ABAP 740

20 Sep: What is S/4 Hana and How Is It Different Than Suite on Hana

SAP S/4HANA delivers massive simplifications (customer adoption, data model, user experience, decision making, business processes and models) and innovations (Internet of Things, Big Data, business networks, and mobile-first) to help businesses Run Simple in the digital economy

25 Oct: New Features in ABAP 7.4 – Enhanced Search Helps

Now in ABAP 7.4, you can enhance the functionality of a search help object to display possible search results and further values already while typing in a drop-down box beneath the search field. This assists the user who is searching for the desired entry. In addition, for fuzzy searches you can define an error-tolerant value in order to define the deviation of the relevant results.

19 Sep: New Features in ABAP 7.4 – Internal Tables

With the new internal table constructs in ABAP 7.2 and ABAP 7.4 we have the ability to create ABAP code with fewer statements for the same functionality, without compromising readability of the code. New built-in functions like LINE_INDEX and LINE_EXISTS, and new constructor operators such as CORRESPONDING allow us more flexibility and extensibility when developing and maintaining our ABAP code.

14 Aug: New Features in ABAP 7.4 – Conditional Logic

With the new conditional code constructs in ABAP 7.2 and ABAP 7.4 we have the ability to create ABAP code with fewer statements for the same functionality, without compromising readability of the code. New boolean functions like XSDBOOL, and new conditional operators such as SWITCH and COND allow us more flexibility and extensibility when developing and maintaining our ABAP code.

18 Jul: New Features in ABAP 7.4 – Calling Methods and Functions

With the new code constructs in ABAP 7.2 and ABAP 7.4 we have the ability to create ABAP code with fewer statements for the same functionality, without compromising readability of the code. METHOD CHAINING can make our code shorter, easier to read, and easier to maintain. INLINE DECLARATIONS can help us avoid TYPE MISMATCH errors. And using a CONSTRUCTOR OPERATOR can save us time by eliminating lines of code while increasing the readability of our code.

13 Jun: New Features in ABAP 7.4 – String Processing

With the new string options like String Templates, Chaining of strings, and embedded expression string functions, we have the ability to create ABAP code with fewer statements for the same functionality, without compromising readability of the code. If you’re working on a ABAP 7.02 – 7.04 based system, I would start using new ABAP coding because they will improve your speed of development and make your programs better maintainable.

15 May: New Features in ABAP 7.4 – Declaring and Creating Variables

As time has gone by, more and more commands and constructs have been added to the ABAP language. While many changes came as a result of the introduction of SAP NetWeaver 7.02, that is nothing compared to the deluge of change that came with version 7.4. Inline ABAP DATA declarations are a new concept introduced in release 7.4 which allows you to declare your internal table variables or work areas within the code that uses them. This is done simply by adding the DATA(wa_data) or @DATA(it_data) statements.

17 Apr: New Features in ABAP 7.4 – Database Access

As time has gone by, more and more commands and constructs have been added to the ABAP language. While nothing has been taken away, this is to ensure backward compatibility, the rate of change seems to be accelerating. While many changes came as a result of the introduction of SAP NetWeaver 7.02, that is nothing compared to the deluge of change that came with version 7.4.