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ABAP Tags Plugin

It’s been a while since my last blog post about an eclipse plugin for ADT. So without further adue  I present to you

ABAP Tags

So what are ABAP Tags you ask? I guess everyone is confronted with tags in his/her daily life. Tags are all around us. And now, with this plugin, you can tag any ADT object you want. And the best way is, all your team colleagues can benefit from it.

But if you are more of a selfish person, or maybe don’t want to polute the global Tag “namespace” you can also tag your objects with your own User tags, which are only visible to you :).

How does it work?

Very simple. You just open the context menu in the current editor (e.g. class, interface …) and click on the menu item Assign Tags, and off you go.

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Tag Wizard

Can I get an overview of my tags?

Of course. There is an extra view which displays all the User/Global tags of the currently selected project. Here you can create, edit and delete all the tags in the system

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The Tags View

As you can see from the screenshot above, there is also the possibility to create tag hierarchies.

I have tagged some objects. Now what?

Now everyone (depending on the kind of tags you used) can access the tagged objects via the ABAP Tags Search which is integrated in the eclipse search dialog (Ctrl+H). You just select one or more tags and trigger the search.

You will see the results in the search result view.

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Tag Search

 

That’s basically it about the feature scope. If you want more information you can also access the eclipse help.

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Help about ABAP Tags

 

Prerequisites for the plugin

To install and use the plugin you first have to do the following 2 steps:

  1. Install ABAP Development Tools Plugin https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#abap
  2. Make sure the following abapGit Repository https://github.com/stockbal/abap-tags-backend is installed (minimum NetWeaver version is 7.40)

References

You can install the ABAP Tags feature via the eclipse marketplace (see ABAP Tags | Eclipse Plugins, Bundles and Products – Eclipse Marketplace) or you can install it by using the software site https://stockbal.github.io/eclipse/rel.

 

I hope you find it useful

Ludwig

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