Advanced Business Applications Program


The SAP R/3 platform was initially created by programmers using the ABAP language. It was also designed to be used by SAP customers to improve SAP systems; with ABAP programming, clients can create unique reports and interfaces. The language was designed for more knowledgeable users who have expertise with programming. Business applications, operating systems, and databases are all abstracted in ABAP. This guarantees that applications may be readily migrated from one platform to another and do not directly depend on a particular server or database platform.

ABAP distinguishes two types of executable programs

Reports and Module pools

A user may, but is not required to, submit a set of parameters (for example, a selection over a subset of data), and the computer utilises the parameters as input to create a report in the form of an interactive list.

A module pool is a collection of screens, flow logic, menu bars and ABAP code that you use to build an application. Usually, the module pool and the first screen number are mentioned in the transaction code that launches the application. Programs for module pools are developed using the ABAP development workbench.

SAP created ABAP as a programming language for creating business applications within the SAP environment. It is possible to programme objects-orientally thanks to the ABAP Objects component. The ABAP programming interface is used by SAP NetWeaver's Application Server ABAP (AS ABAP).

Who Should Pursue?

Any Graduate or Post Graduate. B. Tech, BE, BBA, BCom, BCA, MCA, B. Sc etc. shall go for an ABAP career.

The Goal Would be to

  • ABAP, which stands for Advanced Business Application Programming, is the more popular abbreviation. The high-level programming language ABAP was developed by SAP to let big businesses tailor their SAP ERP systems.
  • Create applications with a business focus to aid organisations in growing their revenue.
  • Understand the various ABAP data types, terminology, and dictionary concepts, such as structures, tables, buffers, and indexes.
  • The ABAP language was used by technical customers and developers to develop the SAP R/2 first and subsequently R/3, ECC and now S/4HANA ERP applications.
  • ABAP provides a set of built-in functions.
  • A built-in function returns a return value for one or more arguments.