SAP ABAP Data Element BALLOGHNDL (Application Log: Log Handle)
SAP_BASIS (Software Component) SAP Basis Component
   BC-SRV-BAL (Application Component) Basis Application Log
     SZAL_COMMON (Package) Generally-Available Objects
Basic Data
Short Description Application Log: Log Handle  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type SYSUUID_22    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 22    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 22    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name    
Search Help: Parameters    
Parameter ID   
Default Component name    
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Handle 
Medium 15 Handle 
Long 20 Handle 
Heading 25 Handle 

The function module BAL_LOG_CREATE returns the log handle (LOG_HANDLE, CHAR22).
The LOG_HANDLE is a GUID (globally unique identifier) which uniquely identifies a log. You can access this log with this handle, for example, to subsequently change the header data ( BAL_LOG_HDR_CHANGE) or to add a message (BAL_LOG_MSG_ADD) or an exception text (BAL_LOG_EXCEPTION_ADD) to the log.
The LOG_HANDLE has its permanent value straight away, so it remains valid after saving.

Further information

Overview of the most important function groups

Quick start documentation

Application Log: Technical documentation

Last changed by/on SAP  20010130 
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