SAP Quick Tip: Finding SAP User Exits

SAP User Exits…  Depending on your perspective, they are either a saving grace which allows you to bend SAP to your liking, or a frightening Carte Blanche which allows your clients to do the most crazy stuff (and later ask you to fix it).  Either way, they are a critical tool for an SAP consultant.  Their number is legion and here is how to find them.  …all of them.

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SAP Quick Tip: Find IMG Transaction Codes

I’m often impressed by how some consultants can rattle off transaction codes for IMG configuration activities. Want to create a new SD Item Category? Sure, just go to VoV7… I usually choose to navigate using the IMG’s navigation tree (SPRo) but every so often it is handy to be able to directly access IMG transaction codes.  Here’s a little trick I discovered for finding some of those shortcuts.

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Ask Me Anything: SAP Condition Update, Max # of Orders

This question comes courtesy of Krishna. He writes (edited for clarity):

My requirement is to give a discount for the first 50 sales orders. I tried this using the condition update tool. It is limited to only 3 sales orders. I want to make it for 50 sales orders, but I am not getting anywhere. Please help me.

I’m not sure there’s much good news ahead on this one, but let’s take a closer look at the ‘Maximum number of orders’ in the SAP Condition Update function.

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SAP: My Own SAP ECC 6.0 IDES Server (Appendix)

I initially intended for this series to conclude after three parts, but some additional topics popped up which I felt justified a 4th installment.  This article will be a grab-bag — a potpourri, if you prefer — covering a variety of post-installation thoughts ranging from Windows 10 to common activities you should be aware of.  Welcome to the SAP ECC 6.0 IDES Appendix.

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SAP: My Own SAP ECC 6.0 IDES Server (Part 3)

SAP Software Provisioning ManagerWelcome to the Part 3 of my ‘SAP ECC 6.0 IDES Server’ series in which we are undertaking the effort of setting up our own personal SAP ECC 6.0 IDES server.  In this installment, we will tackle the Oracle and SAP installation and cover some post-installation activities.

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SAP: My Own SAP ECC 6.0 IDES Server (Part 2)

Welcome to the Part 2 of my ‘SAP ECC 6.0 IDES Server’ series in which we are undertaking the effort of setting up our own personal SAP ECC 6.0 IDES server.  In this installment, we will continue prepping our Virtual Machine.

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SAP: My Own SAP ECC 6.0 IDES Server (Part 1)

I was pondering one day the irony of an SAP consultant with well over a decade of SAP experience who has never himself attempted an SAP ECC 6.0 IDES installation.  After doing some research, I discovered that I had what it took to actually do it myself.  In this series, I will walkthrough the process of this installation from end to end.

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SAP: Impressions from Screen Personas 2.0

Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with SAP Screen Personas 2.0, a web-based alternative to SAP GUI offering some powerful tools to beautify and enhance classic SAP screens.  This post is dedicated to sharing some impressions of the tool.  Read on to learn more.

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Finding Middle Ground in the Business Process Tug-of-War

As IT consultants, we deal with challenges daily.  Of those, the more frustrating ones can be those challenges which seem completely out of our control.  Office politics, silo-building, and power struggles most certainly fall into this category.  And as much as I would like to retreat to the comfort of my desk to do something productive, I feel it is in everyone’s best interest to facilitate some sort of framework for moving forward.  But how can you do this?

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