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Is this a bug in SAP?
By Joyjit Ghosh, IBM India
I don't know whether any body faced this problem or not but I
have seen that whenever I give "!" (Exclamation mark) as value in any
input field which is defined as mandatory in the selection screen, SAP totally
ignores it and gives error message. Whereas if you provide any other special
character as input SAP recognizes it.
For example check this program:
REPORT Z_CHAR_DEMO .
parameters: p_char(1) type c obligatory lower case.
start-of-selection. write: /'Your have entered: ', p_char.
Here I have a mandatory parameter of character type with
length 1. If you give any value except "!"/ " "(blank) it
will display output.
But for "!", it will display error message.
I have been told by an R/2 guy that this problem has a
historical reason, in R/2 exclamation mark ("!") is considered as
space and R/3 is inherited from R/2 so R/3 still considers "!" as
space though it recognizes blank as well. But I don't get any chance to validate
But from R/3 perspective whether we should consider it as a bug? Or it has some other reason(s) other than the historical one? It would be great if some one can throw light on it.
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