Web Dynpro for ABAP


Web Dynpro for ABAP (WD4A, WDA) is the SAP standard UI technology for developing Web applications in the ABAP environment. It consists of a runtime environment and a graphical development environment with special Web Dynpro tools that are integrated in the ABAP Workbench (SE80).

Web Dynpro offers the following advantages for application developers:

?     The use of declarative and graphical tools significantly reduces the implementation effort

?     Web Dynpro supports a structured design process

?     Strict separation between layout and business data

?     Reuse and better maintainability by using components

?     The layout and navigation is easily changed using the Web Dynpro tools

?     Stateful applications are supported – that is, if the page is changed and the required data remains intact so that you can access it at any time throughout the entire application context.

Note that stateless applications are not possible.

?     Automatic data transport using data binding

?     Automatic input check

?     Automatic operation of the Web Dynpro application using the keyboard

?     User interface accessibility is supported

?     Full integration in the reliable ABAP development environment

The concept of Web Dynpro ABAP is identical with Web Dynpro Java and offers more or less the same functions.

The documentation for Web Dynpro for ABAP is divided into the following main sections:

Documentation Structure



Web Dynpro ABAP Configuration

Configuration settings in the system

Web Dynpro Architecture

Platform-independent information about Web Dynpro 

Introduction to the terminology

Web Dynpro Programming


Cross-Component Programming

Dynamic Programming

Further concepts

Web Dynpro for ABAP Administration

Web Dynpro Trace Tool

ICM Tracing

HTTP Browser Tracing



Introductory tutorials using the example of a flight information application.

Security Aspects for Web Dynpro for ABAP

ICF and logon procedures


Overview of the tools contained in ABAP Workbench

UI Elements

Classes and Interfaces

You can find information about which browsers SAP supports for Web Dynpro ABAP under http://service.sap.com/pam.


You can integrate a Web Dynpro ABAP application as a favorite into your Easy Access menu: Create Favorites.

You can define a Web Dynpro ABAP application as a parameter transaction: Creating Parameter Transactions for Web Dynpro Applications.


Previous UI technologies, such as ITS, cannot be used in combination with the new technology in Web Dynpro ABAP.

If you want to integrate an ITS-based application into a Web Dynpro ABAP application, use the UI element Link or an exit/suspend plug (see also Display Interface View) in a WDA application.

Additional Information

For more information about Web Dynpro ABAP, see the SDN:

The Web Dynpro ABAP Knowledge Center is a collection of information about various aspects of Web Dynpro ABAP.

A large number of Web Dynpro colleagues from around the world participate in the Web Dynpro forum, providing input on Web Dynpro ABAP and Java questions.

In the Web Dynpro weblogs, you can find all blogs published to date on the topic of Web Dynpro (ABAP and Java).

When creating error messages for Web Dynpro ABAP under component BC-WD-ABA, see the checklist in Note 938809.