SAP ABAP Data Element REGIO (Region (State, Province, County))
SAP_BASIS (Software Component) SAP Basis Component
   BC-SRV-ADR (Application Component) Address Management/Business Address
     SZAD (Package) SAP Technology - Business Services: Address Management
Basic Data
Data Element REGIO
Short Description Region (State, Province, County)  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type REGIO    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 3    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 3    
Value Table T005S    
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name    
Search Help: Parameters    
Parameter ID   
Default Component name REGION   
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Region 
Medium 14 Region 
Long 20 Region 
Heading Rg 


In some countries, the region forms part of the address. The meaning depends on the country.

The automatic address formatting function prints the region in addresses in the USA, Canada, Italy, Brazil or Australia, and the county in Great Britain.

For more information, see the examples in the documentation on the Address Layout Key.


Meaning of the regional code in ...

  • Australia -> Province
  • Brazil -> State
  • Canada -> Province
  • Germany -> State
  • Great Britain -> County
  • Italy -> Province
  • Japan -> Prefecture
  • Switzerland -> Canton
  • USA -> State

Supplementary Documentation - REGIO 0001


Field changes

This field can be changed at day level.

Time independence

You can define this field time-independently in the cost center accounting customizing menu item 'Master data'.

  • If you activate the time-dependence flag in the customizing, you can maintain different field contents for any period.
  • If you do not activate the customizing flag, you can only maintain one field value which is valid for all periods. There is, however, an indirect time-dependence, if you simultaneously change a time-dependent field. A new field value can be entered for the time-independent field for the validity interval of the time-dependent field.

Supplementary Documentation - REGIO 0010


Allows the limitation of the regional codes.



Importance of regional code in . ..

  • U.S.A. -> state
  • Italy -> province
  • Canada -> province
  • Great Britain -> county


Supplementary Documentation - REGION_NAME0005


Name of an SAP-specific region



Last changed by/on SAP  20110908 
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