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How to Change the User Status Profile of an Object

DevWorkbench    Wednesday May 14th, 2014   

In this little article, I explain how it is possible to change the user status profile of an existing business object in SAP ERP. This is not possible normally if the object already has a user status profile assigned to it, however there is a simple way to do this. Continue reading




What is SAP CPM? Introduction to SAP Commercial Project Management

DevWorkbench    Monday March 3rd, 2014   

In February of 2013, SAP announced the development of a new solution in the area of customer project management. The integration of SD (Sales) and PS (Project System) is possible in the SAP ERP system today, however many consultants agree that the implementation of the project sales process is cumbersome and the end result does not provide the necessary overview to get a firm grip on what’s actually going on in your projects. Continue reading


How to Set a Default Value for Download File Endings in SAP ERP

DevWorkbench    Tuesday February 25th, 2014   

When exporting files from SAP ERP, for example from an ALV list, we’ve had all this issue: when we pick “Spreadsheet” in the file format popup, the file ending defaults to .txt (or, in older versions of SAP ERP, to .xls), even though that format might not be suitable for the current setup, for example when you’re using MS Office 2010 or an entirely different spreadsheet application. Continue reading



Editing SAP Tables with SE16 and SE16N

DevWorkbench    Wednesday April 17th, 2013   

When working as developers with SAP ERP®, we sometimes need to change a value in a table – maybe just for testing purposes, maybe permanently. But in most cases, it’s not possible or not worth the effort to create a maintenance dialog or write a small program that does the job. There are other possibilities to change data in tables that I’d like to show you in this article. Continue reading


Getting Access to Out-of-Scope Variables with Field Symbols

DevWorkbench    Monday March 4th, 2013   

Recently, I came across a situation which required me to modify an internal table which was not in the scope of my program. My client wanted to take over the “System Condition” indicator from a maintenance task list into the maintenance item. A task list can be referenced in each item of a maintenance plan, but the System Condition field is not carried over automatically. Continue reading



Modifying a Released SAP Transport Request

DevWorkbench    Wednesday February 6th, 2013   

We’ve all been in this situation: we’ve released a task or transport request, only to notice seconds later that there was still an object missing in it. In the standard SAP ERP® transport system, we’d be out of luck: once released, transport requests or tasks can’t be set to modifiable again. Continue reading