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Important SAP Keyboard Shortcuts List

06 Apr 2008 11:29 am || 49

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Instead of an SAP icon button, you can use a keyboard shortcut. A keyboard shortcut is a key or combination of keys that you can use to access icon button functions while you are working in SAP. On a PC, the icon name and keyboard shortcut are displayed when you place the mouse over the icon.

Note: Keyboard shortcuts may be different for the same icon depending upon the SAP screen you are in.

MAC Note: The Mac does not display keyboard shortcuts, but the keys function the same as on a PC. On some Macintosh computers, when you try to use the Function keys, a dialogue box may appear saying that your Function keys need to be set up in SAP. To enable your Function keys, check the option not to display this message again.

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SAP Standard Toolbar Buttons

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
Enter key Enter key Enter/Continue
Ctrl S Save
F3 Back
Shift F3 Exit System Task.
F12 Cancel
Ctrl P Print
Ctrl F Find
(PC only) Alt F12 Customize local layout.
Ctrl G Continue Search
F1 Help
Ctrl Page Up Scroll to the top of the document.
Page Up Scroll up one page.
Page Down Scroll down one page
Ctrl Page Down Scroll to the last page of a document.
(PC only) None Create a new session.

SAP Application Toolbar and Screen Buttons

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
F8 Execute
F5 Overview
Shift F2 Delete
None Update/Refresh
Shift F5 Get variant
Shift F6 Selection screen help

SAP Navigation Buttons

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
Enter Enter/Continue/Copy
F8 Scroll left
Ctrl-Shift F1 Move Favorites Up
Ctrl F7 Previous layout
Ctrl F10 User menu
F6 Display Period screen
F12 Cancel
Shift F1 Shift F7 Scroll right Next item
Ctrl-Shift F2 Move Favorites Down
Ctrl F8 Next layout
Ctrl F11 SAP menu

SAP Matchcode Buttons

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
(Mac) F4 Display the Matchcode list.
F6 Insert in personal list. Click on an item, then on the button.
Shift F6 Restores the original Matchcode list.
(PC) F4 Display the Matchcode list.
Shift F6 Display personal value list. After you create the personal list, click on the button to end the list.
(PC only) Shift F4 Hold the list displayed while you make a selection. Click on the button, then double-click to select a value.

SAP Working with Data

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
Ctrl F1 Select all items on the screen.
Ctrl F3 Start/end of block. Select the first item; click the button. Select the last item; click the button.
F7 Display all possible values.
Ctrl-Shift F5 Sort in ascending order: Change the sort order to descending or ascending (Fund Analysis rpt)
F2 Selection options. Choose values >, <, etc.
(Mac) F5 Display -> Change. Switches from display to change mode.
None Multiple Selection. Include or exclude single values or ranges of values.
Ctrl F2 Deselect all items on the screen.
Ctrl F6 Display results.
F8 Collapse all levels.
Ctrl-Shift F4 Sort in descending order.
Shift F4 Dynamic selections. Select additional fields for search criteria.
Shift F5 Filter; restrict values to search on the Matchcode list.
None Replace items into the workflow in the Workflow Inbox.

SAP Using Transactions

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
F6 Display header details.
F2 Display additional info for the PO line item.
Shift F5 Ctrl F12 General Statistics (Reqs) PO History
Ctrl F11 Display delivery address.
F7 Display the vendor address for a PO.
F2 Display line item details.
None Services for the object (Display JVs, Reqs).
Shift F5 Display delivery schedule for a PO line item.
Shift F6 Display conditions for a PO line item.
Ctrl-Shift F6 Show the release strategy for the PO.

SAP Formatting Text

Button Keyboard Shortcut Description
Delete Line button Shift F2 Delete the selection line.
(PC only) Ctrl-Shift F1 Cut text (JV line item).
F9 Paste the text into a field after you copy or cut it. Position the cursor and click the button.
F9 Select. Click in a line item, then on the button.
(PC only) Ctrl-Shift F2 Copy text (JV line item).
Ctrl F10 Shift F6 Item text (POs) Detailed text (JVs)
(Mac only) Shift F4 Search and replace words in the JV text screen.
F6 Create a text (JVs).

The Windows key on the keyboard can also perform many essential functions.

1. Pressing the Windows key by itself will open or hide the Start menu.

2. Pressing the Windows key along with another key (or keys) will do the following:

Break - will open the Systems Properties dialog box.

D - will show the desktop

E - opens My Computer

F - initiates a search for files or folders

Ctrl+F - opens a search for computers

F1 - opens the Windows Help window

M - minimizes all windows

Shift+M - will restore all minimized windows

R - opens the Run dialog box

U - opens the Utility Manager

You can also turn off the icon button names and keyboard shortcuts.

