Thursday, May 28, 2015

TIP: ABAP System Fields – Structure SYST

Name Type Length Use Description
ABCDE CHAR 26 Constants Alphabet (A,B,C,…)

APPLI RAW 2 Obsolete

BATCH CHAR 1 Background processing Program runs in the background

BATZD CHAR 1 Obsolete

BATZM CHAR 1 Obsolete

BATZO CHAR 1 Obsolete

BATZS CHAR 1 Obsolete

BATZW CHAR 1 Obsolete

BINPT CHAR 1 Batch input Program runs under batch input

Placing an Image or HTML page on your start screen

When you log in to SAP you can change the image on the right hand side but you can also make it an HTML page which provides for the opportunity to link to help files, SOPs, training documents, etc... Very useful... An example of displaying an HTML is shown in the screen-capture of our system below

To accomplish it follow the following steps.

5 Reasons to Consider BI360 over Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics GP

5 Reasons to Consider BI360 over Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics GP
"When it comes to reporting out of Dynamics GP, there is a veritable smorgasbord of options available to you, the end user. Although it may be tempting to opt to use Microsoft’s Management Reporter 2012 as it comes bundled with your GP license, Management Reporter may not be the best option depending on your or your organization’s individual needs."
Read the full blog here

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

TIP: Seeing what views are missing from your material master

When you create a material master you may not have all the information available to generate all the required views. The nice thing is that there is a table in SAP that stores an entry for each view that has not been created. It would be a simply thing to write a report or better still, create a workflow to ensure that all the required views for you materials have been created before they are made available for use. To review this tables details let's run through an example.

Q Data USA SAP Event Management Video Cast #1 - A SAP EM Overview and OTC Demo

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

TIP: Finding a transport related to an IMG activity

If you need to find a transport that was associated to a specific IMG activity then follow this procedure:
  • Transaction SE03 - Transport Organizer Tools
  • Select "Search for Objects in Requests/Tasks" as shown below

Vendor Managed Inventory Under the DSCSA -

Dirk Rodgers of writes another interesting article around Vendor Managed Inventory and the impact of DSCSA on it.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Scan ABAP code for a specified string

Use report RPR_ABAP_SOURCE_SCAN to find all programs that contain a specified string. See the selection screen below.

Report to check if finance or sales view missing for a customer master record


You find that your master data process leads to customer records that occasionally have missing sales or finance views. How can we easily find these records and address them.


  1. I like to use Workflow to manage the creation of master data to ensure proactive maintenance of master data views - i.e. When a customer is created and it's missing the sales or finance view then send a work item to the sales or finance team in order to have them create it. The workflow is only terminated once the view has been created. Businesses that need to follow a compliance process often use this technique and have the QA team be the last in the process to release the master data object for general use.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Uprotecting a program variant

Program variants can be protected in order to avoid unauthorized users from changing them. E.g. Variants are protected if they are part of a batch scheduling process that needs for them to remain consistent in order to maintain the integrity of the executing batch job. 
Protecting a Variant