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Jul 28, 2005 at 02:20 PM

The tilde vs. the dash


What is the deal with the tilde, exactly?

I haven't programmed in ABAP in a long while, and when I tried to change a program, I kept getting "field not found in program" messages on a SELECT statement.

I actually copied some of Rich's code to replace my own, and that's when I noticed the messages changing. I finally deduced that the tilde "" seems to be the required delimiter for TableField construct, but a dash "-" for InternalTable-Field construct.

The program, which is a simple data extract from 2 tables, finally worked.

Thanks for the code, Rich!

Michael G.