1. Click the Customizing local layout button Customize local layout button on the far right of the SAP screen. You will see the following pop-up screen.

2. Click the Options tab if it is not the default.

3. Click in the radio button to the left of an option under Quick Info.

None Turns off the button name and keyboard shortcut.

Slow Button's name and shortcut are displayed a few seconds after you place the cursor on the button.

Quick Button name and shortcut are displayed immediately after you place the cursor on the button.


Comments

  • 12 Nov 2008 5:47 pm Helpful Answer
    Ctrl-/ will get you to the transaction box.
  • 21 Nov 2008 8:39 pm Helpful Answer
    Would anyone have a shortcut for moving from tab to tab inside SU01 (or any other multi-tab environment)? The information above has been very helpful, especially the Cntrl-/ for moving back to the transaction box. Please accept my appreciation in advance for any suggestions on my question.
  • 21 Nov 2008 9:11 pm Helpful Answer
    I just found the answer to my own question, at least in part. The arrows function just fine to move from tab to tab, but one must first have the cursor on a tab, rather than in a field which is the normal default at the start of a transaction. I found that I could move to the Address tab from the first name field by using Shift+Tab and then, from that point, I was able to use the right and left arrows to move from tab to tab. Thank you anyway. I hope this helps someone else.
  • 28 Aug 2009 7:30 am Helpful Answer
    a shortcut to open a new sap gui window: CTRL + '+'
  • 08 Sep 2009 8:36 am Helpful Answer
    Hello all,
    A new hint and a question :
    Hint : To select a text that you cannot highlight, use CTRL + Y ; the cursor is changed to a cross to indicate the zone to select then use CTRL + C to copty and finally Control + V to paste (works on several fields or lines at a time)

    now my question : is there a keyboard shortcut that allows / disallow to select by highlighting ? a colleague of mine can no longer highlight anything on his PC but not on mine ...
    Thanks in advance for any advice !
    Vincent
  • 08 Sep 2009 9:37 am Helpful Answer
    I have my answer so I share it : if you use Alt-F12 (Customizing of local layout) and activate "Quick Cut and Paste", you can no longer highlight but by just selecting the text you in fact select and copy (without highlighting it), all you have to do then is then paste by using CTRL + V.
    Vincent
  • 13 Aug 2010 9:09 pm Helpful Answer
    okay, here is your answer for moving between tabs, press SHIFT+TAB and this will highlight the tab and from right or left arrow keys, you can select respective tab and press ENTER.
  • 08 Oct 2010 1:45 pm Helpful Answer
    ALT+F4 close the selected SAP GUI window
  • 04 Feb 2011 10:30 am Helpful Answer
    I've got one :) I appreciate your Keyboard shortcut page. I'd like to share one I've found. I'm in the oil business and jump in and out of various tasks, with details in the text module. I was struggling to get out of text editing and back up to the main menu. CtrlF11 didn't do it. What works is Ctrl+Alt+F7. It gets you up into the field next to the "green check ball" then its just 1 tab click to Back (F3) ball. Hope this is of interest.
  • 15 Nov 2012 9:44 am Helpful Answer
    control++ this will create new session
  • 16 Dec 2015 9:39 pm Helpful Answer

    Very helpful. Thanks. A new session / mode can also be created with: CTRL *

     

  • 09 Oct 2008 2:45 pm
    Hi there. Do you know of any keyboard shortcut for jumping right into the transaction box? So far I haven't come up with something on the web...

    Thanks a lot
  • 11 Dec 2008 9:02 pm
    does anyone have a shortcut for those places where you are expected to double-click a line or field?
  • 12 Jan 2009 2:11 pm
    I'm looking for a key stroke that allows copy and paste on an SAP screen. Sometimes you can only click on a value, but you cannot highlight the entire value to copy it with Control-C.
  • 11 Mar 2009 4:20 pm
    These are really very helpful..... Thanks a Ton guys...... especially I was looking for jumping directly for transaction field Ctrl-/ Very Useful...
  • 17 Mar 2009 4:11 am
    hi,
    The shortcuts are very useful..Is there any shortcut to delete all the selection values on the selection-screen at once??..
  • 05 Sep 2009 1:40 pm
    While posting once we entered wrong tap date "there is no option to corret"in the sap.
    does any body have an option for correction wrong tap date?

    anilkumar k.k
  • 05 Sep 2009 1:53 pm
    In Direct FI posting when after simulate before save,
    any option is there for correction document date in SAP?

    anilkumar k.k
  • 30 Sep 2009 7:08 am
    Is there any way to toggle between radio-buttons in se11 through keyboard keys. Say my default 'Database Tables' radio button is selected, now i wanted to select 'Data type' radio-button.
  • 01 Oct 2009 5:29 am
    Tell me The shortcut key to active field and is i want to leave a particular field in which list of business partner then who can do it.
  • 23 Oct 2009 10:35 am
    I am MANTHATI AJAY
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  • 23 Oct 2009 10:58 am
    hi all

    for deactivating the selected items any keyboard shortcut please
    is any one can suggest
  • 16 Dec 2009 4:49 pm
    Anyone know a shortcut to go straight to "technical information" without having to use F1 help, then selecting the "technical information" icon?
  • 21 Dec 2009 6:45 am
    Do anyone know the shortcut to move from one tab to another tab???

