ABAP/4 is the language created by SAP AG for implementation and customization of their R/3 system.
The rough English translation of the acronym would be A Business Application Programming language, version 4.
It is a block-structured language that seems to me to most resemble a cross between Oracle's PL/SQL and IBM's PL/I.
select * from mytable where key like '25%'. write: / mytable-key, mytable-value. perform do_something using mytable-value. endselect.
There are also events defined to automate access to ``logical databases,''
that is, to selectively walk down a hierarchy tree defined for a set of
related tables. This can be used to provide (without programmer intervention)
additional selection and sort criteria as parameters to reports.
|Abap Program||Abap Program Descriptions|
|abapdelete||Mass delete ABAP Reports. Useful if you have lots of unwanted ABAP reports to clean up.|
|ringsthebell||Rings the bell on a users PC, not very useful, but a good example of running a remote program on a frontend machine.|
|tableinformation||This ABAP program displays SAP table information in a report form so that downloading and searching can be performed easily. An extension to SE11.|
|tablecontrolexample||A simple ABAP program that demonstrates how to program SAP table control. Screenshots of various screen painter windows are included.|
|preventstwicerun||Prevents two copies of the same program running at the same time.|
|checkbasisjobs||Program to check if the Basis Jobs are scheduled OK.|
|longprogramcollect||Detects long-running ABAP programs - collector.|
|alvgridcontrol||How to used the ALV grid control.|
|abap programming||Cool ABAP site|
|The below ABAP Books can be bought from the internet retailer www.amazon.com|
|ABAP Programming: A Guide to the Certification Course|
|ABAP Objects: Introduction to Programming SAP Applications with CDROM|
|ABAP Objects Reference Book|
|Java and BAPI Technology for SAP|
|Professional VB SAP R/3 Programming|
|SAP R/3 Data Integration Techniques using ABAP/4 and Visual Basic|
|Writing SAP ABAP/4 Programs|
|SAP Smart Forms|