Note Assistant

Easy and Continuous Improvement for your SAP Solution

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.

Digitally Signed SAP Notes

SAP is making SAP Notes more secure by ensuring all SAP Notes are digitally signed. We strongly recommend customers to upload only digitally signed SAP Notes once they are made available.

The digitally signed SAP Notes will be available as SAR files. To enable Note Assistant (SNOTE) to upload digitally signed SAP Notes, please implement SAP Security Note 2408073. Without implementing this SAP Security Note, it will not be possible upload a digitally signed SAP Note. Further details about enabling Note Assistant to support digitally signed SAP Notes are described in the user guide attached to the SAP Security Note 2408073.

The SAP Security Note 2408073 enables digital signature verification feature only for uploading digitally signed SAP Notes. The feature to download a digitally signed SAP Note will be released to customers in the coming months. It is strongly recommended to implement SAP Note 2408073before SAP switches to deliver digitally signed SAP Notes from SAP Support Portal. More details about the download functionality will be published shortly, watch out this space for the latest updates.

For more details please refer 2537133 - FAQ Digitally Signed SAP Notes.

Availability

Enhanced Note Assistant

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

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).

Release Current Version SAP Note
4.6c SAPKB46C25 (or higher): Version 1.2 560756
SAP Web AS 6.10 Support Package level SAPKB61027: Version 1.2 560756

Enhanced Note Assistant

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

  • Previously, Note Assistant could only implement corrections to ABAP source code. It is now possible to implement corrections to other ABAP repository objects, such as properties, parameters and definitions.
  • It is also now possible to create new objects by implementing a SAP Note.

These changes reduce the number of manual tasks necessary, both before and after implementation of the SAP Note.

SAP Note Display Interface

  • The SAP Note display interface has been adapted so as to take account of these changes. The various parts of the corrections contained in the SAP Note are placed in a tree structure, and can be displayed individually in a detail display.
  • The SAP Note text is now displayed in PDF format.
  • The SAP Note log has been integrated into the tree structure.

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.

Note Assistant Versions

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New Features:

  • Downloading SAP Notes from the SAP Service Marketplace and uploading them in the Note Assistant is now fully supported.
  • SAP Notes for the component FI-CA, BW-SAPI, or other sub-components can now be implemented
  • SAP Notes for the Industry Solutions Banking/CFM, Public Sector, and Discrete Industries (software components BANK/CFM, IS-PS, DI) can now be implemented.
  • Multiple bug fixes have been made.

New Features:

Note Assistant

  • Version comparison between SAP Notes in the customer system and the SAP ONE Support Launchpad. The system checks whether all SAP Notes in the customer system exist in the latest version and downloads the updated version, if necessary.
  • Implementation of corrections for the object type 'type group' (TYPE-POOL) is now supported.
  • De-implementation of SAP Notes has been improved.
  • The attribute SAPNOTES is now automatically assigned to all change requests related to SAP Notes.
  • Formatting of display and print functions for SAP Notes has been improved.
  • Multiple bug fixes have been made.

Modification Adjustment

  • Modifications under the category 'With Modification Assistant' can now be reset to original even if SAP Notes have been implemented that include the corresponding object.
  • If the adjustment mode has not been determined (green question mark), the system asks the user to reload SAP Notes before it recalculates the adjustment mode.
  • The function 'Processor/Status' is new. You can assign new processors and testers.