Saturday, August 15, 2009

Unexpected Account Lock Out on Logging to Outlook

In last 4 - 5 months, my account in office domain was kept locked out periodically. I tried my best to investigate the root cause, so I was patience in asking our system admin to keep unlocking my account while I was investigating it.
There are many possible reasons for account lock out. The first thing, of course don't enter wrong passwords 3 times in a row (no. of times depends on your domain setting). Checked. Secondly, you have to make sure that you don't tick 'Save password' option in any areas. Checked.
Third, you have to make sure that you don't have mapped network drive. Checked.
So ... up to this stage I was confused ... what else could be wrong? After some times, I noticed that each time I logged into Outlook, my account was locked out. Well ... at least I've found the starting point to start the deeper investigation with. Browsing here and there, I found Knowledge Base about the possible reasons for that. In my case, the reason is because I have many accounts in different domains with same name. So what did I do? I removed the domain in my computer (by joining to Workgroup instead, in Control Panel>System>Computer Name), and then log in to local with different name.
Thank God ... so far it has never been locked out ... Otherwise, I might need to change my real name!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Hmm ... got beautiful award from Donna. It's so nice ... thanks Donna. Actually this is a new blog so it makes me happy that she considered this blog for award. Keep blogging, Maya! :)
Here is the message of the award:
"To receive this award your blog must be exceptional in design and content; presenting us with new knowledge, a sense of style, or at times giving us a smile!
Each recipient of this award must acknowledge the person who honored them with the award and then go to to copy/paste the award: Your Blog is Over the Top".

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Comment Reply Via Email in WP

Another blending of blogging and email in WP (well … actually this came first before Post by Email feature). In WP, you can reply the comment straight from email instead of clicking back to your WP dashboard.
Go to Setting>Discussion, tick ‘Comment Reply Via Email’ check box. The prerequisite for it to work is your ‘Email me whenever anyone post a comment’ check box is also ticked.
Now, when you receive notification email that you receive a comment, simply click Reply from that email itself. When you click reply, a special WordPress e-mail address will appear in the Sender line, matching your reply to the proper comment thread. Send it off, and your reply is up on your blog in seconds.
Nice feature, huh?

Post to WP by Email

It seems that WP has improved their capability in posting to WP by sending email, just like Mail2Blogger concept. This is how to do it: Under Dashboard, click “My Blogs”. There is option “Post By Email”, click Generate. That’s it.
In below screen shot, the email name is censored.

Quoting John Godley from WP team:
“Maybe you’re on holiday and want to show your journey. Maybe you’ve captured something with your cell phone that you just have to share. Maybe you’re at work and should be doing something else. With Post by Email you can keep everyone up-to-date without even opening a browser.”
So, now you can post to blog by sending email to that secret email.
However, if we compare with Mail2Blogger in my previous post, the difference is in WP the email is automatically generated. We can’t give the email name with the name that we can remember. As a result, up to now I can’t remember my secret email! So, looks like that I have to note it somewhere.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Prerequisites for Stopping Asset Depreciation

With respective to my previous post, for displaying ‘Asset Shutdown’ check box in Asset Master, there is configuration need to be done:

Tcode: AFAMA.

Select Depreciation Key, in this sample it’s Z001. Double click Assignment of Calculation Methods.

Select “Yes” in Shutdown field. Click Save.

Tcode: SPRO

Path: Financial Accounting (New) > Asset Accounting > Master Data > Screen Layout > Define Screen Layout for Asset Master Data.

Double click “Define Screen Layout for Asset Master Data”.

Select corresponding Asset Class. Double click ‘Logical field groups’.

Select 3 – Time dependent data. Double click ‘Field group rules’.

Set ‘23 – Shutdown’ as Optional and tick MnNo.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Web Site Address in Mobile Phone

If you access a site from your mobile where the browser is mini the page displayed might be jumbled if the address you type is the 'www', e.g. Normally a site has its own mobile address. But if you forget the mobile address try to replace 'www ' with 'm'.
For example, for the above web address try to type '' in your mobile.
Not all sites are like that but at least it's worth to try.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mobile Phone for Blogging

In previous two posts I discussed about posting to your blog in blogger or WP from your mobile. Well … I’m not talking about Black Berry or iPhone 3G here. It’s way costly! Frankly speaking, I’ve been dreaming of those gadgets. But even though my husband has offered me to buy it I still feel that my current mobile phone is good enough for me to mobile blogging. It’s as of now. I might change my mind later. Who knows :)
I’ve been using Nokia 3600 slide since January 2009 because my previous mobile which was Motorola was broken somehow. The price here in Indonesia was around $236 at that time.

