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Automated Note Search Tool (ANST) — How to use it in real SRM cases

Dear All,

Some of you might ever hear about this tool called ‘ANST’. This is a transaction which can be called, if your SAP_BASIS component satisfied the following pre-requisites.

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Well, from its name, it seems to be a tool to search SAP Notes automatically. Of course, it has this functionality, but not only this.
It can also identify custom codes, customizing tables, and provide debugging hints.

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However it is a little confusing that how we can make use of ANST to solve cases in SRM products.
In order to show this vividly, I try to simulate some scenarios in SRM system with videos.

Test Case:

  1. Transaction => BBPGETVD
  2. Program =>BBP_VENDOR_UPDATE_DATA_JOB
  3. Web Dynpro Application => Inconsistent Business Partner Handling
  4. WD Application Configuration => Attribute issue in SRM User Settings

Please go to ‘Resolution’ part of KBA 2250904 to check the videos that you are interested in.

P.S.
If you cannot launch ANTST tool even if SAP_BASIS SP is higher than required SP, try to search SAP Notes with key words ‘ANST’ under component BC-UPG-NA. You will find the solution then.

Hope you will like this tool in your daily work 🙂 , and welcome to any feedback regarding to this tool.

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