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Standard Functions

Standard Function Useful Functions
ABAP_DOCU_DOWNLOAD Download ABAP documentation in HTML format.
ARFC_GET_TID Will return the IP address of the terminal in hex. 
BAL_* All function modules used for SAP’s application logging can be found here.
BP_EVENT_RAISE Trigger an event from ABAP/4 program
BP_JOBLOG_READ Fetch job log executions
CLOI_PUT_SIGN_IN_FRONT Place the negative sign after a number.  SAP default is place the negative sign after the number.
CLPB_EXPORT Export a text table to the clipboard (on presentation server)
CLPB_IMPORT Import a Text Table from the Clipboard (on presentation server)
COMMIT_TEXT To load long text into SAP
CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_INPUT Converts any number into a string fill with zeroes – right Example:
input = 123
output = 0000000000000…000000000000123
CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_OUTPUT Converts any number with zeroes – right into a simple integer Example:
input = 00000000000123
output = 123
CONVERT_OTF Convert SAP documents (SAPScript) to other types. Example:
DATE_GET_WEEK Will return the week that a date is in.
DATE_CHECK_PLAUSIBILITY Check to see if a date is in a valid format for SAP.  Works well when validating dates being passed in from other systems.
DOWNLOAD Download a file to the presentation server (PC)
DYNP_VALUES_READ Read the values from a dynpro.  This function can be used to read the values from a report’s selection screen too (Another example).
DYNP_VALUES_UPDATE Similar to DYNP_VALUES_READ, this function will allow the updating of fields on a dynpro.  Very useful when you want to change a field based on the value entered for another field.
ENQUE_SLEEP Wait a specified period of time before continuing processing.
ENQUEUE_ESFUNCTION  Lock an abap program so that it cannot be executed.  Set the parameters as follows: Please note that you should not use SY-REPID to pass your report name to the function.  The value of SY – REPID will change as it is being passed to the function module, and will no longer hold the value of the calling report.
EPS_GET_FILE_ATTRIBUTES Pass in a filename and a path, and will return attributes for the file
EPS_GET_DIRECTORY_LISTING return a list of filenames from a local or network drive
F4_DATE Displays a calendar in a popup window and allows user to choose a date, or it can be displayed read only.
F4IF_SHLP_EXIT_EXAMPLE documents the different reasons to use a search help exit, and shows how it is done.
FILENAME_GET popup to get a filename from a user, returns blank filename if user selects cancel
FTP_CONNECT Open a connection (and log in) to an FTP server
FTP_COMMAND Execute a command on the FTP server
FTP_DISCONNECT Close the connection (and log off) the FTP server
FORMAT_MESSAGE Takes a message id and number, and puts it into a variable. Works better than WRITE_MESSAGE, since some messages use $ as a place holder, and WRITE_MESSAGE does not accommadate that, it only replaces the ampersands (&) in the message.
GET_GLOBAL_SYMBOLS Returns a list of all tables, select options, texts, etc for a program. Even includes the text definitions for the selection screen
GET_INCLUDETAB Returns a list of all INCLUDES in a program
G_SET_GET_ALL_VALUES Fetch values from a set.
GUI_CREATE_DIRECTORY Create a directory on the presentation server
GUI_DELETE_FILE Replaces WS_FILE_DELETE. Delete a file on the presentation server
GUI_DOWNLOAD Replaces WS_DOWNLOAD. Download table from the app server to presentation server
GUI_EXEC Replaces WS_EXECUTE. Start a File or Program Asynchronously with WinExec
GUI_GET_DESKTOP_INFO Replaces WS_QUERY. Delivers Information About the Desktop (client)
GUI_REMOVE_DIRECTORY Delete a directory on the presentation server
GUI_RUN Start a File or Program Asynchronously with ShellExecute
GUI_UPLOAD Replaces WS_UPLOAD. Upoad file from presentation server to the app server
HELP_START Display help for a field.  Useful for doing AT SELECTION SCREEN ON VALUE REQUEST for those fields that do not provide F4 help at the DDIC level.
HOLIDAY_GET Provides a table of all the holidays based upon a Factory Calendar &/ Holiday Calendar.
