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Vincent
17-04-2008, 16:38:24
Everytime I have to use it I got that picture of PH in the gutter in my head

zmama
17-04-2008, 16:41:02
Oh, I figured was just it being sticky

Vincent
17-04-2008, 16:43:15
I guess that was very sticky

Drekkus
17-04-2008, 19:58:22
Poor, eh, you

Provost Harrison
17-04-2008, 21:15:35
Das ist gut, ja?

alsieboo
17-04-2008, 22:25:04
My friend and I want to kidnap Rich to help us with SAP. It hates us.

Oerdin
17-04-2008, 22:53:26
SAP = Society for Anal Prolapses?

VetLegion_
17-04-2008, 23:26:44
Mysterious German software company. I'm not sure what to think of them, but I've heard that they pay consultants well.

Sirius Black
17-04-2008, 23:29:13
That's because they are NAZIs! Oh wait...

MoSe
18-04-2008, 07:58:54
Originally posted by Drekkus
Poor, eh, you

and Poor Rich

Funko
18-04-2008, 08:56:03
Originally posted by alsieboo
My friend and I want to kidnap Rich to help us with SAP. It hates us.

Don't take it personally. SAP hates everyone.

I think they do it on purpose so customers have to spend fortunes on consultants to make it work.

Funko
18-04-2008, 08:56:44
There's probably a setting somewhere.

"Turn bugs off"

And after a few months 'work' consulting, they just flip that setting and it all starts working properly.

C.G.B. Spender
18-04-2008, 08:59:38
I like the fuzzy little icons. Sometimes it feels like the whole application is like Moebius' posts, always tiny little smileys

MoSe
18-04-2008, 09:05:30
the logic behind the icons is fuzzy too

C.G.B. Spender
18-04-2008, 09:11:48
http://www.synactive.com/tips/images/sample024.01.gif

MoSe
18-04-2008, 09:41:44
STOP!
HAMMERZEIT!

MoSe
18-04-2008, 09:44:02
hey, one column right and two rows down from the Stop signal, there's an icon which looks like a desk with a printer on it and a sheet coming out.
I wonder what could then mean the one with it all upside down next to it

Oerdin
18-04-2008, 10:00:22
It's printing upside down. DUH! ;)

C.G.B. Spender
18-04-2008, 10:35:39
It'S "PRINT [Australia]"

MoSe
18-04-2008, 10:46:07
that must be useful when you typically receive an e-fax upside down....
so that you can print it the straight way....





I'm holding on the PHd here

C.G.B. Spender
18-04-2008, 11:02:26
pipifax

C.G.B. Spender
18-04-2008, 11:03:40
btw. thanks I almost completly forgot the word "pipifax" and "e-fax" brought it back. I'll use it every day from now on. It's a great word and not pipifax

MoSe
18-04-2008, 11:06:29
umm. lol

pipifax, see also:
http://dictionary.reverso.net/german-english/Pipimädchen

Provost Harrison
18-04-2008, 12:36:24
Originally posted by MoSe
hey, one column right and two rows down from the Stop signal, there's an icon which looks like a desk with a printer on it and a sheet coming out.
I wonder what could then mean the one with it all upside down next to it

Sort from lowest to highest, fool :p

Provost Harrison
18-04-2008, 12:38:20
I like the one on the 11th row, 16th column, looks like a liquorice allsort ;) I'm sure I've seen it somewhere but can't remember what it is :D

mr_B
18-04-2008, 12:38:33
SAPperdeflap

Provost Harrison
18-04-2008, 12:41:45
Originally posted by alsieboo
My friend and I want to kidnap Rich to help us with SAP. It hates us.

What is the problem? But don't give me any of that FI-CO crap...I do logistics :p

MoSe
18-04-2008, 14:05:14
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
Sort from lowest to highest, fool :p

Ah, so it's a Hanoi Tower, not a printer!

VetLegion_
18-04-2008, 15:59:08
You've got to be kidding. The application doesn't really consist of icons ordered into numbered rows and columns, right?

Oerdin
18-04-2008, 17:09:47
Originally posted by MoSe
Ah, so it's a Hanoi Tower,

I'm 90% certain this involves a half dozen prostitutes.

alsieboo
18-04-2008, 17:31:20
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
What is the problem? But don't give me any of that FI-CO crap...I do logistics :p

Well, we want all the things we want to see to be in the same screens, and when we do a breakdown of absences, we want to be able to print the page without having to do stupid screen prints, and on the time entry screen, year view, why the hell can it not run April to April?!

Immortal Wombat
18-04-2008, 18:33:18
Originally posted by Oerdin
I'm 90% certain this involves a half dozen prostitutes.
arranged in order of diameter, and shuffled around in an orgy of autism

Scabrous Birdseed
18-04-2008, 20:30:34
Originally posted by Funko
Don't take it personally. SAP hates everyone.

I think they do it on purpose so customers have to spend fortunes on consultants to make it work.

You're a Lotus Notes programmer!

Talk about pot calling the kettle black.

Provost Harrison
19-04-2008, 12:28:07
:lol:

Provost Harrison
19-04-2008, 14:59:30
Originally posted by alsieboo
Well, we want all the things we want to see to be in the same screens, and when we do a breakdown of absences, we want to be able to print the page without having to do stupid screen prints, and on the time entry screen, year view, why the hell can it not run April to April?!

