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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    1. Ivy Li Post author

      Hi Laurent,

      Thank you for pointing out this.
      I will modify the KBA to prevent any misunderstanding about ANST and ANST_SEARCH_TOOL.
      Welcome to any feedback regarding to this tool;)

      BR,
      Ivy

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  1. sankara rao bhatta

    Hi Li,

    I don’t see option for WD configuration and also ‘Trace on/off’ button on top. we are in

    SAP_BASIS 731 0006 SAPKB73106 SAP Basis Component

    Capture.JPGdo we  need to apply some extra notes?

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    1. Ivy Li Post author

      Hi,

      The note below will introduce the trace one/off functionality:
      2052346 – ANST – Start and Stop the trace at any point

      I will list all the related basis notes in my KBA for your refernece.

      BR,
      Ivy

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      1. sankara rao bhatta

        thank you. well i tried in a system where SAp_basis is at 740. I tested WD application FPM_TEST_ACTION_MENU, I did some actions on the application then closed the brwoser. Next I clicked on stop recording button. System said tracing is cancelled by user.  but nothing has been getting saved in the trace.

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        1. Ivy Li Post author

          Hi,

          I think the WD application used is not the application that you take actions, so ANST didn’t record anything successfully.

          BR,
          Ivy

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                1. Ivy Li Post author

                  Hi,

                  Please check FM ANST_TESTING_AGEN_CHANGE_PARAM to see if user authorization check is disabled. If not, please apply note 2253694 and it should not exist in your system.

                  BR,
                  Ivy

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                    1. Ivy Li Post author

                      Hi,

                      I debugged the process, and found this should be a new bug in this tool.
                      Please report an SAP incident under component BC-UPG-NA.

                      BR,
                      Ivy

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                        1. Ivy Li Post author

                          No problem, and I will try to create an internal case to solve this.
                          Thanks for testing this tool and all the feedback from your side. It is very useful!

                          BR,
                          Ivy

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