SE16N_BATCH program

SE16N_BATCH is a very powerful and dangerous program. You can use it to run SE16 queries for large datasets in batch mode and later pick up the results from the spool.

But it can also be misused to fetch data that you are not authorized to see, but a batch user can see.

Good use

For example you need a lot of records from BSEG:

This might fail online. If you run it in batch mode, you can simply pick up the spool later with the needed data:


The program can be used for hacking purposes as well. Suppose you want to get all user password hashes. SE16N for USR02 is blocked. Now run the program in batch (not with your own user, but with a batch job user with rights to read USR02 data). Now all data is available in the spool for the hacker….

Signavio process insights; discovery edition

SAP has acquired Signavio. Signavio provides tool for process insights into SAP ERP systems to help the users and business to optimize their processes.

The Signavio product is licensed. To see if the tool is interesting for you, there is an option to run the discovery edition on your productive system. At time of writing this blog the discovery edition is for free. But please check before submitting. The discovery edition is giving you a look and feel on the tool, but with limited functions and content.

Installation and preparation

Installation preparation consist of applying most recent versions of these 2 OSS notes:

Your ST-A/PI version must be 01V –SP0 or higher.

Running the tool and submitting the data

In your productive system (not a copy, not any other system) start program RC_VALUE_DISCOVERY_COLL_DATA and select the 3rd option (SAP Signavio Process Insights, discovery edition):

Run the program in batch and wait for it to finish.

After finishing run the program again and push the Download Analysis Data button. Store the results file on your laptop.

Now you can submit the file and create your request on the SAP Signavio Process Insights discovery site. It will take 5 to 10 business days before you receive the link with the results.

Results of the Signavio discovery edition

The results can be seen on website of SAP Signavio:

Process flows:

And details for process:

Keep in mind the discovery edition will only have limited content. It is meant to give you and idea on look and feel and see if the tool is usable for your business users.

Office integration tips & tricks

This blog contains tips and tricks for Microsoft Office integration with SAP applications (mainly SAP GUI). Although SAP is the company backbone for data, many users still love excel and word for pre and post processing of data.

General integration

Integration of office with SAP GUI; support and version information can be found in OSS note 722513 – Desktop Office Integration: Maintenance information. For 64 bits versions: 1442028 – SAP GUI for Windows / Desktop Office Integration: Support for Office 64bit editions. 365 support: 3301985 – Does SAPGUI For Windows support Microsoft Office 365 MSO?.

Unfortunately most integration is only possible with SAP GUI.

Not possible for ITS and JAVA GUI: 822867 – Desktop Office Integration: No support for ITS & Java GUI.

Not possible for WebGUI: 2717865 – WEBGUI: Office Integration is not supported.

Not possible for FIORI: 3322204 – Microsoft Options are not available in FIORI.

Multiple screens and high resolution

For supporting multiple screens and high resolution for office integration, read this OSS note: 3141383 – SAP GUI Desktop Office Integration: Guidelines for Handle high DPI and DPI scaling in Office applications.


For inplace/outplace, read these notes: 2739132 – Office 365 – Excel and Word do not open in place (Inside SAPGUI Window) for some users when using Windows DPI over 100%,using multiple screens or after an Office update and 3350338 – OfficeIntegration opens Excel/Word outplace instead of inplace (inside SAP GUI).

Security patching of office products

In some cases security patching from office products causes issues on SAP GUI integration:

Word integration

Specific issue with word as SAPscript text editor: 2362509 – Performance issue with MS Word SAPscript text editor.

OneDrive limitation

OneDrive usage limitation in combination with SAP GUI: 3280505 – File upload to SAP from OneDrive not working when the file is open.

Transport tips & tricks

This blog is a collection of transport tips & tricks.

Questions that will be answered are:

  • What to do if my transport number range is getting exhausted?
  • How to find objects in transports?
  • How to unlock objects in a transport in emergency case?
  • How to put objects from different transport in new transport?
  • How to execute program directly after transport?
  • How to check transport parameters?

Transport number range getting exhausted

If your transport number range gets exhausted, no new transports can be created. To fix this issue run program RSWBO301:

Then acknowledge the new number range proposed.

See also OSS note 2951296 – Transport TR range getting exhausted, which points to OSS notes 1674286 – How to modify CTS transport number range (ABAP) and 106911 – Transport system: number range filled for requests (that explains RSWBO301).

Put objects from different transport in new transport

Go to transaction. SE10 and select your transport. Then select: Request/task –> Object list –> include objects –>  select other transport or object.

Find object in transport

Report RSWBO040 can be used to find and object inside transport(s):

Bug fix note for this program: 3237476 – Wrong result when searching for sub-objects in requests/tasks (SE03).

Unlock objects from a transport

In some special cases it might be needed to unlock an object from a transport. Be careful with this. Use program RSWBO099 to unlock objects from a transport:

Transporting ODATA

ODATA transports can be bit messy. Read the FAQ note 2244649 – SAP Netweaver Gateway Odata service transport FAQ.

Transporting in-app extensibility

For transporting FIORI in-app extension read this blog.

Execute program after transport

If you want a program to be executed directly after transport import, edit the transport and a a new object R3TR, XPRA (execute program after transport) and in the object fill the program name.

Most common use case is in transporting Requirements and formulas where it is common to add XPRA action for program RV80HGEN. See this blog.

Checking transport parameters

Start transaction code STMS, select menu Overview / Systems. Now choose a system and select display. On the tab transport tool you can see the transport parameters:

Including customer transports in SUM

You can include customer transports in the SUM procedure. Read more in this dedicated blog.

BRF+ transport issues

For BRF+ transport issues, read this dedicated blog.

Transport sequence and consistency check tool

SAP has a transport sequence and consistency check tool. Read more in this blog.