In the ABAP Objects, it's often useful to be able to access attributes which for some reason, the SAP developers...
have made private!
This can be handled with the Enhancement Framework available in later versions of the ABAP stack. Go to the class in SE24, and chose menu option "Enhance". You can then create your own getter and setter methods to retrieve, and if required, set the private attributes.
But use with care. There may have been a very good design reason to make the attributes private!