The code contains too many unchecked returns of functions calls

Why you should care

Missing return code checks after an Open SQL statement can result in unpredictable behavior and untraceable execution errors. This is why it is extremely important to report and handle errors as soon as they occur.

CAST Recommendations

Check the system field SY-SUBRC after SQL commands, internal table commands and file-handling commands.


Enhancing the Quality of ABAP Development, Meijs-Krouwels-Heulmans-Sommen, SAP Press ISBN 1-59229-030-2

How we detect

This Code Insight counts one occurrence each time an SQL statement is found without return code checks.


select date_e into zdate_e
from zkopcor
where date_e lt p_run
and p_doc eq ‘TT’.



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