ABAP HR Question

Hi Experts!
I am creating a report using the logical database PNP.
However, the standard select-options in the logical database doesn't seem to work. I tried filtering using payroll area but it did not work. I was able to make it work using CHECK PNPABKRS inside the GET PERNR loop. However, this not an accepatable solution as that means i have to write CHECK statements for every select-option in the logical database. Am I missing something here? I also tried putting my APPEND statements inside a PROVIDE P0001 loop.

I guess you were filtering Payroll area in Payroll Period Block in selection screen.
when we evaluate payroll results we use his selection block. The program which retrieves data for payroll accounting selects records on the basis of payroll area. The payroll area defines the selection
period but not the personnel numbers that are selected.
If you want to filter out PERNR's based on payroll area, Give Payroll area value in Data Selection Block of the selection screen. (If Payroll area is not there, then use Further selection Button to add payroll area). This way you can filter GET PERNR based on payroll area.

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    2) What is meant by performance analysis? Have done anything to improve the performance?
    3) How to transfer the objects? Have to transferred any objects?
    4) How did you test the developed objects?
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    10) What are the difference between Interactive and Drill Down Reports?
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    12) How to create a link between modified form and modified print program?
    13) What is the table, which contain the details of all the name of the programs and forms?
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    16) What is the difference between Clustered Tables and Pooled Tables?
    17) What is pf-status?
    18) Among "Move" and "Move Corresponding", which is efficient one?
    19) What are the output type and Tcodes?
    20) Where we use Chain and Endchain?
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    15. What is ALV programming in ABAP? When is this grid used in ABAP?- ALV is Application List viewer. Sap provides a set of ALV (ABAP LIST VIEWER) function modules which can be put into use to embellish the output of a report. This set of ALV functions is used to enhance the readability and functionality of any report output. Cases arise in sap when the output of a report contains columns extending more than 255 characters in length. In such cases, this set of ALV functions can help choose selected columns and arrange the different columns from a report output and also save different variants for report display. This is a very efficient tool for dynamically sorting and arranging the columns from a report output. The report output can contain up to 90 columns in the display with the wide array of display options.
    16. What are the events in ABAP/4 language?- Initialization, At selection-screen, Start-of-selection, end-of-selection, top-of-page, end-of-page, At line-selection, At user-command, At PF, Get, At New, At LAST, AT END, AT FIRST.
    17. What is CTS and what do you know about it?- The Change and Transport System (CTS) is a tool that helps you to organize development projects in the ABAP Workbench and in Customizing, and then transport the changes between the SAP Systems and clients in your system landscape. This documentation provides you with an overview of how to manage changes with the CTS and essential information on setting up your system and client landscape and deciding on a transport strategy. Read and follow this documentation when planning your development project.
    18. What are logical databases? What are the advantages/ dis-advantages of logical databases?- To read data from a database tables we use logical database. A logical database provides read-only access to a group of related tables to an ABAP/4 program. Advantages: i)check functions which check that user input is complete, correct,and plausible. ii)Meaningful data selection. iii)central authorization checks for database accesses. iv)good read access performance while retaining the hierarchical data view determined by the application logic. dis advantages: i)If you donot specify a logical database in the program attributes,the GET events never occur. ii)There is no ENDGET command,so the code block associated with an event ends with the next event statement (such as another GET or an END-OF-SELECTION).
    19. What is a batch input session?- BATCH INPUT SESSION is an intermediate step between internal table and database table. Data along with the action is stored in session ie data for screen fields, to which screen it is passed, program name behind it, and how next screen is processed.
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    Remote Function Call:
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  • Where can i get abap interview questions

    can anyone send me the link where i can get abap interview questions pls.

    Interview questions are not allowed as a topic in SDN. Don't ask them here. For all those answering this type of questions: Don't do that again. I've deleted most answers.
    Thread locked,
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  • Can anybody provide me the ABAP certification questions?

    Can anybody please provide me the ABAP Certification questions.

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  • HR-ABAP basic questions

    1) What is the reason for using infotypes with different way(not the same way as in ABAP) of saving the records the database is used in the ABAP-HR Programming?
    2) What is the some reason for using Logical Database more ABAP-HR?
    3) What is the reason for using precoded macro's in ABAP-HR?

