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Currencies and Currency Conversions in BAPI Programming

Almost all BAPI-based applications have to deal with currencies. Proper handling of the currency fields in a BAPI requires an in-depth understanding of how currency amounts are represented in SAP. This article discusses how BAPIs should treat currency amounts, how to handle BAPIs that violate the rules and return “incorrect” amounts, how to use the...

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Globalizing Applications Part 1: Pre-Unicode Solutions

As Internet access spreads, costs decrease, and the online population extends to all corners of the globe, additional demands will be placed on developers, who have to consider language issues when they write programs, on system administrators, who have to maintain larger, global networks, and also on managers, who have to stay on top of…...

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Avoiding the 10 Worst Practices of SAP Development Projects

/Project ManagementIt is a common misconception that unsuccessful SAP projects, regardless of purpose or scale, fail due to a lack of time, money, and/or people. Research shows that this is rarely the case. Projects typically fail for other reasons, like faulty business practices. While there are obviously an infinite number of things that can go…...

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Enhanced ABAP Programming with Dynamic Open SQL

A major strength of ABAP is that database access via Open SQL is embedded in the language. This article focuses on Dynamic Open SQL, an extension of Open SQL, which offers a way to address development efforts that involve dynamic or semi-dynamic database access, thus avoiding the need to generate ABAP source code at runtime…....

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