There has been requirements that an ABAPer needs the PF Status or GUI Status backup, either to transport it to the next landscape, or for saving it as a local copy on the hard disk.
Following are the defined methods to download PF-Status / GUI Status from SAP :
1. Use SAPlink – SAPlink is a tool which is used to download/upload ABAP development objects from one system to another. Since GUI statuses are always tied to programs, you would need to download/upload the entire program. SAPlink will get the GUI status for this program and downloaded with the program source code. You can then upload this to your target system.
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2. Attach to a Request – Get PF Status / GUI Status attached to a request and get that transpor to the desired system/landscape. Note: Since PF Status / GUI Status is integral part of a program, they should be transported with the program itself. Program should exist to make use of Statuses.
3. Download in Basic List Format – Goto SE80 – > Open your program. Open PF Status to download, and drill-down all the Headers of user interface to show them all(Menu Bar, Application Toolbar, Function Keys).
Then goto System – > List – > Save – > Local File. This gives you an option to save the PF Status/GUI Status in different format like, TXT file, Excel File, etc. for future reference. You cannot upload this document back to SAP.