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04 Apr 2007

Old ABAP...

Today I spent most of the day tinkering with a scratch ABAP program. We have an old 2.3k line report that doesn't do quite what we want. It turns out that the info-sets that it reads it's data from have been borked so the report doesn't give a true picture of the business...

My scratch program is currently just under 200 lines of code and seems to get all the right numbers is about as quick. Once I've added some optimisation and extra rigour it should provide the correct results which the original doesn't, run faster and give a prettier result. Best of all there will be a chance that it will be maintainable too - being much simpler.

ABAP coding isn't as much fun a Perl coding but it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, plus it pays the rent.