ABAP Database Accesses
All the data relevant for all applications of an AS ABAP is collected and managed centrally in a relational database. All ABAP application programs work with this data by default. The largely standardized language SQL can be used to access relational databases. Application Server ABAP supports database systems from different vendors. SQL is embedded in the ABAP language either using platform-independent Open SQL or vendor-specific Native SQL.
- If an SAP HANA database is used as the central database for an AS ABAP, this database can be used like a relational database in ABAP programs. It also enables access to the special entities SAP HANA views and database procedures written in SQLScript.
- As well as the statements described here, the following are also available:
- Access to data clusters in database tables