Note Assistant is a powerful tool for rapidly implementing specific SAP Notes. Note Assistant makes it easy to install specific corrections to SAP solutions. It also recognizes any dependencies on SAP Notes, Support Packages, and modifications that have already been implemented, which helps to ensure you implement all appropriate fixes for your SAP solutions. These capabilities make Note Assistant a useful complement to SAP's support services.
SAP Notes are made secure with digital signing of each SAP Note. With SAP Support Backbone update and mandatory digital signing of SAP Notes, download and upload process of SAP Notes has changed. The digitally signed SAP Notes are available as SAR files. All SAP Notes downloaded through SAP ONE Support Launchpad are digitally signed SAR files.
Post January 1, 2020, the download and upload process will stop working unless Note Assistant (SNOTE transaction) is enabled in ABAP systems to work with digitally signed SAP Notes. To enable your ABAP systems please ensure:
1. All relevant SAP Notes are implemented in your ABAP systems.
2. For SAP_BASIS Releases 740 and above, you have enabled one of the following procedures for SAP Notes download: HTTP protocol or Download service. RFC protocol for download will not be allowed for SAP_BASIS Releases 740 and above.
3. For SAP_BASIS Releases 700 to 731, generic user used in RFC destination is replaced with S-user (recommended Technical Communication User).
|SAP_BASIS Release||Starting 2020||Preparation for 2020|
|Below 700||Manual process to consume digitally signed SAP Notes||ABAP systems can not be enabled to consume digitally signed SAP Notes automatically, hence manual process needs to be followed.|
|700 to 731||SAPOSS/SAPSNOTE will work only with S-user (recommended Technical Communication User)||
|740 and above||SAPOSS/SAPSNOTE will not work||
Enable one of the following download procedures.
SAP Note Transport-based Correction Instruction (TCI) is a new way to deliver ABAP corrections in a flexible manner. With TCI, you have the following advantages:
Enabling Note Assistant for SAP Note Transport-Based Correction Instructions
By default, the Note Assistant tool cannot consume TCIs, unless SAP BASIS of the ABAP system is at a certain SP level. In case ABAP system is not at the prerequisite SP level, you should enable the Note Assistant (NA) tool to consume the TCIs. To do so, you must implement relevant SAP Notes. These SAP Notes are called as bootstrap SAP Notes and differ depending on the SAP_BASIS releases.
Enabling the Note Assistant for SAP Note TCI varies for different releases. For more information please refer below links:
An enhanced version of Note Assistant is available with SAP NetWeaver 7.0, SAP NetWeaver 2004, Support Package Stack 13 and SAP Web AS 6.20 and Basis Support Package 55.
|Release||Current Version||SAP Note|
|SAP Web AS 6.20||Support Package level SAPKB62055 - Enhanced version||875986|
|NetWeaver 2004||Support Package level SAPKB64013 - Enhanced version||875986|
|NetWeaver 7.0||Support Package level SAPKB70005 - Enhanced version||875986|
|NetWeaver 7.1||Enhanced version is part of standard delivery||N/A|
Note Assistant is available from Release 4.6C. From SAP Web Application Server 6.10, it is integrated in the standard delivery. For releases below SAP Web AS 6.10, Note Assistant is delivered as an add-on. The current add-on version of Note Assistant is Version 1.2. You can download the add-on SAP NOTES for release 4.6C. To upgrade from a version below 1.2, you just need to install the add-on package using the SAP Add-On Installation Tool (SAP Basis 4.X) or import the corresponding Support Package (SAP Web AS 6.X).
An enhanced version of Note Assistant has been available with Basis Support Package 55 for SAP Web AS 6.20, Support Package Stack 13 for SAP NetWeaver 2004 and higher releases. Compared to the previous version of Note Assistant, this new version offers greatly enhanced functions. It supports a wider range of objects and allows the delivery of new objects with SAP Notes.
Changes have been made to the following functions:
SAP Note Implementation
These changes reduce the number of manual tasks necessary, both before and after implementation of the SAP Note.
SAP Note Display Interface
SAP Notes created for the enhanced version of Note Assistant can be implemented with earlier versions of this tool. However, earlier versions of Note Assistant can implement source code only. If an SAP Note contains changes to other objects as well, you may have to perform manual activities in addition to the implementation with Note Assistant.
To ensure that you can use all the functions contained in the enhanced version of Note Assistant, we recommend that you import the Support Package containing the enhanced version of Note Assistant.
For all future releases of SAP NetWeaver, the enhanced version of Note Assistant will be included in the standard delivery.