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A Support Package contains a collection of error corrections. You can only import complete Support Packages and in a specified sequence. Each correction in a Support Package is documented in an SAP Note.

After you have imported a Support Package, you must perform the Modification Adjustment using transaction SPAU. The following cases exist:

  • Correction implemented by an SAP Note and included in a Support Package (traffic light without colors)

    When you import a Support Package, the system automatically checks whether you have already used SAP Notes to implement individual corrections from the Support Package in your system. In the modification adjustment function (transaction SPAU), these SAP Notes are flagged as obsolete by a gray light.

    Reset the objects to their original SAP versions. You can do this in the following ways:

    • Click the traffic light icon.

    • Select the SAP Note number. Choose Reset to Original.

    A dialog box appears. Confirm that you want to reset the note correction to original.

    If you have selected more than one note correction, you can choose Reset all. The dialog box is not displayed then.

  • SAP Note implemented, but not included in Support Package (yellow traffic light icon)

    The system checks whether corrections you implemented with an SAP Note have been overwritten by a Support Package that does not contain these corrections. You must implement these corrections again. In the modification adjustment function (transaction SPAU), these SAP Notes are flagged with a yellow light.

    Double-click the light to implement the SAP Note again.

    Your worklist also indicates that you need to implement these SAP Notes again (status inconsistent). To do this, choose Implement SAP Note.

  • Correction implemented by an SAP Note and included in a Support Package, however SAP Note version is different (yellow traffic light)

    The system checks whether you have already used SAP Notes to implement individual corrections from the Support Package in your system. If the version of the SAP Note included in the Support Package is a later version than that of the SAP Note that was implemented using the Note Assistant, then the modification adjustment is unable to reset the objects included in the SAP Note to their original status. The system displays this SAP Note with a yellow traffic light.

    In this instance, proceed as follows:

    1. Call the Note Assistant.

    2. Download the current SAP Note version for all SAP Notes.

    3. In the modification adjustment, calculate the adjustment modes again. Choose Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Determine Adjustment Mode End of the navigation path.

    If the SAP Note was not changed by SAP, a traffic light without colors is displayed. You can reset it to its original status, as described under the section Correction implemented by an SAP Note and included in a Support Package (traffic light without colors).

    If the SAP Note was not changed by SAP, a traffic light without colors is displayed. You can reset it to its original status, as described under the section Correction implemented by an SAP Note and included in a Support Package (traffic light without colors).

    If the SAP Note was changed by SAP, a yellow traffic light is displayed. Proceed as described under the section SAP Note implemented, but not included in Support Package (yellow traffic light icon).

  • SAP Note implemented, although parts included in Support Package (green traffic light icon)

    A note contains several correction instructions with different validity periods, for example. When a Support Package is imported, one correction instruction becomes obsolete, while others remain valid. In this exception case, the SAP Note appears with a green traffic light icon.

    Reset obsolete correction instructions to the original by clicking the traffic light icon.

  • Adjustment mode for SAP Note implementation undetermined (green question mark)

    After you have imported the Support Package, the adjustment modes for corrections are calculated in a background process. If this process is not started or if errors occur, a green question mark appears in front of the object in the tree display.

    Double-click the question mark to restart the process. This can take a few minutes.

  • Objects with your modifications and corrections from SAP Notes

    Caution

    If objects contain both your own modifications and note corrections, first work through the displayed note corrections in the Modifications Adjustment transaction (SPAU); then adjust your own modifications.

    The modification adjustment in the subtree With Modification Assistant is not supported if the object is contained in corrections that have not yet been adjusted or reset to their original status.

    Note

    The objects that are contained in the SAP Note are entered in transport requests if you adjust modifications to these objects, or if you reset them to their original status. This guarantees that they are transported into follow-on systems.