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Catch the replay here BITI: Custom code adaptation for SAP S/4HANA

 

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Plan journey for S/4HANA - what will you do with custom code?

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The usual disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.

 

Agenda:

Introduction

What is SAP S/4HANA

Challenge for your custom code

Custom code adaptation

Custom code analysis

Functional adaptation

Performance tuning

Summary and Outlook

 

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"SAP S/4HANA is a new  product line."

Important to learn how to deal with custom code

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On the left see the SAP ERP side and the custom code that was developed on top of it

 

On the right, tried to provide compatibility views for database tables, but still need to adapt custom code

 

Red objects from custom code will not run, or crash

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Every change is written in the simplification database, documenting impact and guidance for custom code

Can download from SAP and import into ERP system to analyze changes

You can use transaction SYCM to browse the simplification

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System conversion at a glance as described in Olga's blog SAP S/4HANA System Conversion – Custom code adaptation process | SAP Blogs

Two phases shown above

Same tools as ERP upgrade - maintenance planner, software update manager but additional requirements such as unicode compatibility

Simplification item check will detect items relevant to convert

 

Custom code preparation includes custom code evaluation; 60% of code is not used any more productively

SAP recommends UPL to review custom code used - turn on usage analysis for 1 year to find out which custom code is used

 

Second step, S/4HANA checks, check custom code with simplification database to find changes in S/4HANA world impact your ABAP

 

After SUM is running, adapt custom code - SPDD, SPAU

Set back to standard

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SCMON blog ABAP Call Monitor (SCMON) – Analyze usage of your code | SAP Blogs

SCMON is recommended, as it is more precise

 

CCLM: Decommissioning with CCLM in Solution Manager SP12

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See Olga's blog Remote Code Analysis in ATC – One central check system for multiple systems on various releases | SAP Blogs

Recommend use ABAP Test Code Cockpit - 751, 752 release, use remote code analysis

Connect via RFC

Check logic is on central system

Integration of remote scenario

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How to set up remote analysis Remote Code Analysis in ATC – Technical Setup step by step | SAP Blogs

Analyze ATC list, what needs to be adapted

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After you run ATC, use ATC statistics view, offers better analysis, group findings by criteria, note number, reference object, application component

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Code Inspector was previous version; can use code inspector variants in ATC

HANA checks are available

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What is the problem here?  Field was extended, 18 to 40 characters, and code above can lead to data loss

Need to adapt custom code, instead of custom data types

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Code that implied on implicit order

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Some functional adaptation can be done here

Quick fixes are available

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Link to find out more: ABAP SQL Monitor: Implementation Guide and Best Practices

Which are the expensive SQLs

It provides drilldown capabilities

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Summary of what was covered in the webcast (and the related blogs)

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Above is a checklist

What you can do today in your SAP ERP - SCMON, ATC, gain skills in ADT and get familiar with S/4HANA technologies

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More mass fixes

Screen shot shows how it looks like

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Custom code migration Fiori app, integrates usage analysis app, and run ATC; will get more interesting analysis

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Plan in Q1 - custom code service in SAP Cloud Platform - can check your on-premise system

 

 

Q&A

Q: If we don't have a Central ATC system, can we accomplish the same checks in our development system?

A: Only if your development system is on SAP NetWeaver >=7.51 and has S4HANA_READINESS check variant installed, and ATC is configured for local use.

 

Q: SCMON is avaiable from which version?

A: SCMON is available with SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.50 and for lower releases (>=7.00) per ST-PI Add-on.

 

Q: Is there any list of functional adaptations (like examples in presentation) that we can start doing without simplification DB or ATC check? This will be just to make sure that some portion of current and new custom code in our ECC 6.0 SP6, will adhere to S/4 HANA when we start getting ready for that implementation in 1-2 years.

  1. It is not that simple J. You need ATC checks in order to detect, if the usage of SAP code in custom code is critical for SAP S/4HANA (you must fix it) or not (you can leave it). Such analysis you get only with ATC checks based on Simplification DB. We recommend to set up ATC checks and check your code during development on regular base for SAP S/4HANA readiness. In this way you would develop “S/4HANA ready” and avoid custom code adaptations after S/4HANA implementation in 1-2 years.

