SAP Tricks #2

Hi Guys, 

This is a simple way to streamline searching for employees in SAP HCM PA30/PA20  and all Reports.

* In the Personnel Number Field type these shortcuts to :

  • Search with First Name and Last Name : =n.Lastname.Firstname or =LastName.FirstName 
  • Search With FirstName : =n.*.FirstName
  • Search With LastName =n.LastName or =LastName

Examples :

  • If you want to search for employee name Sarah Mohammed ,all you need to type is =Mohammed.sarah or =n.Mohammed.Sarah
  • If you have only the Last Name ,then leave the first name Empty by typing  =n.Mohammed or =Mohammed
  • If you have only the First Name ,then type it like =n.*.FirstName or =*.sarah


To be continued … 


SAP Tricks #1

Hi Guys ,

I will give you table of most popular and famous SAP shortcuts and Tricks , Here you go :

Command Description
/n Exit any tcode and go to the main SAP screen
/nend  Close all sessions and logoff
/bend  Cancel a batch input foreground process
/n+Tcode  Call the transaction Tcode in the same session . Ex./npa30
/o  Generate a session list
/o+tcode  Open a transaction tcode in an new session
/i  Close the current session
/h  Turn the debug mode on
/nex Exit SAP
CTRl+Y copy any text from the screen

Please share any shortcuts or tricks you Know.

To be continued …

Payroll has not been run successfully for all personnel numbers

Hi guys,

Every HCM Consultant has faced the below error while dealing with Payroll Exit . I will discuss today easy way to select all personnel with an errors so instead of copying and pasting from  “Incorrect Personnel .no” icon Incorrect Personnel .no , you just can select them all at once in payroll driver or at any report using SAP Matchcode W .


Payroll Control Record- Incorrect Personnel No.List


1- Simply open your payroll driver (pc00_m99_calc) for international driver or use your country specific payroll driver tcode.

2- Click on “Search Help ” button.

International Payroll Driver – Search Help 

3- Select “W – Payroll Correction run” .


4- Click “continue” or press Enter.


5- Select your schema and run the payroll , System will automatically execute personnel with “Correction run” flag who stopped you from Exiting the payroll.


If you need more information about SAP Match-codes Click Here


No batch input data for screen SAPMH5A0 5000 Message no. 00344

I was trying to upload some relationships data using Transaction code “PP01” and i’ve got that error “No batch input data for screen SAPMH5A0 5000 Message no. 00344” . After many many trials recreating the LSMW program and rerecording i decided to do a very quick search on that error and that was what i have found.

  • While executing the upload program i found the relationship infotype is not being selected and that was the main cause for the error (as shown below) :


So I have to use an alternative screen which gives me the ability to enter the infotype (1001- Relationship)  as a code not by selection as you do it in Tcode “pp01”.

  • That’s why i used Transaction code “PP02” to record the program and that perfectly solved my problem.

Done !

Are you tired from SAP Security Message?


SAP Security pop up message appears when you try to export any report to your desktop might be annoying for many of us. To avoid this message please follow below steps.

Image 1 :Security Message

1- Go to you SAP GUI login screen. Click on the upper left icon as shown below (Image 2) ,then select options…

Image 2 : Login Options

2- Below screen will appear , from the left side select “Security” then Select “Security Settings” .

3- from the right side change status from Customized to “Disabled” as shown below (Image 3).

Image 3 : Security Screen

4- Click Apply and Ok.

5- You will need to close all open Windows and restart SAP GUI for changes to reflect.

Done …

Exporting / Importing SAP Output Devices

Exporting Steps:

1- Go to transaction code : “SPAD

2- Choose the top menu “Utilities ->  For output devices -> Export Devices”.

Or from tc: “se38” , use program name “RSPOXDEV“.

3- Enter the file name at the field “Export/Import file name” . ex: “C:\temp\ PDF”

4-Select the radio button “Frontend computer” in order to download the file to your pc.

5- Choose radio button “Export“.

6- Choose Export Printer configuration.

7- At the output Device field ,enter the output device name you want to export. ex: “PDF”

8- Press Execute and you will have the file in the selected destination .

Importing Steps :

1- Go to transaction code : “SPAD

2- Choose the top menu “Utilities ->  For output devices -> Import Devices”.

Or from tc: “se38” , use program name “RSPOXDEV“.

3- Enter the file name with destination at the field “Export/Import file name” . ex: “C:\temp\ PDF

4- Choose radio button “Import

5- Select the check box “Perform Import (Unicode)

6- Press Execute .

7-Go back and check that the file is now appear in your output devices .