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abap general

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hi

friends

can anybody tell me what is the use of abap memmory and how can we use

that in our program.

thanks

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hi,

ABAP memory is a memory area that all ABAP programs within the same internal session can access using the EXPORT and IMPORT statements. Data within this area remains intact during a whole sequence of program calls. To pass data

to a program which you are calling, the data needs to be placed in ABAP memory before the call is made. The internal session of the called program then replaces that of the calling program. The program called can then read from the ABAP memory. If control is then returned to the program which made the initial call, the same process operates in reverse.

ABAP Memory & SAP Memory

http://www.sap-img.com/abap/difference-between-sap-and-abap-memory.htm

Regards,

Santosh

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hi,

ABAP memory is a memory area that all ABAP programs within the same internal session can access using the EXPORT and IMPORT statements. Data within this area remains intact during a whole sequence of program calls. To pass data

to a program which you are calling, the data needs to be placed in ABAP memory before the call is made. The internal session of the called program then replaces that of the calling program. The program called can then read from the ABAP memory. If control is then returned to the program which made the initial call, the same process operates in reverse.

ABAP Memory & SAP Memory

http://www.sap-img.com/abap/difference-between-sap-and-abap-memory.htm

Regards,

Santosh

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Hi,

ABAP memory is a memory area that all ABAP programs within the same internal session can access using the EXPORT and IMPORT statements. Data within this area remains intact during a whole sequence of program calls. To pass data

to a program which you are calling, the data needs to be placed in ABAP memory before the call is made. The internal session of the called program then replaces that of the calling program. The program called can then read from the ABAP memory. If control is then returned to the program which made the initial call, the same process operates in reverse.

http://www.sap-img.com/abap/difference-between-sap-and-abap-memory.htm

ABAP memory is temporary and values are retained in same LUW.

export itab to memory id 'TEST'.

import itab from memory Id 'TEST'.

Here itab should be declared of same type and length.

Regards,

Priyanka.

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Hi,

In simple terms, ABAP memory is a global place where you can store ABAP objects and retrieve it when needed. But the scope of this memory is limited to that session only.

We have another area called the SAP memory. This is also a global memory just like the ABAP memory but its across different sessions. You can set some values in one transaction and access the value in another transaction.

refer : http://www.sap-img.com/abap/difference-between-sap-and-abap-memory.htm

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Vinodh

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hI,

SAP and ABAP Memory

There is a difference between the cross-transaction SAP memory and the transaction-specific ABAP memory.

Global SAP memory

The global SAP memory is available to a user during the entire duration of a terminal session. Its contents are retained across transaction boundaries as well as external and internal sessions. The SET PARAMETER and GET PARAMETER statements allow you to write to, or read from, the SAP memory.

Input fields on screens can be linked with parameters in the SAP memory, which allows you to preassign values to the input fields on initial screens.

With general screens, the linking takes place during the definition of the screen using the Screen Painter tool. When setting the field attributes of an input field, you can specify the ID of an SPA/GPA parameter in the Parameter-ID attribute. In the checkboxes SET Parameter and GET Parameter you can specify whether the screen field is filled with the value of the SPA/GPA parameter at the time of PBO or whether the SPA/GPA parameter is filled with the user input on the screen at the time of PAI.

With selection screens, the linking is carried out using the MEMORY ID addition to the PARAMETERS or SELECT-OPTIONS statement. If you specify an SPA/GPA parameter ID, when declaring a parameter or selection criterion, the relevant input field is linked with the parameter.

Local SAP memory

The local SAP memory is available to the user throughout a transaction, within which you can also call other program units, for example using SUBMIT or CALL TRANSACTION. With SET PARAMETER you write to both the global and the local SAP memory. If the global SAP memory is changed by an external mode of the same user, the local SAP memory remains unchanged. This ensures that parameters set in the frame of a transaction remain unchanged until the end of this transaction. The local SAP memory is deleted after the transaction is ended.

ABAP memory

The contents of the ABAP memory are retained only during the lifetime of an external session (see also Organization of Modularization Units). You can retain or pass data across internal sessions. The EXPORT TO MEMORY and IMPORT FROM MEMORY statements allow you to write data to, or read data from, the ABAP memory.

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RAGHAVENDRA.D.S

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<b>ABAP/4 Memory</b>

ABAP memory is a memory area that all ABAP programs within the same internal session can access using the EXPORT and IMPORT statements. Data within this area remains intact during a whole sequence of program calls. To pass data

to a program which you are calling, the data needs to be placed in ABAP memory before the call is made. The internal session of the called program then replaces that of the calling program. The program called can then read from the ABAP memory. If control is then returned to the program which made the initial call, the same process operates in reverse.

ABAP/4 memory

The contents of the ABAP/4 memory are retained only during the lifetime of an external session (see also Organization of Modularization Units). You can retain or pass data across internal sessions. The EXPORT TO MEMORY and IMPORT FROM MEMORY statements allow you to write data to, or read data from, the ABAP memory.

Within a main session, when ever you start an application program, it opens up an internal sessions with in the main session. The internal session has a memory area that contains the ABAP program and its associated data. So when ever you want to pass data between two internal sessions, then you can use ABAP Memory (i.e import, export).

When comes to SAP memory (also known as global memory), if the data has to be passed b/w two main sessions, we can use SAP Memory(SPA/GPA Parameters). SAP Memory can also be used to pass data b/w internal sessions.

<b>example</b>

ABAP Memory is a memory area which all programs in the call stack within the same internal session can access. The EXPORT and IMPORT

statements are used here.

export p_matnr = p_matnr to memory id 'ZTESTMAT'.

import p_matnr = p_matnr from memory id 'ZTESTMAT'.

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Girish