Design Patterns in ABAP – Observer

SAPObserver design pattern can be easily demonstrated on a chat service where you have a server and several clients (observers). Once a client sends a message, server receives it and RAISES an EVENT (eg NEW_MESSAGE_RECEIVED) which is OBSERVED by all connected clients (observers) and such message is subsequently displayed in message dialog on all clients. Continue reading

Design Patterns in ABAP – Factory Method

SAPFactory Method design pattern provides unique interface to object instantiation. The decision on which object is to be instantiated is hidden from the outside world in the code. Using this approach different objects can be instantiated dynamically. Continue reading

ABAP – Convert numbers on input and output

SAPI’m affraid there might be a standard function module already available to achieve the same what I’m going to write myself, but I believe it is good to know that the number format can be different when different user settings is used in SAP.
If you forget about this during your development you might start fighting serious problems in the future.
Therefore I’ve written two short code snippets for numbers conversion for INPUT (save to database) and OUTPUT (display to the user) Continue reading