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upgradation tasks - urgent!!!!

Former Member
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hi folks,

can anyone help me in understanding the upgradation tasks or process in SAP ABAP with some examples.

thanks

Vinu

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RichHeilman
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Developer Advocate
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Are you talking about what the r/3 upgrade process is?

http://www.thespot4sap.com/upgrade_guide_v2.pdf

Regards,

Rich Heilman

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Rich,

I am talking about upgrade process related to the development work like in reports, conversions or related to screens something like that

Thanks

Vinu

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Your biggest challenge will be making your custom programs unicode compliant. Once you have imported the programs, you will definitly need to check the syntax, and also test them thoroughly. With screens, there shouldn't be much change.

Regards,

Rich Heilman

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Thanks Rich. can you elaborate on the first part you mentioned that the custom programs being unicode complaint?

Also in some cases the dialog screens might differ with the earlier versions. Are there any major upgradations from 4.5B to 4.6C?

Vinu

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About differences between 4.5b and 46c, you will see major differences in some business processes. 46c is th enjoy release of r/3 where there are a lot of transactions that use frontend gui controls, like trees, text containers, docking containers, etc. Some transactions like Me21 have been redesigned in transaction Me21N. You can still use ME21, but the new version has a lot more stuff to it. The business object is still the same, just a different front end.

As for unicode, I would suggest doing a search on SDN for "unicode". There should be a lot of info.

Regards,

Rich Heilman

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Thanks Rich. Your onputs really helped to understand the upgradation process.

Vinu

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Release notes of the version typically gives you information as to what changed. With your custom developments, what you need to worry about are those programs where you used some SAP function modules that are not for everyones use. SAP may have changed the functionality of some of those function modules and that may effect your code.

Also watch out for all those modifications/repairs you did to the system. All those will have to be monitored. They may be wiped out and you may have to reapply them after upgrade.

Srinivas