ABL_MOVE_REQUIRED_LENGTH is a standard SAP function module available within R/3 SAP systems depending on your version and release level. Below is the pattern details for this FM showing its interface including any import and export parameters, exceptions etc as well as any documentation contributions (Comments) specific to the object.
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Processing type: Normal fucntion module
CALL FUNCTION 'ABL_MOVE_REQUIRED_LENGTH' "Required length for MOVE to a type C target field EXPORTING srctype = " rsex2in-type ABAP/4 type of source field * srclen = " rsex2in-length Internal length of source field * srcdecs = 0 " rsex2in-decimals Number of decimal places (type P only) IMPORTING destlen = " rsex2in-length Safe length for a type C target field EXCEPTIONS ILLEGAL_TYPE = 1 " Invalid or inconvertible type ILLEGAL_LEN = 2 " Invalid length ILLEGAL_DECS = 3 " Invalid number of decimal places . " ABL_MOVE_REQUIRED_LENGTH
The ABAP code below is a full code listing to execute function module ABL_MOVE_REQUIRED_LENGTH including all data declarations. The code uses the latest in-line data DECLARATION SYNTAX but I have included an ABAP code snippet at the end to show how declarations would look using the original method of declaring data variables up front. This will allow you to compare and fully understand the new inline method. Please note some of the newer syntax such as the @DATA is not available until a later 4.70 service pack (SP8).
|ld_destlen||TYPE RSEX2IN-LENGTH .|
The below ABAP code uses the older none in-line data declarations. This allows you to see the coding differences/benefits of the later inline syntax. It may also be useful if you are using an older version of SAP as some of the newer syntax above, such as the @DATA is not available until 4.70 EHP 8.
|ld_destlen||TYPE RSEX2IN-LENGTH ,|
|ld_srctype||TYPE RSEX2IN-TYPE ,|
|ld_srclen||TYPE RSEX2IN-LENGTH ,|
|ld_srcdecs||TYPE RSEX2IN-DECIMALS .|
If you want to use a MOVE statement to move data from a source field to a type C field, this function module calculates the required length of ...See here for full SAP fm documentation
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ABL_MOVE_REQUIRED_LENGTH - Required length for MOVE to a type C target field ABI_TIMESTAMP_CONVERT_INTO - Convert date and time into timestamp ABI_TIMESTAMP_CONVERT_FROM - Convert from time stamp to date & time ABI_PACK_INSTRUCTIONS_GET - Retrieve the packing instructions ABI_IDOC_SEND - Send IDocs to auto-ID infrastructure ABI_IDOC_DOCUMENT_DELETE - Create and send IDocs for deleted documents