 

Q: Excellent presentation. I have two questions: 1. Any performance impace of running SCMON in the production system? 2. Can you expand the statement 'consider migrating custom code to SAP cloud platform' (slide 29?

A: 1. The performance impact is not significant: maximum 5% CPU time on the application server

     2. If you have in mind some use cases for Cloud with your custom code, you can consider  moving such custom code applications to SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment

 

Q: Is Eclipse provided with S4/HANA, or is it an extra?

A: ABAP Development Tools in Eclipse (ADT) must be installed separately from the https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#abap

 

Q: I remember hearing in SAP TechEd 2018 that ATC will come on SAP cloud platform to use instead installing it in landscape for system readiness check. Is there any timeline for that?

A: This is Custom Code Analysis Fiori App (see slides 31, 32 of the presentation), which is expected to  be delivered on SAP Cloud Platform within Q1/2019

 

Q: Thank you Olga. Do ONLY need to use Eclipse based ABAP IDE connected to HANA system for auto correct ?  That is it is not available in ABAP stack on ECC ?

A: Currently we provide Eclipse-based auto corrections only for SAP S/4HANA use cases, therefore you need SAP S/4HANA system. It is still possible to correct custom code with ABAP Workbench (SE80) but there are no auto corrections (see slide 22 of the presentation)

 

Q: We have activatd UPL in ECC this time. Is it possible to migrate UPL-data to SCMON? We want to analyse all data in SolMan in one area.

A: Generally the Solution Manager 7.20 collects either UPL or SCMON data depending whether the connected system is capable of SCMON or UPL. It is also possible to extract the SCMON data into Solution Manager BW. The existing already collected UPL data get also imported into Solution Manager BW and simply mixed with the new SCMON data.

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ASUG BITI Volunteer Update January 2019

Happy New Year to the BITI community. This is the first 2019 issue of the BITI Volunteer Update, a periodic newsletter keeping you up to date on important BITI initiatives, events, and member offerings. We hope this information allows you to take full advantage of your ASUG membership.

Our special interest group (SIG) is meant for SAP users who have an interest in areas such as development, operations, testing, workflow, and archiving. We provide technical content and resources for analysts and developers working with SAP tools and databases.

Webcasts: 2018 Recap and Upcoming Dates

2018 was an exciting year for our webcast series, with 17 hosted in total. Here is a recap of attendance and performance for the year:

 

We plan on hitting the ground running with 11 scheduled so far in 2019. Please consider attending our upcoming webcasts.

January 17 BITI: Custom code adaptation for SAP S/4HANA

January 29 BITI: Automated Testing within the ABAP RESTful Programming Model

February 12 BITI: ABAP Programming Model for SAP Fiori - Overview and Outlook

February 14 BITI: Code Better with ABAP in Eclipse

February 21 BITI: ABAP Channels, ABAP Daemons, and MQTT: Overview and Usage Scenarios

February 28 BITI: Innovations in ABAP Test Cockpit with AS ABAP 7.52 and Outlook

March 12 BITI: SAP S/4HANA In-App Extensbility

March 19 BITI: Code Vulnerability Analyzer

March 26 BITI: Overview of SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment

April 2 BITI: SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe (IFbA) and SAP Cloud Platform Forms by Adobe (FBA)

April 9 BITI: Overview of SAP Business Client 6.5

April 16 BITI: OData development options with SAP Gateway / SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP

ASUG BITI Survey Results

We thank everyone for completing our survey. This gave us great insight as to what content and information is most valuable to our audience. Some key findings were that over 84 percent of respondents use ABAP, and that over 50 percent use SAP HANA® and SAP Workflow. We also found that SAP S/4HANA® is a topic of interest, and will be incorporating this topic into our 2019 content.

Read more here about the survey results, and congratulations to the random prize drawing winners.

 

Dates to Remember

We hope to see you in person at the following events:

ASUG Annual Conference

Choose from road map sessions, roundtable discussions, lectures, panel presentations, and hands-on training that cover everything from best practices to what’s coming next. You’ll hear from SAP experts and fellow customers who have been down the road you’re traveling.

  • Orlando, Florida
  • May 7–9, 2019 (pre-conference May 6)

SAP TechEd

Hundreds of sessions with SAP experts on best practices, how-to tips, and advice. Learn how to optimize the infrastructure that supports a stable core and get insight into the new technologies.

  • Las Vegas
  • Sept. 24–27, 2019

 

In Case You Missed It: Last Blog from ASUG Volunteer Jim Spath

Last month, we wished a fond farewell to 20-year ASUG volunteer Jim Spath. His final blog, “One Last Nail From The Hammer,” gives a summary of his lengthy service, along with many of his most fond memories and collected memorabilia.

Please find this post on asug.com here.

Last year I wrote this BITI 2017 Webcast Statistics using Lumira.  This year I tried SAP Application Design and SAP Analytics Cloud

 

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Using SAP Analytics Cloud Smart Discovery, above shows the trend and the prediction.  Steer the direction of the statistics by registering for BITI: Custom code adaptation for SAP S/4HANA this week.

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Last year over 1600 registered for the BITI webcasts

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Above shows the registration by day.  ASUG currently only has webcasts on Tuesday-Thursday. Smart Insights shows Wednesday is top contributor, 54% above average contributed by Workflow topic.

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Wednesday Workflow webcasts appear to be a great combination

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More insights

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More insights that Wednesday Workflow webcasts are top contributors to BITI numbers

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Smart Insights also highlights the great Jocelyn Dart's webcast, the SAPPHIRENOW preview session.

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Attendance ratio is shown above.

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Search to insight is shown above

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The top watched webcast was an ABAP webcast

 

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With Smart Insights, is there more to add?  We are missing webcasts in the areas of Archiving, Testing and Integration

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Thanks to our SAP point of contact, Peter McNulty, for the success of the Workflow webcasts

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Top 10 registered webcasts are shown above, including ABAP.  Thanks to DJ Adams for the 3rd top registered webcast and Jocelyn Dart at #4.

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Top watched webcasts are shown above.

 

 

What do you think?  Don't forget to register for the upcoming webcasts Save the Date! Your Guide to Upcoming Developer Webcasts - #ABAP #DevOps and More - We're Listening

Register today for BITI: Automated Testing within the ABAP RESTful Programming Model

 

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Hosted by Business Integration, Technology & Infrastructure

In this webinar, you will learn how to write automated tests with the ABAP unit test tool. It also addresses more advanced topics such as test-driven development, test seams and test double frameworks for ABAP, Core Data Services and Open SQL.

Speakers:

Ingo Bräuninger, SAP

 

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM Central Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

 

Register today

Register now for BITI: Custom code adaptation for SAP S/4HANA

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Hosted by Business Integration, Technology & Infrastructure

This session gives you an overview of what needs to be done with your custom ABAP code when converting your system to  SAP S/4HANA. Learn the latest innovations in SAP development tools to analyze and adapt your custom code.

Speaker:

Olga Dolinskaja, SAP

 

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM Central Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

 

Register today

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The ASUG BITI Community thanks you for completing the survey. We continue to reach out to our ASUG Members to better understand where ASUG can help and how we are doing in delivery to your educational, networking and SAP influence requirement. In this latest survey we asked for your feedback on 2018 and what we needed to strive for in 2019.  This is the first year this SIG has created a survey.

Q: Which tools are you currently using?

I used SAP Analytics Cloud on some of the questions, and the Smart Insights feature appeared automatically after using “Smart Discovery”

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In case you can't read the chart, below is the table.

 

Which tools are you currently using?Responses
SAP BPM (Java) Workflow4.55%
SAP Cloud Platform Workflow4.55%
SAP Mobile13.64%
SAP Cloud Platform27.27%
Archiving27.27%
SAP S/4HANA31.82%
SAPUI540.91%
SAP Solution Manager43.18%
SAP HANA52.27%
SAP Business Workflow (ABAP )52.27%
ABAP84.09%

 

Over 84% use ABAP, over 50% use HANA and SAP Workflow.  Almost 1/3 is using S/4HANA.

