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API for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

ABAP Interface /AWS1/IF_EC2

The "TLA" is a Three Letter Abbreviation that appears in ABAP class names, data dictionary objects and other ABAP objects throughout the AWS SDK for SAP ABAP. The TLA for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is EC2. This TLA helps squeeze ABAP objects into the 30-character length limit of the ABAP data dictionary.


To install the AWS SDK for SAP ABAP, import the Core transport, along with the transport for the EC2 module and other API modules you are interested in. A few modules are included in the Core transport itself. For more information, see the Developer Guide guide.

About The Service

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) provides secure and resizable computing capacity in the Amazon Web Services Cloud. Using Amazon EC2 eliminates the need to invest in hardware up front, so you can develop and deploy applications faster. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) enables you to provision a logically isolated section of the Amazon Web Services Cloud where you can launch Amazon Web Services resources in a virtual network that you've defined. Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides block level storage volumes for use with EC2 instances. EBS volumes are highly available and reliable storage volumes that can be attached to any running instance and used like a hard drive.

To learn more, see the following resources:

Using the SDK

In your code, create a client using the SDK module for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, which is created with factory method /AWS1/CL_EC2_FACTORY=>create(). In this example we will assume you have configured an SDK profile in transaction /AWS1/IMG called ZFINANCE.

DATA(go_session)   = /aws1/cl_rt_session_aws=>create( 'ZFINANCE' ).
DATA(go_ec2)       = /aws1/cl_ec2_factory=>create( go_session ).

Your variable go_ec2 is an instance of /AWS1/IF_EC2, and all of the operations in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud service are accessed by calling methods in /AWS1/IF_EC2.

API Operations

For an overview of ABAP method calls corresponding to API operations in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, see the Operation List.

Factory Method

/AWS1/CL_EC2_FACTORY=>create( )

Creates an object of type /AWS1/IF_EC2.


Required arguments:


Optional arguments:






/AWS1/IF_EC2 represents the ABAP client for the EC2 service, representing each operation as a method call. For more information see the API Page page.

Configuring Programmatically

DATA(lo_config) = DATA(go_ec2)->get_config( ).

lo_config is a variable of type /AWS1/CL_EC2_CONFIG. See the documentation for /AWS1/CL_EC2_CONFIG for details on the settings that can be configured.


Waiters for Implementation can be accessed via get_waiter() method followed by the waiter method to be called.

Details about the waiter methods available for service Implementation can be found in interface /AWS1/IF_EC2_WAITER.


Paginators for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud can be created via get_paginator() which returns a paginator object of type /AWS1/IF_EC2_PAGINATOR. The operation method that is being paginated is called using the paginator object, which accepts any necessary parameters to provide to the underlying API operation. This returns an iterator object which can be used to iterate over paginated results using has_next() and get_next() methods.

Details about the paginator methods available for service Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud can be found in interface /AWS1/IF_EC2_PAGINATOR.