Activate &SAP_EDIT in SE16N (SAP ECC 6.0 EHP6)

In SAP ECC 6.0 EHP6, the function code &SAP_EDIT, which enables the change mode of transaction SE16N, is deactivated (SAP Note 1420281) due to security breaches that were detected. In order to activate it (temporarily), follow the steps below:

  1. Go to SE16N, as usual, and type the table for which you want to make modifications.
  2. Instead of typing &SAP_EDIT in the command field, type /H and press “Enter” key to activate debugging.
  3. Press F8 key to enter the data browser for the above table.
  4. While in debugging mode, enter the two variables GD-EDIT and GD-SAPEDIT and press “Enter” key.
  5. For each variable, click on the change button, change the value to an uppercase “X” and press “Enter” key.
  6. Press F8 key to exit debugging and enter the table in change mode.

For anyone interested, there are two relevant SAP Notes: 1446530 and 1525586.