Log Off Inactive Users

Logging off the inactive users is not set up by default. Setting up the feature of logging off the users improves the security as unattended terminals do not stay active indefinitely.

The system does not save data before logging off the user. Unsaved data in the user session is lost. The system also does not display a logoff confirmation prompt.

To activate automatic logging off, do the following:

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How to Generate Solution Manager Key

The following steps will guide you to generate a solution manager key which is required when you are to install ECC 5.0 and onwards.

  1. Go to transaction SMSY,  right click on System entry and select Create new system.
    1. Enter the System Name (3 chars)
    2. Product = SAP ECC (select from the list)
    3. Product (SAP ECC), Product Version (select from the list)
    4. Save the entries.
  2. Select Menu Item “System—>Other Configuration” and enter the SID which you have created earlier.
    1. Enter the Server Name(hostname)
  3. Finally click on Generate Installation/UpgradeKey Button “

Differences Between the Transactions SE09 and SE10

SE09 is the transaction code for workbench organizer. Workbench organizer is the set of utilities for development change management. All Development changes are tracked via Workbench organizer.

SE10 is for Customizing organizer. Customizing organizer is the set of tools for customizing change management. All customizing changes are tracked via customizing organizer. Read more

Integration of Billing in SD Processes

The billing document represents the final function in the SD process chain. Billing is an important part of the financials interface. This allows documents to be created automatically in Financials Accounting and Controlling when you create billing documents. A billing document has structure similar to that of a sales document, with header and item. the billing type controls the billing document. The following is a list of billing types in SAP Systems: Read more

LIFO Valuation

Last-in, first-out (LIFO) is based on the principle that the last deliveries of a material to be received are the first to be used. If this is true, then no value changes occurs for older material when new materials are received. Because of the LIFO method, the older material is not affected by the higher prices of the new deliveries of material. If the older material is not affected, that means it is not valuated at the new material price. If the older material value is not increased, this stops any false any valuation of current inventory. Read more

ALE Converters and Subsystems

The ALE concept involves using external converters to connect non-SAP systems to the R/3 System.External converters are generic format conversion programs. The following converter functions arecovered by SAP XA-ALE certification:

  • The transfer of R/3 intermediate document (IDoc) formats straight into their own repository so that these data descriptions can be used as source or target structures when assigning data fields.
  • Adoption and conversion of intermediate documents from R/3 Systems via the ALE interface —a remote function call that can be called up using a normal transaction.
  • Conversion of any data format into intermediate document structures and import into the R/3 System via a remote function call in the ALE interface.

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ABAP Classes in Workflow

We can use ABAP classes in the definition and runtime components of SAP WebFlow Engine in the same way as object types defined in the Business object Repository (BOR). Before proceeding further we need to know where to create and maintain ABAP Classes and ABAP Interfaces.

What is Class Builder and its purpose?

The Class Builder allows us to create and maintain global ABAP classes and interfaces. Both of these object types, like global data types, are defined in the ABAP Repository, thus composing a central class library. Together, they form a central class library and are visible throughout the system. Read more