Converting a Message type into another Message Type

By Venkateswara Rao Appikonda, Intelligroup

To convert a message type into another message type, but to retain the functionality of the former, we can use the addition DISPLAY LIKE with the MESSAGE statement. 

Demo program: 

REPORT zconvert_messagetype.
        DISPLAY LIKE 'E'
        WITH sy-uname.

When the above program is executed, the following message appears (as an error message):

Now to check if the functionality of the original message type is retained or not, modify the above program by adding a WRITE statement: 

 Following is the output, when the above program is executed: 

The conclusion is that the functionality of the SUCCESS message is retained, even though the message is displayed as an ERROR message.

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