I have been asked many times if I could tell what functional area a transaction, program, table etc. belong to. Each time I did a short onsite or online demo for clients I work as a virtual consultant and created a short documentation. Now, that I have setup a blog, I thought it would be a good idea to document this here so that I can just reference it via a hyperlink.
To look up the application area of an object, use transaction SE11 and enter the object you want to look up. (If you want to do this for a transaction, follow a similar procedure with transaction SE93, for ABAPs use SE38 and so on.
Now, let’s us focus on SE11 and how to find what application area a specific table has been assigned to, in this example table MARC. Click the ‘display’ button and select the ‘Attributes’ Tab:
By double-clicking the package from the attributes screen, you will be taken to the Package Builder screen where the Application Component is visible:
On the package builder screen, you can see to what Application Component the Package belongs to and also what Software Component the package belongs to.
You can follow the very same procedures for Reports, Function Modules, Transactions etc.
Another example for transaction ob08 via SE93:
The package SFIB is mapped technically to application component BC-SRV-BSF-CUR:
You can whip up a query or ABAP to get this information neatly listed in a report:
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