variable

ABAP Workbench (BC-DWB)

Placeholder used to store and address data under a particular name in a particular format.

You can distinguish variables by their name, type, length and structure.

Reporting

A placeholder for a specific field.

When you execute the report, the system replaces the text variables depending on the context.
Examples: today's date, the page number, the fiscal year
If you define a variable for a characteristic in a report, the system displays the characteristic and an entry field on the selection screen. You can enter a value for the characteristic in the entry field.

Special Purpose Ledger (FI-SL)

A name that is given to data that can be changed when a program that uses the variable is executed.

A variable could be: