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Useful checks during EHP/SP implementation

Here are some useful checks during EHP/SP implementation. 1. How to identify manually implemented advanced corrections (SAP Note) in the system? SAP Notes downloaded and applied via SNOTE are stored in tables CWBNTHEAD (header) and CWBNTCUST (status).  You may use table CWBNTCOMP which is a view of the two tables. 2. How …

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HowTo get improved Software Logistics Tools

This blog is outdated – use the new one for SPS 21 instead: https://blogs.sap.com/?p=545723. You should be familiar with the concept of the Software Logistics Toolset 1.0 (“SL Toolset”), see The Delivery Channel for Software Logistics Tools: “Software Logistics Toolset 1.0” Overview on tools delivered with SL Toolset 1.0 SPS …

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LSMW: Initialize IDoc Structures with a Nodata Sign

Excerpt from the book Data Migration with SAP by @frank.densborn, @frank.finkbohner, @jgradl, @michael.roth, and @michael.willinger. Used with permission of SAP PRESS. All rights reserved.   In this blog, get some advanced tips for using the LSMW to initialize an IDoc structure with nodata signs and modify data records on the …

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Bundle transport completeness check

Hello, Being at QA person on the project is not only checking developments done. The main question is always how safe to transport certain transport requests (usually a bundle) to a certain system and ensure there are no collisions. The task is usually to check each object from a bundle …

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PARCONV_UPG_DS error

Performing Solution Manager SP stack  upgrade on ASE Database  using SUM In the execution phase i.e. in the Downtime phase, the upgrade process stops during phase PARCONV_UPG_DS in module “Conversion, Main Import, XPRAs with error message Unhandled mode flags found, check ‘PARCONV.LOG’ for details” Login to the system and enter tx …

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Welcome new members of the CTS+ family

The coverage of the enhanced change and transport system (CTS+) of non-ABAP solutions keeps growing. We have just recently enabled SAP HANA 2.0 extended application services advanced  (XSA) and SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) for CTS+. Please check out the detailed How-To Guides on our CTS+ overview page, describing how to setup …

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DMO: Handling table comparison checksum errors

The following blog provides an introduction and additional information on the table comparison option of DMO: DMO: table comparison and migration tools This blog focuses on analyzing the results of the table comparison option of DMO and discusses the possible options to handle typical checksum errors. The table comparison option, …

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Up-To-Date Installation

Introduction Maintenance planner supports planning of new installations on a chosen stack level. Maintenance Planner significantly simplifies the installation process by eliminating the steps of system registration and a separate system update planning during installation. With Maintenance Planner, you can generate a consolidated stack configuration file which allows you to …

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DGP Housekeeping Tool

Downgrade Protection function tracks objects in transport requests, and reports conflicts in five scenarios when an object that is saved in two or more transport requests, is released, reassigned, or imported. Downgrade protection is available only for ABAP systems. Downgrade protection can be used in Change Request Management and in …

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START SUM TOOL ON LINUX

STARTING SUM TOOL ON LINUX SYSTEM The starting procedure of SUM TOOL in Windows and UNIX is different. In WINDOWS we can directly start tool by running batch file (SUMSTART.BAT). But in LINUX you cannot start sum tool directly. Software Required: SAPHOSTAGENT.SAR SUM TOOL Extract both the file using sapcar. …

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Why EHP 8 is different

I guess you know: Enhancement Package 8 for SAP ECC 6.0 is different, from our technical perspective of Software Logistics. These are the aspects that I am aware of:   EHP 8 is an “upgrade” SAP Business Suite 7 Innovations 2016 with SAP ECC 6.0 EHP 8 (6.18) is based …

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Simplified Download for SUM Procedure

This blog explains the simplified procedure that will no longer require to download and mount DVDs. It is available for dedicated SUM scenarios. Overview The Software Update Manager (SUM) is the tool for updating, upgrading, or converting SAP systems [Software Update Manager (SUM): introducing the tool for software maintenance]. During …

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SAP ERP Enhancement Package 8, what is new?

The enhancement packages for the SAP ERP application provide new and improved software functionality to add innovation in a flexible manner. For more than one year the SAP ERP 6.0 enhancement package 8 (EhP8) delivers innovations to installed base ERP customers and serve as a foundation for their transition to …

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SAP Add-On Assembly Kit

Summary If you develop industry-, company-, or country-specific enhancements to SAP solutions, the SAP Add-On Assembly Kit can help you plan and deliver those enhancements as software add-ons. The SAP Add-On Assembly Kit guarantees quality software development by using a standardized process flow from planning to delivering the add-on. The …

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Chronicle of an SAP Upgrade Foretold

Folks, We all know that sooner or later our beloved SAP systems are bound to have some sort of an upgrade: support packs, enhancement packs and such. In the SAP world, the upgrade is about as inevitable as death.  And there is frequently just as much fear, confusion and uncertainty …

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DGP – Downgrade Protection for CTS

The purpose of this document is to explain the concept of DGP for CTS and the various Clenaup / Update reports available. The downgrade protection function tracks objects in transport requests, and reports conflicts in five scenarios when an object that is saved in two or more transport requests, is …

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