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Not able to activate an old dynpro-report in Eclipse with ABAP Development Tools


I have to make a little change in an old dynpro-report. I thought I'll do this with Eclipse & ADT (that's where I'm living now ;-)… well, I've got some problems.

The report has 3 includes, a <report>_TOP for the definitions, a <report>_F01 for the form-routines and a <report>_SEL for the selection-criteria.

I opened the main report and each of the includes above in separate tabs and begun editing.

I've added a form to the main report and the F01-include, changed a parameter in the SEL and defined a new constant in the SEL, saved all the changes and tried to activate… it was impossible! I've got error-messages saying that the constant was missing, so the parameter was wrong and then the form was wrong too!

After a while I opened the report in SAP-GUIs SE80 and activate everything whitout a single problem!

Why is this?




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    Sep 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    I've seen this a few times, but only with includes, never with classes. I think it is something to do with activating an include will always try to activate the main program first and then it gets it's knickers in a twist if the main program has changes that weren't saved and you end up with some kind of logical deadlock.

    In the bad old SE80 days I used to keep my class definitions and implementations in separate includes, but not anymore because I also ran into this kind of dependency weirdness. Usually activate all with clicking 'Activate anyway' resolves it. Sometimes I've had to restart eclipse.

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