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CATT Enterprise Quick Reference Guide

This quick reference guide covers the basics on creating, changing and executing the CATT scripts in various modes. The front page is divided in three sections that descibes the Main menu icon functionality. The second section describes the how to maintain a script and the various screen components. The last section simple explains the CATT line item editing commands and the available function codes that can be used in enhancing your scripts. Read more

SAP CATT Variants

This quick reference quide is dedicated to creating and using CATT variants in Enterprise 4.7. The first page describes the purpose, benefits and types of variant along with how to create and maintain internal variants. The second page discusses the how to create external variants, maintenance in excel and the CATT execution screen again.

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Transport Guide Tips for SAP Objects

Here are tips for different objects:

LSMW: There are 2 ways for transporting LSMW data from a system to another.
Export/import this method gives you the opportunity to select the subprojects or objects you want to transfer. LSMW -> Extras -> Export project
Transport request with this method, you can transport a LSMW project in full (you can not select the objects you want). With this method, the project will be transported as any other SAP object in a transport order. LSMW -> Extras -> Create change request Read more

Basics of IDoc

An IDoc (intermediate document) is a standard data structure for electronic data interchange (EDI). IDocs are used for the data interchange between SAP systems as well as between an SAP system and an external system. IDocs serve as the vehicle for data transfer in SAP’s Application Link Enabling (ALE) system. The contents, structure, sender, receiver, and current status of the IDoc are defined in the IDoc header.Data acquisition from an SAP source system is a very common scenario in SAP BW. This process involves extracting the data using either standard business content-provided extractors or custom-built extractors.
Failure of data to load usually leads to loss of productive time in re-triggering the extraction. Read more

ABAP/4 Optimization

ABAP/4 programs can take a very long time to execute, and can make other processes have to wait before executing. Here are some tips to speed up your programs and reduce the load your programs put on the system:

  • Use the GET RUN TIME command to help evaluate performance. It’s hard to know whether that optimization technique REALLY helps unless you test it out. Using this tool can help you know what is effective, under what kinds of conditions. The GET RUN TIME has problems under multiple CPUs, so you should use it to test small pieces of your program, rather than the whole program. Read more

Checklist for LSMW

Pre-Check LSMW: To-Do-List Before Using the Tool

The LSM Workbench is a tool that supports the transfer of data from non-SAP systems to R/3. Basic functionality of the LSM Workbench:

1.      Import old data from spreadsheet tables or sequential files.

2.      Convert the data from source format into target format.

3.      Import the data into R/3. Read more

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning LSMW

What is the LSM Workbench?

The LSM Workbench is an R/3-based tool that supports single or periodic data transfer from your non-SAP system to R/3

What are the core functions of the LSM Workbench?

Importing legacy data from PC spreadsheet tables or sequential files
Converting data from its original (legacy system) format to the target (R/3) format
Importing the data using the standard interfaces of R/3 (IDoc inbound processing, batch input, direct input) Read more