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Who (or what) is "Richie Riffle"?

Something that has intrigued me for years is a table in the Logistics and Accounting software component (on ECC, old R/3) with the name KRIF. The table is in package CU (Variant Configuration). The short text on this table is a riddle: "Richie Riffle". Who is Richie Riffle? Is he like Richie Rich? A text like "Configuration: Manually Assigned Conditions" I can understand, but "Richie Riffle"? A Google search for Richie Riffle is fruitless, it returns no meaningful results.

Richie Riffle could have been somebody. His name would have lent a good ring to a Beatles song. With an alliterative name like that, he could have even been a superhero in disguise for all we know, coming to the rescue of those in peril, or maybe a cartoon character that brought joy to millions of children. Maybe he was a mythical figure whose image was carved into rock walls in a cave or in some dungeon underneath a castle. Perhaps he was a lone wanderer who brought unexpected enlightenment to those he met along the way, passing out phrases with deep meaning that gave understanding to those in need of wisdom. Perhaps he was a busker, backpacking through Europe and singing songs of change (for change). Was he perhaps a champion ABAP programmer, whose fame, like those of the Olympic heroes of days gone by, has faded like an old, tattered photograph?

Whatever the case may be, Richie Riffle remains an enigma. Oh, you might claim that you met him the other time at TechEd, but we all would know better than to believe such a yarn. And almost instantly, you would lose respect from your peers, and your colleagues would hold you in lower esteem for making light of such a revered name. It is only one day in your old age, while sitting on a park bench in the sunshine and feeding pigeons, that a peculiar tingle in your spine causes you to glance around at the statue that rises majestically behind you in the shade of ancient oak trees. In a sudden moment of clarity, you realize the error of your ways when you read the inscription at the monument's base:

IN MEMORY OF RICHIE RIFFLE

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    Apr 22, 2008 at 01:06 PM

    This is very well written and hilarious.

    Back to the subject – you might be disappointed when you find your answer 😉 .

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    • I google it... couldn't find anything relevant for Richie.. but if you use Richard you'll see "Richard Riffle newly named General Manager of The Glen Golf Club" ... Hes must be retired... hehehe

      Anyhow.. as americans use Dick for Richard, then you'll find that he was an American football player in the mid 40's... interesting isn't it???

      Anyhow.. leave my contribution to your search up to here...

      Good luck.

      Juan

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    Apr 22, 2008 at 08:51 PM

    Hey

    At first i thought this is some hollywood gossip related to Nicole Richie lolz:)) it was only after i read the whole thread i realised its not her.

    Looks like i need a strong cup of coffee.

    Thanx

    Aamir

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    Apr 23, 2008 at 01:27 AM

    May be he is hiding [here!|http://www.riffle.org/show.person/141/]

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    Apr 23, 2008 at 07:45 AM

    Mr Ceronio, you are a master of fiction. Have you ever considered writing a book? By the number of replies it seems your writing is popular too? Perhaps you could start up an Agatha Christie type search for the unknown Richie Riffle? We all love to be amatuer sleuths!

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  • Apr 23, 2008 at 02:13 PM

    Hi Martin,

    Seriously, you have almost wll that it takes to be a good fiction writer...

    Find who/what is is 'Richie Riffle" might become the most intriguing search after the 'Holy Grail'....

    Ravi

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  • Apr 24, 2008 at 08:15 AM

    Martin,

    After going through the thread I had checked the table KRIF in 4.7.Probably,a Developer named Richie Riffle might have created this table and temporarily would have given his name thinking he will change it before transporting and would have eventually forgotten.

    If you can find "fcuk"(in program RSDBAF01) in SAP Standard Programs,ofcourse commented(don't know what operation it will perform in the program if not commented 😊 ) finding Richie Riffle as a short text for a table is not a big thing

    K.Kiran.

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    Jul 24, 2013 at 02:00 PM

    "Richie Riffle" anagrams to: "If rich relief".

    This is soooo true 😉

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  • Jul 30, 2013 at 08:56 PM

    Wow, this is an oldie but goodie. 😊 Had to look it up in SE11 - yep, still there.

    New book title suggestion: "Richie Riffle runs on HANA". 😊

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