Use this tool to create, maintain, and translate text elements for your programs. Any text that a program sends to the screen can be stored as a text element in a text pool. Text elements are:
For more information, see the text symbol documentation in the ABAP User's Guide.
Text elements allow you to create language-independent programs. You can create different text pools for different languages. When a text element is changed or translated, there is no need to change the actual program code. Your program automatically detects the logon language and uses the text elements in the respective language.
You can also create standard text elements that you can copy and use in other programs. If you work only with text symbols and do not hard-code any texts in WRITE statements, your programs could be easily translated into other languages.
Translators can also use the ABAP Workbench to translate the text pool of the original language into other languages.
Starting the Text Element Maintenance Tool
To start the Text Element Maintenance Tool:
If you want to use text elements with the Modification Assistant, see Modifying Text Elements .