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Where to place "Little chunks of Knowledge?" #SapKnowHow

Sometimes, I have little pieces of knowhow or lessons learned or just experiences I made, which I'd like to share.
An example might be:

"When you go from S/4HANA 1709 to 1809, you'll lose type TAB_RANGE_C10" (Did you know?) .

I think it's worth sharing and discussing, but way too small for a blog.
Where do you put those "Little chunks of Knowledge"?

We could use this Coffee-Corner-discussion, if you have similar things to tell!



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  • Mar 12, 2019 at 03:06 PM

    If we still had the ability to do editable tables like was done for "Blog it Forward" on the old SCN site, I think it would be a great to put one in a wiki and handle it that way. Maybe have a separate wiki per tag so that people could find relevant info more easily. It would probably need an owner to review the additions to make sure they're correct, though.

    I've been working in Crystal Reports for over 20 years and have a bunch of tidbits about the changes made over the history of Crystal. Just this morning I responded to a question about Crystal 8.5, which was released when Seagate Software still owned Crystal and went out of support in @2000.


  • Mar 12, 2019 at 04:25 PM

    Now that anything goes in the blogs it might as well be a blog. The benefit of a blog is that the title is right in the link and they're easily searchable in Google. Some folks here made "blogs" with one paragraph and a link, so what you're describing is in no way less significant.

    Otherwise, as Dell noted, wiki would be an obvious choice. But I feel that SCN wikis never really took off and have tons of low quality content, unfortunately.

    In CC discussions it's very difficult to search for the newest comment. There is no sorting whatsoever and as soon as there are enough comments to be rolled under "Show all" button that's as good as gone.

    Also consider the information scope and life span. E.g. in the example above the question for me would be not "do you know?" but rather "do you care?" :) This particular item is very specific knowledge. If someone is installing S/4 few years down the road they probably wouldn't care what's the difference between the previous versions. So if it's something valuable for a small group of people for short period of time then placing it where that group will find it faster would make sense. If this is something that affects more people for longer time then it's a different story.

  • Mar 13, 2019 at 05:19 PM

    Well, if this is something you have stumbled over and found out yourself, it is basically a self-answered question, so why not ask that as a question under the according tag(s) and supply the answer right away? (And probably hinting in the question that you are going to answer yourself to prevent others from boarding the train too early...)

    I've done that often here.


    Yes, I'm aware that answering one's own questions is considered bad behaviour in SO and some other forums but apparently one cannot be blamed for point hunting here anymore...

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