How Do I Enable SAP GUI Scripting API?


Heather Bennett

SAP GUI Scripting API is a powerful tool that allows automation of SAP tasks using scripts. Enabling this API can enhance your productivity and streamline your workflow. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of enabling SAP GUI Scripting API.

Step 1: Check SAP GUI Version

Before enabling the SAP GUI Scripting API, it is essential to ensure that you have the correct version of SAP GUI installed on your system. To check your SAP GUI version, follow these steps:

  1. Open SAP Logon: Launch the SAP Logon program on your computer.
  2. Select System: Choose the system for which you want to enable scripting.
  3. Click on ‘System’ in Menu Bar: In the menu bar, click on “System” and then select “Status”.
  4. Note Down Version: A new window will open displaying various information about your system. Note down the version number mentioned under “Patch Level”. For example, if the version is 7600.1.12.1078, then your patch level is 1078.

Step 2: Check Scripting Parameter

Once you have noted down your SAP GUI version and patch level, it’s time to check whether scripting is enabled or not. Follow these steps:

  1. Open SAP Logon Pad Options: Within SAP Logon program, click on “Options” in the menu bar and select “SAP Logon Options”.
  2. Select ‘Accessibility & Scripting’ Tab: In the SAP Logon Options window, navigate to the “Accessibility & Scripting” tab.
  3. Check ‘Enable Scripting’: Under the “Scripting” section, ensure that the checkbox for “Enable scripting” is selected. If it is already selected, then scripting is enabled. Otherwise, select the checkbox to enable scripting.

Step 3: Enable Scripting API in SAP GUI Configuration File

If scripting is enabled in SAP Logon Pad Options, but you still cannot access the SAP GUI Scripting API, you may need to modify your SAP GUI configuration file. Follow these steps:

  1. Locate Configuration File: Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the directory where your SAP GUI configuration file is located. The file name typically ends with “.ini” and starts with “saplogon”.

    For example, “saplogon.ini”.

  2. Edit Configuration File: Right-click on the configuration file and open it with a text editor such as Notepad or Notepad++.
  3. Add or Modify Parameters: Within the configuration file, search for a section called “[UserSettings]”. If it doesn’t exist, you can add it at the end of the file. Below this section, add or modify the following parameters:
    • user_scripting = TRUE: Set this parameter to TRUE to enable scripting.
    • user_scripting_set_readonly = FALSE: Set this parameter to FALSE if you want to allow changes to script settings from within SAP GUI.
  4. Save and Close Configuration File: After making the necessary changes, save and close the configuration file.

Step 4: Restart SAP GUI

To apply the changes, you need to restart the SAP GUI. Close all SAP GUI windows and relaunch the program.


Enabling SAP GUI Scripting API can unlock a world of automation possibilities, making your work more efficient and accurate. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should now have a clear understanding of how to enable SAP GUI Scripting API and make the most of its capabilities.

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