Compare ABAP programs

I have 2 routines, for example 2 item category copy control data transfer routines, how do I see the differences within the routines easily?

Answer – Use transaction code SE39. Enter the 2 ABAP program names, 1 for left and 1 for right, then press enter. You will see the 2 programs in the split screen editor. Now select the “Compare” icon or (Ctrl+Shift+F11). The system will show you the inconsistent lines in the code by highlighting them in blue. (Press Ctrl+Shift+F10 to see the next difference.)You can also use this transaction to connect to another system via RFC to compare code.


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