SAP – SD Enterprise structure

Sales and Distribution covers the entire order-to-cash process chain from customer inquiry and sales order to the products delivery to customer’s destination through billing and payment collection. The components of logistics execution are integrated and include picking, packaging and shipping.
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LINUX – Move MySQL data directory

LinuxIn newer versions of Linux it’s not easily possible to just move the MySQL data directory to another location and modify my.cnf or create a symbolic link. There is a secutity/protection “daemon” running in background checking which locations is some process trying to access. If it’s allowed, then access is granted, otherwise the process is unable to read/write the required data. This guardian is called “APPARMOR” Continue reading

GIT – Change author or committer

If you want to change author’s and/or committer’s name and/or email in given GIT revisions, you can use the following script:

git filter-branch -f --commit-filter '
  if [ "$GIT_AUTHOR_NAME" = "Old Author" ];
    export GIT_AUTHOR_NAME    = "New Author";
    export GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL   = "";
    export GIT_COMMITER_NAME  = "New Author";
    export GIT_COMMITER_EMAIL = "";
  git commit-tree "$@"'

Now update the remote (bare) repository

git push --force --tags origin 'refs/heads/*'

JAVA – Parsing given string to be used by java.awt.robot

JavaJava Robot can be very usefull tool emulating e.g. pressing a key on your keyboard. Sometimes this can be difficult especially for non-standard characters like ‘asterisk’. Therefore I developed following piece of code which translates given string into separated chars, converts them to ASCII and Java Robot types them using ALT+ASCII_KEY 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

ABAP – How to declare a variable dynamically

SAPIn case you need to create a variable dynamically during runtime with different type, length or precision, you can use the following piece of code to achieve the same – the variable is created dynamically based on given type, length and number of decimals. Continue reading