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Procedure documentation Creating an SAP Shortcut  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Creating an SAP Shortcut from your Desktop:


       1.      Place the cursor anywhere on the desktop, except on an open Windows application and click the right mouse button.

       2.      Choose New   Sap GUI Shortcut.

       3.      Enter the desired name for the shortcut (remember to keep the SAP file extension) and choose Enter.

You have now created a file for your shortcut.

       4.      To define this file, place the cursor on the icon you just created and choose Edit from the context menu.

A dialog box appears.

       5.      Enter data for the following fields:

                            a.      Application information

         Title field enter the shortcut title.

         Type field specify the type of transaction. Enter whether a transaction, report or system is to be executed.

         Command field enter the appropriate transaction, report, or system command.

You can obtain the required code by going to the required transaction and choosing System   Status or by clicking on the list arrow in the status bar and choosing Transaction.

                            b.      System information

         Description field enter the name of the desired system. You can select the system from the dropdown list box.

         Start parameters field (SAPgui parameters in older versions of SAP GUI) – if you want to specify the desired system manually, enter SAP GUI command line arguments in this field (for example, appServ 00).

You can obtain the command line arguments from your system administrator.

         System ID field if you have specified the desired system manually, you must complete this field.

                            c.      Logon information

         Client field – enter your client number. If you cannot remember your client, log on to the system using SAP Logon or SAP Logon Pad.

         User field enter your user ID. The field usually already contains your Windows user ID.

         Password field If the field has been activated, you can specify a password. It is normally deactivated for security reasons and only your PC administrator can activate this field.

For security reasons, this is not recommended and a warning appears. You should only include your password in an SAP shortcut if you are certain that no one can access your PC or your disk/folder.

         Language field select the language for the logon into the SAP system from the dropdown list box.

                            d.      Starting options

         Trace level field select the desired trace level using the dropdown list box.

         Window size field you can specify the required window size on startup.

         Working directory field make changes if necessary.


The fields that are listed may or may not appear in the same order as above. The way in which your dialog box looks depends on the version of SAP GUI that you are using. In the older versions all fields are listed on a single tab, called Properties, while in the newer versions there are two tabs – General and Options.

       6.      Choose OK.

The shortcut appears as an icon on your desktop

Creating an SAP Shortcut from a Specific Screen in the SAP System


       1.      Go to the screen for the task you want to run, and choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text  with the quick info text Generates a Shortcut or choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Customizing of Local Layout -> Create Shortcut.

The New Sap GUI Shortcut dialog box appears.

       2.      Check that the information in the dialog box (User name, Language, Type, Title, Transaction, etc.) is correct.

       3.      Choose OK.

The shortcut appears as an icon on your desktop


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