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ABAP Objects

Last updated: January 31, 2013

What Does ABAP Objects Mean?

ABAP Objects are the object-oriented extension introduced in 1999 to the original ABAP (Advanced Business Application programming) language and ABAP Workbench from R/3 release 4.6 and on.

This fully integrated extension endows ABAP with object-oriented features for the design and implementation of object-oriented programs. Programs in ABAP may or may not contain ABAP Objects, at the programmer’s discretion.
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Techopedia Explains ABAP Objects

With the introduction of ABAP Objects, SAP significantly enhanced the ability to design and develop large-scale applications using the objected-oriented methodology. ABAP Objects was not designed as an add-on, but rather as a fully integrated addition to the ABAP language. Accordingly, SAP introduced a new, enhanced virtual machine, capable of running both new applications implementing ABAP Objects and older ABAP/4 applications. Like other object-oriented programming languages, ABAP Objects provides full support for object features, including encapsulation, polymorphism and interfaces in a single inheritance model.
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