Sunday, January 11, 2015

Working with inactive DDIC objects

Usually while we are activating particular DDIC object (e.g. ABAP report) there is a popup showing all inactive objects of same type. By this popup we can choose which objects will be activated. However this functionality is also available from within special transaction. This is called WORKINGAREA tcode (or SWRK). The tcode is programmed within ABAP report WB_INACTIVE_OBJECTLIST_START.

Another purpose for which the tcode can serve is to make sure that all objects which were created by ABAP developer are active.

Since the tcode is not very know between the ABAP developers I wanted to spread a word about it within the blog post.

PS: As per comment from Constantin I’m adding one more information about the topic. The functionality of inactive objects is also available in tcodes like SE38 or SE80 in menu Environment -> Inactive Objects.


Unknown said...

As far as I know, there is menu entry in ABAP workbench (SE80) for this functionality.

Martin Maruskin said...

Thanks Constantin! I updated my blog accordingly.