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Component documentationSolution Database

 

The Solution Database is a repository of information that is stored as problems and solutions, and indexed for immediate retrieval. For a list of applications that use the Solution Database as a knowledge base, see Integration below.

Knowledge administrators use the Solution Database to define problems and solutions using, for example, free-text descriptions in several languages and customized attributes. You can structure multiple relationships between problems and solutions, and navigate easily between them.

The Solution Database offers a basic interface for knowledge administrators, agents, field engineers, and other users to search for problems and solutions.

Implementation Considerations

You have configured the Software Agent Framework. See:

You have configured the Solution Database. See Configuration Help for Solution Database.

Note Note

Prior to SAP CRM 4.0 SP02, a language support package had to be installed for the languages Japanese, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, and Korean. As of SAP CRM 4.0 SP02, this is no longer necessary because the search engine used in the Solution Database is now Search and Classification (TREX).

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Integration

Search Engine and Compilation

The search engine used in the Solution Database is Search and Classification (TREX). For TREX to find problems and solutions in a search, your knowledge administrators must compile the Solution Database using the Knowledge Base Compilation application.

Applications

The Solution Database is used as a knowledge base in the following applications:

  • Knowledge search of Interaction Center (IC) WebClient

  • Standalone knowledge search (transaction CRMM_SEARCH)

  • Solution search and frequently asked questions (FAQ) of Internet Customer Self-Service

Knowledge administrators can determine the usage of problems and solutions in these applications via Solution Database Reporting.

Features

User Interfaces
  • SAP Graphical User Interface (SAP GUI)

    On the SAP Easy Access screen, choose Start of the navigation path Service Next navigation step Enterprise Intelligence Next navigation step Solution Database Next navigation step Maintain Problems and Solutions End of the navigation path (transaction IS01).

  • Interaction Center (IC) Web Client

    Choose Start of the navigation path Knowledge Search End of the navigation path.

Constraints

The Solution Database does not include complete business object methods.