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Setting soft breakpoints in ABAP that reside in Smart Forms

I've always set hard-coded breakpoints in ABAP code that reside in a Smart Form. Is it possible to set soft breakpoints instead?

I've always set hard-coded breakpoints in ABAP code that reside in a Smart Form. Is it possible to set soft breakpoints instead?
Yes, it is. You must do so in the generated function. Here are the steps to take:
  • In the SMARTFORMS transaction, enter the name of the desired form
  • Click on the test icon (or press F8) to bring up the function module name
  • Click on the 'Display' button to show its ABAP code
  • Click on the binoculars icon at the top of the screen to bring up a search pop-up window
  • Enter the text on which you wish to set a breakpoint (such as a line of code in a program node)
  • Select the 'In main program' radio-button then press enter
  • Navigate to the desired line and set your breakpoint

Now your form will stop at this soft breakpoint during output generation, so long as it is generated in the fo...

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This was last published in March 2008

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