CHAPTER 8

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Open SQL Data Retrieval

Introduction

SAP Open SQL is the de facto SQL used to operate database tables in ABAP programs. It was introduced in Chapter 5 on a preview basis. In Chapter 5, you wanted substantial output running into multiple pages. You resorted to retrieving large amounts of data available in a database table that could produce multiple page output. You used Open SQL to retrieve the data. You also used Open SQL data retrieval in Chapter 6 to load internal tables.

You have been exposed to some basic forms of the SELECT statement in these chapters. Similar to other SQL offerings, the SELECT statement is used in Open SQL to ...

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