SAP ABAP Data Element SPRAS (Language Key)
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Basic Data
Data Element SPRAS
Short Description Language Key  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type SPRAS    
Data Type LANG   Language key 
Length 1    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 2    
Value Table T002    
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name H_T002    
Search Help: Parameters SPRAS   
Parameter ID SPR  
Default Component name LANGU   
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Language 
Medium 15 Language 
Long 20 Language Key 
Heading 10 Language 


The language key indicates

- the language in which texts are displayed,
- the language in which you enter texts,
- the language in which the system prints texts.

Supplementary Documentation - SPRAS 0001


This language key refers to the purchase order text.


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 - SPRAS 0002


This language key refers to the purchase order text.

Supplementary Documentation - SPRAS 0003


This language key refers to the material short text.

Supplementary Documentation - SPRAS 0004


This language key refers to the internal note.

Supplementary Documentation - SPRAS 0130

When Field "S" is blank, the language is taken from the partner's customer master.

Last changed by/on SAP  20130604 
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