SAP ABAP Data Element DATATYPE_D (Data Type in ABAP Dictionary)
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Basic Data
Data Element DATATYPE_D
Short Description Data Type in ABAP Dictionary  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type DATATYPE    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 4    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 10    
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 Data Type 
Medium 15 Data Type 
Long 20 Data Type 
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The data class describes the data format at the user interface.

If a table field or structure field or a data element is used in an ABAP program, the data class is converted to a format used by the ABAP processor. When a table is created in the database, the data class of a table field is converted to a corresponding data format of the database system used.

You can find a detailed description of the data classes allowed in the ABAP Dictionary in Overview of the Data Classes.

Supplementary Documentation - DATATYPE_D0001


As a rule, only "CHAR" type data types may be used in matchcodes. This means that only the following data types are allowed in matchcode objects: ACCP, CHAR, CLNT, CUKY, DATS, LANG, TIMS, and UNIT.




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