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What Time Is It? Timezone Challenge

Challenge - In projects where multiple timezones are involved in assessing Date/Timestamp, one of the challenge is posed when a local timezone information is requested on an invoice form or any document like that. Solution: SAP provides two standard FMs.... Continue Reading →

Scanning for BAdIs

When an existing SAP Standard functionality needs to be enhanced with custom business functionality, BAdIs come to rescue. Needless to say, BAdIs employs Object Oriented technique. SE18 is used to create a BAdI definition, while SE19 is used to implement... Continue Reading →

Agile For ABAP Developers

Excerpt from the book The only possible reason why a person is not a Bill Murray fan is that the person has not seen any Bill Murray movie. He is a savant when it comes to landing comic moments. One... Continue Reading →

User Defined Functions

UDF or User Defined Functions are read-only functions in SAP Hana. They are not aligned with DDL and DML operations. It is one of the two logical containers used in SQLScript, the other being Procedures. UDFs are further categorized as... Continue Reading →

Cursors In Hana

Cursors are set of rows of data fetched from the database with a pointer at the current row which is defined by the iteration as the code parses through the data one row at a time. When a cursor is... Continue Reading →

Adding Radio Button In ALV Grid Reports

Scenario: An ALV list is generated depicting the last 10 sales orders created by the user. If the user wants to repeat the same order, the user would select one of the orders and process to create a sales order... Continue Reading →

Table Expressions In New ABAP

While READ statement is valid, ABAP has opened a new approach to fetching values from the internal table based on conditions. This is a more simplistic approach aiming at compact coding. Reading a table with index can be simplified as... Continue Reading →

More On Data Declaration In New ABAP

Expanding on the subject last touched upon, following are a few more examples of how data declarations have been updated. For a method, originally parameters would have to be individually declared prior to usage. Any change in the method of... Continue Reading →

Data Declaration In New ABAP

Consider a select with 10 fields out of a list of 30. The standard approach is to declare a Type, define an internal table or work area based on that Type and populate the internal table or work area in... Continue Reading →

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