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Read Type Group


I am trying to read the type group ( type-pools ICON ) using below code:

data: obj TYPE REF TO cl_abap_typedescr,

typ TYPE REF TO cl_abap_structdescr,

table TYPE STANDARD TABLE OF abap_componentdescr.

obj = cl_abap_typedescr=>describe_by_name( 'ICON' ).

typ ?= obj.

table = typ->get_components( ).

what i am getting is Transparent table's(ICON) components instead, as Transparent table ICON also exists!!!

i am not able to read Type groups components,

is it possible to read type groups components using above method or any method for that matter????

Please suggest.

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    Posted on Oct 12, 2010 at 08:45 AM

    Type groups are specific DDIC objects, which you cannot evaluate using RTTS classes. This can be provided i.e by fm TYPD_GET_OBJECT , but not the way you are trying. In your case system assumes you provide valid DDIC object (table, structure, data object) to method describe_by_name . That's why it returns components of a table, not a type group with same name.



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