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Working with SPAU and SPDD during SAP Upgrade
By Sridhar Kasturi, Capgemini India
These are the upgrades we get
for one release of SAP. For example, for component 4.7 you have support pack
levels too (you can see this in transaction SPAM). SAP releases support packs
for standard corrections which you can also implement separately through
When an end user of SAP finds a
bug in the SAP product he reports the same to SAP support, SAP developers check
the same and develop a correction for the same. This correction is sent to the
customer in the form of a NOTE.
If the same or similar bug is
reported by multiple clients or end users, then SAP recognizes such bug corrects
them and collects all these corrections in one place and adds some enhancements
to the earlier version of SAP and then calls this as a SUPPORT PACK.
In simple words collection of SAP NOTES is a SUPPORT PACK.
This is for repository objects
(programs, screens, functions, classes, etc.). These have to be compared to the
previous versions too and any missing modified code is too re-inserted.
SPAU comes after the downtime
phase of upgrade and is carried in normal client.
This is for data dictionary
corrections. If any standard tables have been modified, then that object appears
in the list and you have to adjust it again after comparing the versions.
Enter the transaction code SPAU.
Provide the selection criteria
if required and select the necessary check boxes.
Click on Execute (F8).
Following screen will be shown.
Expand the hierarchy and select
Open the hierarchy and click on
yellow traffic signal.
Then following popup will be
Just click on tick mark of
following pop up.
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