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SPAU/SPDD

Former Member
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Hi Experts,

Can somebody explain (in detail):

1. purpose

2. use (implementation with example)

of <b>SPAU/SPDD</b> in context of upgrade.

Any helpful entry will be rewarded.

Regards,

Raman.

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Former Member
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Raman,

The following help link will contain the information you need. It gives an overview of the use of the transactions as well as details on how to execute them.

<a href="http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/2e/6d66677d9011d396b60000e82de14a/frameset.htm">http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/2e/6d66677d9011d396b60000e82de14a/frameset.htm</a>

Best Regards,

Chris H.

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Former Member
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Raman,

The following help link will contain the information you need. It gives an overview of the use of the transactions as well as details on how to execute them.

<a href="http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/2e/6d66677d9011d396b60000e82de14a/frameset.htm">http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/2e/6d66677d9011d396b60000e82de14a/frameset.htm</a>

Best Regards,

Chris H.

Former Member
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Thanks for the link.

After reading through the link, i got a basic idea of SPAU. Now, there are some further questions in my mind which i thought of sharing with you experts:

1. What exactly happens during an upgrade, e.g. if i have changed a z program in my old 4.6 system and then its upgraded to ECC 6.0, then its like copy . where in i can see all my changes to the z program trasffered automatically to the new ECC system or its like that SAP standard code is there without any z programs and then i need to manually copy my z program to the new ECC system. If i need to manually copy my z program then whats the use of SPAU.

2. The above case is for a program, what about new data elements, domains created in the old system, will they be automatically moved to the new ECC system during upgrade or we need to do it via SPAU/SPDD or may be manually.

3. In case there are some enhancement, User exits, customer exit, BADIs, field exits (i think they are no longer supported in ECC) , function modules (In ECC 6.0 we cannot have table parameters), how are these things handled in upgrade.

4. Last but not the least, i saw an message class L4, message number 333 modified in old system, but after upgrade, i cannot see the changed message. So i think it was copied from SAP standard, then I manually changed the message number 333 in the new system. My question is it possible to resolve this issue via SPAU. If yes, how...?

Thanks in advanvce.

Any helpful entry for any of the above questions will be rewarded.

Regards,

Raman.

Former Member
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Hi,

see the doc

What objects will come in SPAU and SPDD?

All the objects which are modified, after tansporting to the current system,

will be listed in SPAU and SPDD. SPDD contains the list of all modified Data Dictionary objects, like tables, dataelements, domains,view...etc. The rest of all the modified repository objects will be listed in SPAU.

What happens to the modifications done in the older version when we upgrade the version? (with Modification assistant and w/o)

After the initial upgrade happens, we have to do adjustments from SPAU/SPDD to maintain or reset the changes. That is, from the list of objects in SPAU/SPDD, you have to either carry forward the changes to the new version, by choosing the option ADOPT CHANGES (available on right click) or RESET TO ORIGINAL (available on right click).

Will they come in these transactions?

Ans: yes, they will be listed in these transactions, after the BASIS updgrade activity.

And what if we apply some patches(Notes) to the system? What is the impact of these patches to the SPAU transaction?

Ans: Patches will be supported by the version upgrade. In case of notes, we have to verify whether these notes are supported by the new version (you can go into http://www.service.sap.com/notes to verify this. Also, we have to analyze whther the code in the note is already incorporated in the new version. In this case you can ignore the chanes choosing RESET TO ORIGINAL option

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005vp/helpdata/en/2e/6d66587d9011d396b60000e82de14a/frameset.htm

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http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/c6/068d380be34e6ce10000009b38f842/content.htm

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/EN/60/d6ba7bceda11d1953a0000e82de14a/content.htm

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Sudheer

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Thanks for all the info experts,

Now, my last question which is still not answered:

I saw an message class L4, message number 333 modified in old system(4.6c), but after upgrade(ECC 6.0), i cannot see the changed message. So i think it was copied from SAP standard, then I manually changed the message number 333 in the new system. My question is it possible to resolve this issue via SPAU. If yes, how...?

Any helpful entry will be rewarded.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Raman.