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IDES ECC 6.0 EHP7 Error Import Abap

I have been trying to install ides ecc 6.0 EHP7 , but all the abap imports fail. Can you please help in fixing this problem, I have spend a lot of time in trying to figure this out, there are related errors but my errors look different and previous solutions are not helping.

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    Mar 26, 2017 at 05:35 PM

    Hi Abdul,

    The key line comes from three of the logs that you provided, vrsmodisrc, sapappl2-7, and sapappl1-48. They all show the same basic error, which is the line "unknown template variable crestm."

    This is a well-known error, especially for IDES installations on SQL Server (though it can happen with any database platform, and with regular, non-IDES installations, too), caused by out-of-date kernel files that existed on certain versions of the installation media. There are a number of discussion threads about it in the Community, and there are several SAP Notes which address it. The bottom line is that you need to update the kernel used for the installation, especially the r3* dlls (r3load.dll, r3ldctl.dll, etc). The best bet is update the entire kernel (i.e., download the latest sapexe.sar and sapexedb.sar from the Support Marketplace). If you're not sure, instructions for how to obtain updated kernel files are addressed in Note 19466 (Downloading SAP kernel patches).

    This is addressed in Notes 2205581 ((TPL) ERROR: unknown template variable "crestm") and 2242647 (Unknown template variable "crestm"). That second one also gives you a SQL Server-specific workaround (editing one of the installation control files) in case you aren't able to update the kernel, but the kernel update remains the preferred fix.

    Note 2295187 (ABAP Import failed with: ERROR: unknown template variable "crestm") addresses the workaround for other database platforms. It's essentially the same workaround, but the control filenames are slightly different.

    There are numerous threads on the Community where this error has been discussed. For instance, see

    It is important to search, because it's often the case that you won't be the first to have encountered a particular error, and someone else will have already found a solution and posted it, or there will be an SAP Note about it.

    As a side note, since this error is not really about Enhancement Packs, but rather about the installation process and tools, I have adjusted the tags on your question appropriately. Please be careful about the tags you choose for your question. Most people reading the Enhancement Pack tag would not have been familiar with this error, as that is more about the functionality, not the Basis side of things.


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