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Quick Start

For batch input programs follow these steps:

Environment Action
SAP
Use transaction SHDB to record each step of the transaction for which you need the batch input program
BIG
Log on to the SAP system (click Connection / Logon)
BIG
Import the transaction/s from the SHDB recording
BIG
Start replacing the hardcoded values with the name of the column of the input file/table.
BIG
Define step-loops if necessary (see Define step-loops).
BIG
Choose what kind of program you need (reading from server, client, fixed-width column file, tab-delimited file, etc)
BIG
Generate the program by clicking 'Generate Program'

 

Off-line solution for batch input programs:

(this is only necessary if a connection to SAP is not possible, e.g. lack of authorizations)

Environment Action
SAP
Use transaction SHDB to save each step of the transaction for which you need the batch input program
SAP
On SHDB, generate the session for the recording.
SAP
Download the session using SM35.
BIG
Upload the session in BIG from 'Utilities' tab (the option is available when you are not connected to an SAP system).
BIG
Start replacing hardcoded values with the name of the column of the input file/table.
BIG
Define step-loops if necessary (see Define step-loops).
BIG
Click "Create file with field information" (the option is available when you are not connected to an SAP system)
SAP
Run ZGETWIDTH
BIG
Click on "Import field widths" (the option is available when you are not connected to an SAP system)
BIG
Choose what kind of program you need (reading from server, client, fixed-width column file, tab-delimited file, etc)
BIG
Generate the program by clicking 'Generate Program'

 

For BAPI-based input programs follow these steps:
Environment Action
BIG
Choose what kind of program you need (reading from server, client, fixed-width column file, tab-delimited file, etc)
BIG
Click "New Transaction or BAPI", then click "BAPI Locator"
BIG
Search for the BAPI you need and click OK
BIG
Delete unnecessary fields from PROGRAM SPECIFICATION (using F6) which you don't need to fill.
BIG
Define the keys for each BAPI-table by double-clicking on red fields (not necessary if the source is a single file with variable records).
BIG
Go down through PROGRAM SPECIFICATION to define the fields of the source file/table.
BIG
Generate the program by clicking 'Generate Program'

 

Off-line solution for BAPI-based input programs:

(this is only necessary if a connection to SAP is not possible, e.g. lack of authorizations)

Environment Action
BIG
Click "New Transaction or BAPI", then click "BAPI Locator"
BIG
Search for the BAPI you need and click OK
BIG
Delete unnecessary fields from PROGRAM SPECIFICATION (using F6) which you don't need to fill.
BIG
Define the keys for each BAPI-table by double-clicking on red fields (not necessary if the source is a single file with variable records).
BIG
Go down through PROGRAM SPECIFICATION to define the fields of the source file/table.
BIG
Click "Create file with field information" (the option is available when you are not connected to an SAP system)
SAP
Run ZGETWIDTH
BIG
Click on "Import field widths" (the option is available when you are not connected to an SAP system)
BIG
Choose what kind of program you need (reading from server, client, fixed-width column file, tab-delimited file, etc)
BIG
Generate the program by clicking 'Generate Program'