Analyze Memory-Related Problems in Your ABAP Programs in Less Time and with Less Effort Using the ABAP Memory Inspector

  • by Christian Stork, Business Programming Languages Group, SAP AG
  • Wolf Hagen Thuemmel, NetWeaver Developer Tools ABAP Group
  • November 15, 2004
When your ABAP application terminates because memory is exhausted, one possible reason is errors somewhere in the program code. Finding such errors in your code, however, is no easy task — memory objects are hidden in the ABAP runtime environment, and runtime errors do not always indicate the true source of the problem. This article introduces you to the ABAP Memory Inspector, a tool specifically designed to help you identify memory-related problems in your code, and demonstrates how it can help you quickly assess the current state of memory consumption for your ABAP program and pinpoint the most likely source of any problems.

Christian Stork

Christian Stork studied mathematics and computer science at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster, Germany. He joined SAP in 1995 and worked for two years as a trainer, then returned to the Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster for his doctorate, specializing in algebraic geometry. In 2000, Christian rejoined SAP and became a member of the Business Programming Languages Group, where he works as a kernel developer. He is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the Object Services, and is currently working on calling ABAP methods from XSLT.

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Wolf Hagen Thuemmel

Wolf Hagen Thümmel studied physics and received his doctorate at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. After a year of postdoctoral research work in the field of experimental particle physics, he joined SAP in 2001 as a member of the NetWeaver Developer Tools ABAP Group. Wolf Hagen works on tools for the ABAP language.

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