[Updated] This post is because I had to dig around a bit for this information and I wanted to make it easy to find. T-code SE38 is the ABAP Editor. Here, you can edit and execute SAP programs. If you are only looking to run programs, use transaction SA38 (thanks to reader Tuncay who pointed me the right direction below). You have several options including execute with Debugging (SE38 only) and execute with variants. [Updated] I’m still searching around for a t-code that only let’s you execute programs without the editor part. As mentioned above, Tuncay points out that SA38 is the transaction for Execute only.