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ABAP Editor Cherries!

I stumbled across some handy features in the new ABAP editor which may come helpful to a busy ABAP Programmer. Check them out.

Bookmarks

Have you found yourself spending a long time scrolling up or down to that particular block of code, (maybe a declaration or function definition), you always need to refer to, in the long program that you have written? Some resort to the find feature on the toolbar to do this.  But here is much quicker method. Set a bookmark on frequently referred lines of code.

In the indicator margin, right click and set bookmark. A blue flag will appear to denote the bookmark.

 

  

To navigate to a book mark, right click on indicator margin and select ‘Go to Bookmark’.

You can set upto 10 bookmarks in a program.

Window Splitter


Even better – Do you want to work on/ view different parts of the code simultaneously? Double click the button at the right top corner on the vertical scroll bar.

 

Toggling Caps Lock and Number Lock.

Double click on the marked area in the right bottom corner to toggle the Caps Lock or Num Lock on the keys.

 

Change the default font and color coding .


Click on the editor options at the right bottom corner of the window.

You can provide your own color coding to different sections of code or change the font type and size to increase readability. The default option would be most preferred, but you do have a choice if you want a change!

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