Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer - 1605 Release

Developments in SAP Hybris C4C are going fast. As a matter of fact, the Cloud solution is evolving at warp speed. Every quarter a new release is being pushed to all users meaning that all system tenants are being upgraded. At the beginning of this month (7th of May 2016) the system was upgraded to the anticipated solution version 1605.01.0016, another milestone in the C4C history.

Why was this a milestone? First of all, as of release 1605 the product name officially changed to SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer. And second, this release was filled again with tons of new features, goodies and bug fixes which potentially could turn many C4C users into happy campers.

In this edition of our weekly blog I will elaborate on a selection of interesting new features and changes that are worthwhile to take a closer look at. I will highlight features that have been released for the Cloud for Sales and Cloud for Service solution.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Adding a formatted free text to your pdf forms in SAP Cloud for Customer

Since the 1511 release it is possible to define your own formatted text field as an extension to basically any object in SAP Cloud for Customer and add this field to your PDF form templates. Relatively simple in concept, but it provides the flexibility to add (formatted) free text to the generated output for all transactional- and master data objects in C4C that did not have the option before.

This blog shows how it can be done for the tickets in SAP C4C. Generating a PDF summary for a ticket has always lacked the option to add a formatted free text or note, but with this extension mechanism we can add a free text to the ticket and have it included in the PDF summary. This upgrades this ticket summary to a potential letter or any other kind of output that can be sent to your customers in a well formatted way.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Dynamic variable replacement in a standard text

In today’s blog I would like to share a code example about how to dynamically replace text variables in a Standard (SO10) text. Every time I have to use text while I’m programming I want to make this text maintainable so I do not have to hardcode this text. When this text is not hardcoded it’s also easier to make changes to the text by someone else then the developer who created the logic.

For this blog I created the following text containing the variables LV_COMPANY, LV_DATE, LV_CITY and LV_MEDIUM. By the end of the blog we would have an elegant way to replace variables in a SO10 text.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Next level ABAP Development: Creating efficient code

The technical innovations in the SAP world are following each other in rapid succession. It should therefore not come as a surprise that even our trusty ABAP language is not left untouched. A lot of new cool features have been introduced in the ABAP 7.40 release which has been around for quite some time now and with the upcoming 7.50 release even more ammunition can be added to your ABAP arsenal. Being an ABAP developer myself I find it important to keep track of these innovations so that I can benefit from the new possibilities they give me and allow me to create more efficient code in the process. In this blog I will first give you some practical examples of the new possibilities in the ABAP 7.40 release which I use daily and make my life as an ABAP developer a lot easier. In the second part I will dive deeper into some of the new features of the ABAP 7.50 release and give some practical examples of how they can be applied.