Simplify SAP CRM Maintenance with a Generic Table of Values

  • by William R. Pritchett, Senior Business Process Engineer, Dow Corning Corporation
  • January 15, 2008
In SAP systems, custom lookup tables store associations between code values and names. Learn how you can simplify your SAP CRM system by combining all your lookup tables into a single, generic table. Also, see how you can use this single table to avoid hard coding and to make SAP CRM more flexible.
Key Concept

SAP allows developers to create custom tables to store information per your business needs. For example, you might need a table that stores country codes and names or default values for certain fields. As the number of custom tables in your application grows, the task of managing the tables can become difficult. You can simplify your SAP system by combining custom tables so you need to maintain just one.

William R. Pritchett

William (Bill) Pritchett has more than 25 years of IT industry experience and has worked at Dow Corning Corporation for the past 16 years. Over the past eight years he has focused on the company’s CRM systems and processes. His current responsibilities include expanding the capabilities of Dow Corning’s SAP CRM 7.0 system.

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