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First post! new to SAP want to learn!

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I am a Multimedia Developer and I would like to branch out by becoming a SAP Developer. I studied Business Information Systems at Uni and have a good grasp of the terms used in the Business Process Management world. I am confident that I can handle modelling techniques and get to grips with what clients really want and how they can achieve their objectives using clearly thought out strategies. I understand ABAP is the language tool used to develop SAP solutions but how does one take the first step into becoming a fully fledged Developer? What is there in terms of:

Training

Certification

Online tutorials

Simulations (problem solving and coding simulations)

I am hungry for knowledge!!

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RichHeilman
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Welcome to SAP and SDN. If you want to dive right in, you can download and install the Netweaver 2004s ABAP Sneak Preview and install it. This system will allow you to begin experimenting with ABAP and the ABAP environment. You can download right here on SDN. Follow this link, you want the last column.

https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/downloaditem?rid=/library/uuid/cfc19866-0401-0010-35b2-dc8158247fb6

Next, here is the online help for ABAP Language.

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw2004s/helpdata/en/43/41341147041806e10000000a1553f6/frameset.htm

Here is the help for ABAP Workbench Tools.

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw2004s/helpdata/en/ef/d94b78ebf811d295b100a0c94260a5/frameset.htm

I wouldn't worry about certifications just yet. The are begining to become meaningless anyways(Did I say that?).

Of course, you can search forums here to answer your questions, or you can ask your question directly. Have fun and good luck.

Regards,

Rich Heilman

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Hi Terence,

Welcome to SAP and SDN.

Check ABAPDOCU transaction which has a lot of demo program in ABAP. This may helpful you a lot to beginning of your journey towards ABAP and SAP World.

Check these links for online BOOKS

http://help.sap.com/printdocu/core/Print46c/en/data/pdf/BCABA/BCABA.pdf

http://www.is-edu.hcmuns.edu.vn/WebLib/Books/Database/0-672-31217-4/index.htm

http://help.sap.com/printdocu/core/Print46c/en/data/pdf/BCDWBDIC/BCDWBDIC.pdf

Thanks,

Vinay

Former Member
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Have you visited help.sap.com? This provides immense knowledge about:

-Documentation, Education services and information designed at SAP.

-Comprehensive collection of information about the relevant SAP products.

-Much more.........

Good Luck!

Thanks,

Santosh

Former Member
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Hi Terence,

Welcome to SDN and SAP world....

Regarding the training ... you have to check at your location

Certificaiton ....

U can take after you get some experience and so on... If you are so much eager to take you can try with brainbench certificaiton...

online tutorials..... lot of online support is available on each n every topic of abap.....

Re: demo pgm

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it is a good place to start.

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw2004s/helpdata/en/43/41341147041806e10000000a1553f6/frameset.htm

there are lots of lots of examples

in given link just check it out..

Sams Teach Yourself ABAP/4 in 21 Days

this seems to work..http://www.is-edu.hcmuns.edu.vn/WebLib/Books/Database/0-672-31217-4/index.htm

http://cma.zdnet.com/book/abap/index.htm

http://www.sapdevelopment.co.uk/

http://www.sap-img.com/

http://juliet.stfx.ca/people/fac/infosys/abap.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/en/d3/2e974d35c511d1829f0000e829fbfe/frameset.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/en/d6/0db357494511d182b70000e829fbfe/frameset.htm

http://www.henrikfrank.dk/abapexamples/SapScript/sapscript.htm

http://www.sapgenie.com/abap/example_code.htm

http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Campus/6345/abapindx.htm

http://help.sap.com/printdocu/core/Print46c/en/Data/Index_en.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_40b/helpdata/en/4f/991f82446d11d189700000e8322d00/applet.htm

http://www.sap-img.com/abap-function.htm

http://www.sapgenie.com/abap/code/abap19.htm

http://www.sap-img.com/abap/more-than-100-abap-interview-faqs.htm

http://www.planetsap.com/Tips_and_Tricks.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_40b/helpdata/ru/d6/0dc169494511d182b70000e829fbfe/applet.htm

