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ABAP 7.51 trial: Why can I not create packages or objects with user SAP*?

Nov 15, 2017 at 11:41 PM


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Hi everybody,

first of all sorry in advance : I am a Linux and ABAP-Newbie, so this might be something very simple, but I really got stuck at this point and could not find a similar question on this page so far:

I installed the 7.51 trial version as in the well-described "Newbies Guide: Installing ABAP AS 751 SP02 on Linux" and the related documents. The installation worked well!

I also could connect to NPL via SAP-GUI and installed the digital license key in transaction SLICENSE.

But now in SE80 Object Navigator I am not able to create packages or programs , not even in local objects/ $TMP.

It is always this error message "No changes for user SAP* allowed"

Client: 000 User: SAP*

Thanks for any help and kind regards


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Former Member Nov 16, 2017 at 07:18 AM

Hi Oliver,

the user SAP* is a specific user, the first user created when you create a client (mandant) in SAP.

this user exists even if you doesn't create-it, it is kernel hardcoded. (there is way to disable it)

So SAP uses this user to allow administrator to connect to the system when the license is KO. It's why this user can't do business transaction & development. All the others users are lock.

Maybe if you are in a trial SAP, you should connect to the client "001" with the user "developer" and the password is in the documentation (or you could change it using user SAP* in client 001 with transaction SU01



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Hi Fred,

thanks for the quick response. Did not know that, but it sounds logical. As I feared, typical beginner mistake :-) I will try it again as soon as possible, maybe even tonight.

Kind regards



Hi Fred,

switiching to user "developer" on client "001" did the job.

Thanks again and kind regards



Hi Oliver, Fred is absolutely right. I have updated the FAQ accordingly.

Also, if you're new to this, perhaps the Guides and Tutorials would help?

Are there any tutorial topics you would like to see that we haven't covered?

Best wishes Julie.