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Preventing Change of Documents

We would like to maintain some word documents on an existing server location and link them to some objects within SAP.

We are able to do this by defining a document carrier and adding it and the document name when creating a document via CV01N. The idea being only to allow a link to the document with no changes done within SAP. The documents can then be linked and launched.

When we launch the document via CV02N or CV03N, the document launches and allows editing to occur and subsequent saving of inadvertant changes to the server.

We'd like to only provide the display capability of the document in SAP with changes of the documents performed outside of SAP.

Is there a way to accomplish this that we are missing?

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  • Posted on Dec 08, 2011 at 08:10 AM


    When you want to change in original, you can't edit in SAP. You have to save or replace from your sytem and save it into SAP DMS. The DIR gets changed,it's version gets changed. This is very essential to maintain and track the changes in documents.

    Hope this helps.


    Deepak Kori

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  • Posted on Dec 08, 2011 at 02:40 PM

    Dear heppyguy

    I think if we try to implement this functionality by any means, we are solely loosing the purpose of implementing Document Management System.

    If client is asking you to do such wrong Practices, please do not do this as they are not product developer but only Endusers.

    This you should always be reminded to the client in case if such adverse requirement comes.

    Sorry for such weared answer.

    With warm Regards

    Mangesh Pande

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