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How to edit function module documentation?


could someone please explain, how I can edit the documentation of my function module? If I click on the name of the function module no doc is show in the properties. I can only edit the description. The element info is empty too. Should it show/edit the documentation?

Thank you for you help in advance,


Versions: ABAP 7.31 and ADT 2.7

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    Posted on Sep 03, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Hi Peter,

    currently there is no possibility to edit the classic documentation in a native eclipse editor directly. You have to use the dynpro-based SAP Script Editor. You can right-click in the editor of the function module to open the SAP GUI editor for function modules and navigate from their to the documentation editor. What we can provide is a short-cut in eclipse to directly navigate to the documentation editor. We do that already in report editor to navigate to text elements.

    With AS ABAP 7.4 we invented a completly new way to document your source code artifacts in eclipse. The new way is called ABAP DOC (similar to Java DOC) and is a special kind of comment notation in ABAP to specifiy documentation. If this new way to document your function modules is interesting for you you can read some more details in this document from Michael Schneider:

    Kind Regards,


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  • Posted on Sep 03, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Hi Peter,

    Unfortunately, you can't use Eclipse to provide documentation to function modules (except ABAP Doc which is available in 7.40). This means, you have to open the SAP GUI by using the context menu entry "Open with > SAP GUI" to add or change documentation to function modules.

    Element info also doesn't consider the documentation written in SAP GUI, yet. We would like to add this, but I can't promise when this will be available. :/

    I hope this answers your question.

    Best regards,


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  • Posted on Sep 03, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Hi Peter,

    In SE80 right click on the FM name, choose Other Functions->Documentation->Change

    Hope to see you soon again,


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