Vertical selecting in ABAP editor

Vertical selecting in ABAP editor

To my surprise a lot of developers don’t know that you can select vertical columns of characters in the ABAP editor by holding down ALT and marking as usual with the mouse.

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What is it good for? If you want to align words like TYPE in a list of variable declarations, this becomes helpful. Mark a space column before the TYPE word and shift everything with the tab key.

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