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Former Member
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Hello Everyone,

I started learning ABAP few days ago (my ABAP knowledge is zero), I went thru Amazon and there're millions of ABAP tutorials / books. Any recommended book for a starter like me? I do have SAP ECC 6.0 or 4.7 to practice and really need a helpful tutorial to go thru the syntax as well as the general concepts of ABAP to get started.

I found this forums very helpful, cheers everyone!

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Former Member
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Hello Kevin,

I would suggest you to use transaction "ABAPDOCU" as u have access to SAP system.

It has got all basics with syntax , and output .

Its the best way to start.

Regards,

Bijal

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Former Member
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Try ABAP in 21 days .Its a good book for learners..

Former Member
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Hi,

Better to go for any institute material even i did the same thing .

Regards,

Sheethal.

Former Member
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Hi,

Start with this.Refer this

For BDC:

http://myweb.dal.ca/hchinni/sap/bdc_home.htm

https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/wiki?path=/display/home/bdc&;

http://www.sap-img.com/abap/learning-bdc-programming.htm

http://www.sapdevelopment.co.uk/bdc/bdchome.htm

http://www.sap-img.com/abap/difference-between-batch-input-and-call-transaction-in-bdc.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/69/c250684ba111d189750000e8322d00/frameset.htm

http://www.sapbrain.com/TUTORIALS/TECHNICAL/BDC_tutorial.html

Check these link:

http://www.sap-img.com/abap/difference-between-batch-input-and-call-transaction-in-bdc.htm

http://www.sap-img.com/abap/question-about-bdc-program.htm

http://www.itcserver.com/blog/2006/06/30/batch-input-vs-call-transaction/

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

http://www.sapbrain.com/FAQs/TECHNICAL/SAP_ABAP_DATADICTIONARY_FAQ.html

http://www.saptechnical.com/InterviewQ/interviewQ.htm

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

Reports

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

http://www.allsaplinks.com/material.html

http://www.sapdevelopment.co.uk/reporting/reportinghome.htm

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=58286

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=76490

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20591

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=66305 - this one discusses which way should you use - ABAP Objects calls or simple function modules.

ALE/ IDOC

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2004/helpdata/en/dc/6b835943d711d1893e0000e8323c4f/content.htm

http://www.sapgenie.com/sapgenie/docs/ale_scenario_development_procedure.doc

http://edocs.bea.com/elink/adapter/r3/userhtm/ale.htm#1008419

http://www.netweaverguru.com/EDI/HTML/IDocBook.htm

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

http://www.sappoint.com/abap/ale.pdf

http://www.sappoint.com/abap/ale2.pdf

http://www.sapgenie.com/sapedi/idoc_abap.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005/helpdata/en/0b/2a60bb507d11d18ee90000e8366fc2/frameset.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005/helpdata/en/78/217da751ce11d189570000e829fbbd/frameset.htm

http://www.allsaplinks.com/idoc_sample.html

http://www.sappoint.com/abap.html

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2004/helpdata/en/dc/6b835943d711d1893e0000e8323c4f/content.htm

http://www.sapgenie.com/sapgenie/docs/ale_scenario_development_procedure.doc

http://edocs.bea.com/elink/adapter/r3/userhtm/ale.htm#1008419

http://www.netweaverguru.com/EDI/HTML/IDocBook.htm

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

http://www.allsaplinks.com/idoc_sample.html

Check these step-by-step links

https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/com.sap.km.cm.docs/library/uuid/ccab6730-0501...

https://sdn.sap.com/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/com.sap.km.cm.docs/library/uuid/8fd773b3-0301-001...

https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/com.sap.km.cm.docs/library/uuid/3c5d9ae3-0501...

for Smartforms material

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

http://www.sap-img.com/smartforms/smartform-tutorial.htm

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

How to trace smartform

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

http://www.help.sap.com/bp_presmartformsv1500/DOCU/OVIEW_EN.PDF

http://www.sap-img.com/smartforms/smart-006.htm

http://www.sap-img.com/smartforms/smartforms-faq-part-two.htm

check most imp link

http://www.sapbrain.com/ARTICLES/TECHNICAL/SMARTFORMS/smartforms.html

step by step good ex link is....

http://smoschid.tripod.com/How_to_do_things_in_SAP/How_To_Build_SMARTFORMS/How_To_Build_SMARTFORMS.h...

