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23.05.23: ABAP Environment release 2305

23.02.23: DSAG ABAP developer day for Microsoft integrations with SAP’s engineering team

Dear community,

Building on Frank’s “BTP ABAP Environment on Azure” release announcement we will take you on a journey of various Microsoft integration scenarios with ABAP over the coming weeks. Excited yet?🤩

Using the language flavor “ABAP Cloud” ensures you’re set for the future no matter in which deployment style you are in today. Plain cloud orembedded” living next to your ERP – you choose. Below integration scenarios are inter-changeable.

All presented scenarios rely on the RESTful ABAP Programming Model (RAP) exposing an OData service.

Reproduce for free with BTP free tier, Azure trial, and M365 developer sandbox.

SAP BTP ABAP Environment (aka. Steampunk)


Part 0 – Getting your dev environment ready

Featuring SAP’s Academy YouTube playlist, SAP Developer tutorial and SAP’s GitHub repos

Use SAP’s dev tutorials to get started with ABAP Development Tools (ADT on Eclipse), abapGit and BTP on Azure
🙋🏽 Part 1 – Consume SAP RAP Busines Objects from Microsoft Excel Learn how to expose an OData service from a RAP object and execute “live” request from Excel
🌍 Part 2 – Govern your ABAP cloud APIs with API Management Integrate your ABAP backed APIs into your general API Management umbrella with production ready certificate authentication


SAP S/4HANA Cloud  – ABAP Environment (aka. Embedded Steampunk)

🎓 Part 0 – Getting your dev environment ready Rely on the same tutorials as listed above but ensure minimum release S4 2022 for private edition and 2208 for S/4 HANA Cloud public edition
💡 Part 1 – Automatically generate a meaningful product summary on creation See Azure OpenAI service in action enhancing your ERP product create process
🧠 Part 2 – Approve SAP process Directly approve SAP processes from Microsoft Teams
🔐 Part 3 – Reactivate the SAP audit log Use the audit log deactivation alert discovered by Microsoft Sentinel to re-activate the audit log


Supporting blog posts and sample repos


ABAP Environment Roadmap

abapedia – ABAP API Definitions

ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model | SAP Help Portal

SAP Discovery Center – ABAP environment (

ABAP Environment | SAP Help Portal


As always feel free to ask lots of follow-up questions and share your own steampunk scenarios with the community. See me to get your share of steampunk ninjacat unicorn stickers if you fancy those.




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