 

Don't forget to register for the upcoming Developer webcasts: Save the Date! Your Guide to Upcoming Developer Webcasts - #ABAP #DevOps and More - We're Listening

Q: Rank topics of interest

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S/4HANA is the top topic of interest followed by SAPUI5

 

Here is the score in case you cannot see the chart:

 

Rank your topics of interestScore
SAP Archiving5
Test Driven Development5.82
SAP Workflow5.97
Agile Development6
SAP Integration6.39
HANA6.74
ABAP7.08
SAP Cloud Platform7.18
SAPUI57.24
S/4HANA

9.11

 

Q: What are your company’s plans for the next 6-12 months?

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What are your company's plans for the next 6-12 months?Responses
Move HANA to the cloud16.28%
migrate to S/4HANA41.86%
No concrete plans at the moment58.14%

 

Over half of you have no concrete plans in the next 6-12 months with almost 42% migrating to S/4HANA.

 

Q: Where do you go to obtain your information?

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Where do you go to obtain your information?Responses
Other (please specify)16.28%
ASUG.com72.09%
SAP Community (blogs.sap.com, answers.sap.com)93.02%

 

Over 93% go to the SAP Community to obtain information while 72% use ASUG.com.  Other responses include YouTube and Google

 

Q: Do you participate in ASUG Influence Councils?

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Do you participate in ASUG Influence Councils?Responses
Other (please specify)4.76%
Yes21.43%
No

73.81%

Many of you do not participate in Influence Councils.  Hopefully more will be started in 2019 as it is a unique ASUG differentiating benefit.

 

Q: What other topics would be of interest to you for Webcasts and Conferences?

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Above is the "word cloud" of the responses, including ABAP and HANA.

 

Other survey comments:

" Basically how to migrate ABAP and Workflow created in ERP6 to S/4 HANA "

"ASUG.com discussion areas need to more focus to go back to being useful for customers.   No one posts and no one answers."

What do you think?  We also actively review the surveys after each webcast Upcoming ASUG Business Intelligence Community Webcastsso please join us in 2019 for our webcasts and give us your feedback.

ASUG BITI Volunteer Update and Year in Review

We thank you for another year of support, as we now set our sights for Q1 of 2019. We are excited to provide information that is relevant in helping you “make the pieces fit” for your organization.

Our special interest group (SIG) targets SAP users who have an interest in areas such as development, operations, testing, workflow, and archiving. We provide technical content and resources for analysts and developers working with SAP tools and databases.

2018 in Review

While 2018 is coming to an end, we wanted to take a moment to look back on our year and highlight some of highest attended sessions and webcasts in case you missed them.

First up is our ASUG SAP TechEd session, "How You Can Do DevOps within Your SAP Landscape." Due to an overwhelming response at TechEd, we'd like to share this session with anyone who wasn't able to attend. Fortunately for us, the speaker agreed to repeat it as an ASUG webcast! You can view it here: BITI: How You Can Do DevOps Within Your SAP Landscape

At our 2018 ASUG Annual Conference, a BITI session, A Customer’s Journey Implementing S/4HANA, was one of the most highly attended throughout the week. If you want to view this presentation, along with the rest of the conference presentations, you can view them here.

We also had a great webcast with SAP Mentor Alumnus D.J. Adams, who presented BITI: Introduction to SAP Cloud Platform Workflow. You can watch our complete list of workflow-themed webcast replays here.

Last, but certainly not least, we currently have a developer webcast series going through 2019. If you'd like a preview of this series, here's a great webcast that we held in 2018: BITI: Overview of SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP 7.5x and ABAP Platform 1809. You can view a live demo, along with some great product highlights.

We are looking to share even greater content and information with you in 2019! Thank you all for your participation and feedback. We couldn't be successful without your help.

Upcoming BITI Webcasts

As a valued member of the ASUG BITI community, we wanted to let you know of some upcoming webinars that may be of interest to you. We prioritize providing insights from SAP's most respected voices on the most relevant and important topics today.

These webcasts are scheduled through April 2019. You can view 2018 webcasts on demand, as well as register for our 2019 webcasts, here.

Disclaimer: ASUG does not provide or administer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) or Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits, but some of our volunteers have been successful in earning these credits toward certification, by attending relative webcasts and events.

Influence Opportunities from SAP

In an effort to continually improve, there are ways that you can get involved in actively influencing SAP products.

If this is something that you are looking to do, we have provided you with some technical areas/influence opportunities. Note you may need your SAP-user ID to register:

View them here.

Celebrating Jim Spath's 20 Years of Volunteering

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We wish a fond farewell to Jim Spath, our long-time ASUG BITI Volunteer. Jim started volunteering in 1998, back when agendas were on typewriters!

We want to take this time to thank Jim for the wonderful work and support he provided to the ASUG BITI community and other volunteers. He's done everything from providing great conference guidance, to taking the time to mentor and help new ASUG volunteers. He has also taught many of us how to run our SIG, how to collaborate with each other, and always provided solid advice when asked.

From his first blog on the BITI ASUG Space to his latest blog, his numerous contributions to ASUG and BITI will not be forgotten.

We wish him well in his future endeavors.

Sincerely,

Your BITI SIG Volunteers

  To view more content we put out, you can view and follow our page here: Business Integration, Technology, and Infrastructure

Register now for BITI: How You Can Do DevOps Within Your SAP Landscape 

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Hosted by Business Integration, Technology & Infrastructure

SAP has embraced the practices and philosophy of DevOps, although customers are slow to adopt these practices. This presentation walks through the major components of a DevOps shop and relates these practices to the SAP world and technology. Explore the major steps in undertaking a DevOps transformation, leveraging the speaker's experience with customers and their journey.

Speaker:

Chris Kernaghan, SAP Mentor

 

 

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: 12:30 pm Eastern

Duration: 1 hour

Register now for BITI: Overview of ABAP Development for SAP HANA

 

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Hosted by Business Integration, Technology & Infrastructure

This webinar provides an introduction into the ABAP development for SAP HANA and an overview of the major programming capabilities used in this context, i.e., Core Data Services (CDS), ABAP Managed Database Procedures (AMDP) and enhanced Open SQL.

Speaker:

Carine Tchoutouo Djomo, SAP

Rough Agenda:

- Intro into ABAP for SAP HANA

- Code-to-Data paradigm

- ABAP Core Data Services

- ABAP Managed Database Procedure

- Advanced Open SQL

- What's new with ABAP 7.52 and ABAP Platform 1809 (ABAP 7.53)

 

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Time: 02:00 PM Central Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

We have an ongoing "BITI" survey and so far the tag cloud shows this:

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As a follow-up from the January ASUG volunteer meeting (see here), part of the task for 2018 is “reimagining communities”, and “cloud first”.  With thanks to Carine and Khan Nguyen, ASUG Volunteer, the following webcasts are available for registration (including ABAP):

 

 

TitleAbstractSpeakerSAP
BITI: Overview of SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP 7.5x and ABAP Platform 1809

The ABAP platform provides the foundation for SAP S/4HANA and SAP Business Suite 7. Various new features and capabilities, e.g. Core Data Service, modern ABAP language and tools, have been delivered with the releases 7.50, 7.51, 7.52 and ABAP Platform 1809 (ABAP 7.53).  This session will give you a product overview and explains the product highlights.

