The Modification Assistant is the tool that offers you support when making modifications to the standard, by branching to a special modification mode whenever you are modifying objects from the standard in an ABAP workbench editor.
Originals are initially protected in this mode and can only be changed with the help of the additional pushbuttons that are placed at your disposal. All changes that you make to the system are logged with the help of the Modification Assistant. This provides you with a detailed overview of modifications that is easy to read and that dramatically reduces the amount of effort needed to upgrade your system.
The Modification Assistant offers support in the following areas:
- ABAP Editor
- Class Builder
- Screen Painter
- Menu Painter
- Text Element maintenance
- Function Builder
- ABAP Dictionary
If an object can be edited using the Modification Assistant, a dialogue box appears the first time that you attempt to edit that object informing you that editing functions are limited in modification mode. This dialogue box appears exactly once per user for each of the various kinds of transport objects.