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 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 are available as SAR files. Digitally signed SAP Notes can be downloaded from SAP ONE Support Launchpad. To be able to consume these SAP Notes, customers should have applied SAP Notes 2408073 & 2546220.
To enable Note Assistant (SNOTE) to upload digitally signed SAP Notes, please implement SAP Security Notes 2408073 & 2546220. Without implementing these SAP Security Notes, it will not be possible to 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. It is strongly recommended to implement SAP Note 2408073 before SAP switches to deliver digitally signed SAP Notes from SAP Support Portal.
The SAP Security Note 2408073 enables digital signature verification feature only for uploading digitally signed SAP Notes. The feature for automatic download of digitally signed SAP Notes in Note Assistant is planned to be released during Q1-2018. 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.
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.