SAP Basis Transactions
Like most other transactions in IT, SAP Basis transactions act on data to move it, update, erase or to feed it into another system. In Sap basis, most of the Data transactions are automated but there are also a few instances where you may have to customize the transaction. This offers a wide scope for administrators to build their skills and knowledge. As an administrator, there are two methods of developing your SAP transaction skills set. First, and which is the easiest way out, is to acquaint yourself on how to better use the automated menu capabilities and tools that have been built into the basis. Commence by understanding internet transaction server and the various ways of searching SAP transactions menus.
It is also wise to learn how to find transaction codes, list transactions by user, how to list down executable transactions by user and how transactions consume memory. It is useful to learn how to look up menu paths and transactions logs. Several advanced functions such as how to avoid yellow lights when adding transaction in PFCG also comes in handy.
The second method of boosting your SAP transaction skills is to improve your programming capabilities. Actually, there are only 2 development environments in SAP . One is built on Java and which was widely promoted by Shai Agassi (Sap former CEO candidate) and the other one is built on ABAP which is SAP’s custom developed programming language. Java is commonly used in NetWeaver Developer Studio and Web Dynpro applications. It is also used in NetWeaver areas, such as NetWeaver portal. ABAP dominates fields such as NetWeaver PI.
Today, one of the most talked about issue among SAP followers is whether SAP Java will replace ABAP. SAP has come out strongly and said that ABAP is live and here to stay and, indeed, SAP ERP is up-to-date built on ABAP. However, observers have it that SAP java is the way of the future. This is relevant to SAP administrators as hints out that as of today, mastery of both Java and ABAP is imperative for one to be better placed to customize SAP transactions.
SAP Basis Copying
This is one of the inescapable part of SAP administration. Of importance, an administrator should know when to bypass database creation during system copy, rename or copy R/3 without installing, and how to move between vendor platforms and the specific types of copying functions within the basis. Other advanced functions that comes in handy include, troubleshooting DEBACKUP problems, moving data from one IDE system to another using client copy and refreshing training clients.
SAP Basis Printing and Mailing
Printing is a key function within SAP. As a SAP administrator, you will find yourself printing reports, letters to send to customers, and code. As far as emailing comes into focus, you will need to know how to email using SAP functionalities for purchase requisitions, how to email through SAPOffice and how to send background Job failures mails to users by emails.
On printing, start by understanding how to use the print control icon in SAP basis, and then move on to understand how to use the FrontEnd Printer. It’s also essential to know when certain new printer problems can arise and how to troubleshoot them and fix remote user printer problems. Learn how to test printer the job on SAP Printer and always print a TEST indicator on a waste document. Then understand how to print to PDF, Print reports using Smart forms and save reports in PDF formats. You will also need to learn how to print ABAP codes.