SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP

Connecting AS ABAP 751 Developer Edition with HANA Express 2.0 as Secondary DB

This is the first part of a 3-part blog – covering my experience of connecting a SAP ABAP 751 Developer Edition server to HANA Express and then, replicating data over to HANA through ABAP and finally, running a quick performance test between the two system using ABAP CDS vs HANA CDS. Thomas Jung has shared a similar post back in 2012 – discussing on the topic of connecting a HANA database as …

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ABAP on the SAP Cloud Platform – Some thoughts and a wish list

Yesterday during his SAP TechEd keynote Bjoern Goerke announced that an ABAP runtime will be available on the SAP Cloud platform. Currently, the available information is still quite sparse. There are two blog post by Florian Wahl that give a good overview over what is currently known Overview of ABAP in SAP Cloud Platform ABAP in SAP Cloud Platform – Frequently Asked Questions However, as there are some rather passionate ABAP folks in the …

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ABAP to the Cloud

This morning Bjoern Goerke, SAP’s Chief Technology Officer and President SAP Cloud Platform, announced at SAP TechEd in Las Vegas that SAP are going to make the ABAP runtime available on the SAP Cloud Platform (SCP). ABAP has been a bit maligned over the years for not being ‘cool’. Maybe this is partly because simple consumer style apps for the smartphone are more hip than enterprise applications? Maybe it is …

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Renewing the license for SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.50 Developer Edition

If you’ve installed your own developer edition of an ABAP stack in the last few months, it may happen that your licenses will expire and the instance will no longer start. This happened to me. If you’re having the same problem, read on 🙂   startsap hanging problem When you call startsap it usually takes a few seconds to start all the necessary services. If the database license expired however, …

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Free openSAP course: Managing ABAP Systems on SAP NetWeaver

Hello community! On September 12 we will launch a free, online openSAP course with topics related to the SAP kernel for an SAP NetWeaver ABAP system. The course title is “Managing ABAP Systems on SAP NetWeaver” and you can access it here. Course Content Week 1: Startup, Dispatcher, and Enqueue Services Week 2: Memory Management and Gateway Service Week 3: ICM and SAP Web Dispatcher Services Week 4: Final Exam …

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Scheduling local and remote client copies as periodic job in SM37 instead of SCCL or SCC9

Hello, By default, one cannot schedule local and remote client copies as periodic job in SM37. Reason for that is because client copy program RSCLXCOP does neither allow inputs in dialog mode from SE38 (no selection screens) nor does it allow custom variant creation or execution in dialog/batch. Hence one always ends up creating new client copy job in SCCL or SCC9 every week or specific period. E.g.   So …

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Configuring wildcard certificates in the ABAP Netweaver AS

Hi, In some scenarios, it may be interesting to use a wildcard certificate to match different instances. First of all, it’s important to understand how they work. Everything is perfectly explained in RFC 6125. If you are unsure about PSE’s and certificates in the ABAP environment, check SAP Note 510007 and Expert Webinar 2445947. Creating the PSE First of all, it’s necessary to create the ‘SSL Server Standard’, which is responsible …

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Setup a HP Color Laser Jet on the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition

In the last week I’ve got a HP Color LaserJet Multi Functional Printer M477fdw. While doing the setup of all the functionality like Cloud Print, Scan-to-Mail I’ve stumbled upon the HP Support page on HP Printers – Device Types For SAP Printing. So I though why not get my SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition to print? So I’ve started out installing the SAP Device Type as described in the HP Documentation. I’ve …

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Amazon Alexa + SAP ABAP AS 750 (Developer Edition) + SAP Cloud Platform (Trial) with API Management

I’ve come across numerous blog posts on SCN community about connecting Amazon Alexa to SAP. These posts have intrigued me to try them out for myself! So, I took this opportunity to see if I could utilize the free/trial developer platforms + tools that SAP has made available for developers to connect my Amazon Echo Dot with an on-premise SAP server to perform some simple requests and get a response. Here’s the video of the …

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Some remarks for SAP AS ABAP single thread performance on Intel Xeon E5-26xx v3/v4 and Power8

Source material for this post was observation of single thread performance SAP kernel 7.49 PL100 on different platforms. I have 3 platforms for tests – Intel Xeon E5-2670v3, Intel Xeon E5-2643v4 and Power8(10-core 3.42 GHz POWER8 Processor Card). I have single thread task – ABAP program for generating month detailed general ledger report, so, this post explain single thread execution of ABAP on different generations of cpu(Intel)/architectures(Power). So, performance profile for …

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