Frontend Services – Directory selection restricted to User directory
I recently updated my SAP GUI for Windows to 7.50, and I noticed some quirky things to happen, that didn’t appear in prior releases.
One thing I noticed was affecting the Directory selection of the Frontend services (CL_GUI_FRONTEND_SERVICES=>DIRECTORY_BROWSE). It appeared as if my Desktop folder has been set as intial folder, preventing me to traverse up to some more useful folders:
I tinkered a bit around with the Class test tool, and I noticed that, if I provide \ (root directory) as value for parameter INITIAL_FOLDER, I get the Directory selection I was accustomed.
Finally, I invoked method CL_GUI_FRONTEND_SERVICES=>DIRECTORY_SET_CURRENT (despite the developer comment to not use), providing value \ for parameter CURRENT_DIRECTORY, and that did the trick.
Now my Directory selection let me select useful folders again:
When I run a test on the same method I get SAP_GUI as the default entry point
What gui patch are you using? Did you test with patch level 3?
Sorry for late reply,
I created this blog back in middle/end September, and never thought it will be published yet by SAP.
I still use Patch level 2. I noticed that after some time the behavior did "snap back", but now I help myself by typing the complete target folder path directly into the folder input field, which works for me.