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PROVIDE or GET... which is faster?

Wil_Wilstroth
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Hi all,

Which syntax is faster to get employee data in terms of PROVIDE and GET?

PROVIDE or GET... which is faster?

Thanks

William Wilstroth

William Wilstroth
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Hi..

GET is faster

GET:

Use GET to handle two types of events after submitting executable programs: Get events and events at the end of a hierarchy level of a logical database. If during a GET event a list is written, previously an automatic line feed is created.

Provide....

The statements PROVIDE and ENDPROVIDE define a loop through a statement block. In this loop, any number of internal tables itab1 itab2 ... are processed together. A single table can appear several times. For every table itab you must specify a FIELDS clause. After FIELDS you must specify the character * for all components or a list comp1 comp2 ... for specific components of the relevant table. The names of the components comp1 comp2 ... can only be specified directly.

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Former Member
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Hi..

GET is faster

GET:

Use GET to handle two types of events after submitting executable programs: Get events and events at the end of a hierarchy level of a logical database. If during a GET event a list is written, previously an automatic line feed is created.

Provide....

The statements PROVIDE and ENDPROVIDE define a loop through a statement block. In this loop, any number of internal tables itab1 itab2 ... are processed together. A single table can appear several times. For every table itab you must specify a FIELDS clause. After FIELDS you must specify the character * for all components or a list comp1 comp2 ... for specific components of the relevant table. The names of the components comp1 comp2 ... can only be specified directly.

suresh_datti
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GET loads up all the infotypes for a person with each loop pass & PROIVDE is used to loop at the infotype itab, inside the GET event..

You shouldn't be comparing GET & PROVIDE..

~Suresh

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hi ,

The purpose of using GET is totally different from the use of provide statements .

Get fills all internal tables of declared infotypes with relevant master data and

provide statements are used to process those internal tables within a GET and END-OF-SELECTION loop.

Regards

vinay

Wil_Wilstroth
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Thanks all, now i understood the nature of GET and PROVIDE syntax.

William Wilstroth