How to download a SAP Note without OSS Id
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
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.
Very useful info Suman. Thanks for sharing
Thank you Raman!!
Very good document Suman...Thanks alot.. 🙂
Thank you so much karan!!
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. 🙂
Yeah, obviously connectivity should be there. This is a basic pre-requisite.
Thank you 🙂
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Thank you suman. this is a good information
very useful document.Thanks For Sharing
Thank you kalpana 🙂
Thank you suman 🙂
Thank you Jose..
I got a question here. Does downloading it mean implementing the note in the dev system or is it just downloading alone?
It is just downloading a soft copy of SAP Note in PDF format. Implementation has to be done by BASIS.
Thanks a lot, Suman.
Thank you Prabhit..
Very Informative...Many Thanks.
Many Thanks Naresh...
Great job Suman....!!!
I really appreciate the best efforts.
Thanks & Regards,
Thank you so much Demish for your kind appreciation.
Thanks, very informative...
Thank you Arun..
Thank you very much Suman.Really enlightening 😀
Thank you Manjush..for your words
Very useful trick... suman 😆
Thank you Aravind.. 🙂
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.
Thank you so much Phani. I am glad to know that my doc has helped you a lot.
Suman,this is simply superb..
🙂 Thanks for your cheerful comments.
Quite useful information Suman 🙂
🙂 Thank you Anupam
Useful piece of information.
Thanks for the compliment.
You can have a look at my other blogs and give your opinion.
Thanks Suman for such informative document.... 🙂
Thank you Pankaj 🙂
Thanks a lot.. 🙂
Thank you Dilip..
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.
Thank you venu gopal 🙂
simple and good one.
Thanks krishna 🙂
Very helpful information shared Suman. thanks for sharing.
thanks for sharing. Keep on sharing this kind of useful tips 🙂
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Done it Suman.Please check
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.
I will try. You can go through all my blogs on various topics.
Thanks Suman for your reply. Sure will follow maximum .
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Very useful document as every SAP consultant requires SAP note s in day to day life.
Thanks for sharing.
Keep up the good work. 🙂
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Thanks for the valuable feedback 🙂 Yes it will help us in our day to day job.
Superb idea... !!!!!
"What An Idea sir ji" 😎
Thanks for sharing...
Hi Subba Rao,
Excited to see your words 🙂 U r welcome.
Good job suman you made much easier.
Thank you Mohammed 🙂
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.
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.
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.
It is useful information who are newely learning SAP BI/BW
Thank you for your cheerful comments 🙂
see Document - https://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-41588 => Page 93
anyone who did that, and eventually the ports are open to the SAP OSS Backend, you are set.
Best Regards Roland
Ok Kramer. Thanks for sharing such wonderful document. Lot of info is there. I just wanted to share that t-code to view the notes easily.
Thanks Suman for sharing this. Useful for freshers like me..
Its useful information...Many users does not have oss id..thanks for sharing 🙂 .
Thanks for commenting Ganesh, 🙂
I am unable to download SAP Note 😕 by using SNOTE T-Code. I have tried to download SAP Note 899038.
What is the error you're facing while trying to download the SAP Note?
can you share the error screenshot?
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.
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.
Are you trying this in Dev or Prod system?
Normally, in Dev system I've faced the same issue while downloading OSS notes.
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......
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....
Its a very useful information Suman. Thanks for sharing it.
Good Explanation.Keep it up 🙂
One more simple & useful document from you .
Hi Janardhan Sudhir Kumar Chanda ,
Nice to see your comment 🙂
useful information .
Thank you so much
Most of all the SAP consultant will be knowing this already...Is there anyway to read sap note even without GUI and S user id????