ABAP OO Class Methods

XO_MEMORY_FACTORY SAP Class - Factory Class for Memory Objects

XO_MEMORY_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_MEMORY_FACTORY 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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This OO class has a superclass assigned to it, which means it will inherit its objects and methods. The superclass for XO_MEMORY_FACTORY is XO_OBJECT


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...

CREATE_INSTANCE - Generates an Instance of a Memory Object
GET_ASSIGNED_BO_BEHAVIOR - Returns the Behavior Class for the Assigned Business Object
GET_BUFFERED_INSTANCES - Returns Instantiated Memory Objects
GET_BUFFER_LIMIT - Returns the Maximum Number of Records Retained
GET_DATA_ALL - Returns All Data
GET_DATA_ALL_NEW - Returns All Current Data
GET_DATA_ALL_OLD - Returns All Read Data
GET_INSTANCE - Returns an Instance of a Memory Object
GET_TABLE_DATA - Returns Data for a Table
PREPARE_INSTANCES - Generates Memory Object Instances for Mass Processes
SEARCH_AND_BUFFER - Searches for Objects and Buffers the Data for Result Set
SET_BUFFER_LIMIT - Specifies the Maximum Number of Records Retained


List of attributes within class XO_MEMORY_FACTORY. These can be referenced using the following syntax XO_MEMORY_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
ASSIGNED_BO_BEHAVIORS Reference List for Behavior Classes for Memory Objects
BUFFER Mass Memory for Multiple Tables (Sorted)
BUFFER_LIMIT Maximum Number of Buffered Objects 1000
RECYCLABLES Memory Object References
REF_LIST Memory Object References

Events of the Class XO_MEMORY_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...