Om thinks so

1.  INTRODUCTION

ANST is an application that will help SAP customers