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Release transports to apply Support Packages?

Hello SAPients!

I'm an ABAP developer and I have some transports I've been working on, the system administrator (Basis) is asking me to release all my transports in order to apply some Support Packages, I don't remember that I had to do that in any other project I've worked on. My question is: Is it really necessary to release the transports I'm working on in order to apply the SAP Support Packages?

Thanks!

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    Former Member
    Apr 02, 2009 at 03:48 AM

    Hi

    If you want the support pack patching go smoothy with out any errors you need to follow all the pre-requesties what SAP recommands

    Regards

    Uday

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    Former Member
    Jun 17, 2009 at 02:19 PM

    Hi,

    The answer will be Yes and NO, actually the thing is while applying support packs we will phase error situation like object_locked due to unreleased transport requests in system which were created by developers. for that reason only u r administrator is asking you to release that requests.

    But your administrator can unlock that objects by using SE03 while doing support packs if he face the Object_lock error situation. so i believe no need to bother abt unreleased requests.

    -Srini

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    Former Member
    Mar 21, 2009 at 02:35 AM

    hello,

    Yes while applying support packages it shows errors because it ' snot able to do the change in the objects locked in the transports.

    So we can't go ahead untill we release those objects.

    So it 's necessary to release objects. You need to release transports. This is usual practice..

    No other way.

    Regards

    Anju

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  • Mar 21, 2009 at 02:53 AM

    No. You can just unlock the Transport request via SE03 and you can continue.

    Regards,

    Subhash

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    • Former Member Dalton Afowowe

      The support package import usually updates the object version to the latest updated one. And since the purposr of the suport packages is to enhance/correct functionality of the existing system features, you need to follow the process of releasing or unlocking the objects.\

      As otherwise, it makes no benefit to the system, by application of the patches, so you cannot ignore it.

      Rahul

  • Mar 21, 2009 at 07:02 AM

    Hi,

    Yes you need to unlock the objects held in your transport requests else Support Packs will not get applied to these objects....so for unlocking you either need to release the requests.

    Through SE03 also you can unlock using Unlock option and give the transport request number you need to unlock.

    From my point of view its better you release the requests.

    Regards,

    Kalyan

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    Former Member
    Apr 02, 2009 at 06:39 AM

    Hi,

    the answer from the subhash is absolutely correct.

    As a ABAPER U need not to bother about unrelease transport requests while applying Support packs in ABAP system.

    Because while applying patches in foreground it will shows the lock objects (i mean transport requests numbers) to unlock. then the basis poeple will unlock that requests in SE03 and they will go ahead with SP's work.

    -Srini.

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    Former Member
    Jun 17, 2009 at 01:13 PM

    Do you know how this plays with CHARM being active?. We are facing the similar situation: Applying support packages we are being prompted to unlock some objects, however this will impact CHARM sequencing and control. anyone with experience here?

    thanks

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    Jun 25, 2009 at 04:16 PM

    Do you know how this plays with CHARM being active?. We are facing the similar situation: Applying support packages we are being prompted to unlock some objects, however this will impact CHARM sequencing and control. anyone with experience here?

    thanks

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