      I am trying to learn ABAP-HR and found that many things that sound different in HR-ABAP can be achieved through normal ABAP below are the some
        1) Infotypes - I had read some where that records get saved horizantally (record1 record2 record3) instead in a vertial save ( record1
           Why is that this type of database design is adapted. Ofcourse these are called repeate structures I guess.
           Why is that infotype need to have self built database table, internal table and structure?
           This is being already handled in Normal ABAP by creating internal table refering database table/structure.
          So my 1st question in the previous to know what is making infotype different than normal way of having a internal table.
        2) Macro - is the precoded select query but that is already coded in TRMAC. My question over this when we can have select query what is the need for the precoded stuff?.
          For example why to have "RP-READ-INFOTYPE" on some Infotype when this can done through  Select * from TABLE pA0*** where field1 = 'xxxx'  .
    Any ways Thanks for your response,I have 2 years of experience in ABAP and want to shift my self to ABAP-HR. I always try to have strong foundation/understanding of the basics and post the questions to know the differents views (approach of thinking of other ABAPER's). Many times the response provide me very...very valuable stuff and this is the frist time  that I have a response that is different from Grath & Sameer. But I guess any response that posted to question which is related always related to  ABAP is definitely going to be helpful in one or the other way (may for having good understanding  or for preinterview..or some thing else) . 
          If the post is found to be non sense there is responsible person "MODERATOR" to block the post. I Dont know what made these two guys bother them much.
         That's great! that you gave me a repsonse that I was always expecting
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  • ABAP Certification questions

    2 questions on ABAP certification:
    1)  Are there any courses that are MANDATORY prior to taking the certification exam?  In other words, could I take the exam without having taken any formal courses if I should choose to do so?
    2)  What is the cost in USD to take the exam?
    Thanks for your help!
    Edited by: Andrew Brusko on Jul 27, 2009 8:31 PM
    Edited by: Andrew Brusko on Jul 27, 2009 8:31 PM
    Edited by: Andrew Brusko on Jul 27, 2009 8:32 PM

    Hi Andrew,
    This question should be rather posted at [SAP Certified Professionals|SAP Certification;, but I htink moderators will move that for you.
    As for the questions:
    1) There is no mandatory course, only recommended ones. If you feel strong enough with basics you don't need to take any of these. What SAP suggests is to accomplish TAW10, TAW11, TAW12 courses (depending on cert.exam you want to take). Either ABAP Developer for SAP Netweaver 2004 or latest one ABAP Developer for SAP Netweaver 7.0. Both are mostly covered in mentioned courses. Second one just requires some WEB dynpro knowledge and Unicode. You don't have to attend any of them, just look for the meterials and get prepared with them. TAW10 and TAW12 can be easily found in net, TAW11 is hard to get, but still you can learn from other SAP materials covering same topics.
    2) I don't know the cost in US, in Poland it cost me around $650 for Associate exam.
    Check directly on http://www.sap.com/usa/services/education/certification/index.epx for pricing and further details.
    Good luck!

  • ABAP Loop Question for next record

    Hello All, I am new to ABAP so please forgive this basic question. The below is a snippet of code I have in a ABAP Proxy.
    Here is a snippet of my code:
    DATA: i_item     TYPE TABLE OF bbp_pds_sc_item_icu.
    DATA: w_item     TYPE bbp_pds_sc_item_icu.
    LOOP AT input-I_ITEM-item INTO ls_item.
        CLEAR w_item.
        w_item-guid = v_item_guid.
        w_item-parent = v_header_guid.
        w_item-description = ls_item-description.
        w_item-number_int = ls_item-number_int.
        w_item-category = ls_item-category.
        w_item-category_id = ls_item-category_id.
        w_item-product_type = ls_item-product_type.
      APPEND w_item TO i_item.
    The structure input-I_ITEM-item is an input from a ABAP Proxy. This all works great if I feed in only 1 line item to proxy, but if I send in two line items the result is i_item has line item 1 twice, and I get nothing for line item2. It is almost like the the loop runs twice but the ls_item stays on line 1. I am sure I am missing something simple.

    Here is a snippet of the XML I am sending to ABAP proxy:
              <DESCRIPTION>Proxy Test Line</DESCRIPTION>
              <DESCRIPTION>Proxy Test Line  2</DESCRIPTION>

  • ABAP Mapping Questions

    I am trying to get my head around ABAP mappings and have a few questions.
    In the below code sample which I find in every example and blog it talks about specific steps -
    *initialize iXML, * create iXML factory object, * create streamfactory object, * create input stream object, * initialize the input xml document, * parse the input xml document
    In these steps the code is always exactly the same so my question is are these just standard steps that are implemented every single time an abap mapping is used and hence only standard lines that never have to be changed or will they be different depending on the mapping.
    I am trying to work out where I will begin my coding.
    So would somebody be so kind as to give me a brief explanation of the above mentioned steps.
    Thank you
    METHOD if_mapping~execute.
    * initialize iXML
      TYPE-POOLS: ixml.
    * create iXML factory object
      DATA: ixmlfactory TYPE REF TO if_ixml.
      ixmlfactory = cl_ixml=>create( ).
    * create streamfactory object
      DATA: streamfactory TYPE REF TO
      streamfactory = ixmlfactory->create_stream_factory( ).
    * create input stream object
      DATA: istream TYPE REF TO if_ixml_istream.
      istream = streamfactory->create_istream_xstring( source ).
    * initialize the input xml document
      DATA: idocument TYPE REF TO if_ixml_document.
      idocument = ixmlfactory->create_document( ).
    * parse the input xml document
      DATA: iparser TYPE REF TO if_ixml_parser.
      iparser = ixmlfactory->create_parser(
      stream_factory = streamfactory
      istream = istream
      document = idocument ).
      iparser->parse( ).

         The above lines you mentioned deal with initialization of the iXML parser for parsing through the XML payload, so they would remain the same for all mapping where you are parsing the input payload.
    The coding for you specific mapping will begin after this, something like :
    * Implements the DOM generating interface to the parser
      iparser->parse( ).
      emp_node_collection = idocument->get_elements_by_tag_name_ns( name = 'Order' ).
      emp_node_length = emp_node_collection->get_length( ).
      emp_node_iterator = emp_node_collection->create_iterator( ).
    where you start reading the xml node values.
    Hope this helps.

  • ABAP Guys Question from JDEdwards ??

    Hi all,
    I am trying to get into SAP, now the releases R3 4.6 and SAP Web server NetWeaver are confusing me.
    NetWeaver is the latest technology , my question is
    1- the DeveloperStudio "NetWeaver" will it be the Development platform for SAP in the future, or its just limited to certain need for WebServer and web applications only.
    As you know the new ORACLE product "FUSION" is totally web based.
    Is SAP future updates and new SAP products will be the <u>same WebBased</u> ?? in other words the next update of 4.6 will be 6.00 "NetWeaver".
    Or am I mixing apples with Oranges ??
    I am trying to get into SAP and learn it , but i  dont want to put my efforts on something thats going to change.
    Any explenation is highly appreciated.

    You asked:
    <b>1- the DeveloperStudio "NetWeaver" will it be the Development platform for SAP in the future, or its just limited to certain need for WebServer and web applications only.</b>
    The simple answer is YES, it is the development platform for SAP in future. Support for development of web applications is only one of the many features it provides. It provides full support to develop applications using ABAP language (there is an Eclipse-based version for JAVA as well). Take a look at https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/com.sap.km.cm.docs/documents/a1-8-4/sap netweaver developers guide.booklet for further details on SAP NetWeaver Development Studio.
    <b>2. Is SAP future updates and new SAP products will be the same WebBased ?? in other words the next update of 4.6 will be 6.00 "NetWeaver".
    The current release of SAP Web Application Server is 6.40. As the name itself tells, support for the WEB is native in all releases since 6.10. Prior to that, you had to look for options like ITS, Business Connector, etc to web-enable your R/3 applications. Now, since the introduction of ICM (Internet Communication Manager), ICF (Internet Communication Framework), SAP Web Dispatcher, you can enable any SAP application for Web.
    Hope this helps. Do get back with questions if you have any more.

