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CDS view entities are feature complete. Overview of new features, improvements, and differences

Since ABAP release 7.88, SAP BTP ABAP Environment 2205, CDS view entities are feature complete. In this blog series, you find a complete list of new features, improvements, and differences of CDS view entities compared to CDS DDIC-based views.

Part l: New features

  • Typed literals
  • Set operators EXCEPT und INTERSECT
  • Calculated quantity with calculated unit reference
  • Entity buffering using tuning objects
  • Extensions with EXTEND VIEW ENTITY
  • New functions:
    • REPLACE_REGEXPR
    • GET_NUMERIC_VALUE
    • CURR_TO_DECFLOAT_AMOUNT
  • $PROJECTION to reuse expressions from the SELECT list
  • Refactoring of view stacks

Curious? Find each new feature explained and with syntax example in the blog post CDS view entities are feature complete, Part l: New features | SAP Blogs.

Part ll: Improvements

  • No CDS-managed DDIC view created in ABAP Dictionary
  • CDS view entities with input parameters are generated as SQL views on the SAP HANA database
  • Stricter syntax and semantic checks
  • Automatic and implicit client handling
  • Improved activation performance
  • Currency and quantity handling in expressions
  • Improved expression matrix

Want to know more? Find details in blog post CDS view entities are feature complete, Part ll: Improvements | SAP Blogs.

Part lll: Differences

  • Features and syntax not supported in CDS view entities
  • Differences in header annotations
  • New syntax requirements

Blog post CDS view entities are feature complete, Part lll: Differences | SAP Blogs lists all syntax elements which are not supported in CDS view entities and new syntax requiements.

Further Information

A new generation of CDS views: how to migrate your CDS views to CDS view entities | SAP Blogs

Buffering CDS View Entities | SAP Blogs

ABAP Keyword Documentation, CDS view entities

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