Parameter ID is the SAP term that refers to setting a default value so that a particular field is automatically filled in for you. When the default value is filled in, you can still override it for a particular document or query. SAP does NOT provide Parameter IDs for all fields.
This document describes how to set your default values and how to determine if there is a Parameter ID for a particular field.
Via the SAP menu path: System > User profile > Own data
Or Execute transaction code SU3
You should now be on the “Maintain User Profile” screen:
Select the Parameters tab by clicking on it
You should be on the “Maintain User Profile” screen, “Parameters” tab:
The screen is sorted alphabetically, by the Parameter ID name.
You can insert new Parameter IDs in the blank fields at the bottom of the list. Scroll down, if necessary. Enter the Parameter ID name and the default value. The description will be populated when you press or click Enter.
Click the Save button to keep the new default values in your personal settings.
Note: If you key in a new Parameter ID and hit the Enter key before adding the “Parameter value,” you may have to scroll up to find the correct line. Our Security Team has set a number of Parameter IDs for all users. In general, you should not change those settings.
At the end of this document you will see a list of Parameter IDs that you may want to use.
Note: The Parameter ID GR8 (Great!?) sets the default download directory on your PC when you save files from SAP.
The system default is: C:\Documents and Settings\your id\SapWorkDir. You can use this Parameter ID to change that default path. When you set it with this Parameter ID, the length of the path is limited to forty characters.
In addition to this list, the Security Team has set Parameter ID values for all users. Don’t change those values.
*Requisitioners should set the ZGR and ZUP parameters. Buyers or Purchasing Agents should not set them.