Country-Dependent Formatting: SET COUNTRY

The formatting for certain field types depends on the country settings. These field types include, for example, date fields and number fields that include either a decimal point or the ‘thousands’ separator character. The formatting options defined in the user master record are usually the ones used here. To choose a formatting option other than the one specified in the user master record, use the SET COUNTRY control command. The country-dependent formatting options are stored in the T005X table.

Syntax:

/: SET COUNTRY country_key

You can enter the country key either as a literal value enclosed in quotes or as a symbol.

/: SET COUNTRY 'CAN'
/: SET COUNTRY &country_key&

Use a blank country name to revert to the setting found in the user master record:

/: SET COUNTRY ' '

This SAPscript command actually calls the corresponding ABAP command internally. This guarantees the effect of the SAPscript command to be identical with that of the ABAP command.

If the formatting turns out not to be as required, then you should check the settings in table T005X.