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EHP8 upgrade error at SUM phase PREP_INPUT_CHECK/READDATA_EXP on E-Recruiting System

We're upgrading SAP E-Recruiting (standalone) on Netweaver 7.4 to EHP8/Netweaver 7.5 and unfortunately running into the issue at the SUM (1.0 SP16 PL12) phase PREP_INPUT_CHECK/READDATA_EXP.

We put all the export DVDs of ERP and NetWeaver under EHP8 following the SAP Note but can't get through.

2292146 - Correct DVD Numbers for SAP ERP 6.0 EHP8 Upgrade Export, SUM Error : DVD "BS2016_SP01_MID" Required

2268605 - Correct DVD Numbers for Netweaver 7.5 Upgrade Export, SUM Error : DVD "NW750_MID" Required

The source system version is as below:

SAP_BASIS 740 0007 SAP_ABA 740 0007 SAP_GWFND 740 0008 SAP_UI 740 0009 PI_BASIS 740 0007 ST-PI 740 0002 SAP_BW 740 0007 MDG_FND 747 0005 SAP_BS_FND 747 0005 WEBCUIF 747 0005 ERECRUIT 617 0005 ST-A/PI 01R_731 0002

I found people have similar problems with the SEM-BW (. When we tried to follow the same approach of SEM-BW from the SAP guide Special Cases in Installation and Update | SCN,it didn't work because I guess SAP hasn't created additional product versions for ERECRUITING like SEM-BW in the SAP software catalog. We can't simply get rid of the "SAP ERP 6.0" in LMDB without causing the verification error in the maintenance planner because it can't recognize the ERECRUIT any more. So we had to add it back before we can generate the STACK.XML. Then everything just get back to the beginning where the problem happens. We raised an ticket (162093/2016) and SAP Support gave a few suggestions which can't resolve it yet.

I wonder if someone has experienced this situation and could share any workaround or solution.



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  • Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 08:08 PM

    Hello Jerry,

    Have you solved the problem?

    We faced with the same problem during upgrade of SAP E-Recruitment form EHP5 to EHP8

    SAP_BASIS 702 0017 SAP_ABA 702 0017 PI_BASIS 702 0017 ST-PI 2008_1_700 0012 SAP_BS_FND 702 0015 SAP_BW 702 0017 WEBCUIF 701 0014 ERECRUIT 605 0014 ST-A/PI 01R_700 0002

    Best regards,

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    • Former Member Krzysztof Tomana

      Hi Jerry,

      In case, if you have plan to perform upgrade from EHP7 to EHP8 with E-Recruit in future then there is workaround needs to be applied from sap side for that you need to create OSS ticket in component BC-UPG-MP and get it done.

      Best Regards,


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    Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 11:26 PM

    Hi Krzysiek, we tried the latest SUM SP17 patch 1 and the same problem exists. At the early phase PREP_INPUT_CHECK/EXTRACKRN_PRE, I tried to enter the "NW750_MID:kernel" as you suggested but it doesn't accept it. In fact, it asks for the "BS2016_SP01_MID" kernel DVD.

    However SUM determined the system as product type "NW". At this point it seems obvious that SUM confused itself and something inconsistent in the logic has to be fixed.

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      Hello Bernhard,

      you should try to calculate a new stack.xml file, if not already done. The note 1326576 - SAP NetWeaver Systems Containing SAP ERP Software Components explains, that you should declare your system as an SAP ERP system, what you have already done.

      There was a bug in maintenance planner, which calculated the EHP8 DVD for this scenario, instead of the correct Netweaver DVD. This bug was fixed today, kindly check the stack creation in MP again.

      You can verify the calculated DVD, if you download the PDF at the end of stack calculation - this PDF contains the DVD needed for this upgrade.

      Best regards,


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