    Prabhu
  • 10 Mar 2010 5:16 pm
    Anyone know a shortcut to get the top menus to disappear (and therefore reappear)? a user stumbled upon this - makes the top two lines of menu disappear - but can't remember what he hit and is now stuck that way.
  • 08 Apr 2010 5:38 pm
    Does anyone know if there is a key on the number pad to replace the "tab" key. Eample: the "plus" key used on the number pad instead of the tab key on the keyboard.
  • 28 Jul 2010 12:55 pm
    Hi,
    Is there anyone who know how I can change the work item name (rename) in the workflow by using short keys?
    Thanks a lot in advance!
  • 29 Jul 2010 12:15 pm
    Hi,

    Please suggest, if there is any transaction, through which I can pull out the below mentioned reports

    1. List of all customer/vendors with account numbers.
    2. List of customer/vendor account numbers ( with payment/posting/delivery block, etc )

    Would appreciate an early reply.

    Thanks
    Vijay
  • 10 Nov 2010 9:17 pm
    how about how to total weeks in apo without right clicking to get it
  • 10 Nov 2010 9:18 pm
    how about totaling weeks in apo is there a shortcut for that without right clicking?
  • 11 Nov 2010 4:08 am
    hi i am vasant i want to know that how can i shift from one icon to another & inter in as like ( materil to quantity & do the some changes then where then reservation please gaide me on my email id (vasantpattade@gmail.com)
  • 20 Nov 2010 5:46 am
    Hi,

    I want to know shortcut keys in cockpit to propose the purchase order line item and delete the unwanted line items.Please help me.

    Thank you
    Ganesh Harikantra.
  • 29 Dec 2010 5:35 am
    Hi All,
    anyone know the shortcut key for the sap to excel import and export.
    thanks
    anil
  • 14 Jul 2012 6:26 am
    Hi, I am not a SAP specialist, I am just a user of SAP. I am working on SAP Healthcare in a hospital setting. My work is with patient records. I have a problem. Everytime I need to find a word from the old files, I have to open each and every file and then search for the desired word. Is there any short cut or process through which I can find the word I am looking for in the list without actually opening all the files, just like we find words or files in MS Word.

    Thank you all in advance. It would save me a great amount of time if I have this problem solved.
  • 20 Sep 2012 2:11 am
    If I opened it, it means I was exploring about this if I was exploring about this it means, it is important and very helpful for me. Please be continue with such activity.
  • 26 Dec 2012 12:22 pm
    What is the short key to open a new session in laptop?
  • 09 Aug 2013 6:04 pm
    Is there a shortcut key to enter a checkmark in decision box. (ie; confirm immediately)
    Thanks


    Great site! Lots of great feedback and info..cheers to all!
  • 29 Jan 2014 6:59 am

    Deselect all's shortcut key is not working.........

  • 16 May 2014 2:07 pm

    Is there a way to program a key to perform the CTRL + Y function?

  • 09 Oct 2014 11:13 pm

    Hi, can i switch the shortcuts? For example change F8 with Enter to execute? 

  • 19 Apr 2016 3:01 pm

    HOW TO SELECT PARTICLAR THING IN DIALOG BOX WITHOUT USE MOUSE

  • 02 Jun 2016 8:32 pm

    ALT+D+D

     

  • 20 Sep 2016 10:57 am

    C NTRL + N is used to open new session .Either in Lap or DeskTop.

  • 27 Jun 2017 11:54 am


    i want shortcut key for search option i mean i want to search transation code directly

  • 27 Jun 2017 12:17 pm

    HOW TO SELECT PARTICLAR THING IN DIALOG BOX WITHOUT USE MOUSE

  • 10 Aug 2017 3:39 pm

    what is the short cut for going to item condition while order creation in va01 and short cut for going back to command bar..

  • 22 Sep 2017 6:08 pm

    Instead of System > List > Save > Local File type "%PC" in the field you use to call the transaction and hit enter.

  • 17 Feb 2018 3:27 pm

    please what is short key of going to header SAP 

  • 19 Feb 2018 3:06 pm

    For Services for object (Display JVs, Reqs) why it is None ? 

    with all technology the SAP has, there is no keyboard shortcut ..