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badi doubt

hi all,

when do we exactly go for a badi if given a choice as to choose either a badi

or a user exit.why?

where will we find it to be advantageous.

please reply.......

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  • Posted on Apr 22, 2007 at 04:40 PM

    Check the thread -

    User exits and BADI



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    Posted on Apr 23, 2007 at 05:19 AM

    Hi Saroja,

    Depend upon the requirement.

    Business add-ins are enhancements to the standard version of the system.

    Business Add-In is a new SAP enhancement technique based on ABAP Objects.

    They can be inserted into the SAP system based on specific user requirements.

    Each Business Add-In has:

    • at least one Business Add-In definition

    • a Business Add-In interface

    • a Business Add-In class that implements the interface

    In order to enhance a program, a Business Add-In must first be defined

    Subsequently two classes are automatically generated:

    • An interface with ‘IF_EX_’ inserted between the first and second characters of the BADI name.

    • An adapter class with ‘CL_EX_’ inserted between the first and second characters of the BADI name.

    The Application developer creates an interface for this Add-In.

    There are multiple ways of searching for BADI.


    • Finding BADI Using SQL Trace (TCODE-ST05).

    • Finding BADI Using Repository Information System (TCODE- SE84).

    1. Go to the Transaction, for which we want to find the BADI, take the example of Transaction VD02. Click on System->Status. Double click on the program name. Once inside the program search for ‘CL_EXITHANDLER=>GET_INSTANCE’.

    Make sure the radio button “In main program” is checked. A list of all the programs with call to the BADI’s will be listed.

    The export parameter ‘EXIT_NAME’ for the method GET_INSTANCE of class CL_EXITHANDLER will have the user exit assigned to it. The changing parameter ‘INSTANCE’ will have the interface assigned to it. Double click on the method to enter the source code.Definition of Instance would give you the Interface name.

    2. Start transaction ST05 (Performance Analysis).

    Set flag field "Buffer trace"

    Remark: We need to trace also the buffer calls, because BADI database tables are buffered. (Especially view V_EXT_IMP and V_EXT_ACT)

    Push the button "Activate Trace". Start transaction VA02 in a new GUI session. Go back to the Performance trace session.

    Push the button "Deactivate Trace".

    Push the button "Display Trace".

    The popup screen "Set Restrictions for Displaying Trace" appears.

    Now, filter the trace on Objects:

    • V_EXT_IMP

    • V_EXT_ACT

    Push button "Multiple selections" button behind field Objects

    Fill: V_EXT_IMP and V_EXT_ACT

    All the interface class names of view V_EXT_IMP start with IF_EX_. This is the standard SAP prefix for BADI class interfaces. The BADI name is after the IF_EX_.


    3. Go to “Maintain Transaction” (TCODE- SE93).

    Enter the Transaction VD02 for which you want to find BADI.

    Click on the Display push buttons.

    Get the Package Name. (Package VS in this case)

    Go to TCode: SE84->Enhancements->Business Add-inns->Definition

    Enter the Package Name and Execute.

    Here you get a list of all the Enhancement BADI’s for the given package MB.

    For more info have a look at below links:



    How to develop BADI

    • Rewords some points.


    P.Naganjana Reddy

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    Posted on Apr 23, 2007 at 05:45 AM

    Hi Saroja,

    BADI is just an object-oriented version of user-exit. Instead of entering program code into some function module (as in customer-exit), you define some class which has to implement predefined methods and those methods are fired at predefined points just like an old user-exit. Some BADI can have multiple independent implementations which is much better for software deployment as several developers can implement the same BADI independently.

    Also check these links,



    Hope this resolves your query.

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