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help on OSS

Former Member
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hi all,

What are all the advantages of OSS notes, and are there any alternatives for OSS.

Regards

john

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Former Member
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Hi ,

OSS notes are used to give support to the their clients by SAP , you have to go to www.service.sap.com where in you get a search engine to search your problem.

For example a function module in 4.6c has limited functionality and is improved in 4.7c .

there are assosiated note numbers with this , so you have to go to transaction OSS1 and then logon over there.

and you can these notes and check whether they can be implemented or not .

so you can change a particular standard FM or report to the desired functionality.

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Former Member
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HI

PLEASE GO THROUGH THE LINKS

<a href="http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:EjAbYydzZS8J:www.sapdevelopment.co.uk/tips/tips_snote.htmossin+abap&hl=en&gl=in&ct=clnk&cd=4">SAP Note assistant</a>

<a href="http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:wte8oqeiSjUJ:www.sap-img.com/basis/oss-notes.htmossin+abap&hl=en&gl=in&ct=clnk&cd=8">Apply OSS notes to my R/3 system</a>

<a href="http://www.sappoint.com/basis/ossnote.pdf">OSS Notes</a>

REGARDS

ANOOP

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Former Member
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Hi ,

OSS notes are used to give support to the their clients by SAP , you have to go to www.service.sap.com where in you get a search engine to search your problem.

For example a function module in 4.6c has limited functionality and is improved in 4.7c .

there are assosiated note numbers with this , so you have to go to transaction OSS1 and then logon over there.

and you can these notes and check whether they can be implemented or not .

so you can change a particular standard FM or report to the desired functionality.

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Hi all,

Thanks for all the replies , i have read most of the links .

But as you say you can enhance the functionality to the new desired result , but what is this not done by user-exits (enhancements )

if so how different how they are from this.

Regards,

John

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Hi ,

ya , its an enhancement , see in user exits we dont really edit the Standard function module and above this layer we write some code which will effect only the functionality not the code that is userexit.

here in oss note , enhancement is only one case there is much to it , what happens in this case is , you can manually edit the code of standard function module ,

infact you can rewrite the code save and transport.

one such case for example a function module has some thing to with the taxes , now that there is new laws like VAT or any new policy .

Then there will be a lot of calculation that have to be internally done , then the above situation might help

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Sometimes we will apply OSS notes to do the enhancement.

By default Enhancement might not be available for a standard transaction in SMOD. Once you apply the OSS notes i.e., after adding new includes enhancement will be available in SMOD.

Thanks,

Vamshi

Former Member
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Hi,

OSS notes are nothing but the patches provided by SAP.

If some modifications are to be done to existing functionality or if there is a bug to be fixed, SAP releases the note, that is the changed code and when you apply the note, that specific code replaces the existing code.

The main advantage of OSS notes is that SAP itself provides those and hence they are highly reliable.

Customer Exits can be the alternative to OSS notes to some extent if present.

Go to transaction OSS1 / SNOTE to view the notes.

Hope it helps.

Regards,

Shashank

Former Member
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Hello John,

OSS (I perfer using the term SAP Service Marketplace )is most commonly believed to be the place where you can find the information about patches and support packages for the various SAP Applications that are released to the customer.

However, that's only part of the story. There's a huge volume of information about various technical and functional aspects of the SAP applications. You will find tips for configuration, performance, and a zillion other topics in there. the best part is that this information is given by SAP. The author of each SAP Note is very experienced in the area.

The most significant advantage is that the information there is always guaranteed to be correct and authentic (since it's provided by SAP itself!).

Hope you find this information useful.

Regards,

Anand Mandalika.

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And to answer yor other question, THERE'S NO ALTERNATIVE TO OSS!

Former Member
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Hi,

Refer this link:

http://www.sappoint.com/ossnotes.html

http://www.sap-img.com/basis/oss-notes.htm

Regards,

Gayathri

Message was edited by: Gayathri Hariharan