Poll – Are Text Symbols Private or Public in OO ABAP?

By | February 11, 2013 | ABAP Objects, Polls | 1,341 | 3

In regards to the previous post ABAP Objects – Access Text from Super Class Text Symbols, one of readers Dirk Wittenberg pointed to me completely different view.

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I thought of collecting the reply from the readers and started this Poll.


Cast your vote for this new Poll. Every vote counts …

Are Text Symbols Public or Private?

  • Private - no body can use it (44%, 49 Votes)
  • Public - Every client can use it (43%, 48 Votes)
  • Not Sure - I can't decide (13%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

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  • Suhas Saha


    Imo SAP has not designed as text-symbols as attributes of the class – hence they can’t be classified as PUBLIC, PRIVATE or PROTECTED.

    In fact they belong to the text pool of the particular class pool (http://help.sap.com/abapdocu_731/en/abenclass_pool_glosry.htm) & hence cannot be accessed in sub-classes.


  • steven oldner

    Well, if I had read what Suhas posted, my vote would be neither!

    Thanks Suhas!

  • Hello Suhas,

    I agree that there isn’t any visibility defined to Text Symbols of the Classes. Thus defeating the purpose of OO ABAP. :(

    Naimesh Patel

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