SAP ABAP Keywords

SAP ABAP keywords are used to identify the type of statements. Each ABAP statement should begin with a keyword. ABAP is not a case sensitive live JAVA language, predefined words can be in any Lower case or Upper case.

ABAP keywords are categorized according to their functionalities and the important types of keywords are

  1. Calling Keywords
  2. Controlling Keywords
  3. Declarative Keywords
  4. Definition Keywords
  5. Database Keywords
  6. Event Keywords
  7. Operational Keywords

1. Calling Keywords : – Calling keywords are used to call re-usable modules that are already defined.

2. Controlling Keywords : – These keywords are used to control the default flow of a program execution.

3. Declarative Keywords : – These keywords are used to declare the variables in SAP ABAP.

4. Definition Keywords : – These keywords are used to define re-usable modules (blocks).

5. Database Keywords : – These keywords are used to work with database operations.

6. Event Keywords : – These keywords are used define event blocks

7. Operational Keywords : – These keywords are used to operate the data with declarative statements.