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Author's profile photo Emilia Fijalkowska

ABAP program – Read table size

Hi Community,

in my recent project I faced a situation when I needed to check how many tables of Offers’ related data are used in SAP CAR system.

I had an idea that it would be useful to search for all tables with *OFR* selection inside DD02L table where all SAP tables are listed.

This would not be enough though, since there might be tables activated but not really used – meaning with 0 records inside. Which brought me into an idea that having a list of all tables (with needed selection) as well as number of records inside those tables would help me understand which tables are used and which one should I focused on.

I would like to present you the code I have written so that you can reuse it when needed. In my code I am using one selection option for search and one parameter for a minimum number of entries that we want to search for.

In SE38 transaction create a program with your name and use the code below.


I hope it will help you.




* get time stamp information for future comparison       *

      time like sy-uzeit,
      date like sy-datum.

time = sy-uzeit.
date = sy-datum.

      write :/ date, time.
      write :/ .

* get list of tables with number of entries based on search parameter    *
* and minimum number of table entries                                    *

tables: dd02l.
SELECT-OPTIONS filter for dd02l-tabname.
  min_size type i.

BEGIN OF ty_tabname,
  tabname TYPE TABNAME,
  tabrows type i,
end of ty_tabname.
data: tabname type STANDARD TABLE OF ty_tabname.

      <wa> Type ty_tabname.

  from dd02l into CORRESPONDING FIELDS OF table tabname
  where tabname in filter
  group by

  sort tabname by tabname.

    it_tables = tabname.

loop at tabname ASSIGNING <wa>.
  if <wa>-tabrows >= min_size.
write:/ <wa>-tabname, <wa>-tabrows.


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      Author's profile photo Matthew Billingham
      Matthew Billingham

      The TABLES statement is obsolete and should not be used.

      It would be nice if you indented your code properly to increase readability.

      <wa> seems a poor choice of variable naming.