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Regarding SAP note 1706568

Dear Experts ,

Kindly help to understand the SAP note 1706568 .

We are not using any remote system to update the master data in the BW system but yes we are updating the master data via Abap programs using the function module 'RSDMD_WRITE_ATTRIBUTES_TEXTS'


I just want to understand that is there any risk to use the above function module , even if we are using it in BW system only.

Is this FM is totally obsolete or cannot be used to update the master data from remote system only.

Help to understand the SAP Note better.

Thanks .



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  • Posted on Jan 08, 2014 at 05:09 AM


    if your source system is sap one, then why can't you use normal extraction steps from source to bw system.

    Note clearly saying mentioned FM was obsolete. if you use, may be at your own risk. sap won't support in case case any problems.

    for test case, better to implement program to get the data into bw by using above FM at sandbox or dev. check it how it will works. accordingly you can take which way is better to do the data loading.


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      I think the key point you need to focus is the function is obsolete, that's mean it will not available any more at some point in the future, the note mentioned the word remote only because the FM normally call from remote.

      You won't have immediate problem as it will still exists until you upgrade, so what I suggest is:

      1) Stop using it for further development

      2) Document it down as a upgrade task OR Fix the code now



  • Posted on Jan 08, 2014 at 05:27 AM

    Hi Hirdesh,

    In note itself we have solution or replacing function module details.

    Follow SAP recommendation for not using this FM.

    It may cause some damage to your system.

    Thanks & Regards,


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  • Posted on Jan 08, 2014 at 06:42 AM

    Hi Hridesh,

    What version of BW system are you using?

    The Note provided by you is applicable from BW version

    I guess in earlier version it was working fine. If you are using this in BW7.x also it might be working but you can't use this FM for updating time-dependent master data.

    In the Note its clearly mentioned using the above FM is obsolete and in the note they had provided other FM which need to be used for updating master data.



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