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Global Variable in IM

Updated Jan 25, 2022

This SAP Investment Management (IM)tutorial explains users step-by-step process to define a new Global Variable in their SAP system with proper screenshots.

What is a Global Variable in SAP?

The variable that is accessible to the whole program i.e. having global scope throughout a program is called a Global Variable.

How to Define Global Variable in SAP?

Please follow the steps below to define a global variable:

Execute t-code SPRO in the SAP Command Field and press Enter to execute it.


On the next screen click the SAP Reference IMG button to proceed to the next screen.

SAP Reference IMG

Now navigate to the following SAP IMG path:

Investment Management > Appropriation Requests > Information System > Definition of Drilldown Reports > Define Global Variables

IMG Path

Choose the Application Class

Application Class

Next on the Change View "Maintain Variables": Overview screen you will see a list of previously defined Global Variable on your SAP system.

Global Variable

Next, click the New Entries button to define a new global variable.

New Entries

Next on the popup enter the following details:

  • Type of Variable
  • Variable Name
  • Replacement Type


Once all the details have been entered click the Save button to save the configuration of the new global variable.


Next, enter the other details as shown in the image below:


A message Data was saved will be displayed on the bottom of your screen.

Data was saved

You have successfully defined a new Zero Balance Clearing Account E12 in your SAP system.