The display mode of the ABAP Editor is used for displaying a version. Note that you cannot modify versions subsequently.
Using the editor functions (clipboard) you can copy parts of an older version or the entire version to another window.
Select two versions. You see two versions with identical and different line ranges. The following additional pushbuttons are available:
Sections with identical, modified, inserted or deleted lines are displayed one below the other.
Both versions are juxtaposed. Differing parts are highlighted in color.
Both versions are displayed in their entirety.
Long parts with identical lines are shortened. Differing program parts are displayed as a whole.
Display differences only
Only the parts in which both versions differ are displayed.
You can optionally show or hide the line numbers. In particular, if you choose parallel display, hiding the line numbers can increase compactness.
You can choose not to include differences in comments or indents in the comparison.
Find/display the next match.
Find/display the next difference.
The functioning of Retrieve depends on the object type:
Compares the object with a version from a different system. Enter the target system or the RFC destination.