UI SAP GUI for Windows

Integrate AutoIt in PowerShell

Scripting languages plays an important role in the field of automation approaches, also and especially in the SAP context. You can find my automation approach here. In a few cases can it be profitable to combine different scripting languages. Each of them has its preferences and specialities to solve problems easily. And that is our benefit, to use the scripting language in that case where it offers us the best opportunities. An …

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Example: Control External Dialogs in the Context of Automation Processes with AutoIt

More and more is that necessary in automation processes to combine different kinds of UIs in one scenario. One example could be a WebDynpro in the browser with the possibility to open a SAP GUI for Windows inplace. To handle this case you can use Selenium WebDriver and SAP GUI Scripting. But if you use Internet Explorer 11 as browser, in this constellation, it is also necessary to set the …

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Classic GUI login challenge with a partial network

I was asked to check on a classic SAP GUI login fault when testing a network connectivity solution. Getting to a point of knowing enough to ask intelligent questions was my first step, sort of stretching the mental muscles that have not been deeply into an SAP network traffic analysis since getting too familiar with NIPING and friends.  This time, it’s LGTST, a similarly fossil-like component of a running SAP …

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Integrate AutoIt in PowerShell

Scripting languages plays an important role in the field of automation approaches, also and especially in the SAP context. You can find my automation approach here. In a few cases can it be profitable to combine different scripting languages. Each of them has its preferences and specialities to solve problems easily. And that is our benefit, to use the scripting language in that case where it offers us the best opportunities. An …

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Example: Control External Dialogs in the Context of Automation Processes with AutoIt

More and more is that necessary in automation processes to combine different kinds of UIs in one scenario. One example could be a WebDynpro in the browser with the possibility to open a SAP GUI for Windows inplace. To handle this case you can use Selenium WebDriver and SAP GUI Scripting. But if you use Internet Explorer 11 as browser, in this constellation, it is also necessary to set the …

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Classic GUI login challenge with a partial network

I was asked to check on a classic SAP GUI login fault when testing a network connectivity solution. Getting to a point of knowing enough to ask intelligent questions was my first step, sort of stretching the mental muscles that have not been deeply into an SAP network traffic analysis since getting too familiar with NIPING and friends.  This time, it’s LGTST, a similarly fossil-like component of a running SAP …

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Frontend Services – Directory selection restricted to User directory

I recently updated my SAP GUI for Windows to 7.50, and I noticed some quirky things to happen, that didn’t appear in prior releases. One thing I noticed was affecting the Directory selection of the Frontend services (CL_GUI_FRONTEND_SERVICES=>DIRECTORY_BROWSE). It appeared as if my Desktop folder has been set as intial folder, preventing me to traverse up to some more useful folders: I tinkered a bit around with the Class test …

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Tip: How To Get SAP GUI Scripting Profile Parameters with PowerShell and NCo

Often it is necessary to set the SAP GUI Scripting parameters with transaction code RZ11 in an SAP system. In this post I will present an example how to get and set this parameters via a PowerShell script and NCo. In the first step the script gets the attributes from sapgui/user_script% from table TPFYPROPTY. Then it looks whether the attribute can be changed. If it is possible it gets via RFM PFL_GET_PARAMETER_INFO the …

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How To Import Documents via Generic Object Services (GOS) and SAP GUI Scripting with PowerShell

PowerShell is a fantastic scripting language. It offers great possibilities to handle different kinds of situations in the context of SAP GUI Scripting easily. The SAP GUI uses at different places native OS dialogs, independently from the configuration in the SAP Logon. One of this places is the GOS, you can find more information here respectively here. To handle this kind of requirement you can use the great job mechanism …

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