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Maintain Custom Description of SAP Transaction Codes (Using Favorites)

In SAP updating description of any transaction code is considered a change in SAP documentation. Changing SAP documentation usually results in modification and is not generally recommended approach. End users generally uses some specific transaction codes on recurring basis and may include these in favorites. Favorites is a good approach for not remembering each transaction code. However, names of favorites may need to be updated to reflect custom descriptions and standard description may confuse user. Example for such instance is shown below. Example, a user is authorized to post both FI invoice and PO based invoice transaction codes for which are mentioned below:

  1. FB60 – FI based Invoice.
  2. MIRO – PO based Invoice.
Favorites option is visible in SAP Easy Access Screen with no Favorites maintained

In favorites two transaction codes will be maintained to reflect descriptions suggested for those transaction codes by system:

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In standard descriptions for those transaction codes are similar and can’t be differentiated between nature of invoice posted with each of these transaction code.

Now user want to add custom descriptions to these transaction codes for reducing confusion. This will be done by process shown below:

Right click one transaction code and pressĀ Change Favorites:

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Now another popup will show.

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Here update description as required:

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Now press enter. Description will be updated with custom text:

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Now description for other transaction code will be updated in the same manner and shown below:

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In the above shown manner custom favorites can be added in SAP transaction codes.

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