Characterization Testing

… where we discuss manual and automated testing and present a simplistic approach for the creation of an automated test suite for ABAP legacy code. What Testing Can Do Testing cannot be isolated from the development process. Be it waterfall or agile or the V-model to build a bazaar or a cathedral everyone wants high…

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Digitally signed PDF documents with SAP and Contux

In this blog post, we will demonstrate a simple and cost effective way to send digitally signed PDF documents, for example invoices or business orders, from your SAP ERP system to your partners – customers as well as suppliers. While the use case described in this article focuses on SAP, we can apply the same…

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ChaRM with SAP Solution Manager: Distribute Transports automatically into multiple clients

Scenario Image you have a standard 3-system landscape (development, quality assurance, production). However, in the productive environment you have to maintain multiple clients. This can be the case, eg. if you have several companies hosted in one system. Example TMS configuration with multiple target clients in productive system. Using ChaRM in Solution Manager requires you…

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Creating PDF documents in OpenUI5 (Fiori) Apps

This article is a repost of Michael’s blog post on https://mrentzsch.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/creating-pdf-documents-in-openui5-apps/ I have been a fan of OpenUI5 (or UI5 in general) ever since my first encounters with it in late 2013. Thus, I have been trying to do some of my work using OpenUI5, and, hence, I have decided to write a few blog…

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Speaking in Patterns

Can you read ABAP code and understand its aim? You will expect some variation of a given pattern if you understand the solution. And if you have experience writing code in the domain you will look for idioms and you will be well aware of some pitfalls the implementation may have avoided. From your experience,…

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ABAP Text Search

There is a difference between searching and finding, so implementing a plain text search in ABAP is more challenging than querying a table attribute. The user-specified search pattern cannot be matched using the simple test for equality used for attributes. Sophisticated plain text matching algorithms are needed to make it attractive for users attuned to Google-search

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