SAP GUI sessions 101 (updated)

SAP GUI sessions 101 (updated)

Posted by Xavier Hacking

The SAP GUI is the first application I start in the morning and the last one I close at the end of the day. Most of the time I use multiple sessions on multiple systems. Last week @pverstraeten saw me closing all these sessions one-by-one and showed me how to do this the right/fast way: Just type /nex in the transaction field. Thanks!

Update (11-2010): I added two fast shortcuts. TFTT @ron_nooren and @jurjen_heeck!

I listed the ‘session commands’ below:

/o Display list of all sessions

/o + transaction Open transaction in new session (/orsa1)

/n End transaction and go back to SAP Easy Access user menu

/n + transaction Open transaction in same session (/nrsa1)

/i Close current session

/i + number of transaction Close specific sessions (/i3)

/nend Close all sessions with prompt

/nex Close all sessions without a prompt

CTRL + (plus key) Open new session

CTRL / (forward slash) Put cursor in command field

SAP GUI Command Field / Magic Box - Nov 28, 2010 | Knowledge sharing, Lifehacking, SAP
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  1. Martin
    November 19, 2010

    Great, thanks! I love /nex when quitting work in a rush as always.


  2. raj
    April 12, 2012

    good one.

  3. dilip
    January 18, 2013

    i really get good knowledge from this site and please mail me if you have few more short keys.


  4. Stephane
    April 11, 2013

    Well, to have all this and more position your cursor into the ‘transaction field’ and press your keyboard button F1 (for calling the help)


  5. Marc
    May 27, 2013

    Hi, is there a possibility to tell SAP logon to open a new window when double clicking on an object in SE80 and pressing CTRL. Such as firefox does when clicking on a hyperlink. I would really love such a possibility.

  6. Navaneetha Krishnan
    July 1, 2017

    How to move cursor in SAP screen if the control is in disabled state?

    I.e if control is enabled. TAB or Arrow keys can be used. What if controls are disables?

  7. Chris
    April 2, 2018

    Is there a way in SAP to set up a default to always open a drilldown in a new window? Currently, when you double click on a PO # (for example), the SAP System takes you to the ME23N screen for that PO. This is fine but it overwrites the old screen you were in (i.e. KOB1-Order Line Item report). We would like to have both screens open.


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