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ABAP An Introduction

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684 pages, 2nd, edition , Print edition hardcover
ISBN 978-1-4932-1880-6
684 pages, 2nd, edition
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684 pages, 2nd, edition , Print edition hardcover
E-book formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-4932-1882-0
Step into ABAP with this beginner's guide. First understand ABAP syntax and find out how to add data and logic to your applications. Then delve into backend programming: learn to work with the ABAP data dictionary, create database objects, and process and store data. Round out your skill set by practicing error handling, modularization, string manipulation, and more. With guided examples, step-by-step instructions, and detailed code you'll become an ABAP developer in no time!
  • Build your ABAP skills and write your first program
  • Use the data dictionary, make programs modular, and troubleshoot errors
  • Develop applications using strings and text, dates and times, and more
About the Book About the E-book 684 pages, hardcover, 1.9 in. Reference book format 6.9 x 9 in. Printed black and white on 60# offset paper from sustainable sources. Casebound for durability. Reader-friendly serif font (TheAntiquaB 9.5 Pt.). One-column layout. E-book in full color. PDF (28 MB), EPUB (20 MB), and MOBI (44 MB) file for download, DRM-free with personalized digital watermark. Copy and paste, bookmarks, and print-out permitted. Table of contents, in-text references, and index fully linked. Including online book edition in dedicated reader application.

In this book, you'll learn about:

  1. ABAP Language Basics

    Learn the ABAP language, from formatting code to using variables and constants. Understand how to add binary logic to applications, create simple user interfaces, and more.

  2. Working with Data

    Create data dictionary objects and program ABAP applications to process and read data from a database. Use working memory to store retrieved data and display it to users.

  3. Manipulating Programs

    Modularize ABAP programs, handle errors, and work with strings, texts, dates, times, and currencies.

  4. Preparing for an ABAP Career

    Understand the SAP system landscape, prepare your development environment, and explore the official ABAP development guidelines.

Highlights include:

  • Procedural programming
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Flow control
  • Arithmetic operations
  • Data dictionary
  • Defining variables and constants
  • Creating tables
  • Database read/write
  • Modularization
  • Debugging
  • ABAP List Viewer (ALV)

Brian O’Neill is an ABAP developer with more than 10 years of experience working across different SAP ERP modules and custom applications.

Jelena Perfiljeva is a senior ABAP developer at IBM Global Finances. She started her SAP career in 2005 and has been involved in SAP rollouts, upgrades, and support for several US-based companies.

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