  • Abap thinking questions

    There is a place ,site that i can find abap questions,
    i don't mean interview questions like what is BDC or LDB ....
    there is a lot of them !!!
    i mean thinking question like way u use this teacniqe,
    or anything else, but just thinking question!

    Julius Bussche wrote:
    > I cannot remember ever having seen such a question before, so I doubt that searching google or SDN will help much either (sorry Amit!)
    > Perhaps a development request to SAP's language group to add the statement THINKING as an ABAP keyword is what you are looking for?
    > ....
    > Then there would be no excuse...
    > Cheers,
    > Julius
    Good idea Julius - It's late Friday afternoon on this side, so I'm just about to set the second option.

  • Abap memory question

    hi,guys,i did a example to test the difference between sap memory and abap memory,the result that i did program zmemory1 is : 1111  2223,
    but the question is when i did program zmemory2 alone,the result is the same,why i can get test2 with
    import statement in different session,below is my code,
    thxs in advance!
    REPORT  zmemory1.
    DATA : test1(10) TYPE c,
           test2(10) TYPE c.
    test1 = '1111'.
    test2 = '2223'.
    REPORT  zmemory2.
    DATA: test1(10) TYPE c,
          test2(10) TYPE c.
    WRITE:/ test1,test2.

    Hello Kevin,
    You can retest the whole thing again.
    Execute your program ZMEMORY_1 in which you have chosen EXPORT TO MEMORY-ID -> This will store the value you want to, to a memory space created by name as specified by you.
    Execute your Program ZMEMORY_2 in which you have chosen IMPORT FROM MEMORY-ID -> This will get the value you have stored in the memory ID.
    In the case you execute the program separately you will not be able to get the value you have stored in memory.
    In case you have executed/submitted the program ZMEMORY_2 in program ZMEMORY_1 you will be able to get the values stored in the memory ID.
    Please note that Garbage Collector collects/clears the memory as soon as session is ended. May be in some case it would not have been triggred before the execution of the program, I am taking a case on my assumption but generally it does not happens and Garbage Collector does it job well :-).
    Hope this helps.

  • ABAP Unit question

    I am new to ABAP unit, and not really sure on how I can execute one ABAP unit test script.
    Let's say I have the below code (extracted from SAPBC401_PRJD_ABAP_UNIT program in SAP ECC 6.0 system (SP9).
    **& Report  SAPBC401_PRJD_ABAP_UNIT
    REPORT  sapbc401_prjd_abap_unit.
        CLASS-DATA text TYPE string.
        CLASS-METHODS set_text_to_x.
      METHOD set_text_to_x.
        text = 'U'.
    * Test classes
        METHODS mytestmethod FOR TESTING.
      METHOD mytestmethod.
        myclass=>set_text_to_x( ).
        cl_aunit_assert=>assert_equals( act = myclass=>text
                                        exp = 'X' ).
    The simple question is, how I can execute the
    If I just execute the above code using F8, I believe nothing is executed right?
    I tried to append the below code, but it is also only executing the method in that particular class (not in the test case class).
    myclass=>set_text_to_x( ).
    Please help me to start...
    Thanks in advanced.

    Dear Klaus,
    Thanks very much! The link is very useful.
    I implemented the below class for test, and now I got the idea how to continue!
    class ZCL_WALLET definition
      create public .
    *"* public components of class ZCL_WALLET
    *"* do not include other source files here!!!
    public section.
      data LIQUIDITY type I .
      methods CHECK_LIQUIDITY .
      methods GET_LIQUIDITY
          value(RE_LIQUIDITY) type STRING .
      methods PUT_IN
          !EUROS type I .
    class lcl_Wallet_Test definition for testing. "#AU Risk_Level Harmless
      private section.
        methods check_Liquidity for testing.
    class lcl_Wallet_Test implementation.
    method check_Liquidity.
        my_Wallet type ref to zcl_Wallet,
        liquidity type i.
      create object my_Wallet.
      liquidity = my_Wallet->get_Liquidity( ).
        act = liquidity
        exp = 1 "purposely put 1 to show error
        msg = 'New wallet assumed empty' ).
      my_Wallet->put_In( euros = 12 ).
        act = my_Wallet->liquidity
        exp = 12
        msg = 'As many euros as put in before' ).

