ABAP OO Class Methods

XO_FACTORY SAP Class - Central Factory Class for Extensible Objects

XO_FACTORY 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 XO_FACTORY 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.

Methods of XO_FACTORY

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_BUSINESS_FACTORY - Returns Factory Class for Business Objects
GET_BUSINESS_OBJECT - Returns Business Object Reference
GET_CONTROLLER - Returns an Instance of the Controller
GET_CUSTOMIZING - Returns an Instance of Customizing
GET_KEY_GENERATOR - Returns the Instance of the Key Generator
GET_MEMORY_FACTORY - Returns Factory Class for Memory Objects
GET_MEMORY_OBJECT - Returns Memory Object Reference
GET_PERSISTENCE_FACTORY - Returns Factory Class for Persistence Objects
GET_PERSISTENCE_OBJECT - Returns Persistence Object Reference
GET_SEGMENT_FACTORY - Returns Factory Class for Segment Objects
GET_SEGMENT_OBJECT - Returns Segment Object Reference
GET_VALIDATION_FACTORY - Returns Factory Class for Validation Objects

XO_FACTORY Attributes

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

NameDescriptionInitial Value
BO_FACTORIES Factories for Business Objects
BO_TYPE_DATA Customizing Table for Business Object Type (Sorted)
MO_FACTORIES Factories for Memory Objects
PO_FACTORIES Factories for Persistence Objects
SO_FACTORIES Factories for Segment Objects
VO_FACTORIES Factories for Validation Objects

Events of the Class XO_FACTORY

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...