Beginners Guide to learning SAP development starting with logging into SAP

The most common questions I am asked are along the lines of what is the best way to learn ABAP? Where should I start? I have little or no knowledge of ABAP can you recommend a book to get me started. The fact is that much of the knowledge you need to get you started with the basics and beyond in most areas of SAP development is available from a combination of and other complimentary websites and online video courses.The trouble is it is very difficult to access and know where to start if you are starting from little or no existing knowledge.

There are many existing guides for each area you need such as report writing, table updates, ALV, BSP's, SAP enhancement, Fiori, Web Dynpro's etc etc. This section will hopefully tie all these together into a beginner's step by step guide to SAP / ABAP development. Taking you from the very very basics of simply logging in SAP, through to developing ABAP reports, ALV grids, update programs, right through to developing the latest SAP web development applications using BSP, HTML, JavaScript, Web Dynpro's etc etc.

Prerequisite: Before you start do you have access to an SAP system to practice what you are learning? If not then check out the following review, which details the best options for gaining access to an SAP system. This can either be by installing a local trial version on your own PC or signing up for instant remote access to a fully working SAP system.

SAP Access review - Getting access to an SAP system

Lesson - Log into SAP

Lesson - Basic Helloworld ABAP report

Lesson - Basic ABAP report

Lesson - Add Selection Screen

Lesson -- Format date field

Lesson -- Fully working ALV Tree dynpro program

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