Last time we succeed to connect to the SAP.

Now, let’s speak a little bit about what we see.

sap main screen

  1. Menu bar. This bar show available menu and it’s changing from screen to screen. But “System” menu and “Help” menu are the same and available to all SAP screen we navigate;
  2. Standard toolbar it is available to all screens we use. But not always all the buttons are available.
  3. Title bar. It is available to all screen we use, but suffer small changes, depending on the screen we are. But always here appear the name of the transaction we use (we will speak a little bit later about what it is a transaction);
  4. Application toolbar it’s changing depending on the screen we are and depending on the transaction we use;
  5. Transaction menu. It is available only at the main screen and contain transactions and transaction tree, also the favorites. We will speak about them later;
  6. Screen body. This screen it’s changing always, depending on what we do;
  7. Status bar. It is available on all screens and, more important, here we receive feedback from SAP. We will speak about that later.

SAP Menu bar

As I say, here we will see available menu of the screen. It is changing from screen to screen, for example here it is SAP menu for main screen

SAP menu for main screen

And here it is SAP menu for transaction MB51 screen

SAP menu for MB51 screen

As you see (and as I told you early), “System” menu and “Help” menu are common, but rest of them are different.

Sap System menu contain following options

SAP System menu

“Create Session” (or Ctrl+N keyboard shortcut) create a new SAP session. Most of the systems allow you to work with maximum 6 sessions, but it’s not mandatory to be like this. I’ve seen systems who allow their users to work with only 3 or 4 sessions. This it’s a configuration issue.

“End session” will close present SAP session. Have same effect like closing present SAP session from window “close”

SAP close window

“Own Spool Requests” will open SP02 transaction (I know, I know, I will speak soon about transactions) which will open list of printing jobs you send (to a printer).

“Own jobs” will open a list of jobs created by your user into SAP. Can be printing jobs but not only.

“Short Message” will open SAP mail client, where you may send emails to others SAP users from your system.

“Status” will show you (if you have access) some technical information about your SAP implementation.

“Log off” will close all open sessions, WITHOUT SAVING.

Rest of the options, regularly, are not available to common users, but, maybe, into a future post, I will speak about them.

SAP Help menu contain following options

SAP Help menu

“Application help” will redirect you to available documentation. But took into consideration that not all SAP implementations have documentation link with this help.

“SAP Library” will redirect you to the http://help.sap.com for library available to you current version.

“Glossary“ will redirect you also to the http://help.sap.com for available glossary, where different terms and notions are briefly explained.

“Release Notes”, “SAP Service Marketplace” and “Create support Message” are not available to the users, but only for technical crew, and not always.

“Settings” button will show you some personal settings. Basically, you may change some parameters here, but I don’t recommend any changes here.

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