SAP NetWeaver Newbie

SAP GUI Key Shortcuts

The area in which you enter an SAP transaction code is called Command-field or "OK Code". The shortcut to select this command field is CTRL+/

Use SAP GUI like a pro

Here are some entry options for OK codes:
  • /n - The /n option terminates the current transaction
  • /n<TXNCODE> - The /n option terminates the current transaction and TXNCODE followed by /n calls transaction TXNCODE
  • /nend - This option terminates all the sessions from the current PC and logs the user off.
  • /nex - This option terminates all the sessions from the current PC and logs the user off immediately without issuing warnings
  • /o - The option /o lists existing sessions and allows deletion or opening of a new session.
  • /o<TXNCODE> - The option /o followed by a transaction code TXNCODE opens a new session and starts transaction TXNCODE in the new session. If the maximum number of sessions per user are breached, an error is displayed.
  • /i - The option /i terminates the current session
  • /i1 - The option /i1 terminates session 1. Similarly /i<N> terminates session N.
  • .xyz - While navigating menus, each menu item you click has a character that is underlined. These can be navigated using . followed by the underlined characters. For example all the click through Goto > Overview > System can be accessed using .Gvs. One more example is illustrated in the pic at the beginning.
  • /h - Switched to debugging mode.
  • /hs - This switches into debugging mode and activates the debugging of system functions
  • /$SYNC - Resets all the buffers on the currently logged on application server
  • /$CUA - Resets the CUA buffer on the currently logged on application server
  • /$TAB - Resets the table buffers on the currently logged on application server
  • /$NAM - Resets the nametab buffer on the currently logged on application server
  • /$DYN - Resets the screen buffer on the currently logged on application server
  • &sap_edit is a bit tricky with SAP placing few restrictions on it.

Copy-Pasta

Copy-paste between SAP screen and other application (like excel, notepad, word etc) works a little bit differently. First you have to activate mark option using CTRL+Y. This activates a cross-hair cursor with which you can select all the data you wish to select. Then copy the selected data to OS's clipboard using CTRL+C (copy) or CTRL+X (cut). Now you can paste into non-SAP application using the normal paste (CTRL+V)

You can also activate automatic copy by selection of text.

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Waterfox - 64 bit version of Firefox

Firefox Nightly builds are also 64 bit, but Waterfox is generally more stable.

Waterfox browser - 64 bit variant of Firefox


Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-Bit systems. It is compiled in Intel's C++ Compiler. ICC is known to generally produce faster code than other compilers, at least on Intel's own CPUs. It makes use of newer CPU features that allow fewer instructions to manipulate more data at once. It uses Jemalloc - a more scalable memory allocation library than most. The compiler uses profile-guided optimizations, which means that it generates an instrumented build that measures where CPU time is being expended during real world use, and uses this to tune the optimizer in a second compilation pass.

Because it's 64-bit, you are able to use more of your computer's memory for web browsing. You'll notice the difference when you have a lot of tabs open.

Not all the plugins work with Waterfox though.


Writing SAP GUI data into the developer trace of the AS ABAP

The 7.4x kernels allow you to trace the data that is being exchanged with SAP GUI for troubleshooting purposes.

Writing SAP GUI data into the developer trace of the AS ABAP

The tracing of SAP GUI data can be enabled via the dynamic profile parameter rdisp/sapgui_data_trace.

The following values are supported:
0: do not trace any SAP GUI data.
1: trace SAP GUI data in case of errors only.
2: trace received SAP GUI data in processes with trace level set to 2 or 3.
3: trace sent and received SAP GUI data in processes with trace level set to 2 or 3. Also trace the received data before SNC decryption and decompression in the work process.

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