How to Activate Show Keys in SAP Dropdown List


When we try to use the F4 key against any dropdown list field of SAP, for example, the Account group field of the initial customer master data screen that time system shows us only its description like SOLD TO PARTY, not its code. But our expectation, it should display show codes and descriptions in the dropdown list fields like 0001-SOLD TO PARTY. In other words, display code in front of the description in the dropdown which can be accomplished by Activate Show Key in the SAP Dropdown List functionality for detail find below steps.

Before the Activation of show keys in the SAP Dropdown list, the system displays the only description of respective keys like the below screenshots.

Before Activation of Keys in SAP Dropdown List

The dropdown list of Account group in Customer master data.

Drop down list of Account groupWhen we try to use the F4 key against any dropdown list field of SAP, for example, the Account group field of the initial customer master data screen that time system shows us only its description, not its code like SOLD TO PARTY but our expectation it should display description along with code like ZAG1-SOLD TO PARTY.

Dropdown List of Industry Sector field in Material Master Data. 

Drop down list in Material masterSimilarly, we can see the SAP drop-down list field in the initial screen of SAP Material Master data and we will find its description only not its codes.

Activate Show Keys Setting in SAP Dropdown list

  • SAP Option buttonFrom the SAP Logon Pad, click the main menu icon.
  • Select Options button
  • How to Activate Show Keys in SAP Dropdown ListExpand Interaction Design Folder
  • Open Visulization
  • Activate Show Keys within drop down lists in Control section.
  • Activate both check boxs.
  • Click on Apply and OK button.

After Activation of Keys in SAP Dropdown List

Account groups in Customer master data

After Activation of show keys in SAP Dropdown list system show only description of respective keys like below screenshotshow to display show codes and description in sap

Dropdown List of Industry Sector field in Material Master Data. 

sap drop down list value in Material master

In this way, we can activate the show keys dropdown list functionality which will help users not only identify which value and sap show key in the dropdown we are going to use but also we can select these values by using codes through keyboard input that means the user can select 0001 by typing from his keyboard.

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