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Installed Product versions. Is it possible to Remove them?

Jan 29, 2017 at 07:11 AM

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Hi Guys

Firstly i would like to know is there a possibility of adding a additional product versions as manually (seen in system-->Status--> Installed Product versionspic01.png)?

If not, Is there a possibility of deleting the Product version from the list?

I have a scenario in which the DEV has a different or lesser product versions installed than the QAS system.

helpful suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks and Regards

Manikandan

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Reagan Benjamin
Jan 30, 2017 at 09:30 PM
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>>I have a scenario in which the DEV has a different or lesser product versions installed than the QAS system.<<

Are you checking the right development system? What about the production system? Does it have the same set of components like the QA system? which product versions are missing in the DEV system? What about the components that are present in all the three systems? are they all on the same SP level? If only the development system is missing some of the components it is most likely that it was not updated during the last SP update or maybe it was recreated from another system (just a guess) or else I don't see a reason why the development system should be left out without updating it. You can also check if the packages are present in the transport directory. There is no point in adding entries manually into the version tables.

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Hi Reagan

Answering your Query What about the components that are present in all the three systems? are they all on the same SP level

Yes! when i go to system-->status--> and clicking on the magnifier button what we could see is a pop up with two tab in it. one is installed software component ( where the components are listed with patch and Sp-levels) and the other is installed product version (where the product of the system and their release is available).In my case i have the component version similar with respect to patch and components. there is no mismatch in that. but in the installed product version there is a difference.

Regards

Manikandan

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If only the QAS is not in sync with the other systems then I guess it might have been refreshed from another source system which is not part of the landscape. If you want the QAS to match DEV and PRD then refresh the QAS with the latest database backup of PRD.

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S Sriram Jan 29, 2017 at 07:04 PM
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Hi Mani.

If it is new installation, you can refresh the QAS system from Dev system. Just do the SAP system copy from Dev to Qas. so that Dev & Qas will be same SAP version.

Regards

SS

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Hi SS

Thanks for the valuable points. Can you please let me know if there is a possibility of adding them by other means instead of System copy? Since this is not a fresh/New installation, i would like to know if there is a Option B for this.

what i could understand from your reply is that it is not possible to remove the the Product versions once deployed in the system. please do correct me if i'm wrong.

Regards

Manikandan.

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Matt Fraser
Jan 30, 2017 at 05:23 PM
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Hi Manikandan,

Before you overwrite your QAS system, it's important to understand what your PRD situation is. You need QAS to match PRD more than you need it to match DEV -- but ideally all three will match in terms of what add-ons are installed and what the component versions are.

Some add-ons can be uninstalled via SAINT, but most cannot without the help of SAP support. See Notes 2011192 (Uninstalling ABAP add-ons) and 1816146 (Correction of installed software information (CISI)).

So what exactly are you trying to achieve? You want to install additional Add-Ons in DEV, or update the versions in DEV, to match what you have in QAS? Or the other way around? And again, what about PRD? If you're trying to install or upgrade Add-Ons, that shouldn't be too hard. It's removing or downgrading that gets sticky.

Cheers,
Matt

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Hi MF

Thanks for the KBAs.

The DEV and QAS component are at the same level. if for eg say i have total of 180 components in my system and 5 product version. lets call this system 1. In system 2 i have the same 180 components but 8 product version. my question would be, have you seen such a scenario? And PRD system is more like DEV only.

Regards

MK

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Ok, so if PRD and DEV match, and it's only QAS that is out of whack, I would overwrite QAS with a refresh/copy from PRD (or from DEV, but PRD will probably be more useful). That will be your quickest and easiest resolution.

Otherwise, I believe some of the product versions you have installed are uninstallable with SAINT and/or the CISI process outlined in the Notes I referenced earlier. However, not all of them are. Still, if you have listed product versions that don't match your software component versions, then the CISI process is probably the best way to correct that, other than the overwrite I mentioned above.

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S Sriram Jan 31, 2017 at 05:26 AM
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Hi Mani.

what i could understand from your reply is that it is not possible to remove the the Product versions once deployed in the system.

Yes, once the Upgrade activity completed in Dev system you may not bring back to privies version SAP, \

In this case you have three options from this you can select any one. my recommendation is option 2

  • 1.You have to perform the upgrade in your exiting ECC landscape QAS & PRD systems
  • 2.Restore SAP Dev System from last good backup or before starting the upgrade backup .
  • 3.Do the system copy from exiting SAP system either Qas or Prd to Dev.

Regards

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Hi SS

Thanks for your valuable suggestion.

Regards

Mk

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