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WEBGUI Java applet – tips and tricks

Did you know that you can use a configuration file for the WEBGUI Java applet? And that you can have a trace generated by the applet – recorded in the java Console?

This document will show you the configuration file, the entry necessary to have the trace activated and a sample test, showing the new information.


The WEBGUI.CFG file is stored inside %APPDATA%\WEBGUI_CFG_DIR

If the file does not exist in this directory, then you can create a file via notepad, inserting:


in the first line, then save it as WEBGUI.CFG

Java Console

When the Java applet is called, the Java Console window should be displayed, as informed in the Java Control Panel:



Example of the Applet being called via WEBGUI (e.g. exporting SM04 data):


The Java Console is then displayed:


Note that I have pressed “5” to have the row:

“Trace level set to 5: all … completed.”

inserted in the trace.

Later on, you will find the following content:


As you can see, there are extra information added to the console trace, recorded by the applet itself.

More information

If you want to know more about the java applet features, then you can read SAP note 1555523.

If you want to use the applet-free alternative, then read SAP KBA 2249454.

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