Karl Kessler, SAPNov 27
BITI: Overview of ABAP Development for SAP HANA
This webinar provides an introduction into the ABAP development for SAP HANA and an overview of the major programming capabilities used in this context, i.e., Core Data Services (CDS), ABAP Managed Database Procedures (AMDP) and enhanced Open SQL.Carine Tchoutouo Djomo, SAPDec 11
BITI: How You Can Do DevOps Within Your SAP LandscapeSAP has embraced the practices and philosophy of DevOps, although customers are slow to adopt these practices. This presentation walks through the major components of a DevOps shop and relates these practices to the SAP world and technology. Explore the major steps in undertaking a DevOps transformation, leveraging the speaker's experience with customers and their journey.Chris Kernaghan, SAP MentorDec 12
BITI: Custom code adaptation for SAP S/4HANAThis session gives you an overview of what needs to be done with your custom ABAP code when converting your system to  SAP S/4HANA. Learn the latest innovations in SAP development tools to analyze and adapt your custom code.Olga Dolinskaja, SAPJan 17
BITI: Automated Testing within the ABAP RESTful Programming ModelIn this webinar, you will learn how to write automated tests with the ABAP unit test tool. It also addresses more advanced topics such as test-driven development, test seams and test double frameworks for ABAP, Core Data Services and Open SQL. Ingo Bräuninger, SAPJan 29
BITI: ABAP Programming Model for SAP Fiori - Overview and OutlookUnderstand how the ABAP back-end supports the development of highly standardized, cloud-ready, SAP HANA-optimized apps in SAP S/4HANA with the ABAP Programming Model for SAP Fiori – based on modern and proven technologies like Core Data Services, Business Object Processing Framework, and OData. Its evolution, the ABAP RESTful Programming Model first released in SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment, will also be briefly introduced.Carine Tchoutouo Djomo, SAPFeb 12
BITI: Code Better with ABAP in EclipseIn this session, you will get the overview over ABAP development tools in Eclipse and its key features that will help to boost your development efficiency.Olga Dolinskaja, SAPFeb 14
BITI: ABAP Channels, ABAP Daemons, and MQTT: Overview and Usage ScenariosABAP channels facilitate real-time user experience within ABAP applications like always up-to-date data on the UI, immediate reaction to events, collaboration, and direct communication between shop-floor devices and ABAP systems. ABAP daemons and the MQTT protocol extend the variety of supported scenarios massively and enable innovations for the cloud. Learn about the purpose, major use cases, and the necessary implementation steps for developers. Olga Dolinskaja, SAPFeb 21
BITI: Innovations in ABAP Test Cockpit with AS ABAP 7.52 and OutlookWith AS ABAP 7.51, the ABAP Test Cockpit offers the option of performing checks remotely on any ABAP system (> SAP NetWeaver 7.00). Learn about the basic architecture of this solution and the possibilities of remote code analysis, including the new features in AS ABAP 7.52 and insight into the future developments. Olga Dolinskaja, SAPFeb 28
BITI: SAP S/4HANA In-App Extensbility

The goal of this webinar is to get an overview of In-app Extensibility with S/4HANA and to discuss different aspects. In addition, the motivation of the new extensibility concept and the spectrum is explained.

Furthermore, you get to know the different extensibility scenarios.

Merve Yalcin, SAPMar 12
BITI: Code Vulnerability AnalyzerSecurity is no longer considered a luxury for IT systems. Your custom applications written in ABAP are a target for cyber attacks. This session explains how CVA can help you to identify and fix potential weaknesses in your ABAP applications. It also outlines how CVA integrates with SAP Fortify by Micro Focus which scans custom code for non-ABAP languages. Peter Barker, SAPMar 19
BITI: Overview of SAP Cloud Platform ABAP EnvironmentSAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment is SAP's Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering for ABAP. Learn how this offering provides opportunities to develop and run custom ABAP code on a separate Platform-as-a-Service, based on a state-of-the-art development toolset and recent cloud innovations.Florian Wahl, SAPMar 26
BITI: SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe (IFbA) and SAP Cloud Platform Forms by Adobe (FBA)Find out how to make the most of print forms and interactive forms using “SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe” (on-premise) and “SAP Cloud Platform Forms by Adobe” (hybrid and cloud-only). We explain the overall strategy, key functions, and benefits, continuous improvements and options for the cloud. Peter Barker, SAPApr 2
BITI: Overview of SAP Business Client 6.5This session will give you an update on what's new in SAP Business Client 6.5 (e.g. Chromium web browser control as alternative rendering engine to Microsoft IE), how to integrate the SAP Fiori user experience via the SAP Fiori launchpad connections, and combine it with other SAP UI technologies incl. SAP Belize theme (SAP Fiori visual theme for classic applications for SAP S/4HANA on-premise). Sandra Thimme, SAPApr 9
BITI: OData development options with SAP Gateway / SAP NetWeaver AS ABAPWith SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment, the ABAP RESTful Programming Model became available. It offers a new way to implement transactional OData services without using BOPF and SAP Gateway Service Builder. Find out in this session the various OData development options and how current implementations can be reused in the ABAP RESTful Programming Model.Andre Fischer, SAPApr 16

 

 

When you register, you will receive a link to join; if you cannot make it, a link to the recording is usually sent 1-2 days after the webcast.

