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Author's profile photo Michał Majer

ABAP in Eclipse — Keyboard Shortcuts You Cannot Miss + Cheat Sheet

For last weeks, I am forcing myself to develop all things in ABAP using Eclipse IDE. At the beginning, it was really hard to switch from standard SAP environment “SE80” to Eclipse, but I decide to do all possible tasks in new IDEAfter few days, few developments, few debugging sessions, I realised that Eclipse is future of ABAP development.

Eclipse has a lot of useful tricks, views, shortcuts that can help You raise up Your productivity and make programming much simpler. I want to share with You, “ABAP in Eclipse Cheat Sheet Shortcuts”. I prepared it on my own, and I am using it a lot during my everyday work.

I hope it will help You to switch from SE80 to Eclipse. If yes, please let me know about it!



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abap-in-eclipse-shortcuts-cheat-sheet – ABAP in Eclipse Shortcuts Cheat

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      Author's profile photo Attila Berencsi
      Attila Berencsi

      Hello Michal,

      nice job, it can be printed till one learns it. Just one question to Ctrl+D. Instead of duplicate, it deletes a line in my ADT. To duplicate a line in an ABAP Class, I need to press Ctrl+Alt+Up. Should I set something in preferences, so that the Ctrl+D like in SE80, will duplicate a line ?
      Thank you

      Author's profile photo Raphael Dibbern
      Raphael Dibbern

      You are right the Ctrl+D is the Eclipse default one and will definitely delete the line, same with Ctrl+Alt+Up and Ctrl+Alt+Down to duplicate a line.

      Author's profile photo Michał Majer
      Michał Majer
      Blog Post Author

      Like @Raphael wrote, Ctrl+D delete the line. I changed this shortcut to duplicate line. I updated cheat sheet.

      Author's profile photo Michelle Crapo
      Michelle Crapo

      Hi Michal,

      Love this blog!   Short cuts are always appreciated.

      Thank you,


      Author's profile photo Michał Majer
      Michał Majer
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks 🙂

      Author's profile photo Anton Kozhin
      Anton Kozhin

      Great job, Michal! Thanks for revealing them - I believe that it will help many people to make their way from Eclipse beginners to power users!

      Author's profile photo Markus Gradl
      Markus Gradl

      Very nice. Thanks for your work!

      Can you please insert an Version ID/Number/Date (or similar) so that we can recognize changes faster?

      Author's profile photo Michał Majer
      Michał Majer
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks, I will do that with next version.

      Author's profile photo Joachim Rees
      Joachim Rees

      Yeah, that's always a good idea, especially for documents being intended for printing out!

      (As of now, the current version  of the PDF says only says '2017'. )

      Author's profile photo Peter Tulak
      Peter Tulak

      Nice, but why repeat Thomas´s blog from 2013 ?!

      Author's profile photo Michał Majer
      Michał Majer
      Blog Post Author

      I created handy cheat sheet which is easy to print and wanted to share that with the community. There are much more blog posts about shortcuts in Eclipse.

      Author's profile photo Joachim Rees
      Joachim Rees

      I totally agree: Building something for one self’s needs + sharing it with others for their use, inspiration and/or as a foundation for own work is a success model!

      I, too made such a list reflecting my needs. Maybe bringing it in a printable form is also a nice next step.

      Thanks for the inspiration!

      Author's profile photo Joachim Rees
      Joachim Rees

      Found this via 🙂

      Author's profile photo Joachim Rees
      Joachim Rees

      ...and now found it again via 😉

      Author's profile photo Arun Rajoriya
      Arun Rajoriya

      Good document