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Blogs about AdT / ABAP in Eclipse – hard to find, as there’s no tag!

I have a hard time easily finding blogs about the ABAP Development tools. 🙁


A reason I identify for that is, that while back in SCN there was a Sub-Space in Development for AdT, now we do not have a dedicated Tag for it.


So (I guess) most Blogs end up on tag ABAP Development, where they get lost among all the others.

Others have more exotic (to me) Tags like SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP.


User Tags (AdT, Eclipse, Abap in Eclispe) don’t really help, as everyone uses another set of them (if any).


This Blog serves the following purposes:

  1. Collecting (linking) some recent AdT Blogs.
  2. Starting a discussion if a new, dedicated Tag for AdT would make sense.
  3. Maybe discussion if we (Blog authors blogging about AdT) can agree on a User-Tag; (If we do, I’d volunteer for re-tagging the blogs I come across. )
  4. Having a link-target for Idea-Place (that’s where I would ask for the new tag).




Some examples or recent Blogs on AdT are:




Primary Tag:

ABAP Development

Taskorientated Work with Eclipse and ABAP



Additional ADT code templates



Renaming objects in ABAP for Eclipse


Edit: missed one:

Searching in the ADT Elementinfo Popup


Primary Tag:

SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP

Working Now with Form-based Domains in ADT


Edit 2017-04-12: Another one I missed:

New FAQ Guide for Smooth Transition from SE80 to ABAP in Eclipse


What’s your take on tagging AdT-Blogs?





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  • I agree as I was searching specifically for info on ADT. I've just installed Eclipse Oxygen and wanted to know when ADT will support it. I've tried with the latest version of ADT, 2.77.2, but get an error, Failed to create the part's controls.

    java.lang.IllegalStateException: Selection Change Listener registered in MultiPageEditorPart not found!java.lang.IllegalStateException: Selection Change Listener registered in MultiPageEditorPart not found! at

  • Hi Joachim! Wow, it's been so many months already...

    In the current situation I suspect the best option would be the "user tag". I can see at least some of the blogs you've mentioned show up if I use this link:

    Sadly, we have no tools whatsoever on SCN to identify or navigate the user tags easily. I'm not sure if the much anticipated "topic pages" will provide any relief in this area and when they actually arrive. (We've heard about them even before TechEd season and it's already December.)

    As a side note, the AnswerHub platform does have a concept of "space", which would sit above the tags in the hierarchy. So we really would need to have an ABAP "space" and then ADT or Performance or "ABAP in Cloud" etc. would be the tags underneath it. I can only guess that this wasn't implemented because it doesn't blend with the blog platform.

    • Hey Jelena,

      thanks for your Input!

      In my opinion user-tags don’t work that well as not ALL authors use the same user-tags (if any).
      Out of the first 5 links in my blog, only 2 us the user tag “adt”;

      So you’d find some, yes, but you’d also miss a lot!

      When Ideaplace still existed I submitted the idea that all users (not only the author) should be able to add user-tags to blogs – if that feature was availble, I’d tag every ADT-Blog I come across with “adt”; maybe others would do so as well and we would be fine!

      Actually I’m fine with the navigation we have for user-tags: I click on one I find in a blog, and get all other content with that user tag; also I could use RSS feeds, just like with SAP-provided tags (e.g. )



      • But how would you find a user tag? If you didn't know that "adt" tag existed would you be able to find it? After you found it then yes, it's not hard to follow and RSS is very convenient for that. But finding the tags is a problem, from what I see.

        Right now we can't add tags but you could alert the moderators and ask nicely to add a tag. If it's just a few blogs I hope they won't mind. 🙂

        Thank you.

        • Hey Jelen,
          yeah, that's right! You'd have to find at least one Blog on the topic to get access to the user-tag;
          Or someone would have to tell you (e.g  in CoffeCorner), about .
          Or you  just try[TopicOfInterst]

          As far as I know there currently is no other way for discovering user-tags. 🙁

          It sure would be nice to have a (user)tag-cloud, that shows often and recently used user-tags.




  • Old (2013!), but still relevent as regularly updated: the ADT Feature Availability Matrix: