Each SAP NetWeaver ABAP system comes with a built-in sample application that allows developers to learn how to use SAP technology. More information about flight sample can be found at SAP Help. Let see how to set up the flight sample and to test it. By default, the ABAP code is installed, but no data is provided. Therefore, the ABAP applications are of no use. First step is to set up the flight data!
Generate flight sample data
- Transaction: SE38
- Program: SAPBC_DATA_GENERATOR
Execute the program: . Next screen: select data to be generated.
Execute: . A dialog will pop up, warning that old data will be deleted. Confirm with yes.
Check status at bottom of screen:
Test if data was created
- Transaction: SE16
- Table name: SFLIGHT
Insert no criteria to get a list of all table entries.
Execute. The table entries are returned. If nothing is returned, something went wrong during the data generation step.
- Transaction: SE37
- Function Module: BAPI_FLIGHT_GETLIST
- Import parameter: Airline: LH
Execute. The result screen is shown.
The table FLIGHT_LIST needs to contain some values. Select the table to see the returned values.
In case the flight sample data was successfully generated and the user has the permission to execute the BAPI, both the table and the BAPI return valid data.
In case the BAPI is not returning any data, but an authorization error, check if the user has the permission to run the BAPI.
Table FLIGHT_LIST is empty and RETURN table contains two entries.
Value of table RETURN:
- No authorization
Check missing authorization with transaction SU53.
- Missing authorization S_FLBOOK
Assign authorization S_FLBOOK to user.
Create a role with the authorization
- Click on Single Role
Create role GUI is shown
Click on tab Authorizations
Click on Change Authorization Data
Add the missing role manually
The role is added, but marked yellow.
Click on the yellow icon. A dialog opens
Now everything is green
- Generate the role:
A new dialog opens.
- Nothing needs to be done here, just confirm the information.
- Status in SAPGui:
Exit the transaction.
Back in PFCG, select tab user
Assign user to the newly created profile.
Click on User Comparison. A popup is shown, confirm by saving role.
Select complete comparison
Done. The user has now access to call the BAPI.