See you online at one of these webcasts?

Register now for BITI: Overview of SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP 7.5x and ABAP Platform 1809

 

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Hosted by Business Integration, Technology & Infrastructure

The ABAP platform provides the foundation for SAP S/4HANA and SAP Business Suite 7. Various new features and capabilities, e.g. Core Data Service, modern ABAP language and tools, have been delivered with the releases 7.50, 7.51, 7.52 and ABAP Platform 1809 (ABAP 7.53).  This session will give you a product overview and explains the product highlights.

Speaker:

Karl Kessler, SAP

Rough agenda overview:

- ABAP Language Today

- SAP HANA-centric Optimizations

- ABAP Programming Model in SAP S/4HANA

- ABAP Channels

- ABAP Development Tools

- ABAP Code Analysis Tools

- SAP S/4HANA Extensibility

 

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM Central Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

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We are excited to provide information that is relevant in helping you “make the pieces fit” for your organization.

Our SIG targets SAP users who have an interest in areas including development, operations, testing, workflow, and archiving. We provide technical content and resources for analysts and developers working with SAP tools and databases.

Since you are receiving this email, we are assuming you fit in one of the above categories. So, welcome! We're glad you're here.

Call for Presentations for 2019 ASUG Annual Conference Is Open

If you use SAP, you have a story to tell. The BITI community gathering for 2019 ASUG Annual Conference, held jointly with SAPPHIRE NOW®, wants to hear your experience using SAP in your industry.

Submit your presentation abstract by Dec. 1 to share your SAP journey May 7–9, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.

 

Feedback Requested: ASUG BITI Survey

The ASUG BITI Community needs your help. We are conducting a membership survey to help us assess the level of satisfaction with the services we provide and ways we can improve.

We want to provide services that are important to you, refine those that need improvement, and introduce new services that address your goals.

We realize you have many demands on your time. This short survey can be completed online in three to five minutes. Your input is important to us, and responses will help us better meet the needs of our members.

Please complete the survey by Dec. 8. A few submissions will be selected randomly for prizes.

Upcoming BITI Webcasts:

Featured On-Demand BITI Webcast:

Influence

Customer Engagement Initiative

Want to help SAP developers get it right? SAP offers the opportunity to influence innovations for next releases through the influence program Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI).  This is the third cycle of 2018.

What innovations are there?

There are several projects for which you can register. Find project relevant to the ASUG BI Community Members here (login is required).

The deadline for this cycle is on Nov. 9.

Welcome New BITI Volunteer Unme Thompson:

"My SAP journey began with ASUG. I was on the ASUG team managing a team for new memberships and partner relationships. It was our goal to support all members of the community to ensure that each member found value in the way of continuous learning and connecting with peers and the broader SAP community. This has allowed me to transition into my current role with SAP partner, configurable management, and now a volunteer for the BITI SIG. I am thrilled to be a part of the BITI team and look forward to learning and serving the community." – Unme Thompson, ASUG Volunteer

 

Registration Is Now Open

Join your fellow ASUG chapters in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio for ASUG Developer Tools Day

Date: Dec. 13, 2018

Location: Northern Kentucky University - Student Center
Louie B. Nunn Dr.
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Rooms: SU 107 B and C, SU 108, and SU 109

This year's meeting will boast three tracks of education with hands-on demonstrations: SAP HANA®, SAP Analytics, and SAP BW. Thomas Jung, chief product expert, product management, SAP HANA®, will lead the SAP HANA® track. Leading the SAP Analytics track are Adrian Westmoreland, SAP Analytics Cloud product management team, and Patrick Sims, senior director in the Global Center of Excellence for Analytics. Storm Archer, senior director, SAP HANA® Global Center of Excellence, will lead the presentation on SAP BW and BW/4HANA.

Developer Tools Day is approaching, and we are seeking table sponsors. Please submit your interest by Nov. 15, 2018.

Submit to become a sponsor.

Look for updates regarding chapter events in the weekly Local Meetings and Events newsletter, delivered each Wednesday.

Register here for the event.

