After coming into contact with ABAP, developers with experience in other programming languages often wonder if there is a ternary operator available in ABAP similar to the construct `a ? b : c`

.

Unfortunately, there is not.

However, using 7.40 syntax, we can achieve something that comes pretty close with the conditional operator COND:

```
DATA(is_even) = COND #(
WHEN number MOD 2 EQ 0
THEN abap_true
ELSE abap_false ).
```

The code above is equivalent to the more conventional if-else statement below:

```
IF number MOD 2 EQ 0.
DATA(is_even) = abap_true.
ELSE.
is_even = abap_false.
ENDIF.
```

Finally, note that for this particular example, filling a boolean variable based on a condition, the more concise xsdbool function can be used:

`DATA(is_even) = xsdbool( number MOD 2 EQ 0 ).`

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