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Display Technical Names

Hi Experts,

Brief information about our SAP system:

- SAP: SAP ECC 6.0 EHP5.

- DB: MS SQL 2008 R2 (Ver 10.50).

- OS: Windows Server 2008 R2.Standard (64 bits).

- SAPGUI 7.20

There is a request from our management to set the option to display tcode technical names for all SAP users.

I've searched through this forum and others and found a couple of article about this topic, however, I'm still unable to find the right answer.

A few articles are referring to the following method:

"The table that holds the individual user settings is AGR_DATEU. In this case the ID is BROWSER_OPT and the attributes field has an X in the 4th position."

I've tried to update this field using SQL query and it's updated, however, it doesn't show any changes when I check the setting.

I've also tried to logout and relogon to check for the change, but it doesn't make any differences.

Appreciate if you could help and advise.

Thank you.

- Peter

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    Dec 04, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Hi Peter,

    I've done this a couple of times myself using SE16N and as far as I can tell you're doing it correctly. In any case, here's a bit more detail:

    To change any of the SAP GUI settings flags, first take a look at the settings dialog box:

    In table AGR_DATEU, these are represented by either an "X" (checked) or a space (not checked) in field "ATTRIBUTES" where field ID is "BROWSER_OPT" and field UNAME is the userid:

    It's not showing in this view, but the value of "ATTRIBUTES" is " X", 3 spaces and an X as you can see below.

    In order to activate this setting for all users, change the value of "ATTRIBUTES" for ID BROWSER_OPT and set the 4th value to "X".

    Try it out on your own user first. You can trigger a menu update by switching between "SAP Menu" and "User Menu". It's a lot faster than logging on/off.


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    • Former Member Yves KERVADEC

      Chances are good that the buffers roll by tomorrow and then it will miraculously work.... :-)

      A better option of to debug the SAVE code and find the user specific function which updates AGR_DATEU and write a program which calls that routine in a loop.

      As the users have the option to turn it off again, perhaps it makes better sense to show them how to turn it on in the first place?

      I find the question very cool actually, as it means that user menus are being used. That means that roles are menu based and dependent on the design redundancy compression is activated.

      This works very well if the design is good. Glad to see this question!

      ps: there is an exit in the session_manager for sapgui based access. From there youcan also run the routine to set the BROWSER_OPT parameter for first logins. You can also measure your menu based role concept via it and use of favourites in stead of the menu structure.
      More than 10 favourites is a bad sign.

      I like this discussion - despite the solutions of DB updates....



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    Former Member
    Dec 05, 2013 at 02:23 AM

    Hi Experts,

    Thank you for your response and help.

    Issue has been resolved.

    Have a nice day 😊

    - Peter

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