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  • Update Delivery Item Status VBUP LIPS

    Update Delivery Item Status VBUP LIPS

    On Some occasions due to technical issue or user mistakes, system won’t update the status, which  may lead to a shipment error.

    This is identified by having a delivery items (LIPS) without an existing delivery item status (VBUP) or delivery item statuses (VBUP) without delivery items (LIPS).

    To over come this issue, use following programs.

    Execute program name : WS_CORR_LIPS_VBUP_01 to delete the line items

    Then execute program name : RVDELSTA to update the Delivery Header Status.

    For more info use OSS note -  79210 or refer to  2006809 – Composite SAP note: How to fix delivery-related inconsistencies.

    Thank you to - Shankar Madduri – for this SAP trick.

  • SOST – SAP Connect

    SOST – SAP Connect

    Transaction SOST – SAP Connect.

    This transaction is usually run by administrators shows all outbound communications from your system using SAPconnect, such as fax or email and their payload/attachments including PDF’s.

    For example, it may be commonly used to show the PDF of a payment advice.

    Tip – You can configure your email sending SMTP server and port with transaction SCOT (Business Communication Administration). (SCOT–>Settings–>Outbound messages–>SMTP Node)

  • SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori – Free

    SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori – Free

    If any of you were at the SAPPHIRE 2014 event in Orlando earlier this month (June 2014) you would have heard the announcement that SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori are now bundled free with underlying licences of SAP.

     What is SAP Screen Personas?

    At its highest level, it may be understood as a skin which sits over a SAP GUI. Much simpler than the old SAP GuiXT. SAP Screen Personas, has benefits in that it is easy to configure, can have multiple transactions represented in the underlying screen. It has a graphical interface which looks superb. I will give more details to configure it step by step later, but at the moment you need to know, it can sit on top of any one of the 16,000 SAP GUI screens, it can work on your own custom transactions that work through a SAP GUI. It does not work on screens which use SAP WEBDynpro. In a practical example, we are looking at using this technology to simplify the use of equipment.

     What is SAP Fiori?

    This is the new strategic direction of the user experience in SAP. Its background on initial development was interesting in that it was outsourced to a cluster of specialist designers to create a design framework for all future apps and screens. The result was an initial pilot of around 18 SAP Fiori Apps, which then grew in quick succession to now approximately 300 applications, after the latest SAP Fiori release (wave 3). I will go into detail on the use and custom design/build of Fiori Apps in later posts, but for now know the following; They run through a HTML5 browser on your mobile device (or any web enabled device), you log in to SAP through the device and access a single app per function. The apps call services in SAP and provide results in real time. They do not have offline access. (This is planned through the SAP mobile platform, currently under development enhancement). In a practical example we are using this technology to permit users to apply for leave and managers to approve leave.

  • Simple Focused SAP

    Simple Focused SAP

    Over the last 12 months I have seen SAP make huge improvements to the way they roll out new applications and capability. There is a greater feel of consistency across departments and internal application teams. In addition with the latest push from the top on making SAP simplified, we are seeing a lot of improvements in the operational use and user experience of SAP.

    To this end, I have decided to adapt this blog to give more information on the current solutions offered by SAP, from technologies such as “Hana Enterprise Cloud” to Data analysis applications such as “SAP Lumira” including the “SAP UX” (SAP User Experience), “SAP Mobile Platform”, “SAP Fiori”, “Ariba”, SAP Personas” and even the “SAP Gateway for Microsoft”. (BTW-In addition I will now be adding graphics to the posts, enjoy.).

  • Compare ABAP programs

    I have 2 routines, for example 2 item category copy control data transfer routines, how do I see the differences within the routines easily?

    Answer – Use transaction code SE39. Enter the 2 ABAP program names, 1 for left and 1 for right, then press enter. You will see the 2 programs in the split screen editor. Now select the “Compare” icon or (Ctrl+Shift+F11). The system will show you the inconsistent lines in the code by highlighting them in blue. (Press Ctrl+Shift+F10 to see the next difference.)You can also use this transaction to connect to another system via RFC to compare code.