For a couple of years with abap exp. i've seen German abbreviations almost everyday, but i don't know what r those abbreviations stand for ?
For example the simply field :
any suggestion or any website to learn ?
SAP AG. should change the name of these data element :
SPERM_M Purchasing block at purchasing organization level
SPERM_X Centrally imposed purchasing block
;p just kidding
I speak German quite well and many of those technical field names don't mean much to me either until I see their descriptions and remember them, and to understand how they are used by displaying the runtime object, and...
=> No shortcuts there for German speakers either - at most it helps the memory performance a little bit...
And it's a good thing too. As you can see from both the Business Object Repository and BAPIs in general, an attempt to render parameter and field names in English seems to lack and form of standard. This means you get EMPLOYEENUMBER and PERSONNELNUMBER referenced to pernr in two different but similar Business Objects. When you are working in a method and take a punt on the key field name, chances are you will have guessed the wrong one.
After a little time in SAP you find remembering the field names just happens. Until English gets a little more exact and limited lets keep it with the German abbreviations.
You know it makes sense.
MANDT -> Mandant
VBELN -> Vertriebsbelegnummer
AUART -> Auftragsart
VKORG -> Verkaufsorganisation
VTWEG -> Vertriebsweg
SPART -> Sparte
GSBER -> Geschäftsbereich
WERKS -> Werk
LGORT -> Lagerort
That old five character limit dates back to R/2 days, I believe.
You could maybe logon in language "DE", if installed? Otherwise just post them here
This is such an awesome topic.
I am an American, who speaks German.
I actually sided with SAP over Oracle in the development of my career, because I love German so much.
My company chose not to install the German language pack
If there isn't an official site documenting these, then we should keep this string going!
BELNR - Belegnummer - Document (Receipt) Number