Note Assistant

Note Assistant is a tool for rapidly implementing specific SAP Notes. It also recognizes dependencies on SAP Notes, Support Packages, and modifications that have already been implemented.

Digitally Signed SAP Notes

  • SAP Notes are made secure with digital signing of each SAP Note, and all SAP Notes are digitally signed SAR files.
  • The download and upload process will only work if Note Assistant (SNOTE transaction) is enabled in ABAP systems to work with digitally signed SAP Notes.
  • All actions required are bundled in SAP Note 2836302. For detailed understanding of each step, please refer to the PDF attached to SAP Note 2836302.

Resources:

SAP Note Transport-based Correction Instruction (TCI)

SAP Note Transport-based Correction Instruction (TCI) is a way to deliver ABAP corrections in a flexible manner. TCI has the following advantages:

  • integrated in Note Assistant and upgrade process
  • implemented automatically in one single step

  • automatically reimplemented with next Support Package update
  • ABAP Download Service can automatically download needed TCI packages together with SAP Notes

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:

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.

ReleaseCurrent VersionSAP Note
SAP Web AS 6.20Support Package level SAPKB62055 - Enhanced version875986
NetWeaver 2004Support Package level SAPKB64013 - Enhanced version875986
NetWeaver 7.0Support Package level SAPKB70005 - Enhanced version875986
NetWeaver 7.1Enhanced version is part of standard deliveryN/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 his available with Basis Support Package 55 for SAP Web AS 6.20, Support Package Stack 13 for SAP NetWeaver 2004 and higher releases.

SAP Note Implementation

  • It is possible to implement corrections to other ABAP repository objects, such as properties, parameters and definitions.
  • It is possible to create new objects by implementing a SAP Note.

SAP Note Display Interface

  • 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 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