Record a GUI Script

>Review the steps in the process.

NOTE: Internet Explorer is required to record a GUI script.

To create a template that uses a GUI script, record the script using Integrate and the SAP Logon Pad.

When recording a GUI script, the SAP Logon Pad must be open. Recording starts in learning or listening mode.  In this mode, Integrate records the user's actions in SAP.  Once the recording is complete, the user stops the recording in Integrate.

Refer to BDC Script and GUI Script Recording Tips for tips on recording scripts.

NOTE: Integrate attempts to detect the data type for the fields for GUI Script templates when the templates are autogenerated. If no information is found about a field, the default data type of nvarchar (128) is used.

NOTE: Begin template creation on the Template page in Horizontal View. Refer to Create a Basic Template for more information.

To record a GUI script on the Vertical View of the Template page:

  1. Enter the SAP transaction code in Transaction Code field.

    View the field descriptions for the Template page’s Vertical View.

    NOTE: When the GUI script is recorded, Integrate launches into the designated transaction code in SAP.

  2. Click Save.
  3. Open the SAP Logon Pad.
  4. Click Record button in Integrate; a confirmation message displays.
  5. Click Ok.

    NOTE: The recording overwrites all template data with data from the recording.

    NOTE: The SAP Logon Pad will display two confirmation messages that the script is accessing SAP.

  6. Click Yes to both messages.

    NOTE: SAP opens and logs in to the transaction code.

  7. Record the transaction.

    NOTE: Only fields the user touches in the recording are recorded in the template. There are three ways to mark a field as touched: 

    • Add a space to the end and delete it.
    • Delete the value and re-type it.
    • Change the value completely.
  8. Click Stop Recording in Integrate to end a GUI recording,

    NOTE: Do not close the SAP Logon Pad when the recording is finished. Click the Stop Recording button in Integrate to close the SAP Logon Pad.

    NOTE: Once a recording is complete, the Template page's Horizontal View displays. Do not click the browser's Back button from this page. This will restart the recording and delete previously recorded data for the template.

  9. Click Vertical View for the template that was just recorded.

    NOTE: To correct a mistake made during the recording, click the Record button for the template to start a new recording, which copies over the existing recording.

  10. Click Configuration tab.
  11. Click Enable Loop check box, if applicable.

    NOTE: Once this check box is enabled, GUI Script Data rows can be put into and taken out of loops. Looping is a posting mechanism that processes multiple child keys for one parent key. It allows for multiple headers with infinite details to be posted. Looping can be enabled during template creation or after recording. Refer to Configure GUI Script Template Loops for detailed information.  

  12. Click GUI Script Data to view all steps in the recording. For each of the GUI Script Data records, add, edit or delete the conditionals and subsequent actions by selecting Vertical View for a record, then clicking the Conditionals button. Refer to Configure Conditional GUI Script Data Records for more information. 

NOTE: The default records created should suffice for most instances; however, they can be modified or deleted as necessary. Refer to Modify a GUI Script with a Custom Command and Delete GUI Script Fields for detailed information.