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September 21, 2017 | 438 Views |

Horst Keller
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SAP NetWeaver AS for ABAP 7.52 is available now.

It is mainly a major step on the way to efficient development of SAP HANA optimized SAP Fiori apps is
the use of the new RESTful ABAP programming model which includes technologies such as CDS,
Business Object Processing Framework (BOPF), SAP Gateway and SAPUI5.

But there are some news in the ABAP language too.

One of those is searching the portal version of the ABAP Keyword Documentation.

Searching the ABAP Keyword Documentation


Not too long ago, I wrote a blog Searching the ABAP Keyword Documentation, in which I showed the
different search capabilities for the different versions and explained why there is no search capability for
the portal version (no ABAP backend behind). In this blog I proposed a workaround by using the search
capabilities of the browser for the index pages of the documentation.

The workaround is not that bad but of course not too comfortable and I wrote One might think about
doing something in JS. Well, I thought about it (in fact I was thinking about that for quite some time
already) and finally I can present you a first solution for testing.

The portal version of the ABAP Keyword Documentation is available now:

https://help.sap.com/http.svc/rc/abapdocu_752_index_htm/7.52/en-US/index.htm
https://help.sap.com/http.svc/rc/abapdocu_752_index_htm/7.52/de-DE/index.htm

There you find a Search button in the upper right corner of each page.

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Selecting the Search button opens a search page, where you can enter search terms and search:

The search evaluates the keyword index, the subject list and the glossary of the ABAP Keyword
documentation. The search term entered must either match the finding exactly or can have a wildcard
character * at the last position.

The solution might not be perfect but should be sufficient for most of the use cases. It also works on
mobile devices.

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