Developers can use it with other tools and programming languages such as C++ to do more sophisticated tasks. I have personally used it to do a lot of administrative tasks. There are, of course, ways to fully create purchase orders in SAP but they require more work and a deeper knowledge of purchasing.
You can turn off the notification that says, "A script is trying to attach to the GUI". To do so, click on the Customizing icon, select Options and click the Scripting tab. Then, uncheck the box that says, 'Notify When a Script Attaches to a Running GUI'.
You can add additional commands to your VBS script. For example, you can add a last statement to save the purchase order once the data has been entered.
Last, but not least, you can learn more about SAPGUI scripting at the SAP Marketplace (
SAPGUI Scripting at the MarketPlace (requires OSS user ID).
#480149 New profile parameter for user scripting at the front end
#612454 SAP GUI Scripting: Status and Lifetime
#527737 Composite SAP Note on SapGui scripting
AUTOMATING LINE-ITEM DATA ENTRY VIA SAPGUI
Step 1: Setting the stage
Step 2: Activating SAPGUI scripting
Step 3: Preparing the input data file
Step 4: Recording the data entry
Step 5: Analyzing the VBS script
Step 6: Automating the VBS script creation
Step 7: Running the VBS script program generator
Step 8: Playing the VBS script to enter the line items
Step 9: Troubleshooting
Review: Conclusion and more resources
|ABOUT THE AUTHOR:|
Giovanni Davila, technical author and SAP Basis expert|
Giovanni Davila is an expert in SAP administration on the Windows platform. He has authored the critically-acclaimed books "SAP Basis Administration" and "SAP Basis Administration for Windows". He also wrote an article for the SAP Professional Journal titled "System Database Copies – Made Easy".
Copyright 2005 TechTarget
This was first published in August 2005