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Restrict Other Users from Editing a Program

In this tutorial, we will learn the step-by-step procedures to restrict other users from editing our program in SAP.

Other users can be restricted from making any changes in our program using SAP editor lock. The SAP editor lock is a kind of lock that restricts other users from accessing or editing our program. This editor lock includes attributes, documentation, and text elements. It also contains functions like Rename and Delete.

How to Restrict Users?

Please follow these simple steps to restrict other users from editing your program:

Enter t-code SE38 in the SAP command field and execute it.


On the next screen enter the program name for which you want to restrict other users

Program name

Now choose the radio button Attributes and then click the Change button.


A popup will appear on your screen click OK to proceed


Next, choose the Editor Lock checkbox as shown in the image below

Editor lock

Now click on the Save button to save the changes made.


Select your Transportation Request and press Enter to complete the procedure.


A message shown in the image below will appear on your status bar. 

Message Displayed

At last, click the Activate button to activate your report


You have successfully restricted other users from edition your program

Now when any other user logged in with different ids tries to change your program

Changes by other user

The report will only be accessed in Display mode and performing any changes will not be allowed.