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Creating Type Group and using it in the ABAP program
By Ashish Trivedi, Infosys
document explains the creation of type group and its use in ABAP program.
is type group: There are several type
groups available in SAP. For example ‘ABAP’ and ’SLIS’ etc. To use them
in program we use key word ‘TYPE-POOLS’. It allows us to define
non-predefined types. Combination of all such non-predefined types is knows as
type-pool or type-group. In simple terms, if we want to use some custom types in
various programs then we need not define them separately, we can simply create a
type group in ABAP dictionary and use that in our programs.
to transaction SE11; select the radio button ‘Type Group’. Click
Note: - Maximum length of type-group
name can be ‘5’.
some meaningful description in short text
click on save button.
next screen appears where we can write our source code as highlighted in the
below screenshot. As an example, I have created two constants. One thing that
needs to be taken care of while declaring the structures, constants, etc. in
Type Group is that every object must start with ‘<name of type
group>_’. In this example the constants that are declared starts with ‘ZATYP_’.
The system gives syntax error in case the above naming convention is not
we can use the type group created above in our SAP programs. Please find below
the screenshot for the same
will be following:
Summary: In this way we can create type group and use it in ABAP programs.
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