Q: Is there
any standard SAP report which gives a count of the number of times a program is
Q: When we
create a customer the information is updated in structure RF02D and the some
tables like KNA1 are updated. How can we find the
tables for master data transactions? A: Go to ABAP Workbench -> Overview -> application hierarchy - SAP
-> follow the customizing based tree for your application. Double click on a
lowest hierarchy level to get for the correct marked development class. Here you
can find all the tables, views, logical databases etc. used for a system
Q: How can we use CAD
with SAP ? A: Third party tools from Eigner + Partner provide interfaces to SAP.
Another third party software - Fastlook Plus from Kamel Software enables you to
view all of the Autocad formats.
Q: How can I access SAP
through Internet? A: SAP has its own Internet transaction Server (ITS) . Other products
include Haht, WebObjects, NetDynamics etc. Each product has its' own
However to access the database, access paths SAP GUI or RFC Channel have to be
Q: How can we transport
the standard text? A: Refer note 3355 in OSS for a complete explanation. The SAPscript
objects that should be transported must be written in a transport reQuest.
The entries are as follows:
R3TR FORM NAME (NAME = Name of the layout set)
R3TR STYL NAME (NAME = Name of the style)
R3TR TEXT OBJECT,NAME,ID,L
(OBJECT = Text object, NAME = Text name, ID = Text ID, L = Text language)
If you want to transport a number of texts, you can use report RSTXTRAN to
insert the individual text keys into a correction. The transport reQuest must be
entered and released via the transport system.
Q: How to find what
transactions a particular user was running for a given period in the past (Eg: from 1st
of a month ) A: You may use the transaction - STAT.
Q: We want protect/lock
a field so that only selected people can change the value while others
can only read. How to set the authorizations? A: Create an authorization object for change mode. Loop at screen in the
user exit and set input to 0. Check the user based on sy-uname and the
authorization. Decide whether input should be 0 or 1.
Q: How to lock
an user defined transaction for some time during which no user can access
the same? A: Use transaction SM01. Scroll through the transactions and check
against the transaction to be locked. And after the maintenance is over, go back
to SM01 and uncheck the same to unlock.
Q: Our ABAP
program is working properly in Foreground. Can I schedule
it for background processing on the weekend? A: SAP standard program RSBDCSUB helps you to schedule the job. Create a
variant for RSBDCSUB with the BDC session name.
Q: How can
we send a mail to
the user intimating him that his report/BDC is completed
in background? A: You can use FUNCTION RS_SEND_MAIL_FOR_SPOOLLIST
If Unix is being used, you may send a report to any internet mail with the
REPORT ZSNDMAIL .
type c occurs 100 with header line.
FILE(60) type c lower case default '/sapdata/sd_outbound/testmail.dat'.
SUBJECT(60) type c lower case.
EMAIL(60) type c lower case.
TRansLATE EMAIL TO
TRansLATE EMAIL TO
FILE '| elm -s &Quot;' subject '&Quot;' email into comnd seperated by
CALL 'SYSTEM' ID
'COMMAND' FIELD comnd 'TAB' FIELD UNIX_RESULTS-*SYS*.
We get the total number of pages as expected by using 'SAPSCRIPT-FORMPAGES'
in a duplex layout. In our case duplex case is always 'Terms & Conditions'.
We do not want the number of pages as in
duplex printing. What is the best possible solution? A: On the Terms & Conditions page, Change the Page counter mode to
'HOLD' to keep the page counter from incrementing when you print the Term &
Can I Print a logo on an Invoice? A: Save a Logo using Paintshop Pro or Corel Draw as Tiff file. Use
RSTXLDMC to convert the logo to standard text in SapScript. When the program is
executed, the path and file name have to be correctly specified.
Process could be like the following:
Enter file name C:\MAIL\COMPLOGO.TIF
Resolution for Tiff file
Shift to right
UOM = CM
Line width for text = 132
Text name ZHEX-MACRO-COMPLOGO
Text ID ST
Text language = E
Width & Height according to PS scaling
Number of Tiff gray levels (2,4,9) 2
Then Create a new window 'COMP' with attributes;
Window COMP description Company Logo
Window type CONST
Left margin 7.00 CH window width 10.00 CH
Upper margin LN window height 8.00 LN
Finally in the text element , mention
/: INCLUDE 'ZHEX-MACRO-COMPLOGO' OBJECT TEXT ID ST LANGUAGE 'E'.