HR_DISPLAY_BASIC_LIST is an HR function, but can be used for any data.  You pass it data, and column headers, and it provides a table control with the ability to manipulate the data, and send it to Word or Excel. Also see the additional documentation here.
HR_GET_LEAVE_DATA Get all leave information (includes leave entitlement, used holidays/paid out holidays) 
INIT_TEXT To load long text into SAP
K_WERKS_OF_BUKRS_FIND Return a list of all plants for a given company code.
LIST_TO_ASCII convert an ABAP report (displayed on screen) from OTF to ASCII format LIST_FROM_MEMORY – Retrieves the output of a report from memory when the report was executed using SUBMIT… EXPORTING LIST TO MEMORY.  See also WRITE_LIST.
MONTH_NAMES_GET It returns all the month and names in repective language.
MS_EXCEL_OLE_STANDARD_OLE Will build a file, and automatically start Excel
OTF_CONVERT Wraps several other function modules.  Will convert OTF to ASCII or PDF
CONVERT_OTFSPOOLJOB_2_PDF Converts a OTF spool to PDF (i.e. Sapscript document)
CONVERT_ABAPSPOOLJOB_2_PDF Convert abap spool output to PDF
POPUP_TO_CONFIRM_LOSS_OF_DATA Create a dialog box in which you make a question whether the user wishes to perform a processing step with loss of data.
POPUP_TO_CONFIRM_STEP Create a dialog box in which you make a question whether the user wishes to perform the step.
POPUP_TO_CONFIRM_WITH_MESSAGE Create a dialog box in which you inform the user about a specific decision point during an action.
POPUP_TO_CONFIRM_WITH_VALUE Create a dialog box in which you make a question whether the user wishes to perform a processing step with a particular object.
POPUP_TO_DECIDE Provide user with several choices as radio buttons 
POPUP_TO_DECIDE_WITH_MESSAGE Create a dialog box in which you inform the user about a specific decision point via a diagnosis text.
POPUP_TO_DISPLAY_TEXT Create a dialog box in which you display a two – line message.
POPUP_TO_SELECT_MONTH Popup to choose a month
POPUP_WITH_TABLE_DISPLAY Provide a display of a table for user to select one, with the value of the table line returned when selected.
PRICING Return pricing conditions in an internal table. Use structure TCOMK for parameter COMM_HEAD_1, and structure TCOMP for parameter COMM_ITEM_1, and set CALCULATION_TYPE to B.  The pricing conditions will be returned in XOMV.  You must fill TCOMP, and TCOMK with the appropriate values before callling the function in order for it to work.
PROFILE_GET Read an Entry in an INI File on the frontend
PROFILE_SET Write an Entry in an INI File on the frontend
READ_TEXT To load long text into SAP
REGISTRY_GET Read an Entry from the Registry
REGISTRY_SET Set an entry in the Registry
RFC_ABAP_INSTALL_AND_RUN Runs an ABAP program that is stored in the table PROGRAM when the MODE = ‘F’. Table WRITES contains the ouput of the program. Allows you to run a program without having the source code in the target system.
RH_GET_ACTIVE_WF_PLVAR Return the active HR Plan
RH_GET_DATE_DAYNAME Return the day based on the date provied
RH_START_EXCEL_WITH_DATA Starts Excel with the contents of an internal table. This function finds Excel in the desktop registry. It also uses a local PC working directory to save the file (that’s what the “W” value for data path flag does). Very transparent to user!
RH_STRUC_GET Returns all related org info
RP_CALC_DATE_IN_INTERVAL Add/subtract years/months/days from a date
RP_LAST_DAY_OF_MONTHS Determine last day of month
RPY_DYNPRO_READ Read dynpro, including screen flow
RPY_TRANSACTION_READ Given a transaction, return the program and screen or given a program and screen, return the transactions that use the program and screen.
RS_COVERPAGE_SELECTIONS Returns an internal table that contains a formatted list of all the selection parameters entered for a report.  Table is ready to print out.
