Monday, 24 September 2018

SAP Lumira for BI Platform – Integration with ABAP Fiori Launchpad (no HANA)


I typically do not get involved in BI, Lumira, HANA, etc. topics but I recently helped a colleague of mine to configure Lumira stories in the ABAP Fiori Launchpad, with no HANA in the picture. The blog assumes HANA Studio and static URLs are used in the Fiori Launchpad which means the changes can’t be transported from one system to another. Also following guidelines in the blog will open Lumira stories in separate tabs, not embedded in the Fiori Launchpad. This document addresses all those issues.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Code Search in Modifications and Enhancements (without HANA)

As a long time SAP customer, you usually have a lot of code modifications and enhancements.

Wouldn’t it be useful sometimes to be able to search that code?

In this video you will see how you can use the new ABAP Sourcecode Search:

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment

In this blog I call it ABAP PaaS because that’s what it is: an ABAP Platform as a Service. For the first time in the history of SAP, developers worldwide can build and run ABAP code in the Cloud. On SAP Cloud Platform, where ABAP is the new kid on the block now, next to Java or Node.js.

You think we made a lot of noise last year and have been sort of quiet ever since? (skip these lines if you don’t). This is exactly why I don’t like upfront noise. I remember the good old times in 1998 when we implemented R/3 on Linux. We didn’t tell anyone inside or outside SAP until the port was completely done. Only then convinced Hasso how cool open source and Linux really are. And then spread the message at CeBIT 1999. Best time of my life, by the way. So far.

Monday, 17 September 2018

An example to help you understand how does ADT work

Have you even thought about why you could operate on ABAP backend system using ADT?

This document just gives a brief introduction about how does the ADT backend infrastructure respond your operation done in Eclipse. It contains a hands-on exercise which you could finish in your own ABAP system.

Explore ADT by switching on ABAP communication log

In order to explore what has happened when we do operations in Eclipse, we need to switch on ABAP communication log.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Pitfall of the CORRESPONDING operator during IDoc processing

One of my recent tasks was to develop a couple of inbound IDoc interfaces in MM. If briefly, when an IDoc from the external SAP system comes to my client’s SAP, the appropriate interface should handle it, resulting in creation or change of a Purchase Requisition. And as in almost every development, a couple of interesting problems/challenges have been detected and obviously fixed. But one sneaky bug took a few working hours of my time, so I decided to share my experience with you, dear readers, in this very first blog post of mine.

Monday, 10 September 2018

How to change the annotations sap:label, sap:heading and sap:quickinfo


A customer asked me today how to change the the properties sap:label, sap:heading and sap:quickinfo in an OData service that has been developed using ABAP code based implementation.

Instead of the data which is retrieved by the SAP Gateway framework by default from the underlying data element they wanted to use custom annotations and retrieve the same from other data elements.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Installing AS ABAP Developer Edition with Hyper-V

If you want to install the AS ABAP Developer Edition, one choice you have to make is picking the virtualization software that manages the virtual machine. Common options are

◈ Oracle VirtualBox
◈ Docker
◈ VMware workstation
◈ Hyper-V