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This event keyword defines the program constructor of an executable program, a module pool, a function group, or a subroutine pool. The program constructor is an event block whose event is raised by the ABAP runtime environment when one of the executable programs mentioned above is loaded into the internal session.

When a program is called using SUBMIT or using a transaction code, a new internal session is opened in every call and the event block is executed once in every call. Global data objects of the program can be initialized here. The event block must be fully executed, otherwise a runtime error occurs. This means that statements can be specified that exit the event block without returning to it.

The first time an external procedure (subroutine or function module) or a subscreen is called, the master program of the called procedure is loaded into the internal session of the caller, thus raising the event LOAD-OF-PROGRAM. The event block is executed before the called procedure. Each time a procedure of the same master program is called again by a caller of the same internal session, the event LOAD-OF-PROGRAM is not raised.



Sets a global data object for the language as specified by the system field sy-lang in the event LOAD-OF-PROGRAM.

DATA g_langu TYPE sy-langu.

  g_langu = COND #( WHEN sy-langu = 'D' THEN 'D' ELSE 'E' ).