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Using Categories in the ABAP development space

The ABAP development space contains more than 370 000 documents, blogs or other contributions! Formerly we introduced subspaces to organize the content. Despite the obvious advantage to establish some order in the space, there are some disadvantages. Quite often the content does not belong to exactly one topic, but you would like to assign it to two or more spaces equally. To overcome these disadvantages we decided to use the Category feature, SCN is offering.

The first two categories we introduced are:

  • ABAP Development
  • ABAP Trials and Developer Editions

Searching for Categories

Open the content tab in the ABAP development space. The categories figure on the left hand side.


Just click on a category link and the content is filtered accordingly.

Categorizing Content

As a contributor you would like to categorize your content. Just create it as usual.In the lower part you find the section Categories and the list of all available categories. Just mark the relevant ones.


When to use the Category ABAP Development?

Use this category for ABAP language related contributions to distinguish it from the complete space.

When to use the Category ABAP Trials and Developer Editions?

This category is reserved for all content related to the ABAP trials and developer editions in the SAP Cloud Appliance Library and the ABAP download systems.

What about the Existing Content?

The existing content will not be categorized by us: more than 370.000 documents – nobody would accept this slavery. But you can categorize your existing content if you feel the need.

Will there be New Categories?

We are not analyzing existing content to come up with a complete classification system. The categories will grow on demand. So if you would like a new category to be introduced notify one of the space editors.

What is the Difference to Tags?

Tags are not bound to a space. Categories belong to a space. You can create your own tags but not your categories.

For more information, see this thread .

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