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which concepts of ABAP are useful for SAP PI consultant?

As a PI CONSULTANT what basic concepts of ABAP are helpful for me?

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  • Oct 19, 2017 at 06:16 AM

    Hi Siva,

    Firstly you should know how to use and test ABAP proxies, IDOCs and RFCs, some issues could be there and you would need to test and debug it.

    Secondly, depending your organization may in your scenarios you will program the ABAP proxies or the module function. Also it is interesting that you have knowledge about standard SAP modules, because this can help you to do the mappind or to choose standard pi content.

    Regards.

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    Oct 19, 2017 at 08:30 AM

    I'll second Iñaki's suggestion. To become a more effective PI consultant, getting familiar with the main integration options you have on your backend (Proxies, IDocs, RFC-enabled function modules), how to find, test and debug them is the single most important knowledge area you can work on.

    Unless your organizational setup requires you to program ABAP, I believe that building ABAP coding skills is not a reasonable priority - learning about key business processes in the modules you integrate with the most will be way more helpful.

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    • Hi Ryan!

      Yes, you're right. But what I wanted to say was that ABAP development requires the good knowledge of its programming techniques, SAP FM's, inner data structures and so on. For example, it was a case in my practice when I had to fully change ABAP receiver proxy code because it worked too slowly. When I took a look at that implementation I saw that the orginal code was quite unoptimized and written by the person who learned only early basics of ABAP programming.

      So the main idea is that PI specialist should be skilled enough in basic technologies and techniques used in process integration in first turn. And ABAP programming experience might be the good addition.

      Regards, Evgeniy.

  • Oct 19, 2017 at 06:07 AM

    Programming?

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