ABAP stands for Advanced Business Application Programming and is a 4GL
application-specific programming language for developing applications for the
SAP R/3 system.
The SAP R/3 system was first released in 1992 and is a
widely implemeneted subsystem used all over the world. It was developed in
the 1980s by German software company SAP and the syntax of the language
is similar to COBOL.
The programming language helps to develop an array of applications,
including reports, module pool programming, interfaces, forms, data
conversions and user exits & BADI. ABAP programs reside in the SAP databse
and are compiled, debugged and run with SAP components. They can be
categorised into report and module tools, with the term “report” being freely
used to lessen the use of programmes that manipulate data in list form.
Jobs that use ABAP:
– SAP BW Consultant
– Senior Business Analyst
– Business Analyst
– SAP OTC Analyst