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31 Jul 2008

SAP...!

This week I've been doing some hideous programming, one process involves SAP ABAP, Ksh scripting on AIX, cURL/HTTP and Perl/XML on a Linux box. It's all horribly convoluted and unnecessarily complex but or antique SAP system doesn't speak XML, so it's the only way to get the job done.

Today I've been banging my head against a brick wall trying to find an ABAP function to change a single text description field in an inspection lot. All I've run up against is obscure functions with no documentation and cryptic comments in German.

SAP ABAP development may pay the rent but there are some days I don't like it all that much...