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Former Member
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Hi guys I am an abaper having less than a year experience.

I want to switch to functional side.How can i migrate to functional.

I need some suggestions guys .I can learn any one functional module

privately in one or two years so that i will have some ABAP experience then i will migrate .

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former_member182378
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Viswanath,

Ask the "WHY" question:

If you want to be a functional consultant (one day), then when ever you get a requirement or are fixing a bug, try to understand the functional side e.g. what is the business requirement?

If fixing a bug, why from business process perspective, this is a bug / incorrect?

I have seen ABAPers who don't want to know the "why", they just want the specifications, based on which they can do the coding. That is fine.

But you want to move over to the functional side, then ask the "why" (to the functional consultants)

Participate in forums:

In SD, MM forums; when ever there is a post / thread describing a process. Try to understand the process.

Read the  basic theory:

Take e.g. Output, understand what is output. why it is needed

Don't go too detail but focus mainly on the business need of that particular functionality.

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Former Member
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Hi,

can't you try the transition in the place you work? It' s not so credible to study on your own for 2 years and show up to an employer saying: "I m a SD functional..."- The risk is to be considered  a fresher....

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Thank you dude..

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Dude.. Abap experience + knowledge of one functional module..will the companies give me a chance as functional consultant???

Former Member
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Hi,

I think that in your case the best solution is go ahead with abap and simultaneously ask to your company to start a training for example in SD or MM module.

Regards

Ivan

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Ivan,

I think it is not at all posssible i ve to learn myself...or to private institutes...

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Hi,

Get the 3+ experience on the sap abap first then after move to functional side then it will help to your career (after 3+ exp i hope you cant to move bcz that one is another story ) if you want do the certification then that time you can do .

Regards

Mahesh

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Thank u mahesh

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Welcome Viswanath

former_member182378
Active Contributor
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Viswanath,

Ask the "WHY" question:

If you want to be a functional consultant (one day), then when ever you get a requirement or are fixing a bug, try to understand the functional side e.g. what is the business requirement?

If fixing a bug, why from business process perspective, this is a bug / incorrect?

I have seen ABAPers who don't want to know the "why", they just want the specifications, based on which they can do the coding. That is fine.

But you want to move over to the functional side, then ask the "why" (to the functional consultants)

Participate in forums:

In SD, MM forums; when ever there is a post / thread describing a process. Try to understand the process.

Read the  basic theory:

Take e.g. Output, understand what is output. why it is needed

Don't go too detail but focus mainly on the business need of that particular functionality.

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Thank you