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Author's profile photo Jan Stallkamp

SAP on Sybase ASE – News Week 28, 2012: ASE released

Hello everyone in the SAP on Sybase ASE community!

I would like to share some news from development with all of you using Sybase ASE or interested in running SAP applications on Sybase ASE. This week
we released SAP Sybase ASE for SAP Business Suite. In the terminology of SAP Service Marketplace this is the SP 12.

Why you should update your database

This version is the first refresh to the first ESD built on top of ASE 15.7. With the ESD #1 several new features were integrated into ASE. A documentation of these new features can be found in the Sybase Infocenter. Beside that a number of fixes have been included in the ESD.

The refresh contains several bug fixes on top of the ESD. A detailed list of the included fixes is given in the coverletters attached to the released ASE versions. If you want to have a look you can find them attached to SAP Note 1590719. By the way: This note always contains information about the ASE versions available for Business Suite products.

My recommendation for everyone running SAP on Sybase ASE is to consider an update of your database. There are a number of quite important fixes in the latest version. The database update does not require much downtime and it’s worth planning a DB update for your next maintenance window.

How to update Sybase ASE

The update can be found on the SAP Service Marketplace in the software download center (SWDC) in the area Database and Database Patches – Sybase – Database Patches – SYBASE ASE 15.7 FOR BUS.SUITE. The update is available for all supported operating systems.

The process of updating the database is described in the SAP Notes

Please also have a look at SAP Note

which contains an SQL-script that has to be run after updating the database.

After you have updated to this ASE server version you need to increase the compression info pool size. This is done by logging into the database using isql as user sapsa. Then execute:

sp_configure ‘compression info pool size’, 32768


Best regards,


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      Author's profile photo Eduardo Rezende
      Eduardo Rezende

      Very good blog about the Sybase ASE upgrade.

      Congratulations Jan!