ABAP Test Cockpit for Eclipse
The ABAP development tools in Eclipse also supports now the developer in checking the code quality with the ABAP test cockpit. You can trigger the execution of an ATC check run via the eclipse project explorer:
This you can do on single development objects like in the picture above or on whole ABAP packages. The check run is executed in an asynchronous way so that you are not blocked in your work. After the run is finished the check result is displayed in the eclipse problem view:
From here you can navigate to the source code artifacts just by double-clicking the item in the list. You can also display the description of every ATC error in a separate view to analyse the error in more detail. When you open a development object the ATC errors are also displayed in the source code editor via eclipse error markers which is very similar to the display of syntax errors. When you position the mouse pointer on the marker you will see the error message in a small popup in the editor. On the right hand side of the editor you see all markers of the source for your convenience to navigate very quickly to the error locations.