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New Abap Categories

Former Member
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Hi SDN,

1. I personally feel that it was better, like before,

when abap was in one category.

2. ABAP in itself is a complete language,

and dividing it into categories,

is good at the time of posting queries,

but when replying, it is a little inconvenient.

3. BCOS, people who reply at the forum,

may have to switch on & off between the different

categories,

and hence, may not be able to reply quickly,

or worst, may even miss the query.

*----


4. Another thing, that these divisions in abap

create further divisions in the proficiency of abap,

and the abapers themselves.

5. Also, the queries may / may not be posted to

the relevant category. The one who has a query,

is sometiemes least concerned with the category,

he/she just wants the answer.

Regards,

Amit Mittal

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Former Member
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Dear Amit

Incase you havent noticed, we can still check all the posts irrespective of the categories if we are at <b>ABAP Development</b> level.

Kind Regards

Eswar

anversha_s
Active Contributor
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hi,

what amit is saying is correct.

It is ver difficult to answer questions.

Now i am opening six windows of different categories, to answer.

Please change it to the old way.

<b>kindly check the number of replys getting 4 the question. it is very less compare to the old manner.</b>

Regards

anver

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Hi,

Irrespective of the category,we can reply to all the ABAP questions under ABAP development link.Every time after reply,instead of 'Back to topic list',click ABAP Development link which is little above.In this,you can see all the threads.

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i think that the realty will win ,

i mean that the most of the people will watch

one forum only ( this one ) ,

will post every thing here and the other

categories will be stay with out watching ,

if you want to improve , for my opinion :

one forum for posting question in any subject in abap .

and other forum just to post solution

divide by categories .

and i will use this post also to say thanks

to those peoples that create build and maintain

this amazing forum/site , thank thanks thanks ,

its like airway for me.

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"one forum for posting question in any subject in abap .

and other forum just to post solution

divide by categories .

"

i think that i am not clear enough ,

i mean one forum for the daily use , post , answer .

and the other for solution that chosen from the answer ,

by subject.

dani_mn
Active Contributor
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HI,

Yes i am agree with Amit. it is better in old way. now it is very difficult to switch between forms and answer.

One form for ABAP was very handy to use.

REgards,

RichHeilman
Developer Advocate
Developer Advocate
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Better the old way?, for who? The guys answering?, yes, probably. But not for the guys searching for answers. This is the main driving force behind the split, organization and better searchibility(is this even a word). I think some of your may be missing the big picture.

Regards,

Rich Heilman

Former Member
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Rich - I think in a perfect world this would be correct, but in reality, I don't see any evidence that the forums are searched. The same questions are asked over and over again. The same answers are cut and pasted.

Rob

RichHeilman
Developer Advocate
Developer Advocate
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You know, Rob, I have to agree. Evidence that people are actually searching before posting is quite lacking. If we keep on the same path, nothing will change, right? We have to change in order to change?

Regards,

Rich Heilman

anversha_s
Active Contributor
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hi,

I think the new format is a wastage of time.

Answering a question is a passion..not a job.

so the questions get viewed and answered more in the older way.

rgds

anver

Former Member
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Change is good, but I'm not sure this is the right direction. I see duplicate posts in this and the other forums now.

I'm not saying this bad, but I think it needs more work.

Rob

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Hi,

but you cant't search for threads with no-reply in the general view - only in the single forum

A.

Former Member
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Hello Friends,

Now I feel its better way that topics are structured. And seekers can post their doubts at the specific topics.

And for the peoples who answer they <b>DO NOT NEED TO OPEN 8 SESSIONS</b> for answering. Instead Just click on the <b>ABAP DEVELOPMENT</b>, It will list out all the topics which are under each sub-topics.

This way this is not only categorized but also peoples can post their topics in more specific forum.

Thomas

former_member181962
Active Contributor
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Hi,

I think its just a matter of time.

People posting the questions and those answering them will slowly get used to this "NEW FORMAT"..

As time progresses this New would become OLD too..

I'm not sure how was the case when sdn was primitive.

It must be like all the sap topics were under one common forum...

But i personally feel "Change is good".

Regards,

Ravi

Former Member
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Hi ,

I dont see any problem using the old one .....its good..

Now we have to see multiple posts ....and we have to search for the post that we have answered which consumes time

If it goes on like this .. then in near future we have to see each and every topic in one thread

ALV , IDOC , BDC , .......................

Former Member
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Hi,

1. I do agree that this kind of categorisation,

is good and structured,

when posting a query.

2. But while replying, its a little inconvenient.

3. Since ABAP is a FORUM,

this division should not happen at FORUM LEVEL.

(Instead, there could have been another field,

something like 'Category of Question',

which may included dictionary, enhancement,data transfer etc)

4. It is something like

DIVIDING 'Accounting/FI Module/Forum

into

- Financial accounting, controllling, enterprise controlling, investment management, etc.

regards,

amit m.

Former Member
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At this time, I do not like it either. That is because I do not like when ANY website changes... I have to re-learn how to use it.

However, by selecting ABAP Development, we can still see it the "old way."

And in a few weeks, we will not even remember what the it used to look like with all categories "dumped" into one, big ABAP category.

This change provides the opportunity for segregating questions into more, finite areas... it is worth a try.