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Efficiently managing and extracting output from SAP systems is essential for maintaining smooth business operations. One common task is increasing the number of pages to display the entire output in the spool. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of achieving this in a few simple steps using Transaction Code (T-code) SM37.


Step 1: Accessing the Spool Management Transaction & selecting Spool request.

To commence, log in to your SAP system and navigate to the T-code SM37, which is the central transaction for managing and monitoring spool requests.

Selecting the Spool Request in the SM37 transaction, you'll be presented with a list of spool requests. Locate the specific spool request for which you want to increase the number of displayed pages. Click on the relevant spool request to proceed.

Job Overview


Step 2: Selecting Output Type for Display.

In this stage, designate the desired output type to be displayed. This will provide an initial insight into the extent of data present within the spool, which can span across 303 pages.

Output controller : List of Spool request


Step 3: Adjusting Display Settings.

Initiate the process of enhancing page visibility by clicking on the "Settings" option.

Graphical display of Spool request


Step 4: Customizing Page Display Parameters

Upon accessing the settings, it becomes evident that the current display is limited to a mere 10 pages.

Initial Number of Pages


To maximize the comprehensiveness of the output, proceed to increase the display limit to the full extent of 303 pages.

Increase the number of pages


Step 5: Extracting the Entire Output

With the increased number of displayed pages, you can now extract the complete output from the spool. Whether it's data, reports, or any other information, you'll have access to the entirety of the spool content.


Efficiently managing spool output is vital for effective SAP system administration. By following these steps and increasing the number of pages displayed in the spool, you can ensure that you have access to the entire output. This simple yet effective adjustment can contribute to smoother business operations.
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