Step 9: Troubleshooting

Hate manual data entry work? How about a typing in a few hundred line items in purchase orders with descriptions like "BOWMA-TORQ HX HD CAP SCR 1/2-13X1-1/2"? If the items do not exist as material numbers, you have no choice but to type their description by hand ... Except, of course, if you automate it with a smart SAPGUI script. Veteran Basis guru Giovanni Davila walks you through the process in this handy step-by-step guide. This is part 9.

Sometimes you may get this error while playing the VBS script:

"The control could not be found by id"

If you do, see the following possible causes:

1. The current SAPGUI screen does not the same windows (sections) used during the recording. Make sure that the header section is visible and that you have entered a vendor number and purchasing group.

2. The line item data is incorrect. Make sure that data can be validated. For example: the delivery data should not be in the past. The material group, plant and storage location should exist in the system.

3. The VBS script contains invalid GUI positions. Make sure that you don't have GUI positions out of boundaries.


AUTOMATING LINE-ITEM DATA ENTRY VIA SAPGUI

 Home: Introduction
 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
This was last published in August 2005

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