Rehan Zaidi

Rehan Zaidi is a consultant for several international SAP clients (both on-site and remotely) on a wide range of SAP technical and functional requirements, and also provides writing and documentation services for their SAP- and ABAP-related products. He started working with SAP in 1999 and writing about his experiences in 2001. Rehan has written several articles for both SAP Professional Journal and HR Expert, and also has a number of popular SAP- and ABAP-related books to his credit. You may reach Rehan via email at


Keeping up with ABAP

Keeping Up with ABAP (Electronic Editions)

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In a two-part series on ABAP in the 21st century, Karsten Bohlmann, a development architect from SAP SE, covers recent advancements in the ABAP language. Sigrid Wortmann and Christiane Kettschau from the ABAP Language Team introduce ABAP Managed Database Procedures that allow you to embed native database source code in ABAP applications. Lukas Dietzsch of Blackvard Management Consulting compares Javadoc and ABAP Doc documentation approaches. Rounding out the anthology with tips and best practices for using ABAP are Chris Savelli of COMERIT; Charles (Tim) Soper of SAP; Rehan Zaidi, a senior SAP technical consultant; and George Chen of Lynk, Inc. A bonus article by Dr. Volker Stiehl on SAP HANA Cloud Integration is a sample of another area in which SAP Professional Journal has a significant amount of content. View

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