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AiE - Some questions about usability.


I've been testing AiE in the past weeks and it's really an awesome tool, I'm not really familiar with Eclipse but I'm loving it. But I have some questions of things I could do easily in the regular abap editor but didn't find an alternative in AiE.

  1. If I'm in the main program of a function group, how can I do a global search in a program in AiE(e.g ctrl+g in the regular abap editor). I've found the "Search ABAP Code" Feature, but it's only avaiable in HANA Systems.
  2. in SE80 -> Right click on an object on the tree -> Additional Functions -> Write transport entry, I've tried the project explorer and Outline without any luck.
  3. How can I query all the requests in my system? similar to SE01.
  4. Double click on a perform to create it. I can see that this could be done to incentive OOP, but =/
  5. Ignore case / identation when comparing the history of an object. We have several developers and everyone has their pretty printer preferences, so the lowe case <-> Upper case changes are inevitable.

Apart from that, are there any ways to:

  1. In the Outline, when I'm in my main program of the function group/Module pool, see the entire program/performs/classes. Similar to the project explorer view.
  2. Rename the ABAP Project to something more familiar, instead of SYSID_MANDT_USER_LANGUAGE something like QAS 😉?
  3. Find a specific column in the debugger abap table view(in the "New Debugger", we can just type the column name in a field and it pop's up to the front).

I Know I most of these could be programmed as plugins, but still, I wanna know if these are implemented already or it's some obscure configuration(really difficult since I can search the preferences!).

Thanks in advance

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    Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 06:48 AM

    Hi Adriano,

    Some of the features exists, in one form or another. Here are the ones I know about (some others might exist):

    • Feature like CTRL+G: There is a work-around that I sometimes use: File Search (Search -> 5. File Search). This basically searches all the files you have opened (you can restrict to a specific project, set of files by selecting them in the Project Explorer);
    • Feature like SE01: There is a View named Transport Organizer (Window -> Show View -> Other... -> ABAP). Here you can see your transport requests, release them, etc. To see requests from different users, you can right click a project and select 'Change user filer'.
    • You can only set the name of a project when you create it (from what I know). After you enter your logon details, you can press 'Next' and there you can set the name. A quick workaround to rename a project: Duplicate your project, set the name that you want to the new one and delete the old one.
    • I don't think you can search columns in the debugger, but you can of course rearrange them as you wish... Maybe they'll include it in a future release.



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