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Most of us have bugged one time or other by the SAP session automatically logged off if not worked on it for a given period of time. Setting up the feature of logging off the inactive users like this improves the security as unattended systems do not stay active indefinitely . Controlling such time out is beyond control , however, as an expert SAP user, you can trick SAP and stay logged in even after the defined inactive interval set by the system administrator provided you have access to a particular type of SAP report.

This is how you can do it:

All you need to do is open up a SAP report ( a T-code) which has ‘Office integration ‘ option.  For example , Cost Center standard report  ‘S_ALR_87013611 -> Cost Centers: Actual/Plan/Variance’ . After running this report , you can see the  office integration button like this on tool bar .

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After clicking the button, Office integration option will appear in end.  As default, ‘Inactive’ is marked .Change it ‘Microsoft Excel’ using the radio button and click OK.

 

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   A default message will be displayed for enabling macros , Click on ‘Enable Macros’  button

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The report will now open in ‘MS EXCEL ‘format and that’s it !!

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Leave this report open and it will keep the system from logging off even with no activity in SAP for your idle time duration.

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