Hi guys & girls,
Am trying to try apply for jobs..but before, am in preparation stage and am stuck at ABAP. Since most of the offers are asking for ABAP knowledge..so being a BW'er i beg for ur advise on the following-
1.) What topics should i be covering in ABAP which will be useful for me in real time?
2.) COuld somebody list out the topics please?
3.) And to what extent and where do u use ABAP?
ABAP knowledge is required in BW
1. in order to enhance the SAP's standart extraction methods. So you need to know how to make changes in structures and already developed abap programmes.
2. You can change the content of any field while you are laoding data to infoproviders. Especially in start routines, transfer rules and update rules. So you need to know how to change a content of a field in abap based on an algorithm.
3. In Bex queries also you can change a content of a field by using special type of variables.
Finally also you need to know how to you functions in ABAP, because most of ready to use functions are available in SAP Abap dictionary.
Hope helpful for you,
The topics in ABAP that would help you much in real time are
IDOc and BADI.
U can also look into Object Oriented ABAP if possible.
Being BW'er with ABAP knowledge is always a plus point and would really help in your job search as there are not much people in that criteria.
BW reduces the need for ABAP for most reporting tasks, but most BW projects could benefit from having an experienced ABAPer available. This is particularly true for data preparation and preprocessing functions.
Hope this helps.
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