Call web URl from ABAP report or SAP help documentation

Calling a web page using ABAP code is very easy, simply use the function module CALL_BROWSER and pass it the URL of your web page into its exporting parameter. When executed it will open the web page in a new window.

This can also be used to add a URL link to any SAP help documentation which you create yourself for new Z reports or modify standard SAP F1 help text via transaction CMOD. To do this simple create an ABAP program/report containing the below code and assign it a transaction code.

Then within the documentation editor select the menu option Insert->Link.

Now set the link type (Document class) to Transaction link and enter the transaction code you have just created.

This will add code similar to this to the documentation text '<DS:TRAN.ZNEWTCODE>CICK HERE</>'. Also enter a name which will become the hyper link text i.e. the text the user will click on

Now when you view the documentation i.e. via the I button on your ABAP report you will see the link to the tcode and if that tcode executes function module CALL_BROWSER as described above it will call that URL specified.

ABAP Code to Call Web URL

data ld_url(1000).
ld_url = '../index.htm'.
 url = ld_url.

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