http://www.henrikfrank.dk/abapexamples/SapScript/symbols.htm

http://www.henrikfrank.dk/abapexamples/index.html

http://sap.ittoolbox.com/documents/document.asp?i=752

http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/skarkada/sap/

http://sappoint.com/abap/

http://members.tripod.com/abap4/SAP_Functions.html

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~anmari/sap/index.html

http://www.planetsap.com/Userexit_List.htm

http://www.planetsap.com/Tips_and_Tricks.htm

http://www.kabai.com/abaps/q.htm

http://www.planetsap.com/Userexit_List.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_bw21c/helpdata/en/c4/3a8090505211d189550000e829fbbd/frameset.htm

http://www.sapgenie.com/abap/bapi/example.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_45b/helpdata/en/65/897415dc4ad111950d0060b03c6b76/content.htm

http://www.sap-basis-abap.com/index.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_40b/helpdata/en/fc/eb2c46358411d1829f0000e829fbfe/frameset.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/en/aa/aeb23789e95378e10000009b38f8cf/frameset.htm

http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/1635/system.html

http://www.sapdesignguild.org/resources/MiniSG/3_Managing/3_Functions_Table_Control.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_45b/helpdata/en/d1/801bdf454211d189710000e8322d00/content.htm

http://www.sapfans.com/sapfans/repos/saprep.htm

http://www.planetsap.com/howdo_a.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_util464/helpdata/en/69/c2516e4ba111d189750000e8322d00/content.htm

http://www.sapgenie.com/abap/smartforms_detail.htm

http://www.sap-img.com/abap.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/en/fc/eb2d67358411d1829f0000e829fbfe/content.htm

http://www.geocities.com/victorav15/sapr3/abap.html

http://www.henrikfrank.dk/abapexamples/SapScript/sapscript.htm

http://abap4.tripod.com/Other_Useful_Tips.html

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_45b/helpdata/en/cf/21ee2b446011d189700000e8322d00/content.htm

http://www.sap-basis-abap.com/sapmm.htm

http://sap.ittoolbox.com/nav/t.asp?t=303&p=448&h1=303&h2=322&h3=448

http://sapfans.com/

http://cma.zdnet.com/book/abap/ch03/ch03.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_40b/helpdata/en/4f/991f82446d11d189700000e8322d00/applet.htm

http://sappoint.com/abap/

http://www.henrikfrank.dk/abapuk.html

http://www.sts.tu-harburg.de/teaching/sap_r3/ABAP4/abapindx.htm

http://www.sapgenie.com/abap/index.htm

http://www.sap-img.com/abap.htm

http://www.sapdevelopment.co.uk/tips/tipshome.htm

http://help.sap.com/printdocu/core/Print46c/en/Data/Index_en.htm

http://sap.ittoolbox.com/nav/t.asp?t=322&p=322&h1=322

http://sap.ittoolbox.com/nav/t.asp?t=448&p=448&h1=448

http://www.thespot4sap.com/

http://www.kabai.com/abaps/q.htm

http://www.geocities.com/mpioud/Abap_programs.html

http://www.sapgenie.com/abap/tips_and_tricks.htm

http://www.sapassist.com/code/d.asp?whichpage=1&pagesize=10&i=10&a=c&o=&t=&q=&qt=

For FAQ

http://www.sap-img.com/abap/more-than-100-abap-interview-faqs.htm

http://www.sapgenie.com/faq/abap.htm

BAPI-step by step

http://www.sapgenie.com/abap/bapi/example.htm

Weblog for receive email and processing it through ABAP

/people/thomas.jung3/blog/2004/09/09/receiving-e-mail-and-processing-it-with-abap--version-610-and-higher

For Logical database

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/en/9f/db9bed35c111d1829f0000e829fbfe/frameset.htm

very useful

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/EN/35/2cd77bd7705394e10000009b387c12/frameset.htm

Useful link to websites

http://www.hernangn.com.ar/sap.htm

Useful for background

http://www.sappoint.com/basis/bckprsng.pdf

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/6f/08703713bf277ee10000009b38f8cf/frameset.htm

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wbihelp/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.wbix_adapters.doc/doc/mysa...

Table control in BDC

http://www.sap-img.com/abap/bdc-example-using-table-control-in-bdc.htm

For posting weblog,

/people/sap.user72/blog/2005/06/28/sdn-weblogs-making-it-easier

Dynamic Internal table -weblog in sdn

/people/subramanian.venkateswaran2/blog/2004/11/19/dynamic-internal-table

Smartforms

http://www.sap-basis-abap.com/sapsf001.htm

http://www.sap-press.com/downloads/h955_preview.pdf

http://www.ossincorp.com/Black_Box/Black_Box_2.htm

http://www.sap-img.com/smartforms/sap-smart-forms.htm

How to trace smartform

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/49/c3d8a4a05b11d5b6ef006094192fe3/frameset.htm

Workflow

http://www.sap-img.com/workflow/sap-workflow.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/a5/172437130e0d09e10000009b38f839/frameset.htm

For examples on WorkFlow...check the below link..

