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SUMMARY: Until late 2019, old incidents from between 1994 and 2013 that cannot be found in the SAP ONE Support Launchpad can be downloaded from the SAP Service Marketplace legacy platform. For this purpose, SAP offers the new Download Legacy Incidents application. Act now if you would like to archive your company’s old incidents.
By now, you have probably become aware of the modernization of the SAP support backbone, SAP’s central infrastructure to provide technical support to our customers and partners. The support backbone consists of several different systems for different purposes – for example, it comprises the infrastructure for the SAP Support Portal and SAP ONE Support Launchpad, for the Maintenance Planner, SAP EarlyWatch Alert reports, and many more.
In the past, one of the cornerstones used to be the service.sap.com platform, commonly named SAP Service Marketplace. Some years ago, SAP Service Marketplace housed the SAP Support Portal with its applications. Nowadays, they are integral parts of the SAP ONE Support Launchpad: It’s in the launchpad where you search for SAP Notes, report incidents, download software etc.
However, old incidents that were reported before January 1st, 2014, are exclusively stored on service.sap.com – hence on a platform that is earmarked for decommissioning in 2019. In the long run, do you require continuous access to this data? If you answer this question with “yes”, SAP recommends that you archive legacy incidents as soon as possible.
For this purpose, a new tool has just been released in the SAP ONE Support Launchpad: The Download Legacy Incidents application provides you with the possibility to download your company’s closed incidents that were reported between 1994 and 2013: header information, communication and attachments.
Important: This opportunity will only be offered until late 2019 when SAP Service Marketplace will be shut down for good.
To access the tool, enter the tile catalog and add the Legacy Incidents tile to your homepage. Through the application you can request the download of all incidents that were reported within a date range specified by you:
Initially, the request will be listed in the application with status Scheduled. Depending on the size of the incidents, it is automatically split into multiple packages:
It might take up to 24 hours until the request has been processed and a ZIP archive has been generated. (Starting February 23rd, 2019, you will then be notified through a launchpad alert and e-mail.)
Afterwards, you have got three months to retrieve the file. It contains separate directories for each incident, which house all attachments and an incident’s whole conversation history in PDF format.
A prerequisite to enter the tool is that you have got the authorization Report an Incident (starting February 23rd, Display All Incidents), which can be granted by an administrator in your company.