There was a standard process in our system which sends a text as the body of a mail, after a certain operation is completed. For this program a change had been done so that the program could send a custom SMARTFORM as a PDF attachment beside to the text body. This change had been done as a repair in a program. So far so good, everything was working fine.
CDS view approach is maybe the safest approach while connecting to a secondary HANA database. If there is a safer approach it would be using directly OpenSQL. However there are cases where OpenSQL is not enough to cover all the states. So CDS technique becomes the only option to connect secondary HANA.
0.0 00 Another Top-Down approach of HANA usage is EXEC SQL method which you write SQL commands between EXEC SQL/ENDEXEC lines. Difficult side of this approach is you will be dependent to static special SQL statements which does not follow…
“ADBC is an API for the Native SQL interface of the AS ABAP that is based on ABAP Objects. The ADBC methods can be used to pass Native SQL statements to the database interface”. It was a definition from SAP Help. It is obvious that ADBC can be used ABAP on HANA systems. I think there are very few advantages of ADBC method but on the other hand many disadvantages that demotivates to use.
For a long time i thought that there is a missing SQL console feature integrated in SAP functionality. With ABAP 7.4 and usage of Eclipse as IDE, SAP succeded to fulfill this gap with new Eclipse SQL Console. Actually before this feature, there was a similar feature that we could use for the same aim. Therefore i wanted to write down both options so that you can pick one of the suitable one for you.
5.0 02 I admit that the header of this post is complicated enough. I will try to simplify it. Recently one of my friend was getting an error message from an external webservice because he was calling the service but…
I know the post header does not make enough sense. However this is an expalantion for the solution of a problem that i come across recently, and i believe it will be very useful for such cases.
As far as i have discovered new commands coming with ABAP 7.4 (COND,SWITCH), i realized that they have some superiority over the old predecessors considering code repetition. Lately i have started to make use of COND command very often. The reason for that is SWITCH has same usage with CASE but has less code. Likewise COND provides declaring free conditions and accordingly assign a field value therefore has less code than IF. Below i have written very simple sample code for you to easily compare each of these commands.