  • Abap Certification Question

    Hi All,
    I am appearing Teched ABAP Certification Examination, Any one kindly send question relating to certification . It will very helpful for me.
    My mail id: [email protected]
    Thanks in advance.

    Refer the following links:
    certification ..
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    /message/514469#514469 [original link is broken]
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    /message/257122#257122 [original link is broken]
    /message/130164#130164 [original link is broken]
    This is link from SAP about ABAP certification
    There is a pdf called ABAP certification.
    You can try www.sapdoamin.com
    They provide Certification simulation questions which are very useful and a must try site.
    Some links which might help
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    /message/514469#514469 [original link is broken]
    /message/1315746#1315746 [original link is broken]
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  • ABAP Objects Questions

    Hello Everyone,
    I hope someone could answer the following questions:
    Please look at the below ABAP code
    data: zVar(30)                type c value 'ZTEST_CLASS',
            methodName(30)    type c value 'Test_Method'.
    Question # 1:  Can I define the objVar as below or is there anyother way to accomplish this?
    data:  objVar  TYPE REF TO  zVar.  (Please note that zVar is the variable that contains the name of the 
    Question # 2: Can I create the object objVar from the above question as below?
    Question # 3: Can I call the method of objVar as below
    CALL METHOD objVar->Test_Method (please note that test method is a variable that contains the name
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    Thanks in advance.

    All these Can be done using Dynamic programming.
    check this
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    methodName(30) type c value 'TEST'.   "<----Method name
    data: obj type ref to object.
    create object obj TYPE (zvar) .
    call method obj->(methodname).

  • BODS ABAP transform question

    Hi! This is a very simple question...
    I've been trying to use ABAP transforms in BODS, and I'm having some difficulty with the documentation. In particular, it's not clear how exactly the extracted information from the ABAP program makes it into the BODS dataflow.
    Does anyone have a clearer picture of how this is done?

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  • ABAP doubts/questions in developing Cusotmer Exit

    I found a customer exit for variables in one of the SDN docs and I have few ABAP questions in it. Function exit is EXIT_SAPLRRS0_001 and Include ZXRSU01. I would really appreciate if someone can help me with it.
    1.     What exactly is an Include? As in this case ZXRSU01?
    2.     What is the difference in the declaration DATA: xyz type d and DATA: xyz like ..
    3.     I have two declarations in a user exit DATA: L_S_RANGE TYPE RSSR SRANGESID and LOC_VAR_RANGE LIKE RRRANGEEXIT. What does RSSR SRANGESID and RRRANGEEXIT correspond to?
    4.     What is I_STEP, there is a statement which says I_STEP=2. What are the all the possible values for I_STEP. As in 2 here is after the popup.
    5.     Also what exactly is I_STEP?
    6.     What does I_VNAM and I_T_VAR_RANGE correspond to? (If I am not wrong it corresponds to variable name)
    7.     From where can I get a list of all such standard variables like I_STEP, I_VNAM…
    Thank you,

    Your explanation is good. But right now I am working developing a customer exit for BEx variable. Can you please explain questions above in context to the code below:
    Data: v_loc_date type d.
    Data: v_loc_date1 type d.
    Data: v_loc(4) type c.
    to calculate "month to date" user input is "Calday" Key Date
    IF I_STEP = 2. "after the popup
    L_S_RANGE-LOW = LOC_VAR_RANGE-LOW(6). "low value, e.g.YYYYMM (200606) part of key date (20060625)
    L_S_RANGE-LOW+6(2) = '01'. “ low value e..g. YYYYMM01 (20060601)
    L_S_RANGE-HIGH = LOC_VAR_RANGE-LOW. "high value = input
    L_S_RANGE-SIGN = 'I'.
    L_S_RANGE-OPT = 'BT'.
    Thank you,

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