world of SAP programming, ABAP is the universal language. In most of the
projects, the focus is on getting a team of ABAP programmers as soon as
possible, handing over the technical specifications to them and asking them to
churn out the ABAP programs within the “given deadlines”.
Often due to
this pressure of schedules and deliveries, the main focus of making a efficient
program takes a back seat. An efficient ABAP program is one which delivers the
required output to the user in a finite time as per the complexity of the
program, rather than hearing the comment “I put the program to run, have my
lunch and come back to check the results”.
aside the hyperbole, a performance optimized ABAP program saves the time of the
end user, thus increasing the productivity of the user, and in turn keeping the
user and the management happy.
tutorial focuses on presenting various performance tuning tips and tricks to
make the ABAP programs efficient in doing their work. This tutorial also assumes
that the reader is well versed in all the concepts and syntax of ABAP
Performance of a program is also often limited due to hardware restrictions,
which is out of the scope of this article.