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Get/Set generator for ABAP OO Classes

Since i’m tangled up in quite an extensive project using Abap OO I came across the issue that the ABAP workbench doesn’t allow you to generate getters and setters for class-attributes. After searching a bit on Google I stumbled across Timo John’s blog basically assigning the whole issue, and supplying us with a report.

After playing around a bit, I found that I missed some features:

– The report doesn’t allow you to select which attributes you want to generate the getters/setters for.

– The report doesn’t allow you to easily delete the generated records.

– I use a different standard on naming my attributes, and I wanted a consistent way of naming my parameters.

– I tend to also use constants in my classes, and I don’t want getters and setters for that.

Therefore I took the report he wrote and extended (quite a bit of) it.

Before extending the report, I created a class (for testing puposes) with a few attributes on it.


So, in this case you can see I have a few different type of attributes.

Now I fire up the getter/setter generating program.


When pressing F8 it leads me to a second screen in which I can select for which attribute I want to generate/delete the getters and setters.


After generating, opening the class in SE24, you see the getters and setters which have been generated.


Including the implementation and the importing/returning parameters.


Since the blog doesn’t allow me to attach a SAPLINK nugget, the download is available from here, hopefully this is something where others can also benefit from.

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      Author's profile photo Timo John
      Timo John


      thanks for linking to my first work on GET and SET Methods...

      I thougt, I extended the Post last year but It does not look like.

      I also did some enhancements on the very first version I published back in 2010.

      May be it would make sense to bring it all togehther and share it on google code?

      There has been a project on SAP CodeExchange .. but this is gone:

      I think my idea was to contribute there ...

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      No problem, credits to who invented the original concept.

      I'm open for sharing and collaborating on this code on google code, sharing is key 😉

      Regarding the SAP CodeExchange link, I've also come across it, but found it was gone, that was the main reason I decided to share it trough a blog.

      Author's profile photo Fred Verheul
      Fred Verheul

      Hey Mark,

      Congratulations on your first blog post! The second will be (even) easier, and I'm already waiting for it 🙂 .

      Thanks for sharing this nice functionality. Posting the code on Google Code or Github is a great idea...

      Cheers, Fred

      Author's profile photo Kiran Kumar Valluru
      Kiran Kumar Valluru

      Hi Huisman,

      Congratulations on your first blog. This will be very useful. Good Work 🙂



      Author's profile photo Thomas Fiedler
      Thomas Fiedler

      Hi Mark,

      wonderful idea. But why not integrate this functionality directly in the IDE? With ABAP in Eclipse there is a SDK available where you can integrate new functionality directly in your development tool without triggering a report. If you want to know more there is a blog from Michael Schneider about it:

      Kind Regards,


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      Basically because the ABAP SDK for Eclipse you are mentioning lives outside of SAP.

      Also, the documentation states that I need either a SAP NetWeaver 7.31 SP8

      or SAP NetWeaver 7.40 SP2 to be able to use it.

      If I look at my tooling, it's a lightweight, 600-lines ABAP which can be easily copied from one system to another, basically supporting SAP ABAP stacks as old as 4.6c (and maybe even older).

      Next to that, most customers I face are not even near the versions mentioned above, so I´m dependant on a small ABAP-program to do this for me.

      Never the less, I´ll look into enhancing the functionality of the eclipse plugin with getter and setter generating functionality.. but i'm not promising anything 🙂 .

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      Timo John


      I would have expected that this kind of features are available out of the box in Eclispse ...

      Is it not as comfortable as it is for java? Where I expect that I only used 10% of the available functions ...

      Anyway I agree with M. Huisman that we should not rely on very latest NW releases...

      I have "only" 7.31 SP6 available ... which is VERY new compared to the ones I worked on before.

      It is difficult to "sell" a complete Enhancement Pack upgrade if you just get some nicer Development tools ...

      I hope i can come up with such a google code project soon.