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SCA 'BI-BASE-S' (7.31 SPS 1, patch level #0) invalid combination

Hi Portal Heads

We have upgraded BW (ABAP) to 7.3.1 SP 3 and configuring with another system NW Java only 7.3.1 for Enterprise Portals to host BI4 SP04 and BEx Web analyzer....

We we continue to struggle with NW 7.3 and subsequent Ehp1 and support packs that have been recommended by SAP support to address issues about SAP authentication and single sign between BI4 and NW 7.3. When going through post NW7.3.1 configuration, performance was horrible and the Diag and Support Tool for the NW 7.3.1 portal we get the error below. Sincerely grateful for your time and recommendations! - Lee lewis

"The SCA 'BI-BASE-S' (7.31 SPS 1, patch level #0) is a invalid combination" "Ensure that both your WebAS Java and your WebAS ABAP have a valid combination of version and support package stack level."

We have reviewed note 1512355 and though specifies only to release 7.3.0 we have downloaded and attempted to apply the following






When using SUM version we select the SCA files and SUM returns that the current version and target version are the same and we cannot upgrade

The SCA files we are attempting to apply are 7.3.1 SP2,3, and 4


  1. 7.31 / 2 / 0
    Vendor: Provider: SAP AG


Rejected due to following reason(s):
• 002 : Component cannot be updated to higher SP level
• 005 : Component is part of the following usage type: BI; COMP-ENV;

We get this error for each component listed above regardless of the support pack 1,2, or 3 or which order of components

Lee Lewis

Summit Electric Supply

ASUG EDW and BO SIG Volunteer

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  • Best Answer
    Jul 09, 2012 at 03:14 PM

    Do you have separate ABAP and Java stacks for your NW 7.31 installation? If so, did you install the most recent Support Pack Stack (04) on both?

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    • Former Member

      Thanks for your help

      Well, we got a crash course in the new Software Upgrade Manager (SUM) and overall I would say this is a good new tool for managing updates for Java and ABAP. SUM is mandatory past 7.3 and is strictly dependent on the following:

      • Make sure to get latest version of SUM.
      • Be running Solution Manager 7.1 or latest SP for 7.0
      • Confirm systems are synched in SLD with components and with product definitions in SAP service market place for the technical system.
      • Once you can successfully generate a stack xml file, after several tries.. make sure to download all the required SCAs

      If you get any errors in SUM, carefully review the logs for incorrect product assignements. You may have to delete the system entry in SLD and resynch.

      We finally gor 7.3 Ehp 1 SP4 applied for Java. Now working on same procedure for the related BW ABAP system.