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Can any body tell

What is difference between Field Symbol and Wrok area?

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laskhmi

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    Posted on Aug 05, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Hi

    Work area means is a sructure with the help you can do data manipulation in Internal tables.

    You must retrieve data from Itab to Work area before any modifcation.

    At run time you can assign any data type to field symbols.

    Aditya

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    Posted on Aug 05, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Hi,

    Welcome to SDN

    Field symbol

    Field symbols are placeholders or symbolic names for other fields.They are nothing but the pointer equivalent of C in ABAP.

    for detail concept and worked out example you can check,

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/fc/eb3860358411d1829f0000e829fbfe/content.htm

    Work Area

    It is noting but the line type of an internal table. since you can't directly access the data of an internal table, you have to do it with the help of its corresponding workarea.

    for detail concept and worked out example you can check,

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/Helpdata/EN/fc/eb36a1358411d1829f0000e829fbfe/content.htm

    Regards,

    anirban

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    Posted on Aug 05, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    field symbol : this something which is acting a pointer pointing to any memory or structure or data.

    workarea: this comes in picture while using internal tables,

    this consists of single data.

    one by one data is being processed.

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  • Posted on Aug 05, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Hi Lakshmi,

    Please check this thread...

    FieldSymbols

    Hope this would help you

    Good luck

    Narin.

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