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[Status update] I'm an ABAP programmer!

Well, sort of. Okay, I just re-used, de-cluttered and re-wrote a custom report to create a batch input thingy, but Thursday and Friday I looked at the original report and was like "What does this all mean? Do I need this? What is this for?! How do you spell ABAB?" and now I have a shiny, clean program (probably written in oldschool technique all over), but it works and I understand what the parts do. And I even used a function module delivered by SAP for something. :D


But it showed that I haven't looked at ABAP code since... well I guess something like 2 years or more. It was all SQL and Java script for me these past long months (doing IDM stuff).

I'd love to work on the code new to bring it up to modern day ABAP or "best practice programming". And I don't mean OO. :P

I'll ask my colleague to help me with this when she's back.

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  • Aug 29, 2017 at 04:52 PM

    Congrats! We knew you could do it!

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    • Aug 29, 2017 at 07:08 PM

      It's so cute! *squee*

      My colleague would testify that I actually raised both my fists in the air, when it finally worked from start to end today. :D

  • Aug 29, 2017 at 05:51 PM

    It's nice to learn a new skill but I feel these days becoming an ABAPer is like winning a ticket to a cruise on Titanic. :) Good thing you still have all other skills to fall back to.

    • Aug 29, 2017 at 07:06 PM

      Yeah, I'm pretty grateful I don't need to become an ABAPer. ^^ IDM is still my main system. But I'm also the admin for one ERP module and for that one I needed that program. But it's been some time, since I needed to actually program something for that part of my job. And what I did earlier were mostly reports, not something that should update fields.

      It's nice to have the chance to dabble in so many different things, though. :)

  • Aug 30, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    Old school ABAP is alive and well and living in the real world. You should see some of my ABAP - I know some people who would call it prehistoric, not just old:-)

    The most important thing is - "it works and I understand what the parts do". That's all you need.


  • Aug 30, 2017 at 11:17 AM

    >And I don't mean OO. :P

    Ahhh...goatdammit, Steffi. If you only knew the power of the dark side...

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    • Aug 30, 2017 at 11:46 AM
      Okay, that looks creepy! :D

      If I were an ABAPer, then I would take some time to check out OO. But since I was tormented with C, C++ and Java during my computer science education, me and OO are not friends.

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