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Here is a quick and effective example of using Open AI in SAP environment. In the example, developer can put pseudocode in the ABAP editor as comments and pass it on to Open AI and get back Open AI's recommendations in the same editor.


For this demo, will utilize one of the Open AI models trained on both natural and programming languages.

Below are the full details on the Codex models and how to work with it.

How to use the Codex models to work with code - Azure OpenAI Service | Microsoft Learn

To integrate open AI from SAP, will use Open AI ABAP SDK published in the following blog published by Gopal Nair:

Announcing – Microsoft AI SDK for SAP | SAP Blogs

I will be publishing more on how it will help with SAP based developments in future blogs.

This blog covers a simple integration with Open AI from SAP GUI classical editor.


Steps to create dynamic Pattern:

  • Create a new pattern by going to Utilities->More Utilities->Edit Pattern->Create Pattern

  • Give a pattern name and click Ok.

  • Add *$&$EXIT in the Pattern.

Steps to handle Pattern Event in CMOD

  • Go to CMOD Tcode. Create a new project e.g. ZCOPILOT.

  • Select Enhancement Assignment. Assign SEUED001 Enhancement.

  • Go to Components. EXIT_SAPLOCAL_EDT1_001 gets triggered when pattern is selected in ABAP Editor

  • Create Include provided in this EXIT. Double click on Include and enter to allow system to create this Include.

  • Following code gets the source code of ABAP program from where the pattern is called.

data: field(40) type c value '(SAPLLOCAL_EDT1)CONTENT[]',
field_ind(40) type c value '(SAPLLOCAL_EDT1)CURSOR-NEW_INDEX'.
assign (field) to <fs_content>.
assign (field_ind) to <fs_ind>.

  • Now pass this code to open AI using ABAP SDK and get the code suggestion from the AI in response.

  • Add the code returned from AI to buffer internal table to make it available in the editor.

  • Full code for ZXSEUU26

sdk_instance type ref to zif_peng_azoai_sdk, "MS AI SDK for SAP Instance
status_code type i, "Return Status Code
status_reason type string, "Return Status Reason
returnjson type string, "Return JSON. The content of this JSON string is parsed and made available through ABAP data types.
error type zif_peng_azoai_sdk_types=>ty_error. "ABAP Type for Error
chatcompl_input type zif_peng_azoai_sdk_types=>ty_chatcompletion_input,
chatcompl_output type zif_peng_azoai_sdk_types=>ty_chatcompletion_output.

lv_api_url type string,
lv_api_ver type string,
lv_api_key type string,
lv_depid type string.
DATA: lv_buffer TYPE string,
lv_code TYPE string.
IF keyword = 'ZGPT'.

ASSIGN (lc_content) TO <fs_content>.
ASSIGN (lc_index) TO <fs_ind>.
IF <fs_content> IS ASSIGNED.
IF <fs_ind> IS ASSIGNED AND <fs_ind> > 1.
READ TABLE <fs_content> INDEX <fs_ind> INTO lv_code.
IF lv_code IS INITIAL.
<fs_ind> = <fs_ind> - 1.
READ TABLE <fs_content> INDEX <fs_ind> INTO lv_code.
READ TABLE <fs_content> INDEX 1 INTO lv_code.
lv_api_ver = api_ver.
lv_api_url = api_url.
lv_api_key = api_key.
lv_depid = depid.

sdk_instance = zcl_peng_azoai_sdk_factory=>get_instance( )->get_sdk(
api_version = lv_api_ver
api_base = lv_api_url
api_type = zif_peng_azoai_sdk_constants=>c_apitype-azure
api_key = lv_api_key

* Construct the prompt with system and user roles.
append initial line to chatcompl_input-messages assigning field-symbol(<fs_message>).
<fs_message>-role = zif_peng_azoai_sdk_constants=>c_chatcompletion_role-system.
<fs_message>-content = search_role ."|You are an expert ABAP Developer|.
* Pass comments as prompt
append initial line to chatcompl_input-messages assigning <fs_message>.
<fs_message>-role = zif_peng_azoai_sdk_constants=>c_chatcompletion_role-user.
<fs_message>-content = lv_code.
* Invoke Chat completion.
sdk_instance->chat_completions( )->create(
deploymentid = lv_depid
prompts = chatcompl_input
statuscode = status_code " Status Code
statusreason = status_reason " HTTP status description
json = returnjson " JSON String returned from AI Resource
response = chatcompl_output
error = error " ABAP Ready error details
* Response from open AI.
if chatcompl_output-choices is not initial.
LOOP AT completions_output-choices ASSIGNING FIELD-SYMBOL(<fs_outputtext>).
str_output = |{ str_output }{ <fs_outputtext>-text }|.
w_buffer =
'*** Begin of AI Generated CODE***'.
append w_buffer to buffer.
w_buffer =
append w_buffer to buffer.

if lv_response is not initial.
split lv_response at cl_abap_char_utilities=>newline into table lt_tab. "cl_abap_char_utilities=>cr_lf
loop at lt_tab into data(w_tab).
w_buffer = w_tab.
append w_buffer to buffer.
w_buffer =
append w_buffer to buffer.
w_buffer =
'*** End of AI Generated CODE***'.
append w_buffer to buffer.

CATCH zcx_peng_azoai_sdk_exception INTO DATA(_ex).

Test Integration from Pattern

Test this integration using the dynamic pattern as shown below. Provide requirements in the comment and call dynamic pattern from Pattern popup to auto generate code.

Steps to add Menu exit and call Dynamic pattern.

You can add a menu exit to provide a shortcut for the pattern.

Go to CMOD and add a menu exit(SAPLS38E).

  • Implement EXIT_SAPLLOCAL_EDT1_002 function. Add following (in ZXSEUU25) to manually call pattern from menu exit.

constants: c_keyword type tse05-keyword value 'ZGPT'.
data: c_fieldname(40) type c value '(SAPLLOCAL_EDT1)TDPARAM'.
field-symbols: <fs_key> type rstxp-tdparam.
assign (c_fieldname) to <fs_key>.
<fs_key> = c_keyword."'ZGPT'.
perform insert_command in program sapllocal_edt1.

  • Based on SAP core version, above code for menu exit needs to be adjusted. You can debug pattern event from GUI to check how standard code is making call to pattern. Or You can always use Pattern to use this functionality.


Hope it inspires everyone to come up with more great ideas in integrating open AI.