SAP “F4 Help” in a web form

By Kristian Kalsing on Nov 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

About the author

Kristian Kalsing

As Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, Kristian is responsible for enterprise solutions marketing, product marketing and sales enablement. He is instrumental in driving the strategic direction of the company and continuously elevating the value that Winshuttle’s software platform and methodology bring to customers. Prior to joining Winshuttle in 2010, Kristian was widely respected as one of the pioneering thought leaders in bridging the gap between SAP and Microsoft technologies. Since starting his career in Denmark, Kristian has gained experience with enterprise software solutions in a broad range of industries in Europe, Australia and North America. He has held various roles across Engineering, Professional Services, Sales and Marketing. When not at work, Kristian spends most of his time climbing the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.

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