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Standalone editing of ABAP in vscode

With ABAP code versioned in git, it is possible to clone ABAP projects as files to the local PC. And like other files, these can be edited with your favorite editor.

To help the developer, I’ve been working on a standalone setup for editing ABAP files based on LSP and vscode.

Below shows some of the features currently implemented,




Go to definition







Quick Fix


GitHub Codespaces

All this also works with Github Codespaces running in the browser,



The abaplint extension is available from the marketplace, or try the online playground

Bug reports and bugfixes welcome at


Mission impossible? No, however, there will be a lot of bugs, and it will always be two steps behind, just like most(all?) developer tooling.

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