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Author's profile photo Andre Fischer

New SAP Learning Journey available: Acquire Core ABAP Skills

We now have an offering that targets all those developers out there that have an elementary knowledge of modern programming languages such as Java, C#, or Python and that would be interested to learn what ABAP is about, but that have so far refrained from doing so.

Acquire Core ABAP skills

As the name suggests the goal of the learning journey is about aquiring core skills for programming in ABAP Cloud inย  SAP BTP ABAP Environment, SAP S/4HANA, ABAP Environment and in on premise systems as of SAP S/4HANA 2020.

  • Unit 1 – Unit 6 are about basic ABAP programming techniques
  • Unit 7 deals with how business objects that are based on the ABAP RESTful Programming Model can be called via the so called Entity Manipulation Language (EML) which is the new lingua france to call business objects.
  • Unit 8 finally walks you through building your own first business object using RAP.

Examples could be students that would like get a glimpse what ABAP is about or employees of companies that are using SAP but have not had the chance to get some ABAP knowledge.

Our brandnew SAP Learning Journey Acquire Core ABAP Skills offers 40 hours of free learning and lets you discover how to apply some of the fundamental programming techniques on SAP BTP, ABAP environment, and will be able to develop a simple, end-to-end RESTful ABAP app.

My colleagues from SAP training department have managed to create an introduction into (clean) ABAP that lets new developers concentrate on modern ABAP language without forcing them to learn language constructs that are not recommended to be used anymore in modern ABAP.

In addition they let them use the ABAP Development Tools in Eclipse rather than having to start with the SAPGUI based tooling which happens to be not that appealing to developers that are used to modern IDE’s ๐Ÿ˜‰.

But this course will also be of interest for those experienced ABAP developers that did not have a chance to work with modern ABAP language constructs so far that are available in SAP S/4HANA and SAP BTP ABAP Environment.



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      Author's profile photo Vivek Prabhu
      Vivek Prabhu

      This would be so helpful for an ABAPer like me who is trying to upskill and stay relevant ๐Ÿ˜…. Is there a certification related to this learning journey ?

      Author's profile photo Andre Fischer
      Andre Fischer
      Blog Post Author

      Not yet. But it is planned to have one.

      Author's profile photo Peter Inotai
      Peter Inotai

      It's a very nice initiative. Nicely organized page for self learning.

      It's also a pleasant surprise to see Jon's welcoming video with his nice accent (just had an official training with him about CDS Views last week).

      Author's profile photo Joachim Rees
      Joachim Rees

      Sound interesting, thanks for sharing! Andre Fischer !
      Can you maybe explain (or show me, where this is already explained) how compares to ?! Will one replace the other in the long run, maybe ?

      Author's profile photo Andre Fischer
      Andre Fischer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Joachim,

      we are working on simplifying / unifying access to our various learning content.

      Although it has not yet been decided how exactly this will look like, should definitely be remembered as a URL for learning content ;-).

      Kind regards,


      Author's profile photo Frank Krause
      Frank Krause

      Not to forget SAP Learninghub.
      3 options, two supported by an app.

      Author's profile photo Prasenjit Bist
      Prasenjit Bist

      Whoever worked on this tutorial guys thank you.... I am just loving it and can't close the browser. I wish more SAP tutorials are made like this. I find these even better than the open SAP ones.

      Great work and thank you whoever worked on this.


      Andre Fischer Just one point the SAP RAP PDF available on the internet does not captures some new topics like say the pre-check etc. Am I looking at wrong PDF or it is really not there any plans to update that PDF it comes very handy as a reference while working. Thanks,


      Author's profile photo Vikas Saxena
      Vikas Saxena

      Hi Andre Fischerย ,

      i have created an Enterprise BTP account and have subscribed to the 'free' plan for the ABAP environment in my sub-account. When I try to connect with the ABAP service instance from ADT Eclipse (either via Service Key or via Cloud Foundry credentials), and click on the 'Open Logon Page in Browser', I get the message that the logon was successful but I cannot login due to missing authorizations. After reading the help documentation, I realized that this is because the SAP_BR_DEVELOPER role needs to be assigned to my user and for that I need to subscribe to the "Web Access for ABAP" service, so that from my BTP sub-account, I can login to the Fiori launchpad for ABAP environment and add this role via the 'Maintain Business Roles' Fiori tile.

      However, I see that there is no "free plan" for the "Web Access for ABAP" service.

      Can you please confirm if I use the "Web Access for ABAP" service (default plan) with the free plan for ABAP environment, will I be charged for the use for the "Web Access for ABAP" service?


      Vikas Saxena

      Author's profile photo Andre Fischer
      Andre Fischer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Vikas,

      Web Access is only a technical component of Steampunk and is not settled (charged) itself, that is, no costs are incurred.

      Kind regards,



      Author's profile photo Serdar Simsekler
      Serdar Simsekler

      Hi Andre

      It would be great if this was made clear in the description of the service plan when adding in entitlements.

      Kind Regards