October 24, 2011
Rules are good - as long as you know when to break them. The same goes for SAP world. Let's see a couple of SAP rules of thumb and examine benefits of not following them.
September 16, 2011
Even in the days of direct inputs and BAPIs the old fashioned batch inputs are still widely used. Here I present a simple yet efficient method to quickly populate BDCDATA table that is required when calling an SAP transaction in background.
July 25, 2011
SAP IDES stands for Internet Demonstration and Evaluation System. It is great demonstration and education platform providing real-life business processes and their integration. Now it is available free of charge.
July 22, 2011
Sometimes there is a transport request exported into data and co-files out which only a single object needs to be imported into destination SAP system. Standard option is to import entire transport request only with all the objects included in it. Here is a simple method to import a single object.
July 8, 2011
Change documents are one of the nicest cross-application functions in SAP ERP. They allow for close monitoring of who, when and what changed in system data - down to a single field. Better yet, they can be easily incorporated into custom applications. See how to use SAP report to analyze both standard and custom change documents.
July 6, 2011
As a general implementation rule, BAPI functions don't perform COMMIT WORK. Saving changes performed by a BAPI requires subsequent call to BAPI_TRANSACTION_COMMIT function. Such a transaction model makes it difficult to test BAPIs in SE37 transaction, as the results of BAPI call can not be checked in standard SAP transactions immediately. Here is an easy way to solve this problem.