ABAP on HANA: Intro Presentation with Code Examples

This document provides an in-depth overview of the ABAP programming language enhancements introduced in various support package releases of SAP NetWeaver 7.4, with a focus on leveraging the capabilities of the SAP HANA in-memory database. It covers new features and syntax changes that enable ABAP developers to write more expressive and efficient code, facilitating code pushdown to the database layer for improved performance. The document highlights the evolution of ABAP, starting from release 7.40 SP02 and progressing through SP05 and SP08, each introducing significant additions to the language’s repertoire. With the advent of SAP HANA, ABAP has undergone a paradigm shift, enabling developers to leverage the power of in-memory computing while adhering to the familiar ABAP syntax and programming model.

Key Sections Covered:

  1. Introduction to ABAP on SAP HANA
  2. New ABAP Keywords and Syntax (SP02, SP05, SP08)
  3. Code Snippets and Examples
  4. Code Push Down Techniques
  5. New ABAP SQL Features
  6. ABAP Managed Database Procedures (AMDP)
  7. Core Data Services (CDS) Views
  8. Best Practices and Guidelines
  9. ABAP Evolution and Future Roadmap

The document provides a comprehensive guide to the new language features, accompanied by numerous code examples and best practices, enabling ABAP developers to harness the full potential of the SAP HANA platform while maintaining compatibility with existing ABAP codebases.

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