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Generating and accessing table attributes at runtime

Hi All,

I am trying to access an internal table's attributes using attribute names generated at runtime. For example,



new_field TYPE char10.


concatenate 'test' cnt into new_field.

write \ itab-new_field.

add 1 to cnt.



But unfortunately, it gives me an error because component itab-new_field doesn't exist. However, component itab-test1, itab-test2, itab-test3 does exist.

Is there a way to refer to table components through dynamic variables rather than component names?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Roman D.

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    Posted on Feb 10, 2005 at 05:17 PM

    Yes, I believe you can do this thru field symbols.


    Rich Heilman

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    • Here is a short sample.

      report zrich_0001 .
      data: begin of x occurs 0,
            test1 type c,
            test2 type c,
            test3 type c,
            end of x.
      data: cnt type n value 1,
            new_field type char10.
      field-symbols: <fs> .
        x-test1 = '1'.
        x-test2 = '2'.
        x-test3 = '3'.
        append x.
        x-test1 = '4'.
        x-test2 = '5'.
        x-test3 = '6'.
        append x.
        loop at x.
          do 3 times.
            concatenate 'x-test' cnt into new_field.
            assign (new_field) to <fs>.
            write:/  <fs>.
            add 1 to cnt.
          cnt = 1.


      Rich Heilman

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