SAP01 Navigation

April 2012



SAP Logon is the Windows program that you use to log on to SAP Systems on a Windows PC. It mediates between the SAP System and the SAP graphical user interface. The SAP Logon displays a list of available SAP Systems and automatically selects servers with the best current response time. You can add available systems or servers to this menu. When you log on to the SAP System, you can log on to a specific application server, or log on to a group. In this case, the application server with the best response time is selected automatically.

When you first log on to an SAP system, the administrator gives you the user name and password. After the first logon, change this password to something of your own, and use this password henceforth. In the logon screen, enter the client assigned to you by the system administrator, and also the language in which you wish to view the SAP screens.



A screen can contain a wide variety of elements, either for displaying field contents, or for allowing the user to interact with the program (for example, filling out input fields or choosing pushbutton functions). You can use the Screen Painter to arrange elements on the screen.

The command field enables you to directly start applications by typing in their transaction codes.

The buttons in the standard toolbar are shown on every SAP screen. Depending on the application, the buttons that you cannot use are grayed.

The menu bar displays the menus and sub-menus available in your current application.

The title bar displays that function that you are currently using.

The application toolbar displays the buttons particular to the application currently active in your system.

The status bar displays information regarding the current status of the system.

Input fields enable you to type in data; checkboxes let you choose more than one option, and radio buttons.



A role is a set of tasks in the system. It represents the typical range of functions required by the user at the work place. A role based menu contains the activities that the user is permitted to carry out in accordance with his role in the system. When you are assigned a role, you obtain the authorizations to access information relevant to your role. In this way, the system ensures the security of business data by restricting access based on the userís role.



Favorites can be chosen by the user to shorten navigation times. Users can customize the entry point into the system with the Favorites menu in addition to their roles.

You can create your own favorites list from among transactions, reports, files and web addresses that you use the most. You can either create favorites with the Favorites menu option, or by simply dragging and dropping them into the favorites folder.


A session is basically another SAP instance on your screen. Multiple sessions allow you to work on more than one task at a time. This can save you time and reduces the need to jump from screen to screen. You can open up to six sessions, and do a different task, or even the same task, in each one. You can move around between the open sessions, and you can close any session without having to log off from the system.


new sessions by:

        toolbar system | create session

        toolbar new session button

        /O switch sessions | generate




F1 on field gives information on that field

F4 on field gives options (fiedl help) for that field