Which transaction(s)? I am not too familiar with HR, but I was looking at transaction PT64 which gives a report for attendance/absence and you get the option of entering a period. However this may not be exactly what you are looking for, but give me more information. However I am able to select the time period you are looking to analyse, as you would be able to in most SAP reporting transactions. See the attached picture.

If you execute this report (the ticky clock button or F8) it will take you through to the finished report. Now the transaction toolbar allows you to change the layout variant (the rubiks cube like icon, you can select the columns you want to see), you can export to Excel (the icon which looks like an Excel document), apply filters as required (although this can be done in the opening screen too) and you can print in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres too :D ;)

*hope* that helps...although if you need more help, give me more info!

Provost Harrison
19-04-2008, 15:00:08
And curses to you CG for having such pathetic posting size restrictions :tizzy:

alsieboo
19-04-2008, 16:05:12
I'll see on Monday if that helps and I'll show you what I was looking at

VetLegion_
19-04-2008, 20:25:06
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
You're a Lotus Notes programmer!

Ouch.

Provost Harrison
19-04-2008, 22:59:39
Originally posted by alsieboo
I'll see on Monday if that helps and I'll show you what I was looking at

Cool. The worrying thing is that I have access to SAP from the access of my own living room and use it :eek: Mind you I do work from home a lot of the time so it is fair enough ;)

alsieboo
20-04-2008, 00:46:47
I wish I had access to it at home, that way maybe I could actually get my work done on time, but noooo :p

Greg W
20-04-2008, 01:47:51
SAP is the biggest piece of shit ever. It shows what happens when you let accountants design an application.

Vincent
20-04-2008, 05:08:53
No, the worst software is Lotus Notes. SAP is terrible, but it can't beat Notes

Greg W
20-04-2008, 08:01:33
I've never used Lotus Notes, so I can't judge. If it's worse than SAP though... :eek:

Noisy
20-04-2008, 11:01:26
SAP consultants know bugger all about SAP. I've been on an SAP project for six months now, going nowhere near the SAP system itself (I've logged on to SAP once or twice, just to confirm I have access) and I swear I know more about SAP than most of the consultants. Luckily the client has a) more money than sense and b) had to deal with Accenture, so that we actually seem to be the good guys!

Mr. Bas
20-04-2008, 11:06:03
I have no idea what SAP is, but judging from what I hear about it, that's probably a good thing.

Provost Harrison
20-04-2008, 12:16:53
Originally posted by Noisy
SAP consultants know bugger all about SAP. I've been on an SAP project for six months now, going nowhere near the SAP system itself (I've logged on to SAP once or twice, just to confirm I have access) and I swear I know more about SAP than most of the consultants. Luckily the client has a) more money than sense and b) had to deal with Accenture, so that we actually seem to be the good guys!

Depends, I've come across some in the past who just aren't that useful and others who are very knowledgeable. The danger is though whether their knowledge is very "high level" whereas I have always been more involved in the nitty-gritty of things. However bear in mind that the consultants you are dealing with may have a lot of experience with the configuration of the system but not a lot with the actual end use of it.

Vincent
20-04-2008, 12:22:46
consultants rock

alsieboo
21-04-2008, 11:58:19
Right, the multi view screen.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/alsiebells/boring%20sap/sap1.jpg

We want to be able to view it so we can either see the whole code (have altered column width, but then I cant fit the whole month on one page which is no good for me), or have the absence codes different colours, or to be able to specify exactly which absence it is we want to view. I know there's a screen in HR master data to view absences over a range, but there doesn't seem to be a way to refine the search, and no means of printing except screen prints.

There was something else Debbie wanted me to ask but I've now completely forgotten. I have very limited access in SAP and can literally only see the time entry screens and a couple of reports in BW, which really annoys me as I can't always see the information that I need.

Vincent
21-04-2008, 12:02:10
Who is Clive Adams?

MoSe
21-04-2008, 12:03:43
Who's CLIVE ADAMS?

MoSe
21-04-2008, 12:04:05
dammit

Vincent
21-04-2008, 12:04:42
Don't yell at me, buddy

MoSe
21-04-2008, 12:04:54
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
You're a Lotus Notes programmer!

he spilled the beans!!!!!

:eek:

MoSe
21-04-2008, 12:05:25
Originally posted by Vincent
Don't yell at me, buddy

I yell "OW!" at you

Funko
21-04-2008, 12:05:50
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
You're a Lotus Notes programmer!

Talk about pot calling the kettle black.

I'm not, I'm a web programmer who used to use Lotus Domino as the server/database. I haven't programmed anything for a Notes client for about 9 years.

Got to hand it to the Notes client team for taking something so functional and making it so ugly, unintuitive and hard to use. It really is impressive.

Vincent
21-04-2008, 12:09:44
The Lotus Notes Bike
http://www.foelss.de/icons/hochrad.jpg

mr_B
21-04-2008, 12:10:42
give it back you baaikstealer

MoSe
21-04-2008, 12:16:44
Originally posted by alsieboo
and on the time entry screen, year view, why the hell can it not run April to April?!

erm... because in any application, that would be 13 months?
:cute:

hey, you might sumbit a Request for Modification, or whaterver
:D

Vincent
21-04-2008, 12:21:32
Originally posted by mr_B
give it back you baaikstealer
The SAP Bike
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02012.jpg

Provost Harrison
21-04-2008, 13:15:42
Just trying to have a look, problem is that we have very little data set up in the system so it is hard to get anything meaningful out. I will have to create some data to do that, shouldn't take me too long but in the client I am working with HR is not configured (and not really within our scope), although I have expressed interest at getting to grips with it in the future.