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1677 pages, 3rd, updated and revised edition , Print edition hardcover
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1677 pages, 3rd, updated and revised edition
E-book formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-59229-757-3
1677 pages, 3rd, updated and revised edition , Print edition hardcover
E-book formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-59229-758-0
Get to know ABAP in all its intricacy and detail with this, your comprehensive reference for all ABAP statements. Each chapter discusses the relevant keywords for the topic at hand, and begins with an introduction that explains the essential concepts, such as character string processing, dynpro development, and more. For each statement, the book offers an explanation of the function, the syntax listing, a description, notes on special usage, and an example. The clear organization of content, a full index, and the comprehensive glossary will help you navigate through the complexities of ABAP with ease.
  • Explore comprehensive explanations of all ABAP statements
  • Expand your knowledge with new information on extended expression handling, pragmas, introduction to internal tables, and database streaming
  • The latest edition of the best-selling, one-stop official ABAP reference, authorized by SAP
About the Book About the E-book 1677 pages, hardcover, 3.75 in. Reference book format 6.9 x 9 in., 2-volume box set. Printed black and white on 50# 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 (26 MB), EPUB (2 MB), and MOBI file (8 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. Keywords

    Learn about every language construct that you may encounter in dealing with ABAP programs, whether it is brand new or obsolete.

  2. Syntax Diagrams

    Explore syntax diagrams for each statement that show you all your options at a glance.

  3. Practical Examples

    Expand your knowledge with the various example programs that give you a feel for the surrounding structure of a program statement.

  4. Definitions

    Browse a unique glossary of almost 1,000 entries, which explains all programming concepts from A to Z.

Highlights include:

  • Extended expression handling
  • Pragmas
  • Internal tables
  • Unicode extension
  • Obsolete language elements
  • Conversion rules
  • Allocations
  • ABAP and XML
  • Exceptions
  • Glossary
»Use this opportunity to learn all about ABAP rather than dipping into it occasionally via [F1].«

Dr. Horst Keller works in the NetWeaver Developer Tools ABAP group at SAP. As Knowledge Architect he is responsible for documentation and roll-out relating to ABAP and ABAP Objects.

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