SAP ABAP Training - in Plain English
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- Write ABAP Programs
- Interpret existing ABAP programs
- Be conversant with most major programming constructs and paradigms, specifically Enterprise Application programming
In this lecture we talk about a couple of things
1. WRITE statement - How to write Horizontal and Vertical Lines
2. WRITE Statement - How to write at a particular offset location
3. WRITE Statement - How to write in a new line.
4. DO - ENDDO loop.
5. Declare DATA variables
6. Default values to variables
7. Use of TYPE to declare data variables.
In this lecture we talk about ABAP Statement Chaining. If you have to use the same ABAP keyword again and again consecutively, you can use statement chaining to just use the keyword just once and use the colon ( : ) to repeat it as many times as you want without having to write the keyword. This is used extensively in productive programs.
- Basics of Data Dictionary
- What are database tables
- What are Columns
- How to define columns
- Naming Convention for Columns
- What are Primary keys
- What are Data Elements
- Why are Data Elements used
- Data Elements vs Data Types
- Field Labels
Introduction to Sales and Purchase cycles. Especially, this section focuses on the Sales Cycle. We talk about the basic tables available in standard SAP for sales like
We discuss the structure of these transactions which are
- Item level data
- Reuse Data Elements
- Cross reference Units ( Like Currency )
We also see the significance of having different lengths of field labels.
•Sales Order Cycle
•Reuse of Column Types – Data Elements
•Field Labels of all Lengths
•Multiple WHERE Clause entries
The basic PO business cycle is discussed in this chapter along with the tables as well. It starts with the purchase order that is placed with the vendor. Once the vendor receives the order, he delivers the goods. The goods receipt in SAP produces the material documents. After that the vendor also sends the invoice which is logged in SAP as a vendor invoice.
- EKKO ( Header )
- EKPO ( Item )
- MKPF ( Header )
- MESG ( Item )
- RBKP ( Header )
- RBCO ( Item )
The primary master data for these transactions is the Vendor and Material.
- LFA1 ( General View )
- LFB1 ( Company Code )
Purchase Order Cycle
Composite Primary Key
Identify Primary key
Modify Primary Key
Debugging – Step-in/out/through
- Basic Material Master table - MARA
- Why SELECT * is expensive operation ?
- Internal Tables
- Work Areas
- What does internal tables achieve that the TABLES statement does not ?
- What are Table JOINs
- INNER JOIN
- Table ALIAS
- JOIN condition
- Take a hypothetical customer master scenario and model database tables to hold the customer data.
- Identify primary key
- Identify all the data points and start normalizing the tables
- Go over standard customer tables ( KNA1 , KNVV )
- A different view of the different events
- Compare the events with a real life example.
- What is PBO event ( Process Before Output )
- What is PAI event ( Process After Input )
- What is the difference between PBO and PAI
- Classify events as PAI vs PBO
- Show an example of PBO event.
- Work with the SCREEN run time structure
- Understand what is MODIF ID
- AT SELECTION SCREEN
- Understands that EVENTS do not have a corresponding end EVENT
- Overview of SELECT SINGLE
The following operations on an internal table are discussed
- SORT an internal table
- Control Breaks
- At FIRST
- At END OF <field>
- Accounting Document Concept
- Accounting Document Header and item tables
- Cleared and uncleared Concept
- Cleared and uncleared tables
- APPEND LINES OF IT1 to IT2
- None at all
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What is this course all about ?
Welcome to SAP ABAP programming for absolute beginners. ABAP is the programming language of SAP - the most popular ERP. In the world of SAP consulting, there are 3 types of consultants.
- Functional Consultants ( SD, MM, FI etc )
- Technical Consultants ( ABAP, WebDynpro, Workflow, Fiori etc )
- Basis & security consultants ( Basis Admin, GRC etc )
This course lays the foundation for anybody ( irrespective of programming background ) to be a technical consultant.
I don't know Programming / Coding Scares me
Programming is all about "logical" thinking. If you are a logical thinker ( which is a silly question, isn't it ? ) you can be a programmer. You need to be patient though. You don't need degrees or anything special background to learn this course. If there is one requirement, that is Patience. If you are impatient, I do not suggest you take this course - or for that matter any programming course.
Not just me. I know many who are not comfortable with programming
The worry is real. I understand. Programming is like learning a new language. How long does it take for you to learn Spanish or French ? Many months if not years. And the more you speak, the more you learn. Same thing applies for programming. The more you program, the more you feel at home with ABAP.
How does this course make programming easy ?
Staying true to the title of the course - 'in Plain English' is the USP of this course. I left the first 3 hours of the course open for preview. Please go through it before you buy this course. Beginners to programming require a flat learning curve to make them feel comfortable - that is precisely what this course intends to achieve.
What this course is not ?
This is neither the most comprehensive, nor the most elaborate course in ABAP. Although folks with programming knowledge can greatly benefit from this course, this course is NOT designed for them. This course is tailor made for folks with no programming experience.
Also, not everybody needs to know ABAP. For example, functional consultants or system administrators need not learn ABAP. Unless you plan to become techno-functional, you need not take this course if you are a functional consultant.
How to make the best of this course ?
For those with no programming experience, I suggest you do the following.
- Try to complete every exercise on your own.
- Don't just listen - Practice. Get access to an IDES system.
- Post your questions in the forum.
- Review what you learnt with the attached notes.
For those having some programming experience, this course can be pretty slow. Here are some tips to make this go a bit faster.
- You can skip the exercises.
- Based on the title, feel free to skip certain parts.
- Use the attached notes for quick reference.
- Anyone who wants to learn SAP ABAP language
- If you have some kind of programming background, this course will be much easier ( but a bit boring because everything is taught from scratch )