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Procedure documentation Editing User Defaults and Options  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Both system administrators and individual users can edit user data. The system administrator can edit all data (see Creating and Editing User Master Records). Users can edit the following user data: Password, Constants, Addresses and Parameters.

The following sections describe the user options that every user can set himself or herself.

Editing Your Own User Data

Users can edit their own data by choosing System User profile Own data. Choose F1 to display Help on the fields. You can display selectable input values with the possible entry help (F4).


Users can change their current password using the Password button. The password can only be changed once every day.

Fixed Values

Users can set the following default values and can call up information about this with F1:

      Start menu

The user can specify the name of an area menu from the possible entries help in this field. The SAP Menu then only contains the components of this area menu.


A user needs the credit management transactions for his or her daily work. If the start menu in his or her user data is FRMN, the SAP Menu only displays the credit management transactions.


The system-wide initial menu can be specified in the transaction SSM2.

      Logon language

The default system language at logon. Users can however choose another language on the logon screen

      Output device

      Spool control

      Personal time zone (different from the company time zone on the Address tab page, crucial with RFC)

      Date format

      The format for decimals

      CATT test status


The user address data fields are self-explanatory. Only the system administrator can edit company addresses.

A time zone is assigned to each company address. User-specific time zones can overlap company time zones (see Defaults above).


User parameters supply defaults to SAP fields. If a field is indicated, the system automatically fills in the default value. Depending on the field definition, the entry can also be replaced with a value entered by the user.

The two input fields on the parameter editing screen are described briefly below. For more information, choose F1.

      Parameter: Enter the parameter ID for which you want to define a default value. You can display all of the parameter IDs defined in the system by choosing F4.

      Value: Enter the default value for the parameter.




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