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This is not the next article about new ALPHA conversion ? ABAP Tricks #1

New ALPHA conversion

Well, actually it is but in slightly different approach. We all know what ALPHA conversion is and how it looked like before ABAP 7.4 ? unfamous CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_INPUT and CONVERSION_EXIT_ALPHA_OUTPUT. There may be some newbies among us so let?s remind what it does ? if you want to perform SQL query in ABAP very often you need to convert your data to internal format (or in the opposite direction when you take care for user experience and want to get rid of leading zeros). In the ancient times you would do something like this:

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Int4 IFTT – Reduced data footprint of test cases

In Int4 IFTT installations with large number of test cases or test cases with big payloads speed of data growth can become a challenge.
To reduce the data footprint of test cases database we are introducing payload compression.
This feature, available from Int4 IFTT SP12, transparently compresses new test cases payload at saving time and decompresses it on demand when payload is displayed or used during test case execution. Read More

How to use CASE in new Open SQL

In this short blog, I would like to show you how to use a CASE expression in the new Open SQL.

I have learned about it from my colleague, Michal Jakubowicz, who recently conducted a full 4-days workshop about ABAP Programming for SAP Hana.

The CASE expression in new Open SQL is available on ABAP 7.4 SP08. In this blog, we will focus on the scenario, in which we will select different columns in one select statement, based on the content in another column.

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SAP PI 7.XX dual stack to SAP PO 7.5 migration ? lessons learned

Introduction

SAP Process Integration is the most common SAP middleware platform so far. Its widely used to connect various SAP and non-SAP systems, providing a single point of integration. According to SAP PI dual stack installations (ABAP and JAVA) will be supported by SAP only until the end of 2020. Very likely in the next couple of years there will be an increase in the number of SAP PI migration projects as SAP XI/PI dual stack installations will need to be migrated to a single stack JAVA only SAP PO architecture.

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How to use predictive search help in SAP?

Nowadays, more and more people focus on the user experience in the IT world. When we visit websites or work with applications, we expect that the usability of the tool will allow us to work or find necessary information in the shortest and the most efficient way. In the SAP you can also increase the user experience by implementing the predictive (type-ahead) search helps.

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