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Simulate notes added to SAP systems; seems to be a useful tool.  This is a brief recap of today’s SAP Mentor Monday webcast.

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EasyNotes is still in beta, allows you to do an ad-hoc implementation in the system

The note could create side effects

Introduced with part of NetWeaver 7.1

Two sessions when you start debugging

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It takes time to implement a note, create transports, to see if note fixes

EasyNotes – program generates XML script to simulate note

Three steps shown above

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How it interfaces – the architecture

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The flow of the program

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Demo

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Only works in ABAP systems

Manual instructions (like create DD object) not supported

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IP – patent approved

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Customers using

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See the number of notes it works with

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Today deploy with a package

Two Complementary Developments

Test change dynamically

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Enhancements/modifications for customers – pilot note, using EasyNotes, bypass customer enhancements

Runs as plain system

Question & Answer

Q: What are the authorizations?

A: Roles come with package, and assign roles to the package

Q: What if I have multiple notes?

A: Only addresses one note at a time; future look at putting them in one script file

Q: Limitations?

A: Limitations from the kernel; challenge to pass data between work processes – working to overcome them

Q: Are you considering to extend this tool to Business power user for helping developer during the testing?

A: Yes, all driven by authorizations

Q: How could we inplement easy note in our ABAP system ?  through another SAP note ?

A: No SAP notes; reach out to SAP

Plan to release as a note end of this quarter

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  1. Carsten Kasper

    Wow, this is really interesting!

    Questions:

    1. Does this mean I can “test” a Note on quality or production in the Debugger withoug going through the whole transport cycle from development system?
    2. Do I need debug and replace authorization in the system to use it or is debug enough?
    3. Can I generate my own scripts and propose them to SAP support for solving errors?

    cheers Carsten

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    1. Setu Jha

      Hello Carsten,

      Please see my response below:

      1. You can only test a Note in a system that is marked changeable. Typically scripts are disabled in production environment. The tool can be used in Q systems.

      2. Debug authorization and a new authorization to run the scripting report is needed. Once the script is generated anybody who has debug authorization can load and test the script.

      3. You sure can 🙂

      Regards,

      Setu

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