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Sort dropdown lists in SAP GUI alphabetically


When we freshly installed SAP GUI any version, we are not able to see keys in drop down list in SAP GUI we can see only descriptions. For example, during creation of Purchase order we are not able to see key for document types. it may cause to create wrong Purchase order. we can avoid this by doing following settings and, we can arrange dropdown lists alphabetically.

Dropdown lists Before required settings.


Option 1

Start SAP logon press Alt key or click on right side top corner as shown in below picture and select options.

Interaction Design –> visualization 1 here in control group we need to select below check boxes as shown in below picture.

Note- First you need to select “‘Show key within dropdown lists” then only system allows to select Sort by keys within dropdown lists for most efficient key board input.

Now we can see keys in dropdown lists and arranged alphabetically.

Option 2

In SAP GUI Standard tool bar click on Customize local layout or Press Alt+F2 and select Options repeat above steps.

Related SAP Notes

2723816– WEBGUI How to show keys in dropdown/combobox elements.

2651461 – Key or code is not displayed in dropdown list.



We are able to see now drop lists with respective key and arranged alphabetically.

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