The WHERE clause must comply with the SAP OpenSQL syntax.

  • Before and after the equal sign, you must enter a space, eg YEAR = ‘1999 ‘. For YEAR= ‘1999 ‘, YEAR =’1999’ or YEAR=’1999’ you will get the error message ‘A dynamically specified column name is unknown’.
  • Floating point numbers must always be set in single quotation mark, e.g. KMENG > ‘10.3’. For KMENG > 10.3 you get the error message ‘The WHERE clause has an unexpected format’.
  • The Where clause must not contain any line break (return key).

You will find more information about the OpenSQL syntax on the SAP help site

Values must have the internal SAP representation:

  • The date 01.01.1999 has the internal representation 19990101 (YYYYMMDD),
  • The year period 001.1999 has the internal representation 1999001 (YYYYPPP),
  • Numbers must have the leading zeros, e.g. customer number 1000 has the internal representation 0000001000.