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Please explain we what SPDD and SPAU are??

Can somebody elaborate me on what SPDD and SPAU transactions are??

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    Posted on Jan 07, 2008 at 05:18 AM

    hi rahul,

    During an upgrade or the import of an Support Package, existing objects of the SAP standard are overwritten with the objects redelivered. To help the customer retain the objects modified in a previous release, SAP provides all modified objects which are redelivered (in an upgrade or Support Package) in the upgrade adjustment of transactions SPAU and SPDD. These transactions allow customers to enter their modifications into the corresponding new objects being delivered at upgrade. The Modification Assistant supports this process of adopting customer modifications.

    In the past, all objects modified by a customer and delivered again by SAP, an IBU or an SAP partner, had to be manually re-modified during an upgrade. Now, modifications are either automatically adopted or the system provides you with an assistant for adjusting your modifications to the newly upgraded configuration.

    In general, objects altered using the Modification Assistant can now be automatically accepted into the upgraded system if the modifications undertaken in the original version do not directly overlap those made in the customer version. If collisions occur between the two versions at upgrade (naming collisions, or if SAP has deleted an object modified by a customer), the system offers support during the upgrade, which means that a semi-automatic adjustment is made. In some cases, however, you may still have to manually adjust objects using ABAP Workbench tools.

    Objects modified according to the old system used prior to the advent of the Modification Assistant must be manually maintained after an upgrade has been run.

    Use transactions SPDD and SPAU during an upgrade to select these objects and modify them manually.

    Transaction SPDD allows you to adjust modifications to ABAP Dictionary objects during an upgrade.

    Transaction SPDD

    Transaction SPAU allows you to adjust programs, function modules, screens, interfaces, documentation, and text elements after an upgrade.

    plz reward if useful..

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    Posted on Jan 07, 2008 at 04:37 AM

    Hi rahul ..

    When you apply a package, a large number of objects are changed.

    If you have applied any OSS notes to objects in your system, the hot package may overwrite these objects.

    SPDD is used to identify dictionary objects


    SPAU (repository objects), will identify any objects where the hot package is overwriting changes you have made through OSS notes.

    You must check all objects identified in SPAU and decide whether you need to reapply the OSS note or reset the code to the original SAP Code.

    If, for instance, you are applying hot package 34, SPAU identifies an object where you have applied an OSS note. You must check the OSSs note and see if SAP have fixed that note in a hot package.

    If the OSS note has been fixed in hot package 34, then you should reset the object to its original source code. This means that there is no repair flag set against this object again and it is now SAP standard code.

    If, however, the object is not fixed until hot package 38, or there is no fix available you have to reapply the OSS note, otherwise users will encounter the problems they had before the note was applied.

    You must transport all reapplied notes and Reset to SAP Standard objects after you apply your hot package to your QAS and PRD systems.

    Hope this helps a bit 😊


    Kripa Rangachari.

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