Automated Note Search Tool<ANST> has come of age. I am sure you all will agree with this 🙂 .
This is a revolution in the way we search SAP notes, making it easier to resolve the problems on our own.
It is also important to continuously improving it, making it better and even better together with you all.
Some time back we received a nice requirement/suggestion from you in SCN. Idea was to start and stop the
trace in ANST whenever possible. This was definitely a value add. Before we deep dive into this idea, let’s try
to understand in some more detail about the ANST tracing mechanism.
ANST performs the note search based on the objects captured in the traces generated in the background.
Traces are generated when we try to replicate a problematic/error scenario using ANST. Most of the time it takes
is on average 5 – 15 steps to replicate the scenario as we need to always start from the beginning of the scenario.
We do not want to trace everything starting from the first step itself.
This is the first use case which supports this idea.
There are many ABAP applications and transaction which does not have the Standard Function keys like “Back”
and “Exit”. These buttons are disabled in some cases. When these buttons are not available, it is not possible
to stop the trace in ANST and without trace search for notes cannot be performed.
This is the second use case which supports the idea.
And this is something we have already used in Runtime Analysis <old SE30> and Performance Trace <ST05>
to “Activate” and “Deactivate” trace. Third use case which supports this idea.
Well now we have this idea turned into reality. This feature is now part of ANST. You can start and stop the trace
whenever you want while replicating the issue in another new session. You will see this button in the ANST toolbar.
Note number: 2052346.
Looking forward for your suggestions and ideas, we definitely need them to make it better.