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1st ABAP Championship – Warming-up

Hello everyone,

As many might already know, blog is lauching its 1st ABAP Championship. (1st ABAP Championship – Get ready!)

In this weblog, you’ll find everything you need to know to start the competition in 100 m/s. So let’s Warm-up!

What should I install?

ABAP AS Trial (Also know as “MiniSAP”)

One of the objectives of the championship is to allow you to pratice ABAP using a very particular way. Obviously, I suggest you to use a trial version of the ABAP AS during the competition instead the servers of the company you work for 😉

Flavio Furlan (creator of blog) made a very good video showing the installation of the Trial version. Check it out.


When the competition start, a set of SAP objects will be provided in .nugg file(s). It will be mandatory to have SAPLink installed to be able to import them to your AS. You can check its documentation here in SDN and check Flavio’s post in ABAP101 about it.


What should I study?

Object-oriented Programming

Basically, you will need to code one class which implements an interface which will also be provided. If you don’t know what this means exactly, study Object-oriented Programming using ABAP Objects as much you can. Moreover,  you class will need to follow some prerequisites to allow it to be qualified for the competition. Despite the fact of these prerequisites will be very simple, their fundamentals are very important and need to be understood. 

Reading ABAP Help for command CREATE OBJECT can help you a lot if read through and through. Not forgetting that ABAP101 blog have a special category for ABAP Objects. You can check it before the competition begin.

ABAP Units

Know how to interpret, create and execute unit testing using ABAP Units can bring you a very big advantage for the competition. Having such knowledge, will also help you to create programs with more quality in the company you work for.

ABAP101 have two amazing examples for its use. Check Calculator example and practice what you learned using Jan-Ken-Pon game. (Jan-Ken-Pon is one of the many good games avaiable in ABAP Games project in Code Exchange).


If you have any question regargin the warming-up stage, don’t forget to comment, ok ;-)?

Stay tuned. Soon we will publish championship rules.

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  • Hi Fabio,

    again, this looks interesting! Although the old language issue pops up again. I’ve looked at the blog, and can understand most of the examples, but for this to be a truly “open” contest, you will have to provide an English version. Not sure if you plan this, but as of now, the blog is effectively “blocked” for the majority of us out here.

    I believe that if you want to bring something to the global community, you will have to provide it in the “lingua franca” (funny name, by the way, maybe we should alter it to better reflect it’s true meaning these days), which enables everyone to understand and participate.

    Looking forward to the competition!


    • YES!  I second that.  English would be great!  Then I could play too! 

      I am using AltaVista Babel fish.  Any other good translators out there.  I’ve been using saplink a lot already.  It’s a great tool.  I believe they migrated it to Code Exchange.

      But here’s what I could find still online if you don’t want to sign the form for Code Exchange.  (Great place by the way!)

      ZSAPLINK – 

      I believe download of minisap is here.  But I may not have the correct video.  I honestly haven’t looked at the whole thing.

      I couldn’t find a good example of using the technology.  But English or not these examples are understandable.  I think it’s from everything being in German in the older versions.

      This challenge should be a lot of FUN!  I can’t wait for it to really get started.

      Trond – did you find any English examples?


      • Hi Michelle.

        Talking about Code Exchange, this will be a very popular keyword during the championship. One of the results of the challenge will be a lot of code inserted in Code Exchange.

        Thanks for sharing.

      • Hi,

        minisap can be downloaded here from SCN/SDN, just follow the Downloads link towards the top of this page. Currently the 7.02 version is available, in 64 and 32-bit flavours. There’s also a 2004s version for Linux.

        Here’s the direct link:

        You should really try installing it on your personal computer – it’s a lot of fun and will make that rainy day seem… oh, well, rainier 🙂

        Afterwards, you’ve got your own personal SAP system to play with – now how cool is that?


    • Hi Trond. The links provided to help installing ABAP AS Trial and SAPLink are in portuguese because they were not created due the championship, they are old posts in However, here at SDN you can find a lot of information regarding these two topics (SAPLink also has a special session in Wiki).

      The challenge will be provided in English and all posts in will be translated and published here at my blog at SDN (like this one). So, don’t worry about it… everybody will be able to participate.

      Stay tuned and thanks for your comment.

      • Sounds good!

        I wasn’t specifically referring to the Saplink and MiniSAP links; I’ve been using both for years and was already aware of the info on these subjects here on SDN. My worries were that all the competition info etc. would not be in English.

        Looking forward to the championship!