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You wonder why the User Parameter Value, maintained in the User Profile (Transaction SU3), is not taken

over in a transaction? You want to get a field filled by a certain value in a transaction and had set this in

SU3, but it does not work?

For example you want to have the output type 0001 already filled  in the transaction VL74.

Setting the User Parameter Value

Parameter ID can be seen among the Technical Information called by pressing F1 on the Output Type field:

Parameter ID to use in this case is “NAC”.

User Parameter Value (USPARAM-PARVA) for the Parameter ID (USPARAM-PARID) is

set in transaction SU3 (Also reachable from the Menu: System -> User Profile -> Own Data)

For Parameter ID “NAC” e.g. the Parameter Value “0001” will be set:

However after setting the User Parameter Value, the Output Type field is not filled with 0001 in the

transaction VL74:


Checking the F1 Help of the User Parameter ID (Transaction SU3) the prerequisite is showed:

As also stated in https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/12487: GPA/SPA user parameters not set

“Fetching of user parameters from the parameter pool or setting of parameters in the parameter pool must

be explicitly programmed or accessed in the screen.  Therefore, the parameters that are set do not

automatically apply to all transactions.

To determine whether parameter values have been set in the standard system, use SE51 to check the

attributes (SPA/GPA) of the relevant screen field to see if it is active; then check the PBO (process before

output) module in the flow logic to see whether "GET PARAMETER ID..."has been explicitly programmed.”

Screen field used here is: “RG_KSCHL-LOW”:

Checking the screen attributes in the transaction SE51:

Program and Screen number is needed to where the Parameter Value should be taken over, so call

transaction VL74 and go to  Menu -> System -> Status:

Call SE51 with these data :

Program: SD70AV6A

Screen number: 1000

The SET and GET parameters and the Parameter ID are NOT set for the concerned screen.

That means one of the prerequisities is not met.

Checking the Flow Logic:

"GET PARAMETER ID..."is not programmed. The second prerequisity is neither met.


The Parameter Value, set for the Parameter ID “NAC”, will not be taken over from the User

Parameter setting into VL74 as it is not set in the standard system:

1. The Set and Get Parameters are not activated for the relevant screen AND

2. "Get parameter ID" is not programmed.

The prerequisities are not met, the requisted functionality is not programmed in SAP Standard.

You have to do your own proramming for this special screen.