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SAP Transactions: Definition

 A transaction in SAP is like a program in normal computer languages, and is identified by a four-character transaction code. A transaction can be initiated directly from the command field on the presentation interface or from the corresponding menu option. There are two kinds of transactions: report and dialog transactions.

  • Report transactionsare SAP programs that collect selection parameters from the selection
    screen followed by the output called the lists.
  • Dialog programs consist of more than one interactive screen called a dynpro. These transactions sometimes also need preselected information for triggering them, not unlike the explicit selection screens in report programs; these are called parameter transactions.

Changes, Impacts and Challenges from SAP R/3 to ECC&SOA

In his first part of blog series Ranjan Baghel discusses changes between SAP’s R/3 system and their most recent release, ECC. In the second part his states differences between R/3 system and ECC and in the last part of series he focuses on why there has been a lack of understanding about the capabilities of ECC and how this has had a direct impact on the true realization of SOA. He points out that this lack of awareness is particularly important considering how SOA is actually an integral part of ECC and Business Suite 7 architecture.

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University Resources for SAP Tutorials

Because I’m a college student, it has been many times i have collected useful course documents from other college’s sites to make my study easier. Well, this is valid for improving my SAP knowledge also though this is uncommon for many practicers. There are a plenty of University resources that you can benefit at the utmost. Recently you must have seen SAP Online Training sites provide interactive user guides which are created by Adobe Captivate application. Like Michaelmanagement provides, you can view the demo. This tool also tempts my interest, to create certification tests, end-user guides and presentations. Read more

What Table and Field Is Your Data Stored In?

In some situations, you might want to know where data that appears on your screen is stored in the database. This is easy to do. For an example, navigate to the Logistics, Batch Analysis Selection screen using the transaction code /nMCBR. Place your cursor in the Storage Location field and select the F1 key on your keyboard. This launches the selection-sensitive help and typically provides a definition of the active field. Read more

SAP Quick Reference Bundle

Here is an another complete quick references sheet that will be useful. You will get every bits of details and explanations in this document for the following topics;

SAP User Menu Screen Quick Reference
Frequently Used Buttons – Quick Reference
SAP Matchcode Quick Reference
Create Journal Voucher Quick Reference
Journal Voucher Upload Quick Reference
Approving Requisitions Quick Reference and more…

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Time Saving Transaction Codes

System transaction codes can be entered in the command field to go directly to a transaction or a function. The following conventions are important time-saving tips for using transaction codes

/n – cancels the current transaction

/nxxxx – initiates the specified transaction directly from an another transaction

/o – displays an overview of sessions

/oxxxx – initiates the specified transaction in a new session

/nend – ends the logon session with a confirmation pop-up window

/nex – ends the logon session without a confirmation pop-up window

/i – deletes the current session

Data Types in SAP

There are two primary types of data in SAP:

• Master data is data that is constant over a long period of time. Examples include vendors, banks, cost centers, G/L accounts and funds.
• Transaction data creates a document. Transactions consist of tasks such as processing incoming invoices and payments.

A third type of data, reporting data, exists. Reporting data are a combination of transactional and master data and are used to create summarized reporting data.