Sunday, April 29, 2012

How to Scan ABAP Sources for Specific Strings

It is simple to locate a string within a program but how to find all programs where a specific ”string”, or line of text, or object name, is used.
There is a wonderful report which can be used to find ABAP programs related to specific search terms.
       The Report name is – RPR_ABAP_SOURCE_SCAN
        You can execute it from transaction SA38 or SE38.

Some useful benefits of this report are:
         You can limit the search range of the programs for example to your custom built developments only for example all programs starting with Y* or Z*.
Tip - Another similar program is RKCTSEAR.

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