Single-screen transactions 

Purpose Many R/3 transactions are multi-screen transactions, i.e. they consist of several screens. A typical transaction begins with a relatively empty first screen with some key data; this is followed by one or several more complex screens that describe the business case being dealt with. 

Commonly one needs to fill in only a few fields on each of these screens. This means that

  • the relevant fields have to be identified in each screen
  • the user has to wait until the next screen is displayed 
  • he has to adjust his personal working style to a fixed sequence of screens and to variable response times

With GuiXT+InputAssistant you can now transform these multi-screen transactions into single-screen transactions. The user stays on one screen where he can enter all relevant data directly.

Internally the original transaction is processed with all its screens. The application logic and all integrity checks are performed in exactly the same way.

How to proceed
  • With GuiXT you create additional input fields on the first screen of the transaction, or on a menu screen. You define a new pushbutton which activates the fast single-screen processing of the transaction.
  • You define how the new fields are mapped to the subsequent screens in a special “InputScript”. The InputAssistant processes all screens internally (hidden) and fills in the field values. If any error message is issued on one of the hidden screens, the user gets the message on the first screen, where he can correct the data.
  • FB01 Post document 
  • MM01 Create material
  • MM03 Display material
General Single-screen transactions can be defined either on the first screen of a transaction or on one of the menu screens. It is also possible to call a different transaction (or a series of transactions) via an InputScript. A third possibility is to process only some screens internally and to let the user complete the transaction.
You can also add your own integrity checks and set values depending on the value of input data.
Input fields Normal input fields as well as checkbuttons and radiobuttons are supported:

InputField (row1,col1)   “Text” (row2,col2) Size=…”  Name=…” Default=…” 
Checkbox (row,col) “Text”    Name=…” “Default=…” 
Radiobutton (row,col) “text”” “Default=…” 


InputField (10,40) “Material text” (10,48) Size=3″ Name=Mt”  
Checkbox   (11,40) “Only basic data”  Name=DBonly” Default=X”  
Radiobutton (14,20) “USD” Name=currency.usd” Default=X”  
Radiobutton (15,20) “SFR” Name=curr”  
Radiobutton (16,20) “DEM” Name=currency.dem”  

  • The internal name of the input field can be different from the field label; use the Name=iname…”  parameter.
  • “X” and ” “ are the only possible values for checkboxes and radiobuttons . 
  • The name of a radiobutton consists of a group name, e.g. “currency“, and a field name, e.g. “usd“, separated by ‘.‘. The group name defines which radiobuttons are logically grouped together, i.e. if you click on one button of a group, all other buttons are automatically deactivated.
  • F1 Help is not supported for new input fields. You can define a 1-line quickinfo for each label. Or you can use the Image command in order to display a help symbol; when the user clicks on the help symbol, you can use the “start=” option of the image command in order to display a .doc or .html file.
  • F4 Value help is not supported for new fields. But the InputAssistant shows the history for these fields as well, and you can generate a local value help file that contains the standard R/3 value list; see documentation on the InputAssistant.
  • For  R/3 releases 3.0 and 3.1 it is necessary to specify the current transaction in the GuiXT Script with a “Transaction” command. Otherwise the error handling does not return to the the first screen of the transaction, but rather to the previous menu. It is not necessary to use the “Transaction” command on menu screens or for Rel. 4 and upwards. Example:

Transaction FB01

Pushbutton Pushbutton (row,col) “Text” “fcode Process=…” 

Process=…”  relates to the InputScript file. You can omit the “fcode” parameter if only “Enter” is needed in order to continue with the transaction.

Pushbutton (10,40) “Create material”      Process=CreateMaterialSimple.txt” 
Pushbutton (toolbar) “Create material” “/nmm01 Process=CreateMaterialSimple.txt” 

With using you can set parameters of the InputScript: 


Pushbutton (toolbar) “Create material” Process=CreateMaterialSimple.txt” 
using BasicData   = [BDonly] 
using currUSD     = [currency.USD]
     using currSFR     = [currency.SFR] 

Single-screen transactions