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SAP ABAP documentation

Ryan Crossingham 3 weeks ago in UNIFYBroker/SAP ERP Human Capital Management • updated by Adam van Vliet (Chief Information Security Officer) 3 weeks ago 1

Hi Guys,

I have a client looking for some additional information regarding the ABAP modules required for idB for SAP comms. They would like to know 

  • Why we need them
  • Exactly what they do
  • What we pass to execute them
  • If they are "SAP Certified"
  • Who wrote them

Not sure if any of this exists.

They are trying to understand why broker does not use the OOTB modules to perform its tasks.

My understanding was that the modules were required in order to output the return values in an idB compliant manner.

Any information would assist

Cheers,
Ryan

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Why we need them

ABAP is the designated method for interacting with SAP, that works across their releases.

Exactly what they do

The read modules allow us to read from one or more tables, shaping the data into a format that is consistent across each of the 'objects' that we read. The write modules allow us to add/update/upsert to one or more tables, in a format that is consistent across each of the 'objects' that we write.

What we pass to execute them

To perform a write we send the headers being updated, the 'shape' of the 'object' being updated, the details of the records being updated.

If they are "SAP Certified"

No, it was determined that it did not make commercial sense. You'll be able to see exactly what is contained within the modules once imported. However, we would be more than happy to discuss working with you on this if required.

Who wrote them

We make use of an SAP consultant who has over 15 years' experience working with ABAP.

GOOD, I'M SATISFIED

Thanks Adam

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Why we need them

ABAP is the designated method for interacting with SAP, that works across their releases.

Exactly what they do

The read modules allow us to read from one or more tables, shaping the data into a format that is consistent across each of the 'objects' that we read. The write modules allow us to add/update/upsert to one or more tables, in a format that is consistent across each of the 'objects' that we write.

What we pass to execute them

To perform a write we send the headers being updated, the 'shape' of the 'object' being updated, the details of the records being updated.

If they are "SAP Certified"

No, it was determined that it did not make commercial sense. You'll be able to see exactly what is contained within the modules once imported. However, we would be more than happy to discuss working with you on this if required.

Who wrote them

We make use of an SAP consultant who has over 15 years' experience working with ABAP.