Creating an SAP Shortcut
You are running a Microsoft Windows 32-bit operating system.
The SAP Shortcut file type has been registered in your Windows registry. This happens automatically during successful installation of an SAP graphical user interface (SAP GUI).
You have received an SAP user ID from your system administrator, and created a password.
You know the transaction code for the screen for which you want to create an SAP Shortcut.
Creating an SAP Shortcut from Your Desktop
Place the cursor anywhere on the desktop (not on an open Windows application), and click the right mouse button.
Choose New ® Sapgui Shortcut.
Enter the name of the shortcut as desired, but keep the
file extension. Choose
You have now created a file for your shortcut. Next, you must define this file.Click the right mouse button. Choose Edit.
A dialog box appears. The title bar contains the complete path of the shortcut file.
From the dropdown list for the System field, select the system ID. Complete the Client field. If you do not remember your client, check the SAP GUI logon dialog box you were using previously.
Complete the User name and Language fields. If you leave User name blank, the system automatically uses your Windows user ID. The Password field is normally deactivated, for security reasons. Only your PC administrator can activate this field.
In the Type field, specify whether the shortcut is for a:
- System command
- In the Title field, enter the shortcut title.
- In the Command field, enter the appropriate code. For example:
To create a shortcut for the Archiving Check Data report, enter report name
To create a shortcut that immediately logs you off, enter system command
- To create a shortcut that takes you to the Create Material: General screen, enter Transaction code
To obtain the transaction code for the Command field, go to the status bar of the task for which you are creating a shortcut, and click the list arrow.
If you do not enter a code, the system defaults to Transaction code
S000, which is the initial screen of the SAP System.
- Choose OK. The shortcut appears on your desktop.
- The system automatically saves the <NAME>.SAP file corresponding to this shortcut in your desktop directory under your operating system directory. If you prefer to keep all your SAP Shortcut files in one place, you can move this file to a directory of your choice.
Creating an SAP Shortcut from a Specific Screen in the SAP System
Go to the screen for the task you want to run, and choose or .
The New Sapgui Shortcut dialog box appears.Check that the information in the dialog box (User name, Language, Type, Title, Command) is correct.
The shortcut appears on your desktop.The system automatically saves the <NAME>.SAP file corresponding to this shortcut in your desktop directory under your operating system directory. If you prefer to keep all your SAP Shortcut files in one place, you can move this file to a directory of your choice.
If the Password field of the New Sapgui Shortcut dialog box has been activated, you can specify a password. However, 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 no one can access your PC or your disk/directory.