Protect Critical Nodes in Transaction Code SPRO with Email Alerts

  • by Faisal Altaf, SAP Technical Division Head, Al Yamamah Steel Industries Co.
  • January 25, 2016
Learn how to generate email alerts on the display or change of any critical node in the SAP Customizing IMG (transaction code SPRO) using an implicit enhancement option. For example, if any user wants to display or change rule maintenance of Bank Communication Management, which is a very critical part of the configuration, the system should send alerts to managers so that they can take immediate action against the activity if required.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn how to:

  • Implement implicit enhancement options
  • Create a simple transformation for email formatting
  • Send emails using class CL_BCS with an HTML email body
  • Create a transport request and add an object to it
Key Concept

Enhancement options allow you to add your own functionality to SAP standard programs without modifying the original code. They resemble plug-ins that you can add or remove any time as per your requirements. Your functionality remains the same even after an upgrade. There are many enhancement types, but to fulfill the current requirement, the implicit enhancement is the key.

As you know, SPRO is a critical transaction code, but there are some nodes that are the most critical part of the system configuration. There is no functionality available for the system to send email alerts if a user tries to display or change those nodes. I will explain how to identify your critical nodes and let the system send you email alerts if any user tries to display or change these nodes. I cover two scenarios.

Faisal Altaf

Faisal Altaf is a certified development consultant. He has more than seven years of experience and currently is working with Al Yamamah Steel Industries Co., Saudi Arabia, as the SAP technical division head. He completed his MS in software engineering and intends to complete his Ph.D. in the field of SAP.



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