A table with a header was simply a table with a built-in work area, with the same name as the table. So the ABAP...
RANGES: r_myrng ...
...gives you an internal table, r_myrng, and a work area r_myrng. You only know from the context whether a specific instance of r_myrng is the table or the work area (= the header line).
Use seperately defined and differently named work areas.
For example, for the internal table T_MYDATA, use this work area:
DATA W_MYDATA TYPE LINE OF T_MYDATA
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