CNT - Control Break Counter



CNT(h) is not a statement, but a field which is automatically created and filled by the system if f is a sub-field of an extract dataset.

CNT(h) can only be addressed from within a LOOP on a sorted extract dataset.

If h is a non-numeric field (see also ABAP/4 Number Types) from the field group HEADER and part of the sort key of the extract dataset, the end of a control level ( AT END OF, AT LAST ) is such that CNT(h) contains the number of different values which the field h has accepted in the group, i.e. the number of records in the group for which the field h has changed its value.