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Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K

How to download a SAP Note without OSS Id

Introduction

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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      Author's profile photo CH Raman
      CH Raman

      Very useful info Suman. Thanks for sharing

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thank you Raman!!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very good document Suman...Thanks alot.. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thank you so much karan!!

      Author's profile photo Vamsi Krishna Srikanti
      Vamsi Krishna Srikanti

      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. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
      Blog Post Author

      Yeah, obviously connectivity should be there. This is a basic pre-requisite.

      Thank you 🙂

      Author's profile photo Roland Kramer
      Roland Kramer

      True ... 😉

      Someone else did the work for you already.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you suman. this is a good information

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thanks Archana..

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      very useful document.Thanks For Sharing

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thank you kalpana 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you suman 🙂

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thank you Jose..

      Author's profile photo Benedict Venmani Felix
      Benedict Venmani Felix

      Hi Suman,

      I got a question here. Does downloading it mean implementing the note in the dev system or is it just downloading alone?

      Thanks,

      Benedict

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
      Blog Post Author

      It is just downloading a soft copy of SAP Note in PDF format. Implementation has to be done by BASIS.

      Author's profile photo prabhith prabhakaran
      prabhith prabhakaran

      Thanks a lot, Suman.

      Really useful....

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thank you Prabhit..

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very Informative...Many Thanks.

      Best Regards,

      Naresh K.

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Many Thanks Naresh...

      Author's profile photo Demish Maniyar
      Demish Maniyar

      Great job Suman....!!!

      I really appreciate the best efforts.

      Thanks & Regards,

      Demish Maniyar

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thank you so much Demish for your kind appreciation.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Suman,

        Thanks, very informative...

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thank you Arun..

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you very much Suman.Really enlightening 😀

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thank you Manjush..for your words

      Author's profile photo Aravind Nag M
      Aravind Nag M

      Very useful trick... suman 😆

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thank you Aravind.. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      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.

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you so much Phani. I am glad to know that my doc has helped you a lot.

      Author's profile photo Anshu Lilhori
      Anshu Lilhori

      Suman,this is simply superb..

      Regards,

      AL

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      🙂 Thanks for your cheerful comments.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Quite useful information Suman 🙂

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      🙂 Thank you Anupam

      Author's profile photo Kamal Mehta
      Kamal Mehta

      Useful piece of information.

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      HI kamal,

      Thanks for the compliment.

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Hi Kamal,

      You can have a look at my other blogs and give your opinion.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Suman for such informative document.... 🙂

      Regards,

      Pankaj

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thank you Pankaj 🙂

      Author's profile photo Satendra Mishra
      Satendra Mishra

      Hi,

      Superb information....

      Regrards,

      SM

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thanks a lot.. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Useful one

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thank you Dilip..

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      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

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thank you venu gopal 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      simple and good one.

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thanks krishna 🙂

      Author's profile photo Srinu S
      Srinu S

      Very helpful information shared Suman. thanks for sharing.

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

      Srinu.

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you srinivas 🙂 . Can u rate it?

      Author's profile photo Srinu S
      Srinu S

      Done it Suman.Please check

      Srinu.

      Author's profile photo Srinu S
      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.

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Srinivas,

      I will try. You can go through all my blogs on various topics.

      Regardas,

      Suman

      Author's profile photo Srinu S
      Srinu S

      Thanks Suman for your reply. Sure will follow maximum .

      Srinu.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      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

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Hi Hari,

      Your reply gives me a kick 🙂 Really amazed with your sweet words. Thanks..

      Regards,

      Suman

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      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 😘

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      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

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Suman,

      Good Blog,

      useful one !!!!!!

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Hi Madhu,

      Thanks for the feed back 🙂

      Author's profile photo Ranu Eugene
      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. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Hi Ranu,

      Thanks for the valuable feedback 🙂 Yes it will help us in our day to day job.

      Regards,

      Suman

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Suman,

      Superb idea... !!!!!

      "What An Idea sir ji"   😎

      Thanks for sharing...

      Regards

      Subbarao M

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Hi Subba Rao,

      Excited to see your words 🙂 U r welcome.

      Regards,

      Suman

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good job suman you made much easier.

      NiceDoc.

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      Thank you Mohammed 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      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.

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
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      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

      Author's profile photo CH Raman
      CH Raman

      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.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      It is useful information who are newely learning SAP BI/BW

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you for your cheerful comments 🙂

      Author's profile photo Roland Kramer
      Roland Kramer

      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

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
      Blog Post Author

      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.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Suman for sharing this. Useful for freshers like me..

      Author's profile photo Ganesh Bothe
      Ganesh Bothe

      Hi suman,

      Its useful information...Many users does not have oss id..thanks for sharing 🙂 .

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for commenting Ganesh, 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      HI Suman,

      I am unable to download SAP Note 😕 by using SNOTE T-Code. I have tried to download SAP Note 899038.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Praveen,

      What is the error you're facing while trying to download the SAP Note?

      can you share the error screenshot?

      Thanks,

      Karan

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
      Blog 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.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      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

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      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

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      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

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      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

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

           Its a very useful information Suman. Thanks for sharing it.

      Regards,

      Nilesh

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good Explanation.Keep it up 🙂

      Author's profile photo Chandra Janardhansudhir Kunar
      Chandra Janardhansudhir Kunar

      Hi Suman,

      One more simple & useful document from you  .

      Thanks,

      Sudhir

      Author's profile photo Suman Chakravarthy K
      Suman Chakravarthy K
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Janardhan Sudhir Kumar Chanda ,

      Nice to see your comment 🙂

      Regards,

      Suman

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Suma,

      useful information .

      Thank you so much

      Regards,

      Venka Reddy

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      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????