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example of find itab

Former Member
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Hi Guru's,

can anybody explains me and give me a sample program of below syntax please?

i want to know how exactly it works?

please can anybody help me?

FIND IN TABLE itab

Syntax

FIND [{FIRST OCCURRENCE}|{ALL OCCURRENCES} OF] pattern

IN TABLE itab [table_range]

[IN {BYTE|CHARACTER} MODE]

[{RESPECTING|IGNORING} CASE]

[MATCH COUNT mcnt]

{ {[MATCH LINE mlin]

[MATCH OFFSET moff]

[MATCH LENGTH mlen]}

| [RESULTS result_tab|result_wa] }

[SUBMATCHES s1 s2 ...].

Thanks & Regards

Priyalatha

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Former Member
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Hi hope this can help you

Example

DATA: text TYPE STRING.

text = 'Everyone knows this'.

<b>FIND 'know' IN text.</b>

The search was successful. The field sy-subrc is set to 0.

System values

sy-subrc = 0

The search string was found in the target field.

sy-subrc = 4

The search string was not found in the target field.

sy-subrc = 8

This return value occurs only in systems with a multi-byte code page. The content of the search string in this case is an invalid multi-byte string.

Depending on whether byte or character string processing is carried out, the operands can only be byte-type or character-type.

<b>... MATCH OFFSET off.</b>

Effect

If the search string p is found in the target field c, the position in the string where it first occurred is stored in off.

Example

DATA:

c TYPE STRING,

p(2) TYPE C,

off TYPE I.

c = 'Everyone knows this'.

p = 'ne'.

FIND p IN c MATCH OFFSET off.

After the search, off = 7 and sy-subrc = 0.

<b> MATCH LENGTH len.</b>

Effect

The length of the search string p is stored in the field len.

Example

DATA:

c TYPE STRING,

p(2) TYPE C,

off TYPE I,

len TYPE I.

c = 'Everyone knows this'.

p = 'ne'.

FIND p IN c MATCH OFFSET off MATCH LENGTH len.

After the search, sy-subrc = 0, off = 7, len = 2.

REWARD POINTS IF USEFUL

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Former Member
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Hi hope this can help you

Example

DATA: text TYPE STRING.

text = 'Everyone knows this'.

<b>FIND 'know' IN text.</b>

The search was successful. The field sy-subrc is set to 0.

System values

sy-subrc = 0

The search string was found in the target field.

sy-subrc = 4

The search string was not found in the target field.

sy-subrc = 8

This return value occurs only in systems with a multi-byte code page. The content of the search string in this case is an invalid multi-byte string.

Depending on whether byte or character string processing is carried out, the operands can only be byte-type or character-type.

<b>... MATCH OFFSET off.</b>

Effect

If the search string p is found in the target field c, the position in the string where it first occurred is stored in off.

Example

DATA:

c TYPE STRING,

p(2) TYPE C,

off TYPE I.

c = 'Everyone knows this'.

p = 'ne'.

FIND p IN c MATCH OFFSET off.

After the search, off = 7 and sy-subrc = 0.

<b> MATCH LENGTH len.</b>

Effect

The length of the search string p is stored in the field len.

Example

DATA:

c TYPE STRING,

p(2) TYPE C,

off TYPE I,

len TYPE I.

c = 'Everyone knows this'.

p = 'ne'.

FIND p IN c MATCH OFFSET off MATCH LENGTH len.

After the search, sy-subrc = 0, off = 7, len = 2.

REWARD POINTS IF USEFUL

former_member386202
Active Contributor
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Hi,

Refer these statements

DATA: text TYPE STRING.

text = 'Everyone knows this'.

FIND 'know' IN text.

DATA:

c TYPE STRING,

p(2) TYPE C.

c = 'Everyone knows this'.

p = 'NO'.

FIND p IN c IGNORING CASE.

DATA:

c TYPE STRING,

p(2) TYPE C.

c = 'Everyone knows this'.

p = 'NO'.

FIND p IN c RESPECTING CASE.

DATA:

c TYPE STRING,

p(2) TYPE C,

off TYPE I.

c = 'Everyone knows this'.

p = 'ne'.

FIND p IN c MATCH OFFSET off.

DATA:

c TYPE STRING,

p(2) TYPE C,

off TYPE I,

len TYPE I.

c = 'Everyone knows this'.

p = 'ne'.

FIND p IN c MATCH OFFSET off MATCH LENGTH len.

Regards,

Prashant

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Hi prashant,

can u tell me what is sinificance of ignorance case and respecting case in below statements?

FIND p IN c IGNORING CASE.

FIND p IN c RESPECTING CASE.

Thanks & Regards

Priyalatha