If you want to rename ABAP classes, methods or variables you have two possibilities: Feel the pain or use Eclipse…


It’s pretty simple! Just right click on the object and choose “Rename”:

Renaming objects in ABAP for Eclipse

Renaming objects in ABAP for Eclipse

Renaming objects in ABAP for Eclipse


But that’s not all – every reference will be renamed! So this is a killer feature if you want to move objects in your namespace…


Unfortunately this doesn’t work for function modules and function groups, there you need to use function module RS_FUNCTION_RENAME and update the references manually.


If you haven’t downloaded ABAP on Eclipse yet:




To see the full Features of refactoring in Eclipse, take a look at https://help.sap.com/saphelp_banking450sp06/helpdata/en/4e/c859406e391014adc9fffe4e204223/content.htm?frameset=/en/4e/c0ca886e391014adc9fffe4e204223/frameset.htm&current_toc=/en/4e/c0ca886e391014adc9fffe4e204223/plain.htm&node_id=174&show_children=false (thanks to https://people.sap.com/thomasfiedler)

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