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SAP R/3 Handbook, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Jim Keogh, Jose Hernandez, Franklin Martinez

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Working with Information

User work on the SAP systems normally involves entering data into the system or displaying information from it. To perform those functions, users select options from menus, enter data in the input fields, send jobs to the printer, and interact with the system through dialog boxes.

A field is a single unit of information, such as a zip code or a last name. Fields have a field name (a description) and field data (actual data). Figure 4-21 shows an example of some fields in a SAP window, where User is the field name and SMITH is the actual data.

Figure 4-21. Example of field description and field data (Copyright by SAP AG)

There are two field types in the SAP GUI windows: display fields and input fields. Display fields ...

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