Write to SAP Application Log

SAP application log is a great method to display/save messages that occur when executing a SAP application. For custom applications, you can create your own application log object, which will enable user to see the log of the specific application in the future easily filtering using the object. Purpose of application log object is to logical segregation of messages. With

Call Transaction in BDC

How to use CALL TRANSACTION to submit BDC in different modes. This technique is very useful for mass data upload to SAP system from external data sources. Lets assume that external data is what user enters in the selection screen. Program designed to change the delivery date of the sales order line items according to selection using the

Check if the Field Content is Numeric

In some instances you may have to validate if the field content is numeric or not. This step becomes mandatory when designing a program that upload external data to SAP. For example excel, CSV or text file content upload. This is simple code that check if a string variable contain only numeric values. Program checks

Handle ALV Runtime Errors!

At runtime of ALV report short dumps can occur if the ALV is not consistently build. You can find the consistency of the ALV using ALV consistency check. This will show the status of ALV attributes like field catalog, Layout, filter, variant etc. As a example below ALV gives a runtime error when exporting to

Important SAP APO Function Modules!

These are some of the SAP APO functional modules I have worked with. If you need any help with parameters please drop a line.   Order /SAPAPO/DM_ORDER_GET_ORDID Get the 22 char GUID of planned order BAPI_MOSRVAPS_CREATESNPORDER Create planned order. Table parameter “mapping_data” will return the created planed order number. BAPI_POSRVAPS_SAVEMULTI3 Create orders /SAPAPO/OM_ORDER_GET_DATA Get planned

Save File Dialog!

This will show you how to popup the save file dialog from selection screen. You can facilitate selection of file without manually entering file path. Selection: Result dialog: DATA: gv_filename TYPE string, gv_path TYPE string, gv_result TYPE i. SELECTION-SCREEN BEGIN OF BLOCK b4 WITH FRAME TITLE text-004. PARAMETERS: p_path TYPE string LOWER CASE.                         “File path SELECTION-SCREEN END OF BLOCK b4. AT SELECTION-SCREEN ON VALUE-REQUEST FOR p_path. * Display save dialog window CALL METHOD cl_gui_frontend_services=>file_save_dialog EXPORTING *      window_title      = ‘ ‘ default_extension = ‘txt’ default_file_name = ‘file_name’ initial_directory = ‘C:’ CHANGING filename          = gv_filename path              = gv_path fullpath          = p_path user_action       = gv_result.

Access FTP Server from SAP!

This will show you how to transfer data from SAP to FTP server location. Program is a example of how you can connect to FTP and create a text file. There are several methods to write a file to FTP, I am using the method of transferring data in internal table directly to FTP using