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Creating a tool for Notification and Processing of document status change


I work for a company that uses SAP. I'm not sure how much of what goes on in our company is company-specific, and how much of it would be understandable by anyone who uses SAP as this is the first company I've worked with that uses SAP, and this is the first time I have used SAP in my career.

I'll explain my issue.

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I have a bit of programming experience, not much, and a bit of scripting knowledge, but again, not a whole lot. I am very interested however in finding out if the following is possible, then learning how to write some type of tool that would do this. It would save my company a lot of time, and me personally as well.

I would like to write something that will automatically notify me when the Document named "Credit memo Request" has changed to the status of "Completed." I would like to set this up in a way to possibly scan all credit memo requests raised by my SAP username, and monitor this on an hourly basis. I would also like SAP to then send me a copy of that Completed document to my inbox.

Is this possible? I posted this first over in the scripting forum but I was told ABAP was a better place to post this. I am not familiar with what ABAP is, other than what I have learned through the wikipedia page on it. I would appreciate any help I could get with this, as I realize I am coming as a complete novice on the subject.

Thanks very much,


Edited by: lordterrin on May 17, 2011 1:06 AM

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It is not too difficult to program what you want, but certainly a bit more complicated than what a beginner would be able to do in a short period of time.

If you'd want to do this and start from the beginning, this would involve a bit steep learning curve. It's not so much the technical details of the language itself, but experience with data structures and how to find things in the system that requires experience.

If you have the time and opportunity to learn, go for it. There are good resources and books available ( comes to mind for the books), so a dedicated person can pick things up with their help.

You certainly have a specific goal that you want to achieve which usually helps in learning... at least to me

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