The ABAPTM New Editor

By Suresh Kumar Parvathaneni

This article, the first part of a two-article series, takes you on a brief tour of the features available in the new ABAPTM editor (step by step with screenshots) 

Pre-requisites

The new ABAPTM editor is available with SAP® GUI for windows 6.40 patch level 10 or higher. However this new editor is supported from the SAP® Version SAP® Netweaver 2004s.

Shifting to ABAPTM New Editor

Start any of the following transaction codes to access the ABAPTM workbench:

  • SE38
  • SE37
  • SE24
  • SE37

We would use SE38 for our demo purposes.

Procedure to shift between Old ABAPTM Editor and New ABAPTM Editor:

  • Go to Utilities à Settings
  • Click on Front-end Editor (New) as shown below

  • Click  for changes to effect.

Features in ABAPTM New Editor

First Look:

View of the new ABAPTM Editor (from SE38):

Display Features

Following are some of the features that could be observed while writing the code:

Line Numbers

As observed in the above screenshot, the new ABAPTM editor displays the line numbers for easy navigation through the code.

Changed line indicators

 The changed lines in the current session are marked with .

These indicators would vanish once you come out of the program.

Contd..

 

 

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