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Jun 9 2006   4:00AM GMT

Who wins the video iPod?


The big spring tip contest is over, and we have a bunch of great entries from SAP professionals from all over the world. One of them will take home the grand prize: a new video iPod. But we haven't made the final decision on who should emerge as the champ yet. We're judging these based on a mix of traffic, peer ratings, originality and general usefulness, among other things. That's where you come into the picture. We have several tips running neck-and-neck and we need a tie-breaker. Please take a moment to cast your vote on the tips below, or better yet, submit a brief comment on what tip should win and why.

To sweeten the pot, we're giving away a free book, Designing Composite Applications, to one random reader who submits an email or comments to this blog post explaining why a particular tip is useful. Click here to read a sample chapter from the book, and click here to send an email.
Now, without further ado, here's the lineup of eligible tips:

Creating neat, collapsible sub-screens for cleaner design
Collapsible sub-screens are great in that they prevent clutter while not missing out on displaying important data. This code snippet makes it a snap!

Easy way to browse back end filing systems
Most file-selection function modules such as GUI_UPLOAD allows you to select files only on the front end. How can you browse the backend filing system, such as UNIX, just as easily? Here's how!

Debugging LSMW
You can debug any LSMW object program in the usual way by putting a hard breakpoint or soft breakpoint. Learn how in this handy tip!

Go-Live check
Confused about the various checkpoints before and after a Go-Live? This handy tip walks you through the typical process so you know what to expect.

How to integrate BW query iViews with a Webdynpro application
Learn how to integrate BW query iViews with a Webdynpro application in this user-submitted tip for SAP Enterprise Portal.

HR: See all EE Infotypes
To see all the active infotypes for an employee without going into each infotype individually, use this transaction.

Resetting buffers

Looking for a quick and easy way to reset the buffers? This tip tells you how!

Send SAP reports in PDF format
Sending SAP reports in PDF format can be a valuable tool to learn. This tip from reader will show you how.

Easy application log analysis
Learn how to create a spool list in this simple tip from a user.

Ease data migration for tables with a Table Maintenance Dialog
Make the data migration process run smoothly by first creating a Table Maintenance Dialog. Learn more in this user-submitted tip.

Dynamic bar charts in Smart Forms
Here's a neat trick for using the table node to create dynamic bar charts and graphs in Smart Forms.

Display locked/unlocked transactions
This tip offers a quick and easy way to display locked/unlocked transactions.

Close a hung session
If you have multiple SAP sessions open from one system and one of them gets hung up on a transaction, you can use this transaction to end the one session.

Avoid mistakes by changing production client screen color
While switching across screens there is always a hazard of entering data into the production client by accident. This tip enables you to change the appearence of the production screen.

Matt Danielsson

The final tally is in. Congratulations to Joanna Crane for her winning tip How to integrate BW query iViews with a Webdynpro application, and congrats to reader Lorna Selkirk who won a free copy of Designing Composite Applications.

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