SAP “F4 Help” in a web form

By Kristian Kalsing on November 28, 2012

A promising new feature of the 10.4 release of the Winshuttle platform is the support for “F4 Help” in a web form. When completing a transaction in SAP, many fields require reference data which is designated by abbreviated codes. For example, when entering ‘Agriculture’ in a field denoting ‘Industry,’ you may be using ‘AGR’ as the code. In most SAP transactions, there are many fields relying on such codes.

These short codes are great for power users who are heavy users of a few transactions on a day-to-day basis. However, when these power users cannot remember the codes or when less frequent users enter information into a transaction, SAP provides the so called F4 Help. F4 Help is an easily accessible popup dialog where users can find the right codes based on their descriptions.

In version 10.4 of Winshuttle, we have made this functionality available to users of a web form. And the great thing is that this feature works out-of-the-box with no additional configuration. All you need to do is take a few simple steps to add F4 Help to a lookup field in a form. Watch the three-minute video below to see for yourself how easy it is and feel free to leave your feedback.

Surfacing SAP F4-Lookups in a Form

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About the author

Based in Seattle, Kristian is part of the product management team at Winshuttle where he is responsible for solutions that help companies to perform better by improving their management and governance of master data. Kristian has 15 years of experience with enterprise solutions in a broad range of industries across Europe, Australia and North America. When not at work, Kristian spends most of his time climbing in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.

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