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When you have set up and applied the filter (see Change and Use Filter), the note information is displayed in the tabs, sorted by note type. The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of notes.

Note Note

Only the note types which you are authorized to use, are displayed. For more information, see the SAP Solution Manager Security Guide in the SAP Service Marketplace, under   SAP Components   SAP Solution Manager <current release>  , under 4 Operations.

End of the note.


  • Use a filter to display the notes for the selected system.

  • Choose the tab with the note type for which you want to display the notes.

Note types

Note type


Security notes

Notes of category Security.


SAP HotNews, i.e. SAP notes with priority 1 (very high). These SAP notes explain how to avoid or resolve problems that lead to loss of data or crash an SAP system.

Performance Notes

Notes of category Performance, to improve your system performance.

Legal changes

Notes of category Legal Change, Announcement of Legal Change and Correction of Legal Function, about changes in legal regulation.

Correction/Patch Notes

Notes containing program code corrections (ABAP) or patches (Java).

Note Note

When a filter is applied for the first time for a technical system, no note information is displayed, although there may be relevant notes. A message tells you that you must perform either a manual or automatic update.

This is because when you apply a filter, the note information is loaded from the SAP Solution Manager, not directly from the SAP Support Portal. Only note information that has been passed previously can be displayed. The date of the last update is displayed in the row Last Refresh.

End of the note.

To update the note information, you can:

  • Activate automatic update (see Update Notes Automatically). The notes are updated regularly, automatically.

    Use automatic note information update for all monitored systems.

  • Update the note information manually. Choose Refresh. Update the note information manually, if the monitored solutions have been changed recently, or if you expect new notes for a system, for example because of a security patch.

    The note information for the last month is passed from SAP Support Portal to SAP Solution Manager, and displayed. This can take some time.

Buttons in the Table Header

Depending on the system (ABAP or Java) and the view, the following pushbuttons are displayed in the table header.





To display the notes, from the application or software component perspective, or as a list.

Display Status

To select a status. The notes for the selected status are displayed (see Status Function).

Set status

To select a status. The selected status is assigned to the selected notes (see Status Function).

Expand All

Collapse All

Opens all note groups.

Closes all note groups.

Select All

Deselect All

Selects all notes.

Deselects all notes.

Create Change Request

Open the dialog box to create a request for change (see Create and Display Requests for Change).

Select Java Patches

Opens the dialog box to put Java patches in the download basket. This pushbutton is only displayed when a JAVA system is selected (see Manage Java Patches).

Create Maintenance Transaction

Opens the dialog box to create a maintenance transaction in the Maintenance Optimizer. This pushbutton is only displayed when a JAVA system is selected (see Manage Java Patches).

Download Notes

Open a dialog box to download and implement the selected notes (see Download Notes).

Show Object List

Open a dialog box to display the technical objects that are changed by implementing the selected notes (see Display Object List).

Start BPCA Analysis

Open a dialog box to start the analysis in the Business Process Change Analyzer, for the selected notes (see Determine Affects on Business Process).


Opens the dialog to create an Excel file of information about the displayed notes (see Export Note Information).

Display Note Information

Information is displayed in the columns of the overview list, for each note. The following table gives an overview of this information.

Table Explanation



Software Component/Application Component/SAP Note Number

Application or software component (depending on the selected view) and note number


Application or software component name (depending on the selected view) and version number of the note

Short text

Short text of the note. Click on the short text to open the note.

Release Date/Date

Note release date


Status of the note (see Status Function)


Category of the note


Priority of the note


User who last changed the status of the note (see Status Function)

Automatic Instructions

Indicates whether the note can be implemented automatically in the managed system with the Note Assistant, to estimate the effort required to implement the note.

Manual Instructions

Indicates whether the note must be implemented partially manually, to estimate the effort required to implement the note.

Kernel Note

Indicates whether the SAP kernel is affected.

Support Package Name

Support package containing the correction in the note.

Application Component

Application component to which the note is assigned

Software Component

Software component to which the note is assigned

Information in the header and footer of the overview

The overview header and footer show filter criteria and further information about the notes.



Technical System

The technical system filtered by.

System type

The system type filtered by.

Released from

Released to

Shows the period in which the displayed notes were released.

System Recommendations: Report

Creates reports about all technical systems in the solution.

BPCA Results

Shows how often the Business Process Change Analyzer analysis has already been performed.

Change Request

If you have already created requests for change: Opens the list of requests for change. You can then open the short text or the request for change itself.