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ABAP Objects

This is the SDN WIKI starting point for topics around ABAP Objects Development and Programming.

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ABAP Objects is a Object-Oriented extension to the ABAP Programming language and was Introduced on SAP Basis Release 4.5.

"ABAP Objects is indicated for who wants to guarantee agility during the development, minimize the efforts during the modifications, enhance existing applications and create complex applications using a simple way..."

The principal features of ABAP Objects are:

  • Encapsulation
  • Instantiation
  • Inheritance
  • Interfacing
  • Events 

...The ABAP runtime support for both procedural and ABAP Objects programming models enables you to use ABAP objects in any program. I.e. in executable programs, module pools, Function pools. This enables you to use new techniques based on ABAP Objects, such as new interfaces, without the need to completely rewrite your existing code.

In OO Programming the only structuring units are classes. Instead of working with global data, you work with objects, which are instances of classes. These objects encapsulate the state and behavior of self-contained parts of the application.

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Next Generation ABAP Development  by Rich Heilman and Thomas Jung

ABAP Objects: ABAP Programming in SAP NetWeaver  by Horst Keller and Sascha Krüger

Web Dynpro for ABAP  by Ulli Hoffmann

Design Patterns in Object-oriented ABAP   by Igor Barbaric

ABAP Objects: Application Development from Scratch
  by Thorsten Franz and Tobias Trapp

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  1. Unknown User (niekkm5)


    I liked this Wiki so much !! It´s very interesting !

    Congratulations !!


    Priscila Ramos.

  2. Former Member

    "ABAP Objects Book's" should be "ABAP Objects Books".  I get a Method Implementation Error when trying to fix it.

  3. Hi Michael,

    Feel free to add and fix this page and all related Wiki pages.


    Marcelo Ramos

  4. Former Member

    Hi Marcelo,

     I'm not sure if your intention is wiking (as it seems) about Abap Object Oriented, or if your intention is wiking about Abap Objects. The first book I got when learning abap was "Abap objects", and it has nothing to do whith object oriented approach, it is just about Abap structure and how it works.

    If your intention is Object Oriented approach I would like to suggest you to change the main topic name. I will appreciate to contribute and participate into discussions about Abap OO.



  5. Former Member

    Why UML2 is not mentioned? Nobody writes OO w/o UML..
    This seems to be an old problem at SAP. It creates extra overhead costs in projects.

    kind regards,

    SAP since 1999

  6. This site is truely great. Thank you very much.
    With this aid we will write better code. At least keep trying.