I didn’t even know that it can be used for Internet connection. The reason I bought it was solely because of its model. Nice, cute, slim (typical ladies!). On using it, I found that hey … I can connect to internet! No manual setting required. Simply plug in your sim card and you’re there. The beautiful thing is the built-in application installed namely Yahoo! Go where I can read and write my email in Yahoo. There is also mini Opera browser for me to ‘monitor’ (hmmm) my friends in Facebook or update my WP blog or browsing somewhere else.
So, why don’t you try it?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Post to WP Blog from your Mobile

In previous post I discussed about post to by sending email from your mobile. How to do it in WP?
It's a little bit different. WP doesn't provide such email feature. However not like bloggerdot com luckily it has mobile address. In your mobile type Enter your ID and password. Click Post. Yes, the editor is not as sophisticated as in www but it's good enough for you to keep updating your blog.
Happy updating blog anytime anywhere!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Post to Blogger by Email

Sometimes when I pick up my daughter from her school and wait for her in parking land, I feel that I could have made use of my times to post some things for my blog instead of simply listening to the radio or having chit chat with other mothers in the school. Previously it was not possible for me to do so as I didn’t have mobile internet connectivity. Now that I have it, it’s so much fun to do that. Especially bloggerdotcom has provided a way to post by writing email to special account of ours.

First of all, you have to set a special email in (known as Mail2Blogger) from Settings>Email & Mobile. In Posting Options, create your Email Posting Address. You should keep this email as secret; otherwise people can post on behalf of your name.

Then what next?

In your mobile phone, log in to your email sites (any sites can do, e.g. yahoo, google, etc). then create an email that is sent to corresponding Email Posting Address that is set above, mark the end of the post with ‘# end of post’ and click Send. It will be your new post right away!

FYI, previous post with title “ABAP System Field” was posted from my mobile while waiting for my daughter in her school.

Friday, April 24, 2009

ABAP System Field

Oh no ... You need to refer to ABAP field but your Help is gone somewhere, your ABAPer friend is on leave and your deadline is coming!
Don't worry. It's all there in system itself.
Use tcode SE11. Open structure SYST. Taddaaa ... They're all there waiting for you to pick up!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Go Offline in Facebook

Do you know that Facebook has chatting facility as well? By default, when we log into Facebook, the chatting status is set as Online. If you don’t feel like chatting, you just want to see your friend’s status or you just want to upload some photos of you, you can go offline with two clicks.
Check out the bar at right side bottom part. There is Chat icon there with head picture. Click it, then click “Go Offline”.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Split the Document

You are working in the last page of a long document in MS Word but you need to keep referring to the beginning of document? From the menu bar, select Window>Split. A split will be displayed, put it in the first part of document you need to refer to. After the split is placed, you can see the beginning of document and edit the last page at the same time without having to keep forward and backward in the document.

Fixed Parameter in Excel

If you want to use fixed parameter in formula in Excel then add '$' before and after the cell name. For example, in this screen shot you want the first parameter under column C is always A1, i.e. the first row of column A. Hence, the formula should be $A1$. When you copy the formula to other cells, the first parameter will always be A1, not An where n is the row number.

Monday, April 20, 2009

How to Increase Run Time

Sometimes, a report that is customized or generated from ABAP requires extensive data processing. Surely, it takes time to generate the report. And if the run time is limited in your SAP system you will never get the report. Enhancing the report performance is one issue. Getting the report generated is another issue. You can increase run time to indefinite by setting the run time to 0.
Tcode: rz11. Enter parameter name rdisp/max_wprun_time.
Click Change Value.
Enter 0 in New Value. Click Save.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

How to Stop Asset Depreciation

Prerequisites: configuration has been set to display “Asset Shutdown’ in screen layout of corresponding asset class and depreciation key.

Tcode: AS02.
Enter Asset Number and Company Code.
Press Enter.
Click Time-Dependent tab.
Click More Interval.
Click Add Interval.
Enter the date when to stop the depreciation of the asset e.g. 01.01.2009. Click OK.
Tick ‘Shutdown’ check box. Click Save.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Copy Text

You need to copy texts from SAP screen but you cannot drag your cursor to select them? Simply press Ctrl+Y that makes your cursor sign becomes ‘+’. Then the rest of them is as simple as dragging your mouse in Windows application.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

How to Export a Report to PDF

Once in a while you need to export reports that are generated in SAP system in PDF format. The easiest way is by running tcode SA38 and type RSTXPDFT4 (or you may create a tcode for the shortcut from SA93) and then click Execute. Oh, I forgot one thing, you need to print the report first and get the spool number. After you click Execute, type in the spool number. In next window system will prompt for file name to be. Type in file name you wanted. And voila ... you get your report in PDF format.