• SAP Tips Tricks – The Advanced SAP Consultants Handbook

    SAP Tips Tricks – The Advanced SAP Consultants Handbook – An Introduction

    Regardless of the depth of a SAP consultants skill in a particular Niche area of SAP, the differentiating factor amongst SAP consultants is their knowledge of SAP in most day to day tasks/activities. “The SAP Consultants Handbook” was created to provide a go-to resource for SAP Consultants and Advanced users of SAP.

    With more than 230 SAP Tips Tricks, the book is a goldmine of SAP knowledge/experience gleaned over more than a decade of Top Level SAP Consulting in more than 39 countries in more than 17 companies by Senior SAP Systems Analyst – Glynn C. Williams.

    It has never been easier to refer to SAP Tips and Tricks as The Advanced SAP Consultants Handbook is formatted in a simple to follow layout with each tip on a new page in addition to an extensive table of contents, making references easy.

    The book is refreshing in that it assumes the reader is an advanced SAP user/consultant, thereby guiding the user in the right direction with enough information to solve a problem as opposed to giving an over detailed tutorial type solution.

    With  The Advanced SAP Consultants Handbook you will learn generic SAP Tips and Tricks which are common to all modules and SAP solutions. Learn for example;

    - Where to set the system parameters that control run time length.
    - How to do an SQL trace.
    - How to control system processes and understand them.
    - Control system users.
    - All different IDoc types.
    - Hidden transaction codes.
    - Unknown reports.
    - Brilliant OSS note numbers to refer to.

    The Advanced SAP Consultants Handbook will save you time as well as increase your knowledge in SAP. It will benefit any person who wishes to distinguish themselves as a knowledgeable SAP resource.

    With at least 1 screenshot per SAP Tip, SAP Tips Tricks, guides the reader through advanced SAP functions. SAP Tips Tricks takes the reader on a journey of progression through some topics for example:

    - What is a function module?
    - How to use a function module?
    - Which function modules are useful to the experienced SAP user.

    The Advanced SAP Consultants Handbook is published in the following formats: 

    - As a Downloadable PDF from http://advancedsapconsultantshandbook.com/  (This permits the book to be digitally searched for simple Tip Access and Reference.) (This format is also cheaper.)
    - As a Kindle Version on Amazon.com.
    - As a bound Paperback on Amazon.com.

    Compare SAP Tips Tricks – The Advanced SAP Consultants Handbook with normal web searches.

    There may be a lot of information available on the web related to SAP, from entries on the SDN (SAP Developer Network) to generic search results. However, instead of wasting hours of your time searching for more than 230 advanced SAP tips and tricks, you immediately have access to all of them in 1 document. You have also increased your skill set by learning about the more advanced features in SAP, ensuring you are able to analyse a SAP system and solution and provide a broader knowledge to your SAP customer.

    Compare SAP Tips Tricks – The Advanced SAP Consultants Handbook with other books.

    No other book on the market is dedicated to provide information to a generic SAP Consultant or advanced SAP user. The Advanced SAP Consultants Handbook, describes SAP functionality in a format that expects the reader to be an advanced user of SAP, it removes the basic non beneficial verbose descriptions and focuses on the factual information or key concepts required to understand SAP functionality.

    With a layout which gives a new Tip or Trick on each page with at least 1 screenshot per SAP Tip and a comprehensive table of contents, it has never been easier to develop ones skill in SAP.

    By purchasing and using The Advanced SAP Consultants Handbook you will take your SAP career and knowledge to a new level and be more valuable to your end customers.

  • Which Hot Package is installed?

    How do I know what support pack is installed?

    Within the system go;

    System–>Status–>click on the display ICON under component information –>Select the SupPack tab–>All the support packages may be seen.

  • A great function module

    Thank you to a good friend for this latest SAPtrick.

    This post was a little harder to compile, trying to balance responsibility and this sites objective of providing the advanced SAP user, advanced SAP tips and tricks.

    Here is a function module you can use to change your user authorization within a system.

    1) Run SE37

    2) Use Function Module – PRGN_INTERFACE_USER

    3) With the settings –

    USER : Your ID
    ACTION : I (to add the profile) ; D (to delete the profile).
    PERFORM_CHECKS : blank.

    Tip 1: You may want to replace XXX_XXX with a valid profile you wish to add/remove, for example something similar to Sxx_Axx?

    Tip 2: You may not have access to SE37, hmm if only there was another way to run a FM in a system. :)

    Naturally, I would only recommend doing this within a development or test environment and would not do this with tip 1 and 2 in a production system.

  • Debug SAP after popup – dialog box

    So you know how to debug and all is going well until a pop-up (dialog box) appears and exits your debugging session. There is a simple trick to switch on debugging once you reach a pop-up, proceed as follows:

    Create a TXT file and save it on your desktop with the following command:


    Then if you want to activate debugging on a pop-up/dialog box, simply drag and drop the TXT file from your desktop onto the pop-up/dialog box in SAP. Next time you press enter you will be back in your debugging session. Happiness.

  • Search SAP transports by short text

    Have you ever struggled to locate a transport request, where you are unsure of the objects inside the transport, in addition you are unsure even of the user ID’s used to create the request, but fortunately as you/your team follows a strict description naming convention you have a rough idea on the description used in the short text.

    You could use SE16 on table E07T to search on the short text, or use SE03, then select “Find Requests”. In the next screen select (Control+F1) which will expand the selection parameters, where you can select using wild-cards in the short text.