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hi friends

hi iam fresher to this sap-abap, in what interview i faced a question regarding

OSS notes, can any one help me , what does it mean and use.

Thanks in advance,


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  • Aug 17, 2007 at 01:00 PM

    OSS notes is correction of bug.

    each OSS note correct a problem.

    OSS note could be cumulate in support package.

    So if you work in SAP ECC 5.0 you have a support package level. So a list of corrections regarding the first release of ECC 5.0.

    You could check that in the menu system --> status or in the SPAM transaction

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    Aug 17, 2007 at 01:06 PM


    OSS Notes are corrections provided by SAP...You can find the here SAP Marketplace

    Sometimes, R/3 have some bugs...Using OSS notes and transaction SNOTE you can get rid of those bugs


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    Aug 17, 2007 at 01:14 PM

    Hi Ravi,

    Before posting the issue just check in the forum.

    What is OSS?

    It is the support service for SAP

    what is the Tcode for OSS.

    You can get to OSS via

    does abaper's use OSS?

    Sure, ABAPers do need to check for program fixes.

    SNOTE (SAP Note Assistant) is the transaction code for implementing teh OSS notes provided by SAP.

    See the link below

    Goto SNOTE transaction and check whether the note is already impllemented or not.

    OSS is Online Service

    you can check the mentioned note in

    Reward points if helpful.


    Naveen khan

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    Aug 17, 2007 at 01:15 PM

    How to apply OSS notes to my R/3 system?

    In order to fix one of the problem in R/3 system, SAP will asked you to download an OSS notes which is a ".car" file.

    To work with a CAR File do the following at OS Level:

    Get into OS as <sapsid>adm

    Copy the .CAR file to a Temporary Directory.

    Uncompress the file with SAPCAR

    Copy the the data file generated in the data transport directory

    ( ej: = /usr/Sap/trans/data).

    Copy the the cofile file generated in the cofiles transport directory

    ( = ej: /usr/Sap/trans/cofiles).

    Run transaction STMS

    Upload the support package with SPAM transaction and the support package will show "New support packages".


    Examples of CAR command :-

    1) UNIX only:

    Log on as user <sapsid>adm.

    cd /usr/sap/trans

    CAR -xvf tmp/<ARCHIVE_NAME>.CAR -V

    2) Windows NT only:

    Log on as user <SAPSID>ADM.



    This Will create two(2) FILES

    After you run SPAM you MUST run STMS and check the transport queues


    As per 315963 note you can direct made the changes in the program or you can apply the support pack.

    a) If you want to apply correction then first you need to register the object in SAP, so that you will get the Access key and then you can make the changes.

    b) If you want to import the support pack then you need to down load from SAP market-place. and this is in CAR file. and then you need extract the same using CAR utility.

    ex: CAR -xvf


    you can directly apply the patch from SAPGUI, login to 000 client and then you can load the patch from Presentation server.

    Also check what is your current basis patch level?

    For example if you want to apply patch 07 and you are having 05 then you need to apply 06 and then apply 07.


    Things to take note of:-

    It would definitely be better to apply the latest spam/saint spam manager, tp, R3trans and possibly a new kernel patch.

    This is not a simple task to complete on the fly. By applying SAP support packs, you may run into problems with SPDD and SPAU adjustments. Also include the fact that the support packages may break one of your transactions. You may want to test this in your sandbox environment, if you have one, before tackling it.

    In most situation when you apply support packages, it can takes about 3 weeks to fully test the support packages before you can apply them to the production system.

    Do test your "golden" transactions to make sure that they are not broken. If you are not familiar with SPDD and/or SPAU adjustments than do not attempt to load support packages.

    You may be better off just to modify the SAP object in question via OSS note.



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