SAPScripts

http://esnips.com/doc/1ff9f8e8-0a4c-42a7-8819-6e3ff9e7ab44/sapscripts.pdf

http://esnips.com/doc/1e487f0c-8009-4ae1-9f9c-c07bd953dbfa/script-command.pdf

http://esnips.com/doc/64d4eccb-e09b-48e1-9be9-e2818d73f074/faqss.pdf

http://esnips.com/doc/cb7e39b4-3161-437f-bfc6-21e6a50e1b39/sscript.pdf

http://esnips.com/doc/fced4d36-ba52-4df9-ab35-b3d194830bbf/symbols-in-scripts.pdf

http://esnips.com/doc/b57e8989-ccf0-40d0-8992-8183be831030/sapscript-how-to-calculate-totals-and-sub...

SAP SCRIPT FIELDS

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005vp/helpdata/en/d1/8033ea454211d189710000e8322d00/content.htm

scripts easy material

http://www.allsaplinks.com/sap_script_made_easy.html

Debugging Document.

http://www.cba.nau.edu/haney-j/CIS497/Assignments/Debugging.doc

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/c6/617ca9e68c11d2b2ab080009b43351/content.htm

http://www.cba.nau.edu/haney-j/CIS497/Assignments/Debugging.doc

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005/helpdata/en/b3/d322540c3beb4ba53795784eebb680/frameset.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/84/1f624f4505144199e3d570cf7a9225/frameset.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_bw30b/helpdata/en/c6/617ca9e68c11d2b2ab080009b43351/content.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005/helpdata/en/b3/d322540c3beb4ba53795784eebb680/frameset.htm

BAPI

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/en/9b/417f07ee2211d1ad14080009b0fb56/frameset.htm

http://searchsap.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid21_gci948835,00.html

Checkout !!

http://searchsap.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid21_gci948835,00.html

http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-6329-1051160.html#

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

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

http://www.sappoint.com/abap/bapiintro.pdf

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

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

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

http://help.sap.com/printdocu/core/Print46c/en/data/pdf/BCFESDE8/BCFESDE8.pdf

List of all BAPIs

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

http://www.sappoint.com/abap/bapiintro.pdf

http://www.sappoint.com/abap/bapiprg.pdf

http://www.sappoint.com/abap/bapiactx.pdf

http://www.sappoint.com/abap/bapilst.pdf

http://www.sappoint.com/abap/bapiexer.pdf

http://service.sap.com/ale

http://service.sap.com/bapi

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

http://www.sapdevelopment.co.uk/reporting/reportinghome.htm

Simple ALV report

http://www.sapgenie.com/abap/controls/alvgrid.htm

http://wiki.ittoolbox.com/index.php/Code:Ultimate_ALV_table_toolbox

ALV

1. Please give me general info on ALV.

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=58286

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=76490

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20591

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=66305 - this one discusses which way should you use - ABAP Objects calls or simple function modules.

2. How do I program double click in ALV?

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11601

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23010

3. How do I add subtotals (I have problem to add them)...

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20386

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=85191

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=88401

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17335

4. How to add list heading like top-of-page in ABAP lists?

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=58775

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=60550

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=16629

5. How to print page number / total number of pages X/XX in ALV?

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29597 (no direct solution)

