Have you ever been in the situtation where you wanted to find a CDS View with criteria like
- a specific field (or fields)
- certain annotations (annotation values)
- maybe a certain description
- and many more?
Search no more. With this nifty plugin called ABAP Search and Analysis Tools you now have a powerful search tool at hand.
The search is integrated in the eclipse Search Dialog which you can call with the keyboard shortcut
The ABAP Object Search + Dialog
The search currently supports two data types: CDS View and Database Table/View. You can search for multiple object names at a time and even exclude objects from the search result by prefixing your search term with
!. Furthermore you can restrict the number of results up to 2000 rows :). Let’s move on to the result page.
The Search Result Page
After the search is finished the results will be displayed in the eclipse Search View. You can group the result by Package if you want. You also have the option to store the executed query as Favorite.
For CDS Views with the special annotation
@Analytics.query: true you also have the option to open them either
- in RSRT as ABAP BICS or
- in Analysis for Excel (Of course the Analysis for Office Add-On has to be installed on your PC)
Prerequisites for the plugin
To install and use the plugin you have first have to do the following 2 steps:
- Install ABAP Development Tools Plugin https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#abap
- Make sure the following abapGit Repository https://github.com/stockbal/abap-search-tools is installed.
Note: Please read the README file in the repository before installing it onto your ABAP system
You can download the plugin from the eclipse marketplace https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/abap-search-and-analysis-tools.
For more information about the included features please visit the GitHub repository https://github.com/stockbal/abap-search-tools-ui/wiki
I hope you find it useful