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/3d/6a9b3c874da309e10000000a114027/frameset.htm

http://help.sap.com/printdocu/core/Print46c/en/data/pdf/PSWFL/PSWFL.pdf

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/4a/dac507002f11d295340000e82dec10/frameset.htm

http://www.workflowing.com/id18.htm

http://www.e-workflow.org/

http://web.mit.edu/sapr3/dev/newdevstand.html

ALV

http://www.geocities.com/mpioud/Abap_programs.html

Mail

http://www.geocities.com/mpioud/Z_EMAIL_ABAP_REPORT.html

http://www.thespot4sap.com/Articles/SAP_Mail_SO_Object_Send.asp

http://www.sapdevelopment.co.uk/reporting/email/attach_xls.htm

BOM Explosion

/people/prakash.singh4/blog/2005/05/15/explode-boms-in-enterprise-portal-using-htmlb-tree--part-1-abap

BOM

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005/helpdata/en/ea/e9b7234c7211d189520000e829fbbd/frameset.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005/helpdata/en/d1/2e4114a61711d2b423006094b9d648/frameset.htm

http://www.sap-img.com/sap-sd/sales-bom-implementation.htm

http://www.sap-basis-abap.com/sappp007.htm

OLE

http://www.sapgenie.com/abap/ole.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/en/59/ae3f2e488f11d189490000e829fbbd/frameset.htm

ALVGRID with refresh

http://www.geocities.com/mpioud/Z_DEMO_ALV_REFRESH_BUTTON.html

For language setting and decimal separator

/people/horst.keller/blog/2004/11/16/abap-geek-7-150-babylonian-confusion

Oracle queries

http://sqlzoo.net/

To format SQL

http://www.sqlinform.com/

SCOT settings

http://www.sap-img.com/basis/basis-faq.htm

Status Icon [ALV,Table Control,Tab Strip]

http://www.sapdesignguild.org/resources/MiniSG-old/from_develop/norm_status_icons.htm#positioning_4

ALV Group Heading

http://www.sap-img.com/fu037.htm

For multiMedia

/people/thomas.jung3/blog/2005/05/11/using-classic-activex-controls-in-the-abap-control-framework

Uploading LOGO in SAP

http://www.sap-img.com/ts001.htm

LSMW

http://www.sap-img.com/sap-data-migration.htm

http://www.sapgenie.com/saptech/lsmw.htm

http://sapabap.iespana.es/sapabap/manuales/pdf/lsmw.pdf

http://www.sap.info/public/INT/int/glossary/int/glossaryletter/Word-17643ed1d6d658821_glossary/L#Wor...

Here are the two links which contains lots of PDFS:

http://www.easymarketplace.de/online-pdfs-q-s.php

http://www.consolut.de/saphelp/sap_online_help.html

You can check out few sites too:

http://www.henrikfrank.dk/abapexamples/index.html

http://training.saptechies.com/sap-basis-certification-sample-questions/

http://www.geocities.com/mpioud/Abap_programs.html

http://cma.zdnet.com/book/abap/index.htm

http://www.sapdevelopment.co.uk/

http://www.sap-img.com/

http://juliet.stfx.ca/people/fac/infosys/abap.htm

~~Guduri

Former Member
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Terence,

Welcome and great choice.

Start with an SAP-sponsored class. BC400 - Introduction to ABAP/4 is a wonderful, starting point. You will find thru www.sap.com under Education links.

Former Member
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This is a fantastic response guys. I am going to download the SAP Netweaver trial and use the BC ABAP manual. There is so much information to disseminate but by god this looks like an immense product.

I do not normally do formal training as such so I think I will try my usual 'learn by doing. I have not learned a object orientated programming language before and have plans to learn Javascript. If I can get confidence in ABAP then learning Javascript will be so much easier.

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Java script is a scripting lanague, it is different then ABAP. Java on the other hand, is an object oriented language that you can make some comparisons to ABAP objects.

<i>There is so much information to disseminate but by god this looks like an immense product.</i>

You really have no idea But you will soon

Regards,

Rich Heilman