 

Message from SAP:

SAP recommends reading the following ABAP-related blogs:

Sincerely,

  Your BITI SIG Volunteers

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Legal disclaimer, things in the future are subject to change

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ABAP is important

Over 100K productive systems are running

1809 release in September

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Fiori is chosen UI application; important to optimize ABAP back end of application

AMDP - native HANA features into ABAP application - lifecycle management

ABAP in Eclipse for efficient development; strategic platform for ABAP development to modernize the ways ABAP is developed and a more declarative language

Cloud is important in ABAP world

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One common codeline for on-premise and cloud

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Business suite with installed base have high requirements

Goal: no disruption

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SAP codeline split; the way forward

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Offering in SAP Cloud Platform environment

Offering ABAP as a programming language in SCP

Can use ABAP in Eclipse; programmer can take their knowledge to the cloud; cloud-optimized  - git is used for code exchange, version management, transport mechanism

ABAP Restful programming model

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Some of this released a few weeks ago

752 continues with previous release strategy; a modern ABAP language, more declarative

Database centric - HANA centric - 740 - new data modeling infrastructure with Core Data Services

OpenSQL - enhance feature scope, expressions, functions

752 - support HANA 2.0

ABAP daemons - monitor ABAP sessions in the backend; react to different types of errors and handle real-time events

Toolings in quality assurance - ABAP Test Cockpit - quality, performance, security (ATC) - improved code coverage

ATC supports remote code analysis

 

Extensibility - for S/4HANA cloud and on-premise - extend existing applications on predefined customer exits; in cloud you don't have full control of application

 

Planned innovations - delivered 1809 in end of September; many features are covered in planned innovations - enhanced CDS in AMDP

Define parent-child relation in hierarchy

An evolution of programming model AMDP in Fiori - delivered in ABAP in SCP, will find its way to on-premise

Analyze code based on usage data, graphical view of results

 

MQTT protocol is supported for machine to machine communication in area of ABAP channels

 

Extensibility - September 4th - ABAP in SCP

 

Product direction:

include innovations in S/4HANA

Business Suite - provide selected enhancements

Continuous adoption of capabilties

Eclipse native editors

 

SCP - new use cases - support partner extensions and in SAP app center

 

2020 product vision - no future with only ABAP, and no future without ABAP (B. Goerke quote)

Keep ABAP platform up to date

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ABAP in Eclipse is platform of choice

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ABAP optimizations for SAP HANA

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Core data services provides more advanced data views, enrich views with domain specifics, data models can be transactional/analytical applications - impossible before in SE11

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ABAP programming model, use core data services

OData in ABAP stack; provide semantics to build Fiori elements, a template based UI approach and can do freestyle development

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752 ABAP Daemons

1809  - MQTT protocols, version 3.1.1., machine to machine communications

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Tools to check custom code usage

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New Fiori application in 1809 as shown above

Create deletion transport to remove unused ABAP code

Need order by statement; when migrate can't assure order

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ABAP Restful programming model - covers what not is covered in ABAP programming model - how integrate existing code into programming model?

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The ASUG BITI Community needs your help. We are conducting a membership survey to help us assess the level of satisfaction with the services we provide and ways we can improve.

 

We want to provide services that are important to you, refine those that need improvement, and introduce new services that address your goals.

 

We realize you have many demands on your time. This short survey can be completed online in 3 to 5 minutes.  Your input is important to us and responses will help us better meet the needs of our members.

 

Please complete the survey by December 8th. A few submissions will be selected randomly for prizes.

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Usual legal disclaimer applies

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4 releases per year

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Timeline

 

Go to the SAP Help for more information

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EOL HTML UI for November 2019

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Fiori client newsprint layout - better usage of screen

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New cozy and compact modes

 

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Advance notice of changes

What's new in 1811 for Fiori Client

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Copy/paste for lists

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Tags

Will support MS Edge as a browser

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What's new in Analytics in 1811

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Only available for tablets

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Key user enhancements in 1811

 

The slides presented today and the webinar recording will be posted soon on SAP Customer Experience Wiki (https://wiki.hybris.com/x/UgokDg). Direct link to webinar page: https://wiki.hybris.com/x/u_KrGQ (source:SAP)