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Author's profile photo Katalin Csengodi

User Parameter Value not pulled into the transaction


You wonder why the User Parameter Value, maintained in the User Profile (Transaction SU3), is not taken

over in a transaction? You want to get a field filled by a certain value in a transaction and had set this in

SU3, but it does not work?

For example you want to have the output type 0001 already filled  in the transaction VL74.

Setting the User Parameter Value

Parameter ID can be seen among the Technical Information called by pressing F1 on the Output Type field:

output F1.png
output F1_B.png

Parameter ID to use in this case is “NAC”.

User Parameter Value (USPARAM-PARVA) for the Parameter ID (USPARAM-PARID) is

set in transaction SU3 (Also reachable from the Menu: System -> User Profile -> Own Data)

For Parameter ID “NAC” e.g. the Parameter Value “0001” will be set:


However after setting the User Parameter Value, the Output Type field is not filled with 0001 in the

transaction VL74:



Checking the F1 Help of the User Parameter ID (Transaction SU3) the prerequisite is showed:


As also stated in GPA/SPA user parameters not set

“Fetching of user parameters from the parameter pool or setting of parameters in the parameter pool must

be explicitly programmed or accessed in the screen.  Therefore, the parameters that are set do not

automatically apply to all transactions.

To determine whether parameter values have been set in the standard system, use SE51 to check the

attributes (SPA/GPA) of the relevant screen field to see if it is active; then check the PBO (process before

output) module in the flow logic to see whether “GET PARAMETER ID…”has been explicitly programmed.”

Screen field used here is: “RG_KSCHL-LOW”:


Checking the screen attributes in the transaction SE51:


Program and Screen number is needed to where the Parameter Value should be taken over, so call

transaction VL74 and go to  Menu -> System -> Status:


Call SE51 with these data :

Program: SD70AV6A

Screen number: 1000


se51_element list.png

The SET and GET parameters and the Parameter ID are NOT set for the concerned screen.

That means one of the prerequisities is not met.

Checking the Flow Logic:

se51_flow logic.png

“GET PARAMETER ID…”is not programmed. The second prerequisity is neither met.


The Parameter Value, set for the Parameter ID “NAC”, will not be taken over from the User

Parameter setting into VL74 as it is not set in the standard system:

1. The Set and Get Parameters are not activated for the relevant screen AND

2. “Get parameter ID” is not programmed.

The prerequisities are not met, the requisted functionality is not programmed in SAP Standard.

You have to do your own proramming for this special screen.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      complete analysis! thank you.

      Author's profile photo Tobias Reiner Dolgener
      Tobias Reiner Dolgener

      Well presented, nice job!


      Keep on sharing!

      Author's profile photo Stephan Semer
      Stephan Semer

      Very detailed and it is reproducible.

      Thank you !

      Author's profile photo Ishani Goel
      Ishani Goel

      Very helpful and well explained!!

      Thank You

      Author's profile photo Ishani Goel
      Ishani Goel

      hi..Could You Please suggest which is best option to do default for a field if GET/SET option is not enabled by standard.


      We should use Transaction Variant or exit coding.


      Please suggest and help.




      Author's profile photo Rodney Sweat
      Rodney Sweat

      Excellent analysis.  More of the SAP guru's should take note.  Some analyst are not as diverse as you might think technically in SAP. 


      Explain your responses completely like here. 


      Out standing job.  Thanks your very much.


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thx for sharing. This information is very useful and it avoid wasting time to find why a paramter id is not taken into account in a screen.

      Author's profile photo Prvak Ladislav
      Prvak Ladislav

      Nice job! Thank you!