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ABAP Tips and TricksABAP Tips and Tricks

* How to print Apostrophe using the write statement

* For e.g. You'll be there.
report zapostrophe message-id z1.
CONCATENATE 'You''' 'll be there.' INTO LINE.
Find the Table Name For a Field.
I know couple of ways to find the table name for a field.
1. Part the cursor at the field and press F1 & F9.
2. se84 or se15
3. st05 (sql trace).
4. Setting Break point in ABAP.
If you will tell other methods it will be appreciate.
Given a transaction code, how can I find the menu path?
In 4.6c, you can used tcode search_sap_menu to find the SAP MENU
Please note that there are no tcode available to find the path of the IMG
How to un-encrypt SAP user password?
It is not possible to un-encrypt the SAP password, because a one-way
encoding (with strong 1024 bit key) is used for this. The result is stored
and each time one has entered the password the encoding result is
When you delete an entry from an internal table in ABAP, the system has
re-generate the index for all entries after your delete, slowing the
report if you have many records to eliminate.
It is much quicker to do an insert of the correct records into a second
table than to delete entries from the first. The reason for this is
because the index is only generated for the newest element.
If you want to protect a program against debugging, you just have to set
the STATUS = S in the attributes view of the main program.
When You use a call transaction ,and populate the BDCDATA table.
Make sure you pass the "DATE FIELDS" of any transaction by formatting

as "XX/XX/YYYY" cos if you pick this data from database it will be of

the format 20030505 or something like that. Make sure You pass this value
as character field.
Same is true for the "Rate Fields". Make sure you pass them as "Character
Fields" by formatting them.
If you need to find out the Okcodes for BDC sessions, look for program
RSBDCCUA and run it for any platform say 'WN' for windows or MC for
and it will generate list of function codes
To save the contents of an internal table as a Microsoft Excel Worksheet
when debugging code in SAP R/3 Enterprise:
1. Click on the "Table" button
2. Type in the name of your internal table in the "Internal table" field
and hit Enter.
3. Hit CTRL + F11 or click on the "Save as Excel Worksheet" button.
4. Type in the record numbers that you want to save. (Ex. From Line: 1 To
Line: 10) Hit Enter.
5. Save your file.
Starts with a Z is homegrown program
You cannot be sure that anything which starts with a Z is a homegrown
SAP provide a number of correction programs, especially within the
archiving area, which start with a Z.
For e.g. ZZSTOCKL from note 202345.
Can line-size of abap report large than 255?
You can have line-size upto 1023.
Along with Report statement pass the line-size as 1023. Ex. Report xyz
line-size 1023.
How to find out the number of days between a given date, excluding
Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays?
Try functions,
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