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Source-code based class development

Being used to develop in Java and C++, the way transaction SE24 forces you to navigate between each of its parts and the fact that every method has its own include was very confusing to me when I first started using it. Why does SAP always have to make things so complicated? I eventually got used to it.

At some point in time SE24 introduced the option “source-code based” which shows the class and all its methods in a single text. But for some reason I never felt comfortable using it.


Today I think I know why. Because I didn’t know of any form of navigation which would allow me to directly jump to a method’s definition or implementation.

But it is there. Just press CTRL-F5 (or the equivalent toolbar button) and you’ll get this popup:


Now we’re talking. I finally can starting to do source-code based development in ABAP.

And so that it becomes a habit, you can change the ABAP Workbench settings to make this the default mode.

Greetings from Abapinho.

Um comentário a “Source-code based class development”

  1. Custodio Diz:

    Outra maneira eh usar a transacao SE80 ao inves da SE24. Dessa maneira voce tem todos metodos no seu lado esquerdo, podendo saltar diretamente ao desejado.

    E outra maneira, claro, usar ABAP in Eclipse :D


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