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ABAP Favorites plugin for ADT

To be honest I do not come to SCN that offen as in the past. Some changes at work + changes made to SCN made me to be present more on twitter and follow all the new stuff there. But I saw lately the article about Darkest Dark Theme (https://blogs.sap.com/2017/07/20/darkest-dark-theme-for-eclipse-with-adt/) which I was promoting while ago on twitter and to my supprise I saw that Suhas Saha was really happy to know about this theme, which I thought all eclipse users already know.

 

Then I just realised that not everyone follow twitter and there can be a difference between what is published here and there. So I’ve decided to post here also a short information about ABAP Favorites plugin for Eclipse. So also people who only follow SCN have an idea about it.

 

I will not copy the content of my blog post here (which I want to update soon), but I’ll give the video which is describing the functionality of the plugin.

 

To install it you need to go to Eclipse Marketplace and search for abap.

 

Once you have it installed you can add transactions, URL or development objects to the favorites views

 

 

 

Bellow you can find the short video describing it’s functions.

 

 

Feel free to join the project on github: https://github.com/fidley/ABAPFavorites/

 

Have fun

Łukasz

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  • Hi Lukasz,

    thanks for realizing that i don’t follow Twitter. Although i have a twitter handle, i don’t use it. Thanks for sharing this nice plugin, already installed it 🙂

    BR, Suhas

    PS – I don’t tweet, i haven’t seen a single episode of GoT; maybe i’m turning into a dinosaur 😛

  • Hey Łukasz,

    as a non-twitter user and someone still hoping SAP Community will survive somehow, I say: thanks for posting here! 🙂

     

    best

    Joachim

    PS: neither did I see any episode of GoT…

     

    • Donnie,

      it’s enough my wife loves me, everyone that would be to much 🙂  I know Queen song – “Too Much Love Will Kill You” too good 🙂 hehe

      To be honest this shouldn’t be hard I guess, the question is what you mean by viewing it in eclipse? Opening in dictionary, SQL Console or?

      Cheers
      Łukasz

      • Hi Łukasz,

        AFAIK, currently table viewing in ABAP Development perspective is done by looking at each package the table resides and then it will open transaction SE11 when we double-click the table name. There is not even a way to look for table name without opening the GUI screen.

        Considering how Eclipse view screen is even smaller than SAP GUI screen, it’s terribly ineffective to browse table entries on it. The table browser in the HANA Development is better, but somehow it’s not easy to look and the additional authorization makes it even more bother to do.

        I feel that SAP should be the one making this happen, but they didn’t do anything close until now.

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          • I’m not aware of this Data Preview, mostly because I didn’t stay waiting for the long right-click response.

            It seems quite OK for me.

            If double clicking at the favorites table could call the data preview, then it’s great.

          • So far with newest version you can add tables, views and message classes to Dev Objects favorites and it will open SE11 or message editor. But the data preview is also nice so I’ll see where I can add it.

    • Hi Stefan,

      so far I have no access to the system where CDS views are available 🙁 So I wouldn’t be able to test it and to check internal type for ABAP CDS views.

       

      Cheers
      Łukasz

  • Hi Łukasz,

     

    it is really great tool for eclipse but i have question for you 🙂 How can i export my saved favorites ?

     

    Thank you

  • Hi Łukasz Pęgiel ,

    are you aware of this problem?

    Unable to read repository at http://abapblog.com/eclipse/plugin/ABAPFavorites/content.xml.

    It looks like there is something wrong with the certificate…

    Connection to http://abapblog.com/eclipse/plugin/ABAPFavorites/p2.index failed on sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target. Retry attempt 0 started

    javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target

    ~Florian

    • Hello Florian,

      this problem usually comes from the proxy problem. If you install plugin without proxy it works correctly.

      Here are the steps if you have to use proxy: https://github.com/fidley/ABAPFavorites/issues/24

      Cheers
      Łukasz

  • Hello Łukasz Pęgiel ,

    After using the ABAP Favorites plugin for ADT, I really want to find this blog and give my sincere appreciation to you.

    Łukasz, you are a very caring and kind person because you contributed your great effort to develop such a wonderful tool. I tried to switch from SE80 to ADT these days, and I also installed the ABAP Favorites plugin. I have to say that is awesome!!!

    I added my favorite Classes, Programs and tables to the list. Now it will only need a simple click, then I can easily get what I want in ADT. I loved it so much. And I don’t want to come back to SE80 any more.

    Thank you so much for your contribution. I could imagine, with this super great tool. It will help a lot of ABAP developers and make them love the ADT and ABAP Favorites plugi.

    Best wishes to you!!

     

     

  • I have been using Eclipse on and off for the past two years but after installing your plugin I find myself working 80% of the time in Eclipse and maybe 20% in GUI instead of the other way around, which I was doing before. I don’t even think I have used the GUI at all these past days

    I was using favorite packages and bookmarks before but this is so much more useful and now that I don’t need to switch back and forth between the two tools as much I can focus on exploring other Eclipse features.

    Thanks for sharing this

     

      • I tried the other plugin as well, really helpful as it saves me some copy/paste with KeePass. One thing though – I couldn’t  install the plugin directly from the marketplace as it was giving me errors so I had to add the repository to my software sites and get it from there.

        Thanks again