All SAP products are moving to SAP HANA, the most talked about SAP innovation in recent times. This evolution intensifies the demands on SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP (AS ABAP) to best leverage the features and capabilities of the SAP HANA database. As an ABAP developer you might ask, what is important and necessary to know concerning ABAP development for SAP HANA?
This course is aimed at answering this and other related questions. You are welcome to follow the course without prior technical knowledge of ABAP development or SAP HANA, although prior knowledge is beneficial.
After completing the course, you will understand the important concepts in ABAP development for SAP HANA, how to detect and analyze the performance of your ABAP coding, and which features AS ABAP provides for database-oriented programming.
Registration, learning content, and the final exam are free of charge. However, to gain maximum benefit from the course, you can access a fee-based system environment where you can develop your own code. We’ll explain how you can access this system environment in the first week of the course.
- Basic knowledge of ABAP programming and Open SQL
- Basic programming skills
- Beneficial: A general understanding of SAP HANA, for example, from the openSAP course "An Introduction to SAP HANA by Dr. Vishal Sikka"
Week 1: Getting Started
The first week is dedicated to getting you on board and introducing technical concepts and architecture information, primarily from an ABAP developer’s point of view. As well as the important concepts of ABAP development for SAP HANA, there will be an introduction to the development tools.
Week 2: ABAP Coding – Where to Optimize?
What happens when you migrate coding to SAP HANA? This and related questions are answered in the second week of this course. There are a large variety of tools available in AS ABAP to detect and analyze ABAP coding, for example, to ensure functional correctness and to analyze performance. You’ll learn about guided performance analysis tools and optimized components like the well-known ABAP List Viewer, which have been enhanced to dramatically improve performance.
Week 3: ABAP Coding – Ready, Set, Optimize!
Having learned about where to optimize ABAP coding, this week is dedicated to introducing the new features and capabilities of AS ABAP 7.4, with special emphasis on database-oriented programming. Beside the Open SQL enhancements, you’ll learn about advanced view definition capabilities by means of Core Data Services.
Week 4: Digging Deeper and Outlook
The capabilities of AS ABAP 7.4 discussed in the previous week do not span the full feature set of SAP HANA. Therefore, ABAP for SAP HANA developers might need to dig even deeper and work more natively with SAP HANA. We’ll see how AS ABAP 7.4 supports this task. Finally, we’ll give an example of how the presented features can be used in an analytical app. Beside the Open SQL enhancements, you’ll learn about advanced view definition capabilities by means of Core Data Services.
Week 5: Final Exam
Dr. Jasmin Gruschke and Jens Weiler