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Version Management in SAP ABAP

Tutorial Description

Working with version management in SAP ABAP programming, retrieving older versions in SAP programs

Tutorial Area Core ABAP
Prerequisites ABAP
Learning Level Basic
Estimated Time to learn 30
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In general all the developments will be done in development system within the SAP system landscape , SAP system landscape consists of some non-production systems ex: Quality and Assurance(QAS). Once we move our developments in development system, the changes will be moved to QAS, once moved to QAS a version will be generated in version management database.Finally we move all the developments to production system.

Version management will mainly helpful for ABAPer in the below ways.

  • Recover a version
  • Verify/validate versions with production systems

Generate version in SAP ABAP

Scenario: I am a developer and I am developing a program in development system(not yet moved to QAS or PRD), sometime the program is deleted accidentally, in this scenario we can not get the program back, so it is always better to generate versions, see example below.

Go to SE38, create a program ZSAPN_VERSIONS.

Click on utilities -> Versions -> Generate Version to generate a version.

Version management in SAP ABAP

Go to utilities -> Versions -> Version Management.

Version management in SAP ABAP

Version management in SAP ABAP

Now go to SE38, delete the program.

Version management in SAP ABAP

Create a program with same name ZSAPN_VERSIONS and go to utilities -> Versions -> Version Management

Version management in SAP ABAP

Select a version and click on retrieve .

Version management in SAP ABAP

A pop up will come, just press enter.

Version management in SAP ABAP

Now go back and see the older version is ready

Version management in SAP ABAP

Verify/Validate versions with production system

Version management in SAP ABAP

Select active version and click on remote comparison

Version management in SAP ABAP

Provide production system name.

Version management in SAP ABAP

Again click on remote comparison.

Version management in SAP ABAP

You will see the version differences between two systems.

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06 Sep 2016

excellent ... to find out deleted programs code

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