Software Logistics

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 to identify SAP Notes implemented via EHP/SP import? SAP Notes implemented via EHP/SP import (ie. Software Update Manager) are found …

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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This blog is outdated – use the new one for SPS 21 instead: https://blogs.sap.com/?p=545723.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 20 Availability: SL Toolset 1.0 SPS 20 is available since May 22nd 2017. What’s in: compared with SPS 19, no new tool …

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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 database table. Many IDoc types use a nodata sign in LSMW recordings and batch input. This nodata sign (usually a …

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Setting up a CTS+ enabled transport landscape in SAP Cloud Platform

Summary In this blog I will describe step by step how to set up a transport landscape in SAP Cloud Platform integrated with SAP’s enhanced Change and Transport System (CTS+). The procedure is derived from the very useful how-to guide ‘How To… Configure HCP for CTS’. I will reference the chapters of this guide in the blog and extend the explanations of the guide where needed. On top of that I …

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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 and check its versions. Task is becoming more complex when there could be collisions between partial objects, for example somebody …

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Refresh Database Content without reinstalling the database or Kernel for ABAP systems

Classic “Refresh or Move DB Instance” vs. New “Refresh DB Content” Customer Situation: Customers may need to setup a new system with existing DB content. This can be necessary when you want to create a test system or you want to refresh a system that has been corrupted with an existing proper backup. The Software Provision Manager offers two slightly different ways to do this. In this blog I want to …

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Software Update Manager 1.0 SP19 MailNotifier for ABAP

Hello Friends, As you know there is no option available on SUM tool directly to send email notification of process waiting for your input. SAP developed tool call “MailNotifier” which is very useful to notify SUM is for waiting for user input. Please follow below to configure Mail Notification. Login to SAP server where SUM process is running Navigate to: <X>:usrsap<SID>SUMabapmailNotifier Note: This is your SUM extract directory Open and …

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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 code st22 to view the error message. Error Text of Database: “[ASE Error SQL207][SAP][ASE ODBC Driver][Adaptive Server Enterprise]Invalid column name …

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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 and use the CTS+ integration for the two environments. Here are the direct links to the pdf documents: How To… …

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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, which can be switched on as part of a DMO migration, compares the content of table rows before and after …

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