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Author's profile photo Boris Rubarth

Provide SAP Notes for SUM by transport, not SNOTE


Imagine you are using the Software Update Manager (SUM) to maintain a system (say QAS), and the SUM asks you to apply SAP Notes.

You have already tried to apply these notes in a preceding system (say DEV) before, and you know that the notes are not applicable. It’s just that SUM does not know that. But since they were not applied, they are not transported from DEV to QAS, so SUM asks for them again in QAS. And you do not want to open the system for a connection to SAP Service Marketplace only to make the notes known in the system – especially in PRD. 😯


So either benefit from SUM 1.0 SP06 which is more precise in listing appropriate SAP Notes.

Or provide the not-applicable SAP Notes to SUM by using the following procedure.
It transports the not-applicable SAP Notes from one system to another:

  1. In system DEV: use the SAP Note Assistant (SNOTE) to download all SAP Notes requested by SUM. 
  2. In DEV: apply the applicable SAP Notes to the system. (This includes assignment to a transport request anyhow.)
  3. In DEV: for those SAP Notes that cannot be applied, use the report SCWN_TRANSPORT_NOTES to assign them to the transport request.
  4. Release and transport the transport request(s) to the next system QAS. Import the request into QAS.



Now when you use SUM to maintain system QAS, SUM will not ask you to download the SAP Notes any more.


ℹ The usage of the report SCWN_TRANSPORT_NOTES is explained in SAP Note 1788379.

And you do not need to use the report to study that Note 😉

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      Author's profile photo Srinivas Kakarla
      Srinivas Kakarla

      Thanks much Boris, very useful information.

      Looking forward for the release of SUM 1.0 SP06 for exploring the nZDM on MS SQL DB.

      Author's profile photo Martin Herrmann
      Martin Herrmann

      Hi Srinivas,

      nZDM or SUM is supporting MS SQL with SP06.

      It is still in restricted use, so the note 1678586 is still needed.

      However we are faster than originally expected and are happy to have this functionality available also for MS SQL end of this month 🙂

      Author's profile photo Srinivas Kakarla
      Srinivas Kakarla

      Thanks for the good news Martin. Looking forward for release of SUM SP06.