Introduction to the ABAP Data Dictionary and Managing Data Dictionary Objects (Chapter 5)

  • by Faisal Altaf, SAP Technical Division Head, Al Yamamah Steel Industries Co.
  • November 21, 2016
This sample chapter (chapter 5) from Faisal Altaf’s book, "Introduction to ABAP: A Project-Driven Guide," is an overview of the ABAP Data Dictionary. The book uses the example of a point of sale project to introduce ABAP. As a current SAP Experts member you can read the eBook (online or download) with no extra charge at www.insider-books.com. Call SAP Experts customer service at 1- 781-751-8755 or email licenses@wispubs.com to request your free access to the complete eBook today.
Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter of the book, you will know:

  • What the ABAP Data Dictionary is
  • What the different ABAP Data Dictionary objects are
  • The use of different ABAP Data Dictionary objects
  • How to create different ABAP Data Dictionary objects in an easy and quick way using the ABAP Development Workbench
  • How to navigate through different ABAP Data Dictionary objects in the ABAP Development Workbench
  • How to create data elements
  • How to create domains
  • How to create structures
  • How to create tables
  • How to create search helps
  • How to change ABAP Data Dictionary objects
  • How to delete ABAP Data Dictionary objects
Key Concept

The ABAP Data Dictionary is a place where you can define and manage all objects (e.g., data elements, domains, structures, tables [database tables], views, search helps, and table types [internal table types]) and use these objects throughout the system.

In this chapter we start our point of sale (POS) project development. This chapter provides an overview of the ABAP Data Dictionary and its different objects (e.g., data elements, domains, structures, tables [database tables], views, search helps, and table types [internal table types]). We will then go through the process of creating all the main ABAP Data Dictionary objects that we will use in the development of the POS project in the following chapters. Finally, we will learn how to change or delete ABAP Data Dictionary objects.

Faisal Altaf

Faisal Altaf is a certified development consultant. He has more than seven years of experience and currently is working with Al Yamamah Steel Industries Co., Saudi Arabia, as the SAP technical division head. He completed his MS in software engineering and intends to complete his Ph.D. in the field of SAP.

 

 

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