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by Karsten Bohlmann, Development Architect ABAP Language Team, SAP AG May 12, 2015
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Karsten Bohlmann's follow-up to part 1 of his series on ABAP focuses on those 7.40 additions to the ABAP programming language that deal with internal tables, covering table access as well as table construction, aggregation, grouping, and transformation. Most of the extensions aim at a mitigation of the strict imperative paradigm.


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by Karsten Bohlmann, Development Architect ABAP Language Team, SAP AG April 20, 2015
SAP Professional Journal – 
Karsten Bohlmann covers advancements in the ABAP language in its 7.40 release in this first article in a mini-series. He introduces inline declarations, type inference, and constructor expressions, concepts that can significantly improve the conciseness of your ABAP code.

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by Karsten Bohlmann, Development Architect ABAP Language Team, SAP AG January 15, 2005
SAP Professional Journal – 
XML is at the heart of a number of developments that are likely to become basic technology standards, such as Web services. In turn, the ability to move data between XML documents and your ABAP data structures is becoming a key business requirement. While middleware like the SAP Exchange Infrastructure supports this task for large-scale system integration projects, SAP also provides mapping technology directly to ABAP developers for smaller-scale development tasks. This article introduces Simple Transformations, a special-purpose language included in the 6.40 ABAP kernel that enables high-performance ABAP-XML mappings. It outlines the fundamental concepts of the language, and provides a detailed tour of its key constructs.

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by Christoph Wedler, Business Programming Languages Group, SAP | Christian Fecht, Business Programming Languages Group, SAP AG | Karsten Bohlmann, Development Architect ABAP Language Team, SAP AG July 15, 2002
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