What is ABAP?

ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming, originally Allgemeiner Berichts-Aufbereitungs-Prozessor, German for "general report creation processor") is a high-level programming language created by the German software company SAP SE.

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SAP - Programming Language (ABAP)

ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming) is a high-level programming language developed by SAP (Systems, Applications, and Products) for building business applications in the SAP environment. It is primarily used for customizing, extending, and developing SAP software solutions.

ABAP is known for its strong integration capabilities with SAP systems and is the main programming language used in SAP's ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. It allows developers to write code that interacts with various SAP modules, such as finance, human resources, supply chain management, and more.

ABAP provides a wide range of features and tools to create robust business applications. It offers a comprehensive set of predefined functions, data types, and constructs for processing data, implementing business logic, and generating reports. ABAP programs can be executed both on the server side (in the SAP system) and on the client side (using various SAP GUIs or web-based interfaces).

The language has evolved over the years, and its latest version, ABAP Objects, incorporates object-oriented programming principles. This enables developers to create reusable and modular code, enhancing the maintainability and flexibility of SAP applications.

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