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This Time Tomorrow, You Could Be on the Way to a Successful Audit Preparation... With the Free DAta Retention Tool (DART)

As preparation for a potential IRS tax audit, tax departments must determine which of their many kinds of business documents and transaction data need to be kept in each of two kinds of formats: Paper-based and Electronic. To meet the Electronic format requirements, many R/3 sites, prior to R/3 release 4.6, required custom ABAP programs...

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Indexes for Dummies - Or, How to Get FI/CO Data Quickly

Understanding how data is organized and indexed in SAP can go a long way for users when they want to access information fast. This article explores the secret world of SAP indexes and database tables and explains why FI/CO reporting transactions so often time-out on users, and what steps can be taken to prevent long…...

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FI/CO Expert Web Site Review: Babylon.com

This article evaluates the online and offline features of “www.babylon.com,” a useful translation, information, and conversion tool that allows you to type in a word, phrase, or acronym, and launch a search for definitions, facts, and translations into foreign languages … without actually being connected to the Internet at the time. After a review of…...

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Tips and Tricks for Adding Selected Images to Your CO-PA Reports

In this month’s column, Gary’s tip is a step-by-step demonstration of how the graphical interface in the 4.6 B&C release can be used to spiff up CO-PA reports by personally customizing the report headers with the addition of selected pictures, logos, and other images – even web addresses. Here’s a little trick you can use…...

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Why You Need and How You Build BAPI Components

If done right, BAPI components will save you time and money, especially in the long run. This article tells you why you need components for BAPI-enabled applications, shows you an enabling component that facilitates the building of BAPI components, and, using the SAP Java Connector (JCo) as the middleware, gives you a concrete example of…...

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Web-Enable Your SAP Applications with the Power of JavaScript

If your organization is like most, you’re probably migrating at least some of your applications to the web. Release 6.10 of the SAP Web Application Server (Web AS) offers some enhancements that will make your life as an application developer much easier. The SAP Web AS supports direct Internet communication, enabling it to function as…...

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How to Build Optional Parallel Processing into Your Applications for Increased Throughput and Reduced Processing Time

When you set out to design an application, you have several critical decisions to make – its functionality, user options, user interface, interfaces to other processes or systems, etc. Whether or not to build a parallel-processing option is one of these. This article helps you make this decision by providing criteria for evaluating whether parallel…...

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