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Lecture02 abap on line

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Lecture02 abap on line

  1. 1. Lecture 2 Reading Database Tables BCO5647 Applications Programming Techniques (ABAP)
  2. 2. Readings & Objectives <ul><li>Readings </li></ul><ul><li>Keller & Kruger Chapter 8 Section 8.1.1 – 8.1.4 </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives This lecture will </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce the ABAP dictionary as part of SAP </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce ABAP Open SQL </li></ul><ul><li>Explore reading DB Tables using ABAP SELECT statements </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce System Variables and examine how they can be incorporated into an ABAP program </li></ul><ul><li>Examine program documentation options </li></ul>
  3. 3. The ABAP Dictionary <ul><li>The ABAP Dictionary administers the database tables. </li></ul><ul><li>The ABAP dictionary contains current information about a database table’s technical attributes. </li></ul><ul><li>When you look at a table in the ABAP Dictionary, you are looking at the DESCRIPTION of a table in the underlying database. </li></ul>
  4. 4. ABAP Open SQL <ul><li>In a report program you use ABAP Open SQL to read data from the database. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ABAP Open SQL <ul><li>Open SQL is SAP’s version of Standard SQL. </li></ul><ul><li>Open SQL statements are converted into database-specific native SQL statements. </li></ul><ul><li>Open SQL makes you code portable and fast. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Using SELECT to Retrieve Data 1 <ul><li>The SELECT clause describes whether the result of the selection will comprise several lines or a single line of data. </li></ul><ul><li>The FROM clause names the database from which data is to be selected. </li></ul><ul><li>The INTO clause determines the internal data objects into which the selected data is to be placed. </li></ul><ul><li>The WHERE clause defines the conditions that the selection results must fulfil. </li></ul>Reading by Single Record ACCESS
  7. 7. Using SELECT to Retrieve Data 2 <ul><li>Reading several rows using a loop. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Using SELECT to Retrieve Data 3 <ul><li>Reading several rows using an Array Fetch </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reusable Components for Data Retrieval <ul><li>If reusable components that encapsulate complex data retrieval are available, you should use them. There are four possible techniques: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calling methods of global classes; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calling methods of business objects; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calling function modules; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including logical databases. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Reading Data from the Database <ul><li>1. report y234802a. 2. tables: sbook. 3. select * from sbook. 4. write: / sbook-carrid, sbook-fldate. 5. endselect. </li></ul><ul><li>In the example above the tables statement: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>allocates a table work area called sbook; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>gives the program access to the database table: sbook. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The select statement begins a loop. The endselect marks the end of the loop. </li></ul><ul><li>Code between select and endselect are executed once for each row returned from the database . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Using WHERE to limit the Data returned with SELECT <ul><li>1. report y234802b. 2. tables sbook. 3. select * from sbook 4. where carrid = ’LH’. 5. write: / sbook-carrid, sbook-fldate. 6. endselect. </li></ul><ul><li>The where clause allows the program to specify which rows of data are to be returned by the select command. </li></ul><ul><li>1. report y234802c. 2. tables sbook. 3. select * from sbook 4. where carrid = ’LH’ 5. and connid = ’0400’. 6. write: / sbook-carrid, sbook-fldate. 7. endselect. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Using ORDER BY to sort the Data returned with SELECT <ul><li>1. report y234802d. 2. tables spfli. 3. select * from spfli 4. order by cityfrom. 5. write: / spfli-carrid, spfli-connid, 6. spfli-cityfrom. 7. endselect. </li></ul><ul><li>The order by clause returns the result of a select loop in ascending order by the nominated field. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Working with System Variables <ul><li>SAP’s R/3 system provides a number of system variables which are always available to your program. </li></ul><ul><li>All system variables have been defined in the Data Dictionary. </li></ul><ul><li>All system variables begin with the prefix sy- </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>sy-datum the current system date. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>sy-uzeit the current time. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Two system variables useful when using the select statement are: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>sy-subrc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>sy-dbcnt </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Working with System Variables <ul><li>sy-subrc can be used to test whether any rows from the database table were returned after using a select statement. </li></ul><ul><li>If rows were found, the value of sy–subrc is 0. </li></ul><ul><li>If no rows were found, the value of sy–subrc is 4. </li></ul><ul><li>1. report y234802e. </li></ul><ul><li>2. tables sbook. </li></ul><ul><li>3. select * from sbook </li></ul><ul><li>4. where carrid = ’LH’. </li></ul><ul><li>5. write: / sbook-carrid, sbook-fldate. </li></ul><ul><li>6. endselect. </li></ul><ul><li>7. if sy-subrc ne 0. </li></ul><ul><li>8. write / ’No records found’. </li></ul><ul><li>9. endif. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Working with System Variables <ul><li>sy-dbcnt can be used to determine the number of rows returned by a select statement. </li></ul><ul><li>sy-dbcnt can also be used as a loop counter. </li></ul><ul><li>1. report y234802f. </li></ul><ul><li>2. tables t001. </li></ul><ul><li>3. select * from t001. </li></ul><ul><li>4. write: / sy-dbcnt, t001-compyname. </li></ul><ul><li>5. endselect. </li></ul><ul><li>6. write: / sy-dbcnt, ’records found’. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Using the SELECT SINGLE statement <ul><li>The select single statement retrieves one row (record) from the database table. </li></ul><ul><li>select single does not start a loop and so there is no endselect statement. </li></ul><ul><li>A where clause must be included containing the value of a primary key that would uniquely identify one row in the database table. </li></ul><ul><li>1. report y234802g. </li></ul><ul><li>2. tables t001. </li></ul><ul><li>3. select single * from t001 </li></ul><ul><li>4. where compycode = ’A0125’. </li></ul><ul><li>5. if sy-subrc = 0. </li></ul><ul><li>6. write: / t001-compycode, t001-compyname. </li></ul><ul><li>7. else. </li></ul><ul><li>8. write: / ’record not found’. </li></ul><ul><li>9. endif. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Commenting Code and Formal Documentation <ul><li>An * (asterisk) in column one indicates that the entire line is a comment. </li></ul><ul><li>“ (double quotes) anywhere on a line indicates that the remainder of the line is a comment. </li></ul><ul><li>Formal documentation can be made in the documentation component of the program. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Go to the ABAP Editor : Initial Screen; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Documentation radio button; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Press Change; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Type in your documentation; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Press Save. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Commenting Code and Formal Documentation <ul><li>*----------------------------------------------* * Report Name: y234802h * Author: John Verbatum * Date: February 2007 *----------------------------------------------* * Description: * This program will ………… *----------------------------------------------* </li></ul><ul><li>report y234802h. </li></ul><ul><li>*----------------------------------------------* * Tables *----------------------------------------------* </li></ul><ul><li>tables: bsis, “Index for G/L Accounts </li></ul><ul><li>kna1, “Data in Customer Master </li></ul><ul><li>vbrp. “Billing: Item Data </li></ul><ul><li>*----------------------------------------------* * Variables *----------------------------------------------* </li></ul><ul><li>data: w_buzei(3) type n, “Line item number </li></ul><ul><li>w_monat(2) type n. “Fiscal Period </li></ul>

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