Discover ABAP: Your Introduction to ABAP Objects

Discover ABAP- Your Introduction to ABAP ObjectsBook Details

  • Paperback: 533 pages
  • Publisher: SAP PRESS; 2 edition (November 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592294022
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592294022
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.9 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds

Book Description

Are you an ABAP novice? Not for long! With this introduction to ABAP, you’re well on your way to becoming fluent in SAP programming. Begin at the beginning with a quick introduction to the SAP system, and then gain an instant sense of achievement with self-written source code. Learning ABAP has never that easy. Based on a simple example, you’ll be able to create your own programming solutions before you know it. Discover the world of ABAP and ABAP Objects development in more and more detail, from single-line reports to program flow control and data transfer. With commented code examples, numerous screenshots, and valuable tips and tricks, you’ll soon feel like you were born to speak ABAP.

1. The Whole Picture Learn everything you need to explore the world of ABAP programming: the architecture of the SAP system, the most essential development tools, and the structure of ABAP reports.

2. Getting Started Write your very first ABAP program! It only takes a few steps to create your first report, maintain its properties, and write the source code.

3. Follow Along with a Comprehensive Example Create database tables and lists, work with fields and calculations, and detect errors. Thanks to the hands-on examples, you’ll quickly understand the application purpose of your code lines.

4. Sample Code Benefit from detailed and fully commented sample code that will take you to the next level of ABAP understanding.

5. Advanced Topics Move beyond the basics to master logical expressions, modularize programs, and deal with “forbidden code.”


  • Getting started in the SAP system
  • ABAP Dictionary and ABAP Editor
  • Fields and calculations
  • Modifying character strings
  • Debugging programs
  • Modifying transparent database tables
  • Calculating dates, times, quantities, and currencies
  • Using data in a database table
  • Program flow control and logical expressions
  • Selection screens
  • Internal tables
  • Modularizing programs

About the Authors of this SAP ABAP Book

Gareth M. de Bruyn has worked in the Information Technology world since 1989. He has written and contributed to 13 books on SAP, and one on home theater. He has worked with SAP since 1995. His experience with SAP covers technical and functional consulting.Karl-Heinz Kühnhauser is a managing partner of RGS GmbH & Co. KG, an SAP service partner. He possesses extensive project experience that he gained in over 50 customer projects — training experience from over 1,000 training days, industry experience in the areas of retail, banking, and insurance at a variety of companies, and experience in the public sector. He also passes on the knowledge he acquired from this experience to others in his position as assistant lecturer in SAP application development and Human Resources at the technical college of Ansbach, Germany, and as a member of the training working group and the inspection committee of the IHK (German Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

Thorsten Franz is a software architect at AOK Systems GmbH. For ten years, he has been working as a developer, coach, consultant, and trainer and has managed the rollout of ABAP development projects. He was also responsible for architecture and development management in a large strategic project in cooperation with SAP AG. His work revolves around the development of SAP-based applications and frameworks, as well as application integration. He is particularly interested in the SAP NetWeaver platform and the options to make it available for new applications. His current focus is on enterprise architecture and includes topics such as SOA, Web Services, Composite Applications, NetWeaver for Java, and Web Dynpro. In previous projects, Thorsten worked with many different components, frameworks, and technologies of the SAP world, such as HCM, BI, FS-PM, CRM, BP, Workflow, ALE, BDT, and BRF. He has given several presentations on these subjects at the SAP Developer’s Summit 2002 in Las Vegas.

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