6. ALV printing problems. The favourite is: The first page shows the number of records selected but I don't need this.

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=64320

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=44477

7. How can I set the cell color in ALV?

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=52107

8. How do I print a logo/graphics in ALV?

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=81149

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=35498

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5013

9. How do I create and use input-enabled fields in ALV?

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=84933

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=69878

10. How can I use ALV for reports that are going to be run in background?

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=83243

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=19224

11. How can I display an icon in ALV? (Common requirement is traffic light icon).

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=79424

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=24512

12. How can I display a checkbox in ALV?

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=88376

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=40968

http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6919

Go thru these programs they may help u to try on some hands on

ALV Demo program

BCALV_DEMO_HTML

BCALV_FULLSCREEN_DEMO ALV Demo: Fullscreen Mode

BCALV_FULLSCREEN_DEMO_CLASSIC ALV demo: Fullscreen mode

BCALV_GRID_DEMO Simple ALV Control Call Demo Program

BCALV_TREE_DEMO Demo for ALV tree control

BCALV_TREE_SIMPLE_DEMO

BC_ALV_DEMO_HTML_D0100

Remote Function Call:

RFC is an SAP interface protocol. Based on CPI-C, it considerably simplifies the programming of communication processes between systems.

RFCs enable you to call and execute predefined functions in a remote system - or even in the same system.

RFCs manage the communication process, parameter transfer and error handling.

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/22/042860488911d189490000e829fbbd/frameset.htm.

ALE/ IDOC

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2004/helpdata/en/dc/6b835943d711d1893e0000e8323c4f/content.htm

http://www.sapgenie.com/sapgenie/docs/ale_scenario_development_procedure.doc

http://edocs.bea.com/elink/adapter/r3/userhtm/ale.htm#1008419

http://www.netweaverguru.com/EDI/HTML/IDocBook.htm

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

http://www.sappoint.com/abap/ale.pdf

http://www.sappoint.com/abap/ale2.pdf

http://www.sapgenie.com/sapedi/idoc_abap.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005/helpdata/en/0b/2a60bb507d11d18ee90000e8366fc2/frameset.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005/helpdata/en/78/217da751ce11d189570000e829fbbd/frameset.htm

http://www.allsaplinks.com/idoc_sample.html

http://www.sappoint.com/abap.html

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2004/helpdata/en/dc/6b835943d711d1893e0000e8323c4f/content.htm

http://www.sapgenie.com/sapgenie/docs/ale_scenario_development_procedure.doc

http://edocs.bea.com/elink/adapter/r3/userhtm/ale.htm#1008419

http://www.netweaverguru.com/EDI/HTML/IDocBook.htm

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

http://www.allsaplinks.com/idoc_sample.html

Refer this

http://www.sapbrain.com/FAQs/TECHNICAL/SAP_ABAP_DATADICTIONARY_FAQ.html

http://www.saptechnical.com/InterviewQ/interviewQ.htm

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

http://www.techinterviews.com/?p=198

http://www.techinterviews.com/?p=326

http://www.sap-img.com/abap/answers-to-some-abap-interview-questions.htm

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

http://www.geekinterview.com/Interview-Questions/SAP-R-3/ABAP

http://sap.ittoolbox.com/documents/popular-q-and-a/abap-sample-interview-questions-3240

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

http://www.allinterview.com/Interview-Questions/ABAP.html

Thanks

mahesh

aris_hidalgo
Contributor
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Hi,

Instead of buying books I suggest that you download the trial Netweaver ABAP edition here in SDN.

Not only can you practice ABAP at the comforts of your own home but also you will find many tutorials

included in the trial version. Also, don't forget to browse SDN for samplecodes, tips, etc.

Hope it helps...

P.S. Please award points if it helps...

Former Member
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hi,

You can download the document relating to ABAP by the link :

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

And the go through each part and practice with you system ( SE38--> create report) .

Thanks,

Former Member
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Hello Kevin,

I would suggest you to use transaction "ABAPDOCU" as u have access to SAP system.

It has got all basics with syntax , and output .

Its the best way to start.

Regards,

Bijal

Former Member
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Hi,

Start With ABAP 21 days which is not sufficient but best book for begineers.

After that check that links which given in previous forum.

Award if it useful.

Former Member
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HI All, I'm going thru /oabapdocu everyday for simple sample code first, I also got the book learning Abap in 21 days

It was amazing for all of your super fast replies and contributions that I really appreciate, I will look forward to any further suggestion if you may have for more useful material and will keep in mind and learn more.

Thank you so much!

Kevin

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