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ABAP/4: A Guide to the Language of the R/3 System (SAP) Hardcover – 6 Aug 1997


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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 1 edition (6 Aug 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201924714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201924718
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 17.8 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,830,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shelving Category: SAP/ DatabasesMany of the introductory SAP books currently on the market provide only a brief overview of ABAP. In ABAP/4: Programming the SAP R/3 System, Bernd Matzke builds on this information to look in depth at the programming language at the heart of the SAP R/3 system. This definitive guide to ABAP/4 aims to make the fundamentals of this evolving programming language accessible to anybody developing or maintaining an SAP R/3 system. Starting with the basic principles, it explains the essential characteristics of ABAP/4 and the SAP programming concept.With this book you will learn how to:· master the ABAP/4 commands in order to analyze existing standard applications and write new programs· understand function modules to use program code from other applications· use the Workbench organizer and On-line Debugger to relay applications and document changes· create your own programs and construct your own test environments with an expansive set of examples designed to build up knowledge and programming skillsThe sample programs in this book were developed on a 3.0 system but can also run on other versions of the R/3 system. The accompanying CD-ROM contains sample programs used in this book for Version 3.0C together with a modified set of programs for systems running on Version 2.2E.About the AuthorBernd Matzke is a Software Developer with IXOS Ltd. in Leipzig, Germany. He has spent considerable time working at SAP’s headquarters in Walldorf where he was involved in application development and software logistics.

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Bernd Matzke

Bernd Matzke is a Software Developer with forcont business technology Ltd in Leipzig, Germany. He has spent considerable time working at SAP's headquarters in Walldorf, where he was involved in application development and software logistics. For several years, he has managed various projects in the field of SAP R/3.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Jan 2002
Format: Hardcover
The author seems to know his subject well but the presentation is very poor. Much space is wasted justifying the order in which the information is presented. I found several sections with useful headings which only told me that the item in the heading was not the same as some other item: they gave no positive information at all.
Sentences are long and rambly. Some technical words seem to be spelled in German though they have standard English equivalents.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Jan 2002
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A book for people wishing to do learn ABAP. Having read several books on the topics, I would say that this one is the most complete that you can find on the market. Furthermore, if you know other languages or if you have got a bit of patience this book represents the only way to access the real world ABAP, the one that you actually need to work. Maybe this is not the easiest book on the topic, but if you can't cope with its complexity, I think you will never be able to work properly on ABAP.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Still trying to figure this out 27 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The book would be good for someone who has started the programming of ABAP/4. However if you are a new comer to this you will find it difficult and having to flip to this chart on page ?? then to this chart on page ?? makes it even more difficult. If you want to learn the basics this is not the book to buy. After I learn somemore in the programming stage of my training I might make a new review.But if your a beginner to SAP as I am stay away from this for now!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book is VERY good, but only for the experience pgmmer. 18 Dec 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is very good, but only for experience programmer who have access to SAP 3.0C (or later) and with six month of ABAP/4 experience (or better). This book will be a waste of time and money for everybody else. It is not a reference or concept type of book but HOW-TO w/ screen example. 90% of the NOVICE and SAP Functional people will not get anything out of this book. This is the type of book I needed 3 years ago when I first started programming with SAP ABAP/4. Get, read and understand the 'Developing SAP R/3 Applications' by Kretschmer before buying this one.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent, in-depth... a real tip 15 July 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book doesn't try to make ABAP simpler than it is in reality. It treats the language in detail, and doesn't try to hide its many quirks. And despite the detail level, everything is put nicely into context.
If you want to become a very good technical ABAP programmer, this book is the only choice. But you probably need some programming experience before you can read it.
Way to go Mr. Matzke!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good Reference Book 14 July 1998
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This is a handy book for quick referencing. It is clearly laid out with SAP keywords highlighted in bold. I would recommend this book for any experienced ABAP programmer who needs a 'comfort' book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is for experienced ABAPers only 22 Oct 2004
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Format: Hardcover
I was new to ABAP and went haywire reading this book.This book is someone who already knows ABAP/4 for atleast 6 months or so.Even people with programming background trying to learn ABAP won't get anything from the this book.Infact one gets overwhelmed.THIS IS NOT YOUR FIRST ABAP BOOK !!!!
The pros of the book are 1.it covers dialog programming 2.Sapscripts which most introductory books don't cover.
I would recommend getting SAMS ABAP/4 IN 21 DAYS for someone who wants to learn ABAP basics
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