SAP Tips & Tricks

List out some of the SAP Tips & Tricks

1), Do you know what entering /n in the Command Line will do?

Entering /n in the Command Line followed by a transaction code, e.g IE03 (/nie03 or /NIE03) will transfer you from one screen to another in SAP without having to step back screen by screen. Saves time. In this case you have 1 SAP session open.

2), Do you know What entering /o in the Command Line will do?

Entering /o in the Command Line followed by a transaction code, e.g IE03 (/oie03 or /OIE03) will open a new session and transfer you from one screen to another in SAP without having to step back screen by screen. Saves time. In this case you end up with 2 SAP sessions open.

3), Do you know about the SEARCH_SAP_MENU transaction?

The SEARCH_SAP_MENU transaction allows you to search for a path to a specific transaction by searching via transaction code or transaction name (wildcard search). Tip: add SEARCH_SAP_MENU to your Favorites, it is much too long to type in the Command line over and over.

4), Do you know what the Context menu is?

The Context menu is a summary of functions available via icons and menu paths for the active screen. Every SAP screen has a different Context menu. You get to the Context menu by right-clicking in a blank area of the screen (not in the toolbar or in an input field).

5), Do you know how to adjust columns in a table and then save the settings as your own?

Use the Header row in any table. Drag and drop any column to move it, minimize columns to hide them.

The Basic setting is in place until you save the table settings under another name by clicking on the table control icon:


Enter your own variant name, click on CREATE, then on SAVE. If there is a checkmark in the box labeled ‘Use as standard setting’, your own table variant will default the next time you use the transaction.

6), Do you know how to stop a transaction when needed (if a search is running for a very long time for example)?

If a search is running for a very long time or you want to stop a transaction for any reason, you can do so by right-clicking on the SAP session on the Windows taskbar at the bottom of the screen. Choose Stop Transaction.

7), Do you know how to copy and paste data in SAP using the Ctrl+Y functionality?

The Ctrl+Y functionality allows you to highlight an area of the screen to copy. Press Ctrl+Y in any SAP screen. Your cursor will change into the shape of a cross. You can now highlight the area you want to copy. Press Ctrl+C to copy the highlighted area. Switch to Excel or Word and press Ctrl+V to paste the data.

8), Do you know how to print from SAP to a local printer?

If you enter LOCL in the field for Output Device when you print from within SAP, the print job will be sent to your Windows default printer. You can check which printer is your Windows default printer by choosing START -> SETTINGS -> PRINTERS from the Windows taskbar.

 

9), Where do you change the font size in SAP?

For SAP GUI version 4.6D, the SAP font size (and color scheme) can be changed by using the SAPGUI icon, located on the Windows taskbar at the bottom of the screen.

If you have a SAP GUI version 6.2 or higher, the font size and colors can be changed using the ‘rainbow’ icon and selecting ‘New Visual Design’.

10), Where do you change the setting to hide or show the transaction codes (technical names)?

If you want to display transaction codes in the SAP and Favorites menus, choose EXTRAS -> SETTINGS, then add a checkmark in the box labeled “Display Technical names”. To hide the transaction codes, remove the checkmark in the box.

11), Where do you change the setting to display or hide codes (keys) in dropdown lists?

If you want to display codes (keys) in dropdown lists, use the ‘rainbow’ icon on the standard toolbar. Choose ‘Options’, then the ‘Expert’ tab. Add a checkmark in the box labeled ‘Show keys in all dropdown lists’.

12), Do you know what icon to choose to collapse all levels of the SAP menu (clean it up, start from scratch)?

If you want to close all folders in the SAP menu to clean it up and ‘start from scratch’, choose this icon in the SAP Easy Access screen:

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