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This blog post is regularly updated. | Last edit: 2024-05

This page offers a collection of getting started materials - such as presentations, blogs and videos - about the ABAP Core Data Services (CDS) which provide the next generation data modeling infrastructure for defining and consuming semantically rich data models on the ABAP platform as of SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.4 SP05. ABAP CDS is a core technology within SAP S/4HANA, SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) ABAP Environment, and the ABAP development for SAP HANA in general.

 Latest News: 
2024-05: Check out the new ABAP CDS Cheat Sheet🔥
2024-05: ABAP CDS Glossary now available in the ABAP keyword Documentation 🔥
2024-05: Updated ABAP CDS Overview (pdf) 🔥
2024-02: How to reuse access control from a released SAP CDS entity in ABAP Cloud? 
2024-01: ABAP CDS Annotation Documentation Available in the SAP Help Portal 
2024-01: RAP BDL Feature Tables in the ABAP Keyword Documentation 
2023-12: SAP Fiori elements feature showcase App for RAP and CDS - Release 2308 
2023-11: CDS View Performance Best Practice – NOT NULL preserving LEFT OUTER JOIN
2023-11: ABAP Cloud at SAP TechEd in 2023 (📺replays available)
2023-09: ABAP Cloud at Devtoberfest 2023 (📺replays available)
ABAP CDS Simple Types | 📺Video
2023-07: ABAP CDS View Performance Best Practices 

CarineTchoutouo_0-1706715099584.png Overview


CarineTchoutouo_3-1706713104327.png Documentation

CarineTchoutouo_4-1706713132103.png Basics for Beginners

Additional Information

CarineTchoutouo_5-1706713199334.pngAdvanced Topics

CDS Associations

CDS Symple Types

CDS View Entities

CDS Projection Views

CDS Hierarchies

CDS Table Functions

CDS Annotations

Access Control

Modification-free extensions 


Implementation Patterns & Naming Conventions

Custom CDS Views

Embedded Analytics with ABAP CDS

CarineTchoutouo_2-1706713676476.pngGet Your Hands Dirty

You can get yourself familiar with ABAP CDS on SAP BTP ABAP Environment or SAP S/4HANA.


Various tutorials are provided in the SAP Developer Center.

CarineTchoutouo_3-1706713723675.pngFAQs, Best Practices, Cheat Sheets, ...

Tips & Tricks / Cheat Sheets

Performance Best Practices & Guidelines

Performance Analysis

CarineTchoutouo_0-1706714905359.pngFurther Information

ABAP Cloud

Learning Materials & Courses

Last edit: May 2024