Efficient Plant October 2017 - 52
Enterprise Software Tips
TERMINATING A TRANSACTION:
There are times when you begin to run a
transaction and need to stop it before the
run is complete:
Step 1: Select the first tray button from the
Step 2: Select 'Stop Transaction' from the
To get to your user profile, enter through
System> User profile> Own data on the
tool bar or use transaction SU3. Setting
your profile can help you execute transactions quickly, with many filed selections
automatically populated for you.
SAP uses Parameter IDs to accomplish
this. Below is a common list of parameter IDs that you can enter, along with the
value. For example: Parameter ID-WERK,
Value-1234 (this is your plant code)
After this value is entered, SAP will
automatically populate every transaction
that calls for the plant value.
WHILE WORKING ON my most recent
project, I decided to begin with an SAP
basic-navigation training course. Even
though the site at which I was working
had implemented SAP several years earlier, I was amazed at the class attendance
and feedback. Clearly, the most critical
element of using SAP, basic system navigation, had been missed. It's likely that the
tips that were so helpful in my classes will
be beneficial to you. The following screen
shots will take you through some of the
basic system setup and navigation.
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SAP-SCREEN FONT SIZE:
This is a little known but very helpful tip:
Step 1: Click on the customize local layout
Step 2: Select 'Options' from the drop-down
Step 3: Select the 'I18N' tab.
Step 4: Check the box 'Activate Multibytes
Step 5: Close the session and re-launch SAP.
Step 6: Click on the customize local layout
Step 7: Select 'Font (I18N)' from the drop
Step 8: A new window will open and you can
adjust your font, font style, and size.
Step 9: Once you have completed your
selection, click OK and exit the application.
The new font changes will occur and will be
applied once you re-launch SAP.
You can locate a field parameter ID by
simply clicking in any field, in any transaction, and then click on the F1 button. Select
the technical information icon (looks like a
hammer and wrench). A table will pop up,
with one of the fields displaying the parameter ID (not all fields have a PID).
To display the actual SAP code:
Step 1: Click 'Extras' from the Menu bar.
Step 2: Select Settings from the drop-down.
Step 3: Check the display technical names.
Step 4: Click the check mark.
FINDING A USER NAME:
Users are set up in SAP with a user name.
On change logs and detailed information,
the user name is shown, however the actual name of the person is not. To locate the
name, simply go to transaction SU01D and
enter the user name, click the eye glasses,
and the name of the person will display. EP