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Suggestion for new button in "Open ABAP Dev. Object"-Screen

Hi ADT developers,

I think that it would be great to have a button "Open in SAP GUI" in the screen "Open ABAP Development Object" (Ctrl + shift + A).

Or maybe a similar screen with the title "Open ABAP Development Object in SAP GUI".

Because often I open a development object in Eclipse editor with ctrl + shift + a only to right-click the source and click Open with / SAP GUI.

Best regards,


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  • Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Hi Dominik,

    yesterday we discussed in our product owner round whether we can add actions to the items in the CTRL-SHIFT-A dialog. This would perfectly fit to your idea that we also offer the action 'Open in SAP GUI'. Another option could be 'Rename', 'Execute', 'Delete', 'Open with Data Preview'.

    Just for my interest. Why do you often navigate to the SAP GUI for objects that have a native editor in eclipse. Which functionality do you miss in eclipse?



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    • Hi Thomas,

      great to read that 😊

      There are other cases, but the most time it is:

      • in programs:
        • text elements (like selection texts)
        • translation
      • in function modules, classes:
        • read old documentation and field descriptions if no abapdoc documentation is available (like in most parts of the SAP system)
        • write and translate old field descriptions for public methods and attributes to see them in eclipse editor (a problem that should be solved one day when we have 7.4)

      Best regards,


  • Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    I'd like a shortcut for the open in SAP GUI action ;)

    I normally use it, when eclipse gets confused with web dynpros

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