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ABAP READ_TEXT functions

You have to used the READ_TEXT functions to read the SAP long text.  e.g. Sales Order, Purchase Order Item text etc.
To check your long text header, go into the long text.  Click Goto -> Header

Example of READ_TEXT functions reading tables PBIM - Independent requirements for material.

REPORT ZTEXT .

TABLES: PBIM.

* stxh, stxl, stxb - trans tables for text
* ttxit - text on text-ids
* ttxot - Short texts on text objects
* Transaction MD63
SELECT-OPTIONS: S_MATNR FOR PBIM-MATNR,
                S_WERKS FOR PBIM-WERKS.

DATA: BEGIN OF HTEXT.
        INCLUDE STRUCTURE THEAD.
DATA: END OF HTEXT.

DATA: BEGIN OF LTEXT OCCURS 50.
        INCLUDE STRUCTURE TLINE.
DATA: END OF LTEXT.

DATA: BEGIN OF DTEXT OCCURS 50.
DATA:   MATNR LIKE PBIM-MATNR.
        INCLUDE STRUCTURE TLINE.
DATA: END OF DTEXT.

DATA: TNAME LIKE THEAD-TDNAME.

SELECT * FROM PBIM WHERE WERKS IN S_WERKS.
  MOVE PBIM-BDZEI TO TNAME.
  CALL FUNCTION 'READ_TEXT'
       EXPORTING
*           CLIENT                  = SY-MANDT
          ID                      = 'PB'
          LANGUAGE                = 'E'
          NAME                    = TNAME
          OBJECT                  = 'PBPT'
*         ARCHIVE_HANDLE          = 0
     IMPORTING
          HEADER                  = HTEXT
     TABLES
          LINES                   = LTEXT
     EXCEPTIONS
          ID                      = 1
          LANGUAGE                = 2
          NAME                    = 3
          NOT_FOUND               = 4
          OBJECT                  = 5
          REFERENCE_CHECK         = 6
          WRONG_ACCESS_TO_ARCHIVE = 7
          OTHERS                  = 8.
  LOOP AT LTEXT.
    IF LTEXT-TDLINE NE ''.
      MOVE LTEXT-TDLINE TO DTEXT-TDLINE.
      MOVE PBIM-MATNR TO DTEXT-MATNR.
      APPEND DTEXT.
    ENDIF.
  ENDLOOP.
ENDSELECT.
LOOP AT DTEXT.
  WRITE:/ DTEXT-MATNR, DTEXT-TDLINE.
ENDLOOP.

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