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How to extract SAR file ?

hi,

i have downloaded SP15 for NW DEVELOPER STUDIO 7.00 , the file name is JIDE15_0-10003480.SAR

the patch is for the Developer Studio which is installed in my laptop.

i put the SAR files same directory with sapcar.exe, then at the dos prompt i run

c> sapcar -xvf JIDE15_0-10003480.SAR

and it prompted me error message "format error in header".

what would be the right way of extracting SAR file in my laptop (windows xp) ?

comment and advice are appreciated.

thanks.

regards,

kent

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    May 05, 2008 at 01:49 PM

    Hello,

    Once I also faced the same problem. For me downloading the new version of SAPCAR helps.

    Try to download the new SAPCAR version and then uncar the <>.SAR file with

    SAPCAR -xvf <file_name>.SAR

    Best Regards,

    Reema Verma

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    May 05, 2008 at 09:42 AM

    Hi,

    Go to c:\xx go the same folder where you have pasted the files and then uncar the files this will help you.

    Regards,

    Vamshi.

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    May 05, 2008 at 09:44 AM

    Hi,

    actual Version of SAPCAR?

    I had this Problem with an old SAPCAR.

    Please Download latest Version.

    Regards

    Manuel

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    May 05, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Hi,

    1) keep your JIDE15_0-10003480.SAR file at C:/

    2) then go to Run command.

    3) C:/SAPCAR -xvf JIDE15_0-10003480.SAR

    Then check it out once it will extract.

    NOTE:

    If it is not extracting, then go to old kernel and try to extract it once if it is working then this NEW FILE also should extract.

    Regards,

    Sateesh J

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    May 05, 2008 at 02:25 PM

    HI ,

    Try down,loading the file again , 99% times these errors come due to file wrongly downloaded. Are you using SAP DOWNLOAD manager, SAP recommends only to use SAP Download manager for downloading files.

    Thanks

    Prasanna

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      hi prasanna,

      yes i'm using solution manager to download.

      hi all,

      yes the problem is solved after downloading new version of sapcar.

      thanks all

      regards,

      kent

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    May 05, 2008 at 09:51 AM

    Using the cd command, go to the directory where you want to unpack the files and then try to unpack it thru : SAPCAR -xvf <your-SAR-file>

    Make sure u had typed the command correctly.

    Check out the following thread.

    /thread/59051 [original link is broken]

    More information on SAPCAR:

    http://www.easymarketplace.de/SAPCAR.php

    Award points if found helpful.

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    May 05, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    Hello Kent,

    The command for extracting the sar file is right which you have mentioned.One more thing i want to add up to this message chain.Format header error could happen for couple of reasons.

    1.Check for the correct patch you have downloaded, i mean it should be for the correct OS version and DB

    2.You are using a SAPCAR of a different OS to unpack the patch of a different OS.

    3.Download the patch again and try.

    4.If none of the above is working then probably check with a patch which is on a lower level than the one you are trying to uncar.

    Hope this would be of some help to you.

    Thanks and Regards,

    -Bijesh.

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