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Screen changes during an upgrade


Is there any way we can find out the obsolete screens and the screen changes from lower version to higher version during an upgrade.

Thank You.



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    Former Member
    Sep 20, 2010 at 10:28 AM


    While doing Upgrade You have to aware of all related program like BDC's , Screens related errors and all dictionary related problems.

    Some function modules may become obsolete, and some screens will change

    and some new fields will be added in the new versions etc.

    Also take care of SPAU and SPDD tcodes.

    You should be able to know about Unicode concept in sap.

    check this

    also chk these 2 notes in

    Technical Upgrade is only a version upgrade without any functionality changes.

    The objects that are needed to be upgraded are:


    Function Groups / Function Modules

    Programs / Reports

    OSS Notes

    SAP Repository Objects

    SAP Data Dictionary Objects

    Domains, Data Elements

    Tables, Structures and Views

    Module Pools, Sub Routine pools

    BDC Programs

    Print Programs

    SAP Scripts, Screens

    User Exits

    You can refer to the below links for more information on technical upgrade:

    Hope this will help you



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    • Former Member Former Member

      Thank You Kiran for your reply.

      I have already checked RODIR table but it does not have screen details... Are thr any other ways we can find screen changes?

      Thank you.



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    Former Member
    Sep 21, 2010 at 07:01 AM


    'Obsolete' statements are not always unusable, they are recommended to avoid. So your ABAP is not likely to crash unless you are making a really big upgrade

    If you have access to a box look at table RODIR where OBSOLETE='X'.

    You'll find a list of obsolete function modules. Some of them don't work any more, some of them are just marked obsolete to warn you that they may go away any time without warning.


    1. I compiled a list of Z* programs where we have ever used any function module (I suggest using RPR_ABAP_SOURCE_SCAN, gives you program name, line number, etc.)

    2. I consolidated this list with the RODIR obsolete function modules

    3. I got a list of Z* programs with line numbers where we have used function modules marked obsolete.

    4. Our developers attacked this list and replaced the obsolete function modules, even the ones, which still works.

    Hope this helps.

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