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Learning and using new SAP technology - How do you learn about the new stuff? Once you know it, how do you implement it?

Learning and using new SAP technology - How do you learn about the new stuff? Once you know it, how do you implement it?

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    • Presented by Michelle Crapoabap4fun@gmail.commcrapo@perrigo.com
    • Well you’re here
    • Contents Step by step from learning to using Discussion Benefits Old Dog tricks used in a New world! Closing
    • Step 1 – Make the time Normal work hours  Lull in projects  During project where can use the new technology  Something that you might use.  Presentations and demos to internal customers Non-work hours  Prior to work  After work  During lunch break
    • Lull in projects Support work  Timelines  Level of priority Waiting for a response when you are complete with your development  Usually it goes back and forth a couple of times
    • Project Work Question to ask yourself or know the answer if asked:  Why  Will it change any of the requirements  Extra time needed  What are you using differently Describe benefits Use the new tool without causing project issues or changes (Transparently) Demo it!
    • Non-work hours Only when it is fun! Learn things that excite you Logistically  Prior to work  After work  Lunch Only when family doesn’t need you for something else.
    • Groups What could you use at home? How?
    • Something you might use Read it Read case studies on it Schedule a meeting – add your overview to the invite. What will they learn? Demo it!
    • Step 2 - Learn SAP Teched – my #1 place Local Events Web  Blogs  Websites SCN E-Learning  http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/elearn Outside resources (people you’ve met, mentors, forums)  Learn how the new technology was used.
    • SAP Teched Hands-on High level overview of what is coming Lecture on new technology ASUG lectures – these add the tools that most of us can get to now.
    • Local Events Easy to get to Less expensive (may be no cost to you except travel. SIT) Network. Introduce or get introductions from many of the SAP type people in your local area Examples  SAP Insider Track  ASUG Meetings
    • SCN E-learning Start the presentation have an open SAP Screen Run the presentation pausing when you need to, create it on your system (if possible)
    • Web Google, YAHOO, SAPhoo Articles Blogs Question / Answers Free training - See some of them that I’ve found at the end of the presentation  Examples HTML, XML..  Tutorials
    • On your own system ABAPDOCU SE30 – Tips and Tricks SE38 - DEMO*
    • Outside Resources Send an e-mail to one of those people on your business cards. (I’m one of many.)  Do they have time to show you something new they may have learned?  Have they used a new technology on a project.  Use social networking Request Mentor Webinars
    • Step 3 - Implement WebDynpro ABAP objects Enhancement Framework Quality tools inside ABAP MII Web UI Floorplan Manager
    • Just do it!
    • And so.. What about my skills? Take an inventory Most of the “new” stuff is based upon ABAP You KNOW ABAP
    • Old Tricks Loop / exit / Endloop Table for variables Table Maintenance KISS Documentation in programs Performance tuning Stop – does it make sense?
    • Example Webdynpro for printing labels – combined with SMARTFORMS
    • Webdynpro
    • Webdynpro
    • Dynpo
    • Webdynpro
    • Dynpro
    • Webdynpro
    • CodeOld New
    • PBO
    • Code
    • Discussion points Project time Justification  Learning  Using
    • Project Timeline When you estimate, estimate for the new technology During a project get permission to extend timelines based upon new technology.  Demo new technology for the project team.  Present slideshow with information for case studies for business that have already used the technology.  If possible get a phone call set up with one of those companies.
    • Justification Learning Share the information learned with co-workers Create Demos Be able to present new technology to the team and / or management Once start doing it – get ready to show why it has helped.  User Satisfaction  Quicker ABAP programming with a good repository of reusable code.
    • Justification Using Customer Satisfaction Reusable code Personal Job Satisfaction Keeping skills current – we support SAP code, we need to understand it. More options for projects Better design / testing leading to less maintenance work in the future.
    • Benefits! Endless. You decide based upon the technology you choose. Make sure you keep a log of lessons learned, and benefits after your project(s). See justification above.
    • Closing Coding standards should gradually change to use new coding techniques.  An example no longer used the ALV function module instead use the ALV class / methods Learning / using is a great justification for going to training Learning new things increase you as an asset of the company.
    • abap4fun@gmail.com
    • ALV Object *&---------------------------------------------------------------------* *& Report ZMC_NEW_ALV4 *&---------------------------------------------------------------------* *& Create ALV * - Change Attributes of a column *&---------------------------------------------------------------------* REPORT zmc_new_alv4. DATA: i_kna1 TYPE TABLE OF kna1. * Set up class references DATA: g_outtab TYPE REF TO cl_salv_table. DATA: g_functions TYPE REF TO cl_salv_functions. DATA: g_display TYPE REF TO cl_salv_display_settings. DATA: g_columns TYPE REF TO cl_salv_columns_table. "Version 4 DATA: g_column TYPE REF TO cl_salv_column_table. "Version 4 DATA: color TYPE lvc_s_colo. "Version 4 START-OF-SELECTION. PERFORM get_data. PERFORM display_data. END-OF-SELECTION. *&---------------------------------------------------------------------* *& Form get_data *&---------------------------------------------------------------------* * Retrieve the data *----------------------------------------------------------------------* FORM get_data. * Retrieve data SELECT * INTO TABLE i_kna1 FROM kna1. ENDFORM. "get_data
    • ALV Object Continued *&---------------------------------------------------------------------* *& Form display_Data *&---------------------------------------------------------------------* * Display the data *----------------------------------------------------------------------* FORM display_data. * Set up an instance of the ALV class (Static method) cl_salv_table=>factory( IMPORTING r_salv_table = g_outtab CHANGING t_table = i_kna1 ). * Get the functions that can be used with an ALV. g_functions = g_outtab->get_functions( ). * Set the functions to true. Display all functions. g_functions->set_all( abap_true ). *Set up an istanance for g_display g_display = g_outtab->get_display_settings( ). * Add striped pattern g_display->set_striped_pattern( cl_salv_display_settings=>true ).
    • ALV Object Continued * Add heading g_display->set_list_header( This is the heading - METHOD SET_LIST_HEADER ). * Set up an instance of g_columns g_columns = g_outtab->get_columns( ). * Retrieve KUNNR column - Part of the KNA1 table * CL_SALV_COLUMNS_TABLE class ?= is variable object g_column ?= g_columns->get_column( KUNNR ). g_column->set_long_text( This is long text ). g_column->set_short_text( This is sh ). * Same as above only retrieve NAME1 (This is a separate instance) g_column ?= g_columns->get_column( NAME1 ). color-col = 3. color-int = 1. color-inv = 0. g_column->set_color( color ). * Run the display method for the G_OUTTAB instance. g_outtab->display( ). ENDFORM. "display_Data
    • Enhancement Points / Modificationof Code(http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/11896)
    • Objects Use them! – use the ALV object Create them similar to function modules Start to evolve to use the interesting techniques Global vs. local – Can make a strong argument on either side