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As of SAP NetWeaver Release 7.1 you can execute the exception handling for RFC calls on the basis of ABAP classes. Class-based exceptions make it possible for the RFC Client to handle all exceptions using TRY/CATCH syntax.

The use of ABAP classes replaces the previous form of exception handling. This means you can use class-based exceptions not only for ABAP objects but also for all ABAP program contexts.

There are some exception classes that exist for the RFC field with which RFC-specific exceptions can be handled.


You can however still use classic exception handling.


It is not possible to use both forms of exception handling (classic and class-based) at the same time in a function call.

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You can find further information about RFC exception handling under: