Learn to speak ABAP!

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Discover ABAP







533 pages, 2nd, updated and revised edition 2012, Print edition, paperback w/ flaps
ISBN 978-1-59229-402-2
533 pages, 2nd, updated and revised edition 2012
E-book formats: Epub, Mobi, Pdf, Booksonline
ISBN 978-1-59229-452-7
533 pages, 2nd, updated and revised edition 2012, Print edition, paperback w/ flaps
E-book formats: Epub, Mobi, Pdf, Booksonline
ISBN 978-1-59229-451-0
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. With commented code examples, numerous screenshots, and valuable tips and tricks, you’ll soon feel like you were born to speak ABAP.
  • ABAP workshops to help you learn quickly
  • Task-oriented presentation of the most important ABAP statements
  • Commented code examples and many screenshots
About the Book About the E-book 533 pages, paperback, 1.25 in., with flaps. Flexible reference book format 6.9 x 9 in., perfect-bound. Printed black and white on 60# offset paper from sustainable sources. Reader-friendly serif font (Linotype Syntax 9.5 Pt.). One-column layout, with numerous figures and info boxes. E-book in black and white. PDF (21 MB), EPUB (21 MB), and MOBI file (34 MB) for download, DRM-free with personalized digital watermark. Copy & 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. The Big 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. Hello World

    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. Real-World Examples

    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.

Highlights include:

  • 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
»This is a great read for anyone interested in acquiring basic ABAP understanding and knowledge.«
Reviewer of the second edition

Karl-Heinz Kühnhauser was a managing partner of RGS GmbH & Co. KG, an SAP service partner, where he gained extensive project experience in over 50 customer projects.

Thorsten Franz is the founder of operatics, an innovative startup that makes the convergence of OLTP and OLAP a reality.

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