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Many of our SAP BI/BW Consultants may not have OSS Id to browse SAP Notes at Market place. The following steps will show you How to download Notes without OSS Id..

Step 1: Goto t-code SNOTE in Dev system, you will get the screen like below

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Step 2 : Click on Goto –>Download SAP Note

Step 3 : Enter the Note No. and Press Execute

Step 4 : At times, You may get Error in RFC connection. You can ignore this message and try again

Step 5 : Your SAP Note will be downloaded and available under SAP Notes–>New. You can refer the screen shot

These simple steps will make you to get any SAP Notes

Note : This workaround is just to download the Notes in PDF format. BW Developers should not implement the Notes. We should ask BASIS to implement, if necessary.

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  1. Former Member

    Nice document Suman 🙂 . But, jus as a addition, for getting this done, OSS RFC connectivity to SAP via SAP Router should be available. Then, the process you mentioned here is error free. 🙂

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  2. Former Member

    Hi Suman,

    I am sure its definitely a great document. Till now I am thinking that we should have OSS ID to download the docs. But I am clear now.

    Thanks a lot Suman.

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  3. Former Member

    I believe, this is a common problem frequently faced by most of the SAP consultants, Im one of those 🙂 you have done a great job by finding and sharing this sollution to every one suman.

    Thanks,

    Venu

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  4. Srinu S

    Very helpful information shared Suman. thanks for sharing.

    thanks for sharing. Keep on sharing this kind of useful tips 🙂

    Srinu.

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  5. Srinu S

    Hi Suman,

    If possible please create one new document for the Functional consultants

    the basics of BI for Functional consultants which will be more useful for FC.

    Srinu.

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  6. Former Member

    Hi Suman,

    Good Day!  🙂

    Fantabulous Blog! No words to appreciate.

    It is simple, sweet but information is big!

    Thank you so much for sharing this information.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Regards,

    Hari Suseelan

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      1. Former Member

        Hi Suman,

        You are welcome. For you no need to motivate, you are already motivated and motivating others. I am very happy to see that. Keep rocking, sharing and motivating ppl forever.

        Regards,

        Hari Suseelan 😘

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        1. Former Member Post author

          Hi Hari,

          It’s my Pleasure to share my knowledge on SCN platform 🙂 . Motivation is a driving factor to achieve any thing in this World 😉

          Regards,

          Suman

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  7. Ranu Eugene

    Hi Suman,

    Very useful document as every SAP consultant requires SAP note s in day to day life.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Keep up the good work. 🙂

    Best of Luck. 🙂

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  8. Former Member

    Surely the point of SAP’s security model in this instance is exactly to stop people who don’t have an S-number from gaining access to the content?  Circumventing the mechanism like this isn’t really the correct way forward – the correct way forward is to apply for an S-number that will give you access to SAP Marketplace content.

    Using the above method means that you are effectively using the authorisation against the RFC link from your SAP system to OSS, which I would suggest should probably only be available to admin/basis team members and not for everyone who can access the system.

    Surely if you are an SAP consultant, it is easy to get an S-number?  If you go to this link, you should be able to request a proper S-number.

    Gareth.

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    1. Former Member Post author

      Hi Ryan,

      I have got your point of view. FYI, I have OSS Id to browse notes and all. The purpose of this blog to convey a message to all that Notes can be accessed by this way also. This is to download notes and these have to be implemented by BASIS only. This piece of information is very much helpful when we really don’t have S-number.

      We can restrict access to SNOTE t-code if we don’t want this to be opened to all BW consultants.

      Regards,

      Suman

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  9. Former Member

    As per the authorizations only Tx – SNOTE accessible to consultants and that to at required time only thru FF access. its an information which can possible to View OSS Notes without S user id thru SNOTE.

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    1. Former Member Post author

      You must try again Step 2 and 3. I have just downloaded your Note No: 899038 – New Open Hub Destination BI 7.0 (SP 06) NetWeaver Stack 06 through SNOTE.

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      1. Former Member

        HI Suman/Kiran,

        When i click on execute it is shown some RFC popup message which you have told. Then after clicking on “OK” i am getting below message at the bottom of the screen.Capture.GIF

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        1. Former Member

          Hi Praveen,

          Are you trying this in Dev or Prod system?

          Normally, in Dev system I’ve faced the same issue while downloading OSS notes.

          Thanks,

          Karan

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  10. Former Member

    Thanks…Suman….:)

    Very good Idea to download the SAP notes ….earlier I was facing this issue without OSS ID..

    Thanks Once Again….

    Waiting for new ideas and updates……

    Regards

    Arun Garg

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  11. Former Member

    Hi Suman

    First of all thank you for this wonderful post.I don’t have OSS Id.I used to depend on my colleagues for any note.Sometimes I had to wait for more than 3-4 days if they were on leave .Now I can use notes any time.It is saving lots of my time.

    Keep posting  new things….

    Thanks!!!

    Kuldeep

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