One thing that clients repeatedly ask for are time-saving tips and shortcuts that they can use while navigating SAP using SAP GUI. A few years ago, I started a collection of exactly that. I would like to share them here in a series called ‘SAP Tips and Tricks’.
MICHAEL’S NOTE (9/14/2023): This is an early article of mine, but I must say that it is still relevant. While the world slowly moves to SAP S/4HANA and the new Fiori interface, these Tips and Tricks below still work for those clinging to the SAP GUI front end. I hope to one day write a Tips and Tricks for Fiori, but Fiori is quickly evolving and many of its shortcomings are being addressed.
SAP Tips and Tricks: User Interface Shortcuts
The table below contains some handy SAP GUI user interface shortcuts and transactions. Some of these are going to be no-brainers for people who have been using SAP for a while. I think all of these should apply to SAP GUI 7.10 or later.
User Interface Shortcuts
Takes the user to the root SAP Easy Access menu from anywhere.
/n + [T-code]
Takes the user directly to the desired T-code from anywhere. For example, “/nVA01” will take the user directly to the Create Sales Order screen.
/* + [T-code]
Like ‘/n + [T-code]’, but takes the user directly into the desired T-code with the last values used. For example, “/*XD02” will take the user directly into change mode screen for the last customer you were changing. Thanks to Joedy for sharing this.
Closes all windows for the current system/client and logs off of SAP.
Alone, it will generate an “Overview of Sessions” screen for the current system. It also allows you to generate a new session.
/o + [T-code]
When used as a prefix to a transaction code, it will open the target transaction in a new window. For example, “/ova01” will open up the Create Sales Order screen in a new window.
Use this key combination on a variety of screens to grab several lines of text or several cells of values in a table. Results can be pasted just about anywhere including Word, Excel, and Outlook. After you hit Ctrl-Y, you will see the mouse pointer turn to a cross-hair. You can then select values from ALV tables, SAPscript reports, etc.
This t-code is available on most newer versions of ECC. It will allow you to perform a text search for a specific transaction code or text string and returns all possible menu paths to arrive at related t-codes.
This T-code allows the user to search for Transaction Codes using one or two text strings.It returns a list of transaction codes and descriptions matching the query.
I’m always looking to add new items to this list. Please share if you have any favorites that I’m missing. Stay tuned for more SAP Tips and Tricks.