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Author's profile photo Michael Gutfleisch

ADT: Element Info

The ABAP Element Info in ADT is a central, but often underestimated feature. It provides read-access to all kinds of elements.

You can use it as popup window, as permanent view and also as part of the code completion feature.


Popup Window (Quick View, F2)

Element Info can be triggered with F2 for any identifier inside source code editors.


Element Info View (Permanent, Link with Selection)

The Element Info View can be used to permanently display element info. This is especially useful with the “link with selection” feature.


Code Completion (Side Window)

The Element Info is also displayed as sidekick of the code completion. This provides additional information about the particular completion proposal.


Amazing Video

If you want to see the Element Info in action and are willing to learn all the interesting details, I strongly recommend to watch the following video.

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      Author's profile photo Andrea Borgia
      Andrea Borgia

      Uhm, there's only the video at the end, the inline images are missing 🙁


      Author's profile photo Michael Gutfleisch
      Michael Gutfleisch
      Blog Post Author

      I've uploaded the images again, is it any better now?

      Author's profile photo Andrea Borgia
      Andrea Borgia

      Yup, thanks.

      Author's profile photo Miguel Angel Alvarez
      Miguel Angel Alvarez

      Hi Michael , does the ABAP environment have the Code Vulnerability Analizer ?, can it be purchased separately ? thanks

      Author's profile photo Thomas Fiedler
      Thomas Fiedler

      Hi Miguel,

      the ABAP security checks (CVA) are included per default in the ABAP environment. Customer can just use the checks in ABAP Test Cockpit (ATC) without additional costs. You can try it for free in the Steampunk Trial.