Entering content frameFunction documentation The Menu Bar Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


Menus allow you to find a specific transaction when you do not know the transaction code. The menu is organized according to the task you are doing in the SAP System.

Menus are dropdown; that is, when you choose a menu item, further options appear.

A typical menu bar in the SAP System is shown below:

This graphic is explained in the accompanying text


This following menus are standard on every SAP screen:




Contains functions that affect the system as a whole such as Create session, User profile, and Log off.


Provides various forms of online help.

This graphic is explained in the accompanying text

The layout menu, identified by This graphic is explained in the accompanying text at the far right of the standard toolbar, allows you to customize certain SAP window settings (for example, cursor position and the TAB function).


The following menus are standard in most SAP applications:




Usually named after the object you are currently working with, for example, Material. Contains functions that affect the object as a whole such as Display, Change, Print, or Exit.


Allows you to edit components of the current object for example Select, Edit, and Copy. The Cancel option lets you leave a task without saving the data you have entered.


Allows you to move directly to other screens of the current task. Also contains the Back option, which takes you back one level in the system hierarchy. Before going back, the system checks the data you have entered on the current screen, and displays a dialog box if it detects a problem.


The following menus may also appear:




Contains additional functions you can choose to complete the current object or an object component, but which you do not need regularly.


Contains functions you can choose to display additional information about the current object.


Allows you to display the current object in different views, for example, switching between a single-line and double-line display of a table.


Allows you to set user-specific transaction parameters.


Allows you to do object-independent processing, such as delete, copy, and print functions.


Sometimes not all of the available menus fit on one line in the menu bar. In this case, they wrap to the next line. The dropdown principle stays the same.

Leaving content frame