Like other elements in the ABAP type concept, you can declare internal tables as abstract data
types in programs or in the ABAP Dictionary, and then use them to define data objects.
Alternatively, you can define them directly as data objects. When you create an internal table as a
data object, you should ensure that only the administration entry which belongs to an internal
table is declared statically. The minimum size of an internal table is 256 bytes. This is important if an
internal table occurs as a component of an aggregated data object, since even empty internal
tables within tables can lead to high memory usage. (In the next functional release, the size of the
table header for an initial table will be reduced to 8 bytes). Unlike all other ABAP data objects, you
do not have to specify the memory required for an internal table. Table rows are added to and
deleted from the table dynamically at runtime by the various statements for adding and deleting
You can create internal tables in different types.
You can create standard internal table and then make it sort in side the program.
The same way you can change to hashed internal tables also.
There will be some performance issues with regard to standard internal tables/ hashed internal
tables/ sorted internal tables.