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Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 9, 2017
Duration
1h 51m
Description

What distinguishes a professional from a beginner? As a beginner, you use your work tool. As a professional, you master it. SAP GUI is your work tool. If you don't master it, you make many repeated and time-wasting tasks in your daily work. In this course, Mastering Your SAP GUI, you will first learn about personalizing your SAP GUI and optimizing your frequently used screens. Next, you will explore selection screens and learn how to execute long running reports. Finally, you'll wrap up the course by learning how to export your data into Excel. By the end of the course, you will know all the necessary tips and tricks that will help you to master your work tool, the SAP GUI.

About the author
About the author

Alex is an ABAP Developer and Trainer with over 6 years of experience. He is a member of Expertise-Team, a consulting, training, and software development company (expertise-team.com), a group of SAP professionals developing in SAP Business Warehouse, Business Objects systems, programming with ABAP and delivering Mobile solutions.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Alex, and welcome to my course Mastering Your SAP GUI. What distinguishes a professional from a beginner? As a beginner you use your work tool, as a professional you master it. SAP GUI is your work tool. If you don't use it in the right way, then it slows down your work. If you don't master it, you make many repeated and time wasting tasks in your daily work. For example, how do you make sure about you are in the right system? A professional would set a different look for each systems and with this making the decision very simple. Or what do you do if a standard transaction have lots of unnecessary screen elements, and it is too complex to work with? A professional would create a new transaction variant and customize the standard SAP screen layouts, according to the requirements, without changing any line of above code. Or what would you do if you would have to execute a report every single day, and executing that report you have to enter a master date interval each time? A professional would create a new variant and would set a dynamic date calculation variable. This course will help you becoming a professional SAP user by learning the practical usage of the SAP GUI. Some of the major topics that we will cover include changing the ABAP editor theme, setting the company logo, creating transaction variants with SHD0, using GuiXT scripts, using date calculation variables, or even using parameter IDs. By the end of this course you will know all the necessary tips and tricks that will help you to master your work tool, the SAP GUI. Before beginning the course you should have at least a beginner level understanding of the SAP software. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn SAP with the Mastering Your SAP GUI course at Pluralsight.

Personalizing Your SAP GUI
Hey, this is Alex, and now you are watching the next module called "Personalizing your SAP GUI". Do you work in a complex system landscape containing multiple SAP systems? Are you an ABAP developer? Do you use favorites? Do you have a transaction that you execute every single day? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this module is for you. I've brought you six less-known features with which you will become more effective in using your SAP GUI. Here's what you will learn in this module. How to change the theme of your SAP GUI. How to set different look for each SAP system you use. How to set your company logo in the upper-right corner. How to change the theme of your ABAP code editors. How to share your Favorite menu among all the SAP systems you use. And, at last, you will learn how to set your start transaction. For instance, how to set the Object Navigator as your start transaction. Alright, now let's begin learning. Let's start with the first topic: changing the theme of your SAP GUI.

Optimizing Your Frequently Used Screens
Hey, this is Alex and now you are watching the next module called Optimizing Your Frequently Used Screens. I divided this topic into four different parts. Here is what you will learn about in this module. How to redesign standard SAP screens using the SHD0 transaction. How to test these redesigned SAP screens. You will also learn about the scripting language with which you are able to completely redesign and change the look of standard SAP screens. You will learn three different methods to use your transaction variants. And at the end of this module, I will announce a challenge for you, so get ready. All right, now let's begin learning and start with the first topic, how to use the transaction SHD0 in practice.

Becoming a Master of Selection Screens
Hey, this is Alex and now you are watching the next module called, Becoming a Master of the Selection Screens. Do you hate entering values into complex selection screens? Moreover, do you have to perform this every single day? Maybe I can help you. In this module, I wrote you four lesson on features with which you will become more effective in using selection screens. Here is what you will learn in this module. First of all, you will learn about the basic selection screen features again. This is a small recap what you already learned in the SAP: Getting Started course. Then you will learn about the usage of the personal value list, how to import selection values from the clipboard, what the parameter IDs are, and how to use them. And you will also learn about the selection variables in the variants. That is, anyway, my favorite one. Now let's begin with the first topic, and let's recap what you need to know about managing the selection screens.

Executing Long-running Reports
Hey this is Alex, and now you are watching the next module called executing long running reports. Here is what you will learn about in this module. Listen carefully because I have an extra trick for you in the summary. So in this module, first you will learn how you can execute the reports in the background. And you will also learn about what happens after this. Namely how you can display the result of the report that you executed in the background. And then the extra trick comes. Alright now let's start with the first topic, executing reports in background.