As an SAP consultant focusing on functional configuration, I am not required to know much about ABAP. If you’re lucky, there’s a developer within arm’s reach for handling technical efforts. However, part of growing in your field is reaching out beyond your functional area to explore new avenues. This ultimately makes you a better consultant. I’m on a project currently — a divestiture of sorts — which must explore breaking apart Company Codes, Sales Organizations, and other elements. One thing to consider — especially for mature systems — is what custom objects may be tailored for the existing organization. This helps determine what the impact will be when creating a new Sales Organization, for instance. But, how do you find those elements? More importantly, how can you find references to a specific value you’re trying to change? Read on to learn about finding text strings in ABAP programs.