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Author's profile photo Nicolas Busson

SAP Idea place: known issues in ‘SCN Innovation and Enhancements’ session

As mentioned in the following discussion Who’s reading the ideas ? the purpose of this document is to list ideas from “SCN Innovation and Enhancements” session that we can find on with an incorrect status or incorrect location, etc. to help people in charge making the necessary changes. Lines are grayed out after issues are solved. If one wants to insert a new line, please make sure to add it on top of the table (below the header line) to make it easier to follow, and fill in the ‘blue’ columns only.

Reporter Support
Idea / Issue Creation date
Idea status Result

QR code on bills

Wrong idea area

12/3/2014 Submitted

About doing the survey in SAP community

This is not an idea, but something for the support space or email to team

11/12/2014 Submitted

SAP PM – Allow Alternate Labelling for Equipment Master Records – field EQUNR

Wrong idea area

10/22/2014 Submitted

Outdate SAP TechEd & d-code banner on homepage

This is not an idea, but something for the support space.

10/8/2014 Submitted

Powerbuilder tool suggest

Wrong idea area

8/28/2014 Submitted

Make Classification functionality more user friendly

Wrong idea area

7/7/2014 Submitted

Smartform – Version Management

Wrong idea area

6/13/2014 Submitted

Bi4.1 WebI Publication to Plain Text format

Wrong idea area or question?

5/25/2014 Submitted

SAP BI 4.1 connectivity to Hadoop Hive 0.13

Wrong idea area

5/20/2014 Submitted

Block annoying users from activity feed

Good idea

2/20/2014 For Future Consideration

Answer for “Where would you like to start your discussion?”

This is not an idea, but a question for the support space.

5/1/2014 Submitted Archived

Question Rejection

This is not an idea, but a question for the support space.

Submitted Archived

ISAPI filter support for Exchange 2013 in Afaria

Wrong idea area

4/16/2014 Submitted Being processed

Search in SCN before posting

the same as Posting similar questions which has been answered already in forum

Submitted Archived

Graphical Conditional Joins in SAP HANA Studio

Wrong idea area

2/27/14 Submitted Archived

Input final price in sales order – Localization Brazil

Wrong idea area

Submitted Moved

Mobile apps for SAP Basis area

Wrong idea area and more a question

1/27/2014 Submitted Deleted

Please fix it! Can NOT download SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.02 SP6 32-bit Trial Version

This is not an idea, but a support request.

1/7/14 Submitted Archived

Please fix it soon! Can NOT download SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s) – Trial Version on Linux

This is not an idea, but a support request.

1/7/14 Submitted Archived
Connection to SAP B1 on IPads
Wrong idea area: better fit would probably be: SAP Business One
9/23/2013 Submitted Archived
authorization to change owner field

Wrong idea area

8/20/2013 Submitted Moved
Thresholds settings for rules in Information steward

Wrong idea area

9/13/13 Submitted Deleted

Issue with Form Mode

Wrong idea area

8/14/2013 Submitted Archived

need more functionality in BO XI WEBI scheduling

Wrong idea area: better fit would probably be: SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: Home

8/6/2013 Submitted Moved to the WebI Idea Session

Reputation API

Duplicate: Open API for SCN 2.0

06/10/2013 Submitted Merged. Under Review

Add and enlarge discussion icons

This idea is merged with many other ideas. All of them should be set to “delivered” as the required changes in SCN icons set is now live: SCN Discussion Icons…Now in Color

03/16/2012 Accepted Merged with D5684 which is changed Delivered

Awarding points. Restriction on Submitting new issues

Duplicate: Create Action Alert to remind owner about open discussion thread

06/27/2013 Submitted Archived

SAP product naming historical overview page

According to the idea session statistics, 50 on 238 users voted for this idea (that’s more than 20%). Also a very nice proof of concept was created two and a half years ago… but still no feedback was provided since then: it is certainly not helping sapideaplace to have a good reputation.

01/10/2011 Under Review
For Future Consideration

More options in forums while clicking “ABUSE”  button

Duplicate: Forum: “Report Abuse”: Please add a option “Wrong forum” + “Inform moderator”

02/27/2011 Under Review Delivered Merged into D933

VB.NET style in Syntax highlighting

Duplicate: Format text as code in text editor

03/29/2012 Under Review Archived

Country of Taiwan

This is not an idea. We just need to know whether it is a bug or the intended system behavior. So why is it taking so long to give a feedback? For your information on one hand I checked on wikipedia + it seems that “Taiwan, province of China” is the official name. But, on the other hand only “Taiwan” (without the “province of China” suffix) is stored in SAP standard table for country text on ECC.

01/04/2013 Submitted Will be addressed in the beginning of 2014

Upload Data into an Assignment Block

Idea doesn’t belong to the right session as it is not related to SCN, but to SAP CRM instead. Also as of CRM7.0 EhP1 one can paste data from Excel into table assignment blocks

01/30/2012 Submitted Archived

Number of views for a discussion

Duplicate: Altering the calculation of page hit count

12/04/2012 Submitted Not Planned by SAP

last update date

Idea is not clear. Author (= “None”) hasn’t sent back any clarification when he was asked to more than 6 months ago… So why do we need to keep this idea open?

12/06/2012 Submitted Archived

Survey on online payment option for SAP Education Services in India

This is not an idea.

07/09/2012 Submitted Archived

Fixed-width font in Syntax blocks on SCN postings

Idea has already been delivered, and a blog post has even been published by Andrei Vishnevsky to explain how to insert ABAP code snippets inside SCN threads: Code Samples in New SCN

04/30/2012 Submitted Author disagees. Please continue voting

Revert SDN to its former version

Submitted one year ago… got 2 votes… Should be worth considering setting its status to “Not planned by SAP”

05/09/2012 Submitted Not Planned by SAP

Create SuccessFactors specific area on SCN under HCM

According to some comment in this blog post SuccessFactors – we just love talking about it – but where?, details of the implementation of this space have already been discussed. So why can’t we see this idea “Under review” or “Accepted” ?

06/12/2012 Submitted Not Planned by SAP

Separate Messages / Mentions Icon

It seems that this idea has been under review for a long time. How long does it take to get to next stage?

08/30/2012 Under review For Future Consideration

Stop auto closing cases in Support Portal

Idea doesn’t seem to belong to the right session

02/14/2012 Submitted Archived

Locking of Threads

Idea is a duplicate: Standard Text needed

05/05/2011 Submitted Rearchived

Make “Positive Call Closure Survey” optional

Idea doesn’t seem to belong to the right session. Plus, the survey is already optional.

09/09/2011 Submitted Archived

Access to Delete our own post

Feature has already been delivered: one can modify/delete his own post as soon as no answer has been provided yet.

07/02/2011 Submitted Delivered

List of SCN blogs from users on my favourite list

Feature has already been delivered: one can browse the content created by his connections, and see the connections of his connections.

01/13/2011 Submitted Delivered

Wiki: Remove the JavaScript from the links for better usability

Opening wiki links in a new browser tab does work fine.

08/05/2010 Submitted Archived

Top Contributing Companies – Making them responsible

The listing of “Top contributing companies” doesn’t exist anymore, does it?

09/22/2010 Submitted For Future Consideration

Suppress “Remember me” checkbox if function inactiv

Feature has been activated. No need to remove this checkbox anymore. See Auto Login Enabled For Good

08/27/2012 Submitted Delivered

“Keep me logged in” button when signing on to SCN

Feature has been implemented. See Auto Login Enabled For Good

03/21/2013 Submitted Delivered

Forum Rules should be displayed before posting a new thread for new members

Idea has been delivered through SCN “on boarding” missions together with moderation of content created by new-comers-with-less-than-30-points.

12/17/2010 Submitted Archived

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      Author's profile photo Jürgen L
      Jürgen L

      Good summary Nicolas.

      However, I disagree on the last point with the forum rules.

      Even it is part of the "Ready set go" mission, I still send a link to the rules 3 to 5 times per day when I see new members posting basic questions.

      Author's profile photo Nicolas Busson
      Nicolas Busson
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jurgen,

      I understand your point. But as mentioned by Oxana when she commented on this idea, obviously you cannot force people to read a page if they don't want to. I believe that's one of the reasons why premoderation has been implemented: more work for moderators, but for 'normal' users the result is definitely better.

      So IMHO what would make your life easier would be to promote this idea instead: Standard Text needed

      Author's profile photo Jürgen L
      Jürgen L

      I have my own template where I put the phrases from for moderation.

      However, each message I sent is a kind of personalized, with salutation and in most cases with a proof, because I am tired of the back and forth arguments if just a standard text is sent. This proof is less work for me than going into long discussion by mail.

      That's why I don't promote this idea, but I do not decline it as long I have no disadvantages for my style of moderation.

      I am patient, gamification is new, and we need to escort it while it is growing.I have the hope that the gamification program is able to reduce some of this daily moderation work.

      But I did not want to deflect the aim of this document, I am fully with you. An idea place a centerpiece and has to be managed accordingly.

      Author's profile photo Steffi Warnecke
      Steffi Warnecke

      Hello Nicolas,

      I hope I understood the point of this document correctly, so I added something. 🙂

      If not... SORRY! ^^



      Author's profile photo Nicolas Busson
      Nicolas Busson
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Steffi,

      You're spot on!

      Thank you very much for your help. Really appreciate it.



      Author's profile photo Osvaldo Lopez
      Osvaldo Lopez
      Author's profile photo Steffi Warnecke
      Steffi Warnecke

      Hello there,

      are those wrong entries in the Idea Place for SCN still handled by someone?

      I just wonder, if it makes sense to update it with the latest entries or if that would be a waste of time, because nothing will happen with them anyway.



      Author's profile photo Nicolas Busson
      Nicolas Busson
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Steffi,

      Good question indeed. And if you allow me to, I'd like to add: "is the Idea Place still being used at all?" Because as it took too much time to see any idea run through the selection process + development process + etc. I gave up using this website. But I've just had another look and couldn't sort delivered ideas by delivery date, so I couldn't see when the last idea was delivered... guess it must be more than one or two years old?