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Author's profile photo Susan Sizemore

SAP CodeJam 2019 – Lexington – ABAP for SAP HANA Fundamentals

On June 20, the University of Kentucky Information Technology Services had the privilege of hosting an SAP CodeJam on ABAP for SAP HANA Fundamentals.   We had 35 attendees on hand who were eager to learn more about the newest features available in ABAP and HANA.  While most of the attendees were developers who have worked with ABAP for many years, managers and developers specializing in analytic also joined us.  For those new to ABAP, they were given the opportunity to spend time learning ABAP Developer Tools in Eclipse and eventually join the ABAP developers working with the more advanced topics including Core Data Services (CDS), Advanced OpenSQL, and ABAP Managed Database Procedures (AMDP).  We wrapped up the day by creating a new Fiori application using all the new techniques we learned.

Our SAP expert for the day was Ingo Bräuninger, who traveled all the way from Germany to educate us.  Ingo spent around an hour and a half introducing us to what a CodeJam is and going through slides explaining the different ABAP and HANA concepts that would be covered throughout the day.  At the end of the presentation, he helped the attendees log into the S/4HANA system created for the event and quickly went over the 191 page document containing many exercises.  Each person was encouraged to select the exercises he or she was most interested in trying.

We were then ready to enjoy the lunch buffet and spend a little time networking.

After lunch, the group worked on the exercises.  Ingo was very enthusiastic, willing to share what he knows, and answer our many question.  With Ingo’s help, the group was able to make connections and realize the potential that these new tools have to offer.

The day was a great success.  Everyone in attendance learned something new and made new connections.

Big thanks to Ingo Braeuninger  and Helena Losada  from SAP for helping us put together a great day of learning and networking.

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      Author's profile photo Jerry Baker
      Jerry Baker

      Ingo Braeuninger was amazing. His patience to discuss and teach the concepts in the Code Jam as they relate to our specific organization was the most valuable SAP experience I have ever gotten.

      Author's profile photo Susan Sizemore
      Susan Sizemore
      Blog Post Author

      I agree.  Ingo was wonderful.  I picked up a lot of good tips from the many side discussions I was lucky enough to hear.

      Author's profile photo Angle Scott
      Angle Scott

      Thanks Susan Sizemore for the nice blog...

      The SAP HANA platform is the primary database underlying the ABAP platform.

      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Sorry but the statement regarding SAP HANA is inaccurate. ECC 6.0 and earlier can run on any DB. Business Suite on HANA and S/4HANA run on HANA only, there is no "primary" or "secondary" DB. And saying "platform is the database" is inaccurate as well, these are two different things in general. Although SAP did make it more confusing by starting SAP HANA as a DB and then suddenly turning it into a platform.

      I have to ask though: what compels you to chime in with such comments? Your profile shows the account was just created in May and so far all your contributions are similar comments that follow the template "Nice blog. <insert an obvious statement about SAP>". What in tarnation...

      Is this some kind of low key SCN spamming? Perhaps the moderators should keep an eye on this account.

      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Thanks for sharing! Wow, I had no idea this was happening. Maybe these events could be advertised through ASUG too? Our chapter is not that far. 🙂

      Each person was encouraged to select the exercises he or she was most interested in trying.

      This is an excellent approach to learning. Too many times you attend an educational event and the examples and use cases are just not compelling at all.

      Looks like this was a great event.

      Author's profile photo Susan Sizemore
      Susan Sizemore
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Jelena.  It was a really good event.  I think the real value was in the side conversation and having access to Ingo Braeuninger for the day.  He was open to answering our questions and sharing what he knows with the group.  Many of us had already started working with the new concepts, so Ingo was able to help us make connections and come away with a better understanding of how we can make better use of them going forward.


      I'll keep ASUG in mind for future events!