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Official ABAP Programming Guidelines







398 pages, , Print edition hardcover
ISBN 978-1-59229-290-5
398 pages,
E-book formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-59229-557-9
398 pages, , Print edition hardcover
E-book formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-59229-558-6
How do I select the appropriate program type in SAP programming? Where should the local declarations of a procedure be positioned? Am I supposed to immediately replace all obsolete language elements in existing code? Should I use procedural or object-oriented ABAP? The official ABAP programming guidelines provide clarity and security by answering these questions, and many more that may arise in your daily work!
  • The definitive SAP rules for ABAP development
  • Detailed examples of good and bad programming style
  • With numerous recommendations for everyday programming
About the Book About the E-book 398 pages, hardcover, 1 in. Foreword by Jim Hagemann Snabe. 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 (Linotype Syntax 9.5 Pt.). One-column layout. E-book in black and white. PDF (9 MB), EPUB (4 MB), and MOBI file (9 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. General Rules

    Learn the general principles that you should take into account when you create new programs and classes.

  2. Structure and Style

    Find the answers to your questions on style, including naming, commenting, and structure of programs and procedures.

  3. Architecture

    Explore guidelines on individual aspects of architecture, such as object orientation, error handling, user interfaces, data storage, and much more.

  4. Tips and Tricks

    Explore tips and tricks throughout the book, as well as examples of good and bad ABAP programming, to help you adopt effective working techniques and principles.

Highlights include:

  • Separation of concerns
  • Program type and attributes
  • Checks for accuracy
  • Code formatting and organization
  • Comments and alternative notation
  • Error handling
  • Data storage
  • Data types and objects
  • Calculations and accesses
  • Fields and tables
  • Modularization
  • Dynamic programming
»The official guidelinesstraight from the people who wrote them.«

Dr. Horst Keller has worked at SAP AG for many years. His experience includes managing the documentation and roll-out relating to ABAP and ABAP Objects.

Wolf Hagen Thümmel is a member of the TD Core AS&DM ABAP group and focuses on language-related tools in the ABAP environment as well as in the area of mass checks for quality assurance.

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