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Insert icon in message long text

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is there a possibility to insert a SAP Icon into a message long text. There is a menu point INSERT->CHARACTERS->SAP ICONS. But the list of icons that can be selected is empty

Has anybody an idea if this is possible and if yes, how to do?

Thanks a lot,



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Just put @xx@ where you need the icon in the message.

Replace the xx with the value from ICON table.

You can list all icons from table ICON. Just go to SE11-> Table contents and when you are in the selection screen, Pull down the possible values for field ICON, once you select the required Icon you will see a @xx@ code. Use that in your message .

This works fine with normal Write stmnt or when you display Information message

Hope this helps


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Hi Ravi,

works fine.

Thanx a lot,


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Avoid using the @xx@ codes themselves. They are not selfexplanatory, try usinf type pool ICON and then use the constants like INCON_RED_LIGHT or ICON_CHECKED.

Examine transaction ICON to have an overview of alkl constants and think about printing and exporting, this might be a problem.