Agency
GET_RATINGS_BY_PROCEDURE - Supplies Ratings for Rating Procedure
GET_RATINGS_BY_SET - Returns Ratings for Set
GET_RATING_DETAILS - Supplies Details About Rating
GET_SETS_BY_AGENCY - Returns Sets for Agency
HAS_PROCEDURE_RATING - Checks Whether Rating Belongs to Rating Procedure
SET_CUSTOMIZING_TYPE - Sets Customizing Category; X = Test


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

NameDescriptionInitial Value
CUSTOMIZING_TEST Boolean Value ('X' = True ' ' = False)
GATEWAY Gateway Instance
OWNER_ID Owner of Rating Category
REF_LIST References to rating_customizing Objects and Owners

Events of the Class RATING_CUSTOMIZING

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...