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SPDD Transport Request Import

Hello,

We have done our development support pack upgrade from SP07 to SP11 using SUM and we have captured SPDD changes in change request.

Now we have started our quality system upgrade and we did not mentioned SPDD transport request in SUM.

Could you please let me know if we can import the SPDD transport request using STMS when it prompts for SPDD corrections?

Thanks and Regards,

Prasad

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    May 09, 2014 at 09:28 PM

    That is unlikely to be successful.  You can usually get away with this with the SPAU transport, but the SPDD transport is riskier.  This is because the objects in the SPDD transport need to be imported into the system early in the whole process, so you can't really import them after the upgrade.  You can try importing them during the upgrade, but that may not work.

    Besides, what you really want to do here is simulate to the best of your ability how your support pack upgrade will go in production.  I assume you don't intend to forget about the SPDD import during the production upgrade, so the only way for you to know that everything will work properly is to do your QAS upgrade the same way.  With this in mind, I think you will be better served by resetting your upgrade in QAS and starting over.

    Regards,

    Matt

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    • Yeah, that's the part I'm not too sure is wise.  You can try, since it's QA.  In a worst-case scenario you'll just have to restore your database, reset your upgrade, and start over, so you just lose time (perhaps a lot of time, though).  However, if it works, then strictly speaking you need to do your production upgrade the same way, as that's what you tested as a procedure in QA.  Since it's not the recommended way to do this, it would be safer to reset your QA upgrade now and start over, putting the SPDD transport into the queue properly, so you test the method you will be later using in production.  However, it's up to you which way you want to go on this.  Obviously resetting and starting over can feel like a big time sink, but fortunately the DDIC import phase of the upgrade is not too far into it, so it's not like you finished and had to go back to the beginning.

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    May 10, 2014 at 04:40 AM

    Hi Prasad,

    You need import the SPDD transport in shadow system during preprocessing phase, when it prompt for modification.

    When it prompt for SPDD then , you have to logon to the shadow system.

    Run the transaction SPDD and then execute.

    It will give you details about the object to be changed.

    take the screenshot of the same.

    Now import the transport to the shadow system and again run the SPDD transcation and click on execute. You will not found any object out there.

    If you still found some object out there in SPDD then you need to involve the developer to work the objects and a new transport will be generated which you need to include in the production system as well.

    With Regards

    Ashutosh Chaturvedi

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    May 11, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    You can import SPDD transport in Shadow system. DO NOT import this in main instance with STMS.

    please follow SAP Note : Note 610311 - Importing modification adjustment in second upgrade

    So command is : SAPup importshd F36K902425 

    best regards

    ashish

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  • May 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Hello

    I have already provided the solution for this in a thread last year.

    You have the option to import the transport request using the SAPup tool.

    Once the TR has been imported you need to execute the report UPGACTKORR

    Refer to the solution provided in this thread.

    http://scn.sap.com/thread/3387221

    Regards

    RB

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    • I am aware of a procedure wherein you create transport requests for SPDD and SPAU tasks.

      During an SP update you skip the SPDD and SPAU tasks and once the patching/upgrade has been completed you import the SPDD and SPAU transports in order.

      I cannot guarantee you how effective that procedure that is but I have done this based on the advice from the developers.

      Good Luck

      RB