Please note that if object name is not indicated as 'ZHEX...', the logo may not
You will not be able to see the logo in a test print. The same will be printed
in actual printout.
If you are using two logos in the same layout, the names of the logos should be
uniQue. Say 'ZHEX-MACRO-LOGO1' and 'ZHEX-MACRO-LOGO2'. Else all the information
will be overwritten.
If the logo is not EXACTLY TIFF 6.0 , the same will not be printed.
See OSS notes 5995, 18045, 39031 for some inputs.
We want to move a SAP table to an Access
table using TABLE_EXPORT_TO_MSACCESS_RFC
Importing parameters are
The table has three columns:
We have no Exporting parameters.
How shall we set the parameters? A: Install the PS utilities, which are part of SAPGUI install CD. You may
run report RIACCESS from SE38. Go to
-> Communication -> Define RFC Destination. Setup two RFC destinations
PS_ACCESS_1 and PS_ACCESS_2 and will have to get them to point to wdpsastr.exe
and wdpsatab.exe respectively. Then execute RIACCESS and choose PS_ACCESS_1 to
generate access tables. Please note that Access only supports tables with up 255
We want an RFC do the following transactions -
MB1A, MB1C,>MB01 (goods receipt/issue). A: Call the RFC INBOUND_IDOC_PROCESS with IDOC_CONTROL and IDOC_DATA. The
structure in the field sdata in the IDOC_DATA are e1mbxyh and e1mbxyi.
Q: In a Dev instance, we want
to transport a modification to a layout
set from one client to another. What is the best way? A: use transaction SE71. Choose Utilities->Copy from Client. Layout
sets need not be transported between clients , via transport reQuests DEVKxxxxxx.
Q: We need to keep
track of the transports that need to flow through to other systems (ie,
DEV, TST, TRN, PRD etc). Is there a way do this? A: SAPCRAFT enables you to control the CTS from DEV system. This keeps
track of all transports at all stages and enables you to allocate Import, export
and Authorization functions to specific user.
We specify the logical database. And we want a
field that is not present in any of the tables defaulted in logical database.
How can we want to add this additional field from a
different table? A: . Presume you have a
reQuired field as additional field say fld of table 1, table 2 ortable 3
and then in the
code section define.
get_f1d(zxxxxxxx) using f1d.
could be like;
Form get_f1d using
Select * from
f = table4 - f1d.
Q:We need to download
an internal table to the Presentation Server(local workstation). Whenever
we run the program, the same file has to be saved as a separate file
in seQuential order. Ex: 0001.txt, 0002.txt etc. Where can we store the
last file number? A: SAP has a table TVARV for storing the variants.
A record may be created in TVARV for all the programs that reQuire this kind of
For Ex: the record could be 100Zmm10001MM seQuence rec where
first part consists of client code and the program being run. Client code is
reQuired because TVARV does not has a field for client code. The second part is
the description indicating the purpose what the record is created. This entire
string may be posted in the Name field (char - 30).
The Type field ( char- 1) may be populated with P or S (Parameter or Selection)
Low field (char- 45) may be populated with '0001' when run first time and
increment it by one in your program for downloading of the internal table.
Q: We are calling transaction VL01 in batch
input to create deliveries using a program for delivery due list. How
ever we are unable to create deliveries for transport
stock orders. Why? A:
Batch-inputs can not be used to fill the &Quot;delivery due
list&Quot; screen because it is not a dynpro. This is a standard SAP report. A
SAP report (check with &Quot;System -> Status&Quot;) may be called using
SUBMIT sentence with the appropriate options . It is preferred to call a report
than create a Batch-input program.
Q: What are some sample
Direct input data transfer programs? A: In MM for Material Master data - RMDATIND
FI - for Accounting Documents - RFBIBL00
PP - for Independent reQuirements - RM06IN00
CA - for Classification data - RCCLBI03