Maybe you've been copying and pasting to save some typing. But, wouldn't it be better to have the computer read the data from a source file and enter it for you? Just picture the computer enter item by item with all their respective data while you do something more productive, or talk on the phone, or just sit down and relax for a bit.
You can increase your productivity and save yourself from a lot of typing by using SAPGUI scripting. That's right! SAPGUI scripting comes in handy when you're thinking about automation. It's a great tool to emulate user interaction, enter data and perform repetitive tasks. The best part of all: SAPGUI scripting is free -- it comes with SAPGUI for Windows -- powerful and easy to use.
In this article, I will show you how to put SAPGUI scripting to work for you. For demonstration purposes, I will present you with a recent assignment I took on to help my users enter more than a hundred purchase-order line items in just a few minutes. No joke -- read on and I'll show you how it's done!
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".
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