This chapter will introduce the ABAP debugger, and will introduce some of the tools which can be used to ensure that the programs you create function as intended. It will also show ways to highlight logic bugs in programs that cannot be identified by the syntax checker. You can also take a look at another article showing How To Use The SAP ABAP Debugger Efficiently and taking things a step further with SAP ABAP Debugger Scripting.
The first step here is to load a program which has been used previously, and which accesses the database table which has been created regarding employee records. If you have been following along with instructions, load program “Z_Employee_List_01” into the ABAP Editor.
The program contains a number of SELECT loops, which in turn write the contents of the table being read to the output screen in several ways, separated by ULINE statements:
Having examined the code, return to the front screen of the ABAP editor.