The SAP shortcut manual is enigmatic in itself. Although it is expected that all SAP consultants provide all the shortcut keys to end users, it is surprising that many don’t top the list. There are many that aren’t aware of shortcut keys and it is important to increase awareness by creating an SAP shortcut keys list. It has been observed that a consultant is more focused on business processes and their mapping while working on an implementation project. The consultant focuses more on SLA, incidents, and change requests while working on a support project. In all situations, consultants are busy completing the various parts of the project to give customers and end users the shortcut keys and tips. It is imperative for end users to have an insight of the shortcut keys because they are extremely helpful.
Some tips and tricks for basic navigation
Basic system setup navigation in SAP is important to get a grip on working with SAP.
Termination of transaction
- The tray button that is present at the top left of the screen must be selected. This operation is important when the user begins to run a transaction and has to stop it before running for unformidable circumstances.
- Once the tray button has been clicked, pursue the drop-down menu till you find stop transaction.
SAP Font Size Increase and Decrease
- The customize local layout button must be clicked. Then the user must select the options from the drop-down menu. Clicking the ‘I18N’ tab will lead the user to a dialog box with a box of ‘Active Multibytes Function’.
- The user should close and relaunch the SAP session. Then clicking the customize local layout button will lead to a drop-down menu. Then the user must select the ‘I18N’ from there.
- A new window pops up where the user can change the font, font style, and size. Clicking ‘OK’ and then exiting the application will save the user’s settings. These changes can be viewed by reopening the SAP application.
Customizing your user profile
- Enter the system through System>User Profile>Own data on the toolbar to reach the user profile. You can also use the shortcut key SU3. The user profile is an essential part of the process as transactions can be easily executed. The selections that you make are automatically populated and kept for you.
- This is accomplished by parameter IDs in SAP. The parameter IDs can be added by the user along with the value of the plant. Once this is done by the user, the transactions that request the particular plant value are automatically populated by SAP. To locate a field parameter ID, you must click on that field or transaction and press the F1 button. The display dialog box that comes on the screen after that is a subset of the parameter ID.
Finding a usernmae
- A user that is set up in SAP always comes with a usernmae. The username can be viewed on change logs and detailed information, but the real name of the user is not revealed.
- The name is located by writing the transaction SU01D.