SAP stands for “Systems Applications and Products”. Instead of SAP icons, keyboard shortcuts can be used. A keyboard shortcut is a key or combination of keys that are used to access icon button functions while operating in SAP.
On a PC, the icon name and keyboard shortcut are displayed when placed the mouse over the icon. However, it is important to set up basic system navigation in SAP to understand and get a grip on working with SAP. The Mac powered PCs or laptops do not display keyboard shortcuts, but the keys function the same as on a PC.
On a few Macintosh computer systems, a dialogue box announcing ‘Function Keys need an installation in SAP’ may appear on the screen while using the Function Keys.
Important SAP shortcut keys that every beginner must learn:
F8: Scroll left
Shift F1+Shift F7: Scroll right Next item
Ctrl+Shift+ F1: Move Favorites Up
Ctrl+Shift+F2: Move Favorites Down
Ctrl+F7: Previous layout
Ctrl+F8: Next layout
Ctrl+F10: User menu
Ctrl+F11: SAP menu
F6: Display Period screen
Application Toolbar and Screen Buttons:
Shift+F5: Get variant
Shift+F6: Selection screen help
Standard Toolbar Buttons:
Enter key: Enter/Continue
Ctrl+G: Continue Search
Ctrl+Page Up: Scroll to top of document
Shift+F3: Exit System Task
Page Up: Scroll up one page
Page Down: Scroll down one page
Ctrl+Page Down: Scroll to the last page of the document
None: Create a new session
Alt+F12: Customize local layout
Match code Buttons:
F4: Display the Match code list.
F6: Insert on a personal list. Click on an item, then on the button.
Shift F4: Display the personal value list. After you create the personal list, click on the button to end the list.
Shift F6: Restores the original Match code list