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Author's profile photo Jerry Wang

ABAP keyword syntax diagram

As a Fiori developer, I am now reading this famous Javascript book.


In this book, the following graph is used to explain the Javascript grammar in a very clear way.


And today I just find in ABAP help documentation there are also similar syntax graph to illustrate the grammar of each keyword.

Just open one ABAP report, select any keyword and press F1, and you can find “ABAP syntax diagrams”.


Double click on it and choose one keyword like “APPEND” in the right area:


Then the syntax diagram is opened. Click small “+” icon to drill down.


Click the “?” icon to get the meaning of each legend used in the graph.


Hope this small tip can help those ABAP newbie to fall in love with ABAP 🙂

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks for the tip! It appears that these were added as a new documentation feature in 7.0 EhP2 for all of those out there that work on older systems and can't find these.

      Author's profile photo Joachim Rees
      Joachim Rees

      Thanks for the tipp!

      ...and let me share my initial thought when I saw that book title: I thought: "Oh, I get the joke, it only has blank pages!"  😉