Thursday, September 30, 2021

Switching between a Standard (New) Debugger & (Old) Classic Debugger

A New ABAP Debugger was introduced in Release 6.40. Since that there was a change in its name. Thus the “NEW” name became obsolete. The New Debugger is called just Standard ABAP Debugger. Similarly, the Old ABAP Debugger is called Classic Debugger.

Normally when you start to use the debugger system jumps to the Standard ABAP Debugger right away. There is no possibility to set the Classic Debugger as default debugger in ABAP Workbench settings (t-code SE80 or SE38 -> Utilities -> Settings) anymore. Thus by default the debugger starts as a Standard one. However, if there is a necessity to use the old one it is still possible.

Once you enter the Standard Debugger via following value that is entered into t-code field (so called “ok-code”) the debugger switches to Classic one:


/hset debugger=classic


Similarly to switch to Standard one:


/hset debugger=standard


Switching the default debugger using above ok-codes is valid for the current logon session only. After the re-logging to SAP GUI it won’t be valid anymore.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Simplified menu System -> Status in version 753 based NW systems

On one of social networks, I came across a status pointing to “simplified” pop-up window for menu System -> Status in SAP GUI. In newer systems based on component, SAP_BASIS 753 the window looks different (left part of picture vs old window – right part of picture):

Most likely, a reason of this is a cloud. In cloud systems, there is no need to know that much of details. Information like license no, product versions, time zone info, host and database data are probably not important for users in cloud.  

However, for some of users this information are still useful and needed. Luckily, the old screen is still there. In function group called SHSY there are following screens representing both old and new windows:

Old: 0701 - Kernel information in System->Status

New: 0750 - Status Window for Repository Data in Cloud Systems

The screen that is shown to the users is driven via user’s authorization. It is authorization object called S_SYS_INFO. Users having it assigned will get detailed (old) screen and users without it will get to see the restricted (new) view.


More information:

SAP Note 2658772 - System -> Status: Restriction of the available information