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SAP GUI 730 not showing drop down entries

Hi Friends,

After upfrading to SAP Gui 730 I cannot see entries in drop down if i launch Gui scripting from an external application.

If i work from SAP Gui itself, it works fine but when i launch a SAP gui session from external application(C# winform application), it just shows empty drop downs. Problem appearing with BP, ME21n tcode etc...

Can you please help me in solving this?

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    Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 07:18 PM

    Hi Amit,

    This is known issue in GUI 720, but i am not sure this issue is still there in GUI 730 also.

    > i am suspecting that during the installation of GUI 730 you might have encountered small issues, this could be incorrect values in the registry. if possible please uninstall GUI, reboot the system & reinstall.

    This is the Solution as per SAP note: 867131 (For GUI 720)


    Remark: Please pay attention to SAP note 1650482 which introduces a solution to the same issue in patchlevel 10 and hotfix 2 for patchlevel 9 for SAP GUI for Windows 7.20.

    To prevent the issue described in this note, the following workaround has been introduced.

    If the registry value "UseDot" (of type DWORD) is set to 1 under the path:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SAP\SAPGUI front\SAP Frontend Server\LocalData
    the comma symbol in SQL statement will be replaced with the dot. This prevents the SQL execution error. This registry setting has to be done manually. Please create this value if it doesn't exist.

    As of patchlevel 10 of SAP GUI for Windows 7.20 the same setting can be done under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

    Please let me know if you are solved this in another way. Mark it as correct answer if helpful.


    Kishore Cherukumalla

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    • Hi Kishore, I believe the solution you provided refers to a different issue and has nothing to do with the empty drop-downs . We came across the same problem. Our scripts work perfectly under SAP GUI for Windows 720 Patch 11 Hotfix 1. Under 730, however, the ones addressing field with drop-down constantly fail. Still trying to figure out the solution, but any input are welcome.



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    Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:23 PM

    Hi Szabolcs

    I would like to know if you finally found a solution for this problem, as we are facing the same situation. Script works fine with Sap scripting tool, but when executed from external software it fails with the dropdown lists. We're using Solution Manager and this is where we get blocked.

    Many Thanks in advance.


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    • Former Member Szabolcs Dombo

      Hi Szabolcs, many thanks for your reply. We will probably need to move also to lsmw where possible, and try to use scripts with no dropdown lists where lsmw is not an option... it's sad that after all this time sap hasn't still found a solution for this. Thanks again.

      Kind Regards.


  • Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 05:39 PM

    Hello Ignacio,

    What exactly are you trying to do with your script?

    Note that you cannot script any dialog boxes or gui popup menu items,as these involve an end user to interact with.



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    • Former Member

      Hi Jude,

      We're recording scripts with sap script to be executed later in SAP End User Monitoring Experience tool. SAP recommended us to do a stress test in one of our machines and we will be executing all sctipts wit this tool in the near future, so this is why we're preparing all scripts.

      After recording scripts, when we execute them with sap script utility they work fine even if they contain dropdown lists. The next step is importing the script to the "End User Monitoring Experience" utility, which is also a sap utility, but then the dropdown lists won't work. Just posting an invoice on MIRO transaction is failing because of the dropdown lists.

      Thanks for your help.


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