This blog will give tips and tricks for the SAP SNOTE transaction. Questions that will be answered are:
- How to update SNOTE itself?
- How to check if there are new versions available for notes?
- What is TCI?
If you are looking for way to check which OSS notes are needed, read the ANST blog: the automated notes search tool.
Notes for SNOTE itself
Also SNOTE itself can have bugs or has new functions. Download and implement most recent vesion of OSS note 1668882 – Note Assistant: Important notes for SAP_BASIS 730,731,740,750,751 to update SNOTE itself.
Downloading and implementing new versions of OSS notes
SAP regularly updates its own OSS notes. To check in your system if there are new updates for OSS notes relevant to you goto transaction SNOTE. Then choose “Goto -> SAP Note Browser ->Execute (F8)”, and then choose “Download Latest Version of SAP Notes” in the application toolbar. This will download all the latest versions. Check for the status “Obsolete version implemented” in the implementation state column.
Activation of inactive objects after implementing OSS note
In rare cases after implementing an OSS note some of the ABAP objects are in an inactive state. To activate them, select the menu SAP note and then Activate SAP note manually.
Or you can run program SCWB_NOTE_ACTIVATE to activate the coding of the note:
TCI: transport based correction instructions
Transport based correction instructions contain notes that are larger than normal OSS notes. This tool leverages the SPAM transaction to apply these large packages.
Relevant OSS notes:
Start with reading the PDF document attached to OSS note 2187425: TCI for customer. This contains the exact instructions to enable TCI based correction instructions. ABAP persons: please execute these instructions with help of a basis person; you will need SPAM access rights and 000 actions are involved, which are typically done by basis.
The TCI only recently has a rollback function. Please check if you can update/patch to the version where the rollback works. See the PDF document in OSS note 2187425 on the undo function.
Digitally signed oss notes
For digitally signed oss notes see the special blog.