SAP ABAP Data Element MAINPACK (Main Package Indicator)
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Basic Data
Data Element MAINPACK
Short Description Main Package Indicator  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type MAINPACK    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 1    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 1    
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 Main Pack. 
Medium 20 Main Package 
Long 30 Main Package 
Heading 20 Main Package 


The following three package types exist:

  • Structure packages
  • Main packages
  • Development packages

Main packages can be regarded as libraries designed to group functions semantically.

Main packages, with the exception of your own package interfaces and subpackages, cannot contain other repository objects. Subpackages, in turn, can be other main packages and the standard development packages.

Like all other package types, main packages are created and defined in the Package Builder. In addition, however, authorization for activity L0 (''All Functions') for authorization object S_DEVELOP is required.

Last changed by/on SAP  20130604 
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