InputScripts allow us to automatically carry out user actions in the SAP-System. Just about every user transaction (reading field values, data entry, pushbutton operations, etc) can be carried out automatically using an InputScript. Instead of carrying out each operation separately the user simply starts an InputScript. This can cover as many screens as the user wants, and even several transactions.
As our first example
we want to offer the user a pushbutton that displays a
given list. The normal steps used to display the list (e.g.
calling up transaction SA38, entering a given report-name,
pressing F8, entering a given selection, pressing F8) are defined by means of an InputScript which is then
started (whenever we want) by means of a pushbutton all its own.
If desired, you can also:
These three extras are explained in later tutorials. Here we set out the simplest case.
Layout of the procedure
Switch on the Recording-Function in GuiXT
Perform all steps manually
Display recorded script
// SAP Easy Access
// ABAP Editor: Initial Screen
Set F[Program] "RMMVRZ00"
// Materials List
Set F[Material] "M-*"
Set F[Plant] "1000"
Save the recorded script under a name of your choice e.g. "matlist1.txt". In the GuiXT script on the screen in which you wish to offer the user the new button. Now add the instruction
Pushbutton(2,1) "Materials Plant London" process="matlist1.txt"
Should you wish to add the pushbutton to the initial screen of the SAP-Systems, you must make room, e.g. by slightly shifting the navigation menu, thus:
By simply clicking the new button the user can display the required list
By clicking "end" (F15) you exit from the list and return to the navigation menu.
Tip: Explanations on how to work with InputScripts are to be found in our Documentation under InputScripts.