RS_REFRESH_FROM_SELECTOPTIONS Get the current contents of selection screen
RS_SEND_MAIL_FOR_SPOOLLIST Send message from ABAP/4 program to SAPoffice.
RS_VARIANT_CONTENTS Returns the contents of the specified variant in a table.
RZL_SLEEP Hang the current application from 1 to 5 seconds.
RZL_SUBMIT Submit a remote report.
RZL_READ_DIR_LOCAL Read a directory on the Application Server
RZL_READ_DIR If the server name is left blank, it reads a directory from local presentation server, otherwise it reads the directory of the remote server
RZL_READ_FILE Read a file from the presentation server if no server name is given, or read file from remote server. Very useful to avoid authority checks that occur doing an OPEN DATASET. This function using a SAP C program to read the data.
RZL_WRITE_FILE_LOCAL Saves table to the presentation server (not PC). Does not use OPEN DATASET, so it does not suffer from authority checks!
SAPGUI_PROGRESS_INDICATOR Display a progress bar on the SAP GUI, and give the user some idea of what is happening
SAVE_TEXT To load long text into SAP
SCROLLING_IN_TABLE If you are coding a module pool and using a table – control, you can use this function SCROLLING_IN_TABLE to handle any scrolling. (provided by Paul Kjaer)
SD_DATETIME_DIFFERENCE Give the difference in Days and Time for 2 dates        
SO_NEW_DOCUMENT_ATT_SEND_API1 Send a document as part of an email. The documentation is better than normal for this function, so please read it.
SO_SPLIT_FILE_AND_PATH Split a fully pathed filename into a filename and a path.
SO_SPOOL_READ Fetch printer spool according to the spool number informed.
SO_WIND_SPOOL_LIST Browse printer spool numbers according to user informed.
SX_OBJECT_CONVERT_OTF_PDF Conversion From OTF to PDF (SAPScript conversion)
SX_OBJECT_CONVERT_OTF_PRT Conversion From OTF to Printer Format (SAPScript conversion)
SX_OBJECT_CONVERT_OTF_RAW Conversion From OTF to ASCII (SAPScript conversion)
SXPG_CALL_SYSTEM You can check the user’s authorization for the specified command and run the command. The command runs on the host system on which the function module is executed. The function module is RFC – capable. It can therefore be run on the host system at which a user happens to be active or on another designated host system at which an R/3 server is active.
SXPG_COMMAND_LIST_GET Select a list of external OS command definitions.
SXPG_COMMAND_DEFINITION_GET Read the definition of a single external OS command from the R/3 System’s database.
SXPG_COMMAND_CHECK Check whether the user is authorized to execute the specified command on the target host system with the specified arguments.
SXPG_COMMAND_EXECUTE Check a user’s authorization to use a command, as in SXPG_COMMAND_CHECK. If the authorization check is successful, then execute the command on the target host system.
TERMINAL_ID_GET Return the terminal id
TH_DELETE_USER Logoff a user.  Similar results to using SM04.
TH_ENVIRONMENT Get the UNIX environment
TH_POPUP Display a popup system message on a specific users screen.
TH_REMOTE_TRANSACTION Run a transaction on a remote server. Optionally provide BDC data to be used in the transaction
TH_USER_INFO Give information about the current user (sessions, workstation logged in from, etc)
TH_USER_LIST Show which users are logged into an app server
UNIT_CONVERSION_SIMPLE convert weights from one UOM to another.
UPLOAD Upload a file to the presentation server (PC)
UPLOAD_FILES Will load one or more files from app or presentation server
WRITE_LIST Useful for writing out the list contents that result from the function LIST_FROM_MEMORY.
WS_DOWNLOAD Save Internal Table as File on the Presentation Server
WS_EXCEL Start EXCEL on the PC
WS_EXECUTE Execute a program on a windows PC
WS_FILE_DELETE Delete File at the Frontend
WS_FILENAME_GET Call File Selector
WS_MSG Create a dialog box in which you display an one – line message.
WS_UPLOAD Load Files from the Presentation Server to Internal ABAP Tables
WS_VOLUME_GET Get the label from a frontend device.
WWW_LIST_TO_HTML After running a report, call this function to convert the list output to HTML.

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