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Author's profile photo Lluis Salvador Suarez

Download SAP Notes on Background

Inspired on Tom post about suggest new functionality for Solution Manager i think to add a new idea that sure that someone of you found interesting.

( i don’t share the idea to remove approval process on solman 😉 , sorry for that Tom )

The Idea is that:

That’s is my first contribution to new Ideas Place, every time that i need to check SAP Solution Manager Central Correction Notes i found that i got around 100 notes to download as a pre-requisite; that’s is on Solution Manager but also happened on another areas like legal changes as 34x in spain.

Trough snote transaction it’s possible to download all notes pre-requisites while implementing another note, but, what about the idea to add the option to download a huge list of notes in background to be able you to continue working in another session or leave computer and worry about if the laptop power off network connection due to inactivity ?

The Idea could be something like this:

1.- Download a single note like that one: ‘ target=’_blank’>″>Note 1817043 – SAP Solution Manager – Basic functions 7.1 SP9
2.- When you implement that note you get that there is near to 200 sap noteas as pre-requisites.
3.- You will be promped to select 2 options:   A.- Dowload 200 notes on background B.- Download in dialog.
4.- Select A to download all notes in background to the server and get notified trough mail when it finish ( you can go to download a caffe while download 😉 )
5.- Afetr you get notified, you can start to implement the note without  lossing time on downloading pre-requisites in the implementation time of a central note.

That could be really interesting on SAP Solution Manager systems, but also in ERP and other systems when some functionallitys need a lot of pre-requisites for correction notes.

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What do you think ?



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      Author's profile photo Claudia Geissler
      Claudia Geissler

      I am also looking for a background mode for downloading SAP notes. After a SUM upgrade I need to implement side effect notes...about 560 notes. It takes a very very long time to download them. At the moment this only works in dialog mode. It blocks one GUI modus and when I have a meeting and I take the notbook out of the docking station, the connection is cut and I have to start from the beginning.

      It would be a great idea if SAP offers a backgoud mode for this task.

      best regards, Claudia

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      If you have to implement 560 notes you are certainly better off to implement the latest support packages.

      Apart from that I usually run any long running job on a terminal server which is never turned off.

      Author's profile photo Claudia Geissler
      Claudia Geissler

      Hi Thomas,

      this was the task we actually did. We implemented the newest support packages in the system.

      Afterwards you can / should download a "side effect list" from SOLMAN. This list contains about 560 notes to check. This does not mean, that all notes can or should be implemented, this is only a suggestion from SAP for this maintenance step. But nevertheless I have to download the newest versions of all notes from Service marketplace.

      Author's profile photo Yannick Weber
      Yannick Weber

      Dear Claudia,


      I just faced a similar issue as a note had so much correction instruction I systematically run into a timout.

      I found the report SCWN_NOTE_DOWNLOAD you can there gave your note you wanna download and execute it in Background.

      Hope it will help sommone.

      Best regards