Eursap’s Tip of the Week: Finding strings in ABAP programs – the correct and best way
Traditionally, ABAP users would search programs in SAP using transaction CODE_SCANNER. There are lots of tips and blogs online which detail the use of CODE_SCANNER.
However, there are many bugs associated with this transaction and as a result, the transaction is now obsolete.
In its place, SAP now recommend the ABAP program RS_ABAP_SOURCE_SCAN, which is executable in SE38 or SE80.
There are a few limitations which should be considered when using this transaction – these can be found in SAP note 2764076 – “CODE_SCANNER not working properly”.
I hope you find this useful. Stay tuned for another SAP Tip from Eursap next week!
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