SAP S4/HANA : Introduction to ABAP (Basics for Beginners)

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SAP S4/HANA : Introduction to ABAP (Basics for Beginners)

Introduction to the ABAP Netweaver

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

With more than 400,000 customers worldwide, SAP has established itself over the years as a reference in terms of ERP.

Rare are the software so powerful, and allowing to adapt to all types of business.

It allows a notable improvement of the processes, increases the performance of the companies and especially increases the communication and the exchange of information between service with its single data base.

Training on SAP today is clearly an excellent choice for the future. The application areas are constantly expanding and the need for companies to improve productivity and quality is growing.

However, it must be recognized that it is as powerful as it is complex, which may seem disconcerting at first.

This training, focused on ABAP, will allow you to become familiar with the basics of the SAP programming language.

  • Who is this training for?

If you are familiar with the SAP programming language and are looking to improve in specific areas, this course is not for you.

The topics covered will be of interest to consultants in the SAP world, regardless of their preferred module. Indeed, ABAP is everywhere in this software and acquiring experience and knowledge in this field can only increase competence and allow to understand what is hidden behind the meanders of each functionality. A project manager will also find happiness in this learning.

This initiation course aims to take the basics, from the beginning, to allow the people who follow it to have all the cards in hand to apprehend more complex notions later on. It will help you acquire the basics necessary to learn the language, using good practices.

Since this training starts from scratch, people who want a career change in IT and more specifically in SAP are welcome. Regardless of the choice of career direction in this field, having a string to one's bow that involves ABAP is a real asset in terms of value on the job market.

However, I advise you to have a basic knowledge of the SAP software. If this is not the case, I refer you to my training "Initiation SAP beginner - The basics" before going into this one.

  • What will I learn?

This basic training is nevertheless complete and is divided in an optimal way to allow you to follow at your own pace and to easily consult each small chapter.

We will cover the following topics:

  1. The ABAP programming language: its history and usefulness

  2. The basics of ABAP programming

    1. Notion of Package

    2. Your first program

    3. The syntax

    4. Screen Selection and Parameters

    5. ABAP editor

  3. Code and debugging

    1. Simple variables

    2. The arithmetic

    3. System variables

    4. Debugging

    5. The Abap List

    6. The Character String

  4. Flow Control Structure

    1. The "IF" Statement

    2. The "CASE" Statement

    3. The "AND" and "OR" statements

    4. The "DO" and "While" loops

  5. The Runtime Error

  6. The SELECT Statement

  7. Modularization

  8. Questions in the form of a quiz, but also a practical exercise covering the concepts presented.

This course also contains downloadable documents that summarize the concepts explained in the video.

No need to take notes, we did it for you!

  • How will I learn?

The video materials, articles and downloadable documents have been created to make learning enjoyable.

No reading of Powerpoint or other documents.

We wanted to make it more modern, more clean.

You don't need to have SAP installed on your PC. Everything will be shown to you directly in a real environment.

For those who would like to go further and practice directly in the software, I can recommend the Michael Management website, to get a "Live Access" pass in the SAP environment. You will find the link in the last section of the course but don't hesitate to ask me if you are interested.

It is with this solution that we have created this course.

  • What's next?

At the end of this training, you will have learned a lot, not only about ABAP but about programming in general

You will have all the cards in hand to tackle more complex notions and why not, start your learning towards a new career in the SAP environment.

But as we know that it is sometimes difficult to go beyond the teaching and that, in concrete cases, one can easily get lost, we continue to give you our help and support:

  1. By updating our training courses on a regular basis according to your feedback

  2. Through an exchange system, especially the Q&A but also by message

  3. By an email address, for more complex cases where it would be necessary to send us files

We want to be close to our community, and above all, to accompany you in your success.

"What you are tomorrow depends on what you do today".

Don't hesitate. The best investment you can make is to invest in yourself!

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What will you learn in this course:

  • SAP: ABAP (its history and use)
  • The basics of ABAP programming
  • The first code and debugging
  • Flow control Structure
  • The Runtime Error
  • Logical statements and modularization
  • Presented in a dynamic format
  • In a real SAP environment (S4/HANA)
  • Accompanied by examples and simplified sheets


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Having access to SAP is a plus
  • Have a basic knowledge of the software
SAP S4/HANA : Introduction to ABAP (Basics for Beginners)


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

3 Lectures
  • play icon Course presentation 04:45 04:45
  • play icon Database Access
  • play icon ABAP - History and utility 04:39 04:39
The Basics of ABAP Programming
6 Lectures
Code and Debugging
7 Lectures
Flow Control Structure
5 Lectures
Runtime Error
3 Lectures
Additional Content
3 Lectures
ABAP Basics exercise
4 Lectures
Course Close
1 Lectures

Instructor Details

Michael Antoine

Michael Antoine

Technico - functional SAP Analyst

Hello, my name is Michael. Working for 10 years as an IT consultant in a large company with more than 5,000 people worldwide, and based on several continents, I position myself as a great enthusiast of technological progress and digitalization.

In my job, I love the human aspect that can result, understand and learn every day.

I love to share my discoveries and I decided to try the adventure with you by proposing videos but also a support by email, allowing even more exchange with you.


Hello, moi c'est Michael. Travailleur depuis 10 ans comme consultant informatique au sein d'une grande société composée de plus de 5 000 personnes à travers le monde, et basée sur plusieurs continents, je me positionne comme un grand passionné de l'avancée technologique et de la digitalisation.

Dans mon métier, j'adore l'aspect humain qu'il peut en résulter, comprendre et apprendre chaque jour.

J'aime énormément partager mes découvertes et j'ai décidé alors de tenter l'aventure avec vous en proposant des supports vidéos mais également un support par mail, permettant encore plus d'échanger avec vous.

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