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:
Parameter ID 0

Select the Parameters tab by clicking on it

You should be on the "Maintain User Profile" screen, "Parameters" tab:

Parameter ID 1

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.

How to determine if there is a Parameter ID for a particular field

  • On the screen, click in the field to place the cursor there.
  • Press the F1 (Help) key.
  • In the pop-up window that opens, click the circled Technical Information button
    Parameter ID 2
  • Depending upon your settings, this window may look like the one below. The circled button with the hammer and wrench is "Technical Information."
    Parameter ID 3
  • If there is a Parameter ID for the field, you will see it on the new pop-up window. If you don't see the words "Parameter ID," then there isn't one for that field.
    Parameter ID 4

List of Parameter IDs for Procurement Users

Parameter ID Value Description Comments
BFC Req Rel Code Purchase Requisition Release Code Your requisition releasers will find this useful for ME54/ME55.
BUK SSHE Company code
CAC SSHE Controlling area
EKG Your Purch group Purchasing group
EKO LOCL Purchasing organization
EKO2 LOCL Purchasing Organization
EVO 1 Default Values for Purchasing
FAB Your Plant Number Purchase Order Release Code PO release code in ME28 - your plant number
FEA PR_FUNDS_CENTER Characteristic name Seen in T-Code CT11
FWS USE Currenty Unit
GJR 2007 Fiscal year If you use this, add an Outlook reminder to reset it for next year.
GR8 (see note below) File transfer DOWNLOAD path
KAR 32 Class type PR Release Strategy (CT11)
KGK PURC Vendor account group
KPL SSHE Chart of accounts
LAG Your Value Storage Location Used in Inventory display transactions
WRK Your Plant Number Plant Your Plant Number
ZGR* Your Name Goods Recipient In Purchase reqs, the person and department to where the ordered items should be delivered
ZUP* Your Department Unloading Point

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.