Ease Functional Screen Refinements for Learning Solution

  • by Martin Gillet, SAP HR Consultant, Cogilius bvba
  • July 17, 2009
With just plain system configuration and no extensive programming, learn how to copy a standard Business Server Page (BSP) and make adjustments to it in the same manner that you make changes to the standard screen in SAP Learning Solution. See how you can make custom configurations to best serve your business requirements.
Key Concept

A customer table is a table that allows customers to overwrite standard entries provided by SAP. The naming convention provided by SAP usually begins with C. In my specific scenario, the standard table LSPAGE_ALIAS - Definition of PageAliases of SAP Learning Solution can be overwritten by customer table LSPAGE_ALIAS_C - Customizing Table for Definition of Business Server Pages (BSP). Using a customer table ensures that the standard SAP objects and customizing entries remain untouched.

While I once was working on a review project for a client, I overheard a customer ask if it was possible to make adjustments to the standard Learning Solution (LSO) screen. To his chagrin, the integrator said it was not possible at all. Although the customer wanted to use SAP out of the box, he expected a little flexibility in order to meet his business requirements.

In this case, I directed the customer to a standard workaround: the customer table for LSO, which provides the option to adapt SAP tables. Using the customer table provides two major benefits. First, it provides an opportunity to hide unnecessary links in the main LSO page. Second, it adds customer links to other applications such as employee self-services.

Martin Gillet

Martin Gillet is an SAP-certified HR consultant (ECC 6.0, SAP R/3 Enterprise, and 4.0B) who works freelance on international projects. He graduated with honors in Human Resources Management from Belgian Haute Ecole Namuroise Catholique (HENaC). Martin has worked with SAP R/3 since 1997 in the chemical, catering, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, food, banking, and oil industries. He has focused on SAP HR since 1998 and has other SAP expertise including XSS, LSO, E-Recruiting, CATS, Reporting, Authorizations, and SAP NetWeaver Portal. Martin is the author of Configuring and Customizing Employee and Manager Self-Services in SAP ERP HCM. The book explores the options for customizing ESS and MSS to meet specific business needs.

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