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Eclipse Feature Explorer in ABAP

This is my first blog on SCN. The mission ‘Eclipse Feature Explorer‘ was the last push I needed.  


My name is Sameer Desai and I live in the southern California USA. I completed my graduation from Mumbai, India. After my graduation I join my first company which was consulting. They given me initial training for SAP ABAP. I started as a developer into SAP. In 2006, SAP Teched Bangalore I gave my certification exam for Development Consultant for “Application Development Focus ABAP”. I have SCN account since than but this year I got more active. I’m reading more content  on new technology like AiE, HANA and SAP Mobile technology. I try to contribute by answering questions in ABAP Forum.

ABAP in Eclipse

SAP 2012 I read blog Abap Development Tools: First little coding steps! was my first introduction to ABAP in Eclipse editor. As per blog, I tried to do sample tutorial, I liked it very much. I just played a bit with it and it stopped there. Later I installed and updated the tools a couple times in several Eclipse installations.

ABAP in Eclipse Feature Explorer

Today I saw this tweet from Thomas Fiedler regarding the ABAP in Eclipse Feature Explorer. I’ve read the blog and updated the tools in my Eclipse installation to SAP ABAP IN ECLIPSE 2.24. The feature explorer is a nice addition. I like the way the stages are presented and the links to the Help pages.

Additional features of Eclipse

  • You can open multiple source code objects in parallel
  • CTRL+1, ENTER (Quick Fix)
  • Ctrl + T (Type Hierarchy)
  • CTRL+SPACE(Code Completion)

Spread the word

Finally, I think that all my ABAP colleagues should know ABAP in Eclipse and/or the Feature Explorer. I will mention some here: Thanga Prakash @SumitJoshi

I can only recommend that try yourself, it’s very easy.



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