ABL Essentials (12)

On-Demand Training


Course Description

ABL Essentials provides ABL developers the foundation required to understand the powerful underlying capabilities of the combination of ABL and OpenEdge suite of products to write compact, efficient, purposeful code using powerful syntax and constructs to process data.

This course is available as part of the Basic OpenEdge Developer Learning Path and Certification Exam program. Please log in to the Progress Education Community with your Progress ID, navigate to the Content Library and search for the Basic OpenEdge Developer Learning Path and Certification Exam. Then simply click the title for FREE access to all the content (courses, assessment exams, and certification exam).


New OpenEdge developers who want to learn ABL (Advanced Business Language) that powers applications developed on the OpenEdge platform.


Equivalent to 25 hours of instructor led training

Product Version

This course is compatible with OpenEdge 12.2.

What you will learn

After taking this course, you should be able to:  

  • Retrieve and display data from OpenEdge database 

  • Develop program logic 

  • Use queries 

  • Create, Update, and delete records 

  • Manage transactions 

  • Manage record locking 

  • Handle errors 

  • Develop modular code 

  • Integrate business logic into an application 


There are no prerequisite courses for ABL Essentials. However, you should have some programming experience in another language and should: 

  • Understand relational databases 

  • Identify and apply the following structured programming constructs: 

    • Assignment 

    • Looping 

    • Conditional branching 

    • Modularity (e.g., subroutine or function)  

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