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Hi friends.

I have the following doubt about a screen field with time format (CI_FLEET-time type sy-uzeit).

It only happens in field content in a screen exit in XTOB function group to IE01/IE02 transactions.

We have a time field added in a new custom screen, inside XTOB.

When user deletes its original 00:00:00 content and press ENTER key, then the PAI is executed, so I check its value in a module in chain/field.

So I put a condition to check its content, but for my surprise, this condition is not true (even field value = space).

IF CI_FLEET-time = ''.
* Do some check here ...but is never true abap execution never enters here ...

So, a friend asked me to check with space instead of ''....then, it works fine.

IF CI_FLEET-time = space.
* Here it works fine. The field is empty and execution enters here ...

Main doubt is because I created a test Online program ( module pool ) with a same format field on the screen.

So when I delete its content and debug the PAI, my IF wa_xpto-time = '' works fine.

IF wa_xpto-time = ''.
* do check here, works fine in a test new online ...

But why it does not work in XTOB like that ?

best regards.


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  • Posted on Jun 06, 2014 at 04:32 AM

    Hi Glauco,

    If your requirement is to check whether the content is initial, use IS INITIAL.



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    • Hi friend.

      I have not said it. I forgot to say that IS INITIAL did not work in XTOB exit function group, to this time field.

      I solved it comparing the field with SPACE.

      But I want to know why it does not work with IF time_field = ''. Because it works in my test online program.

      So I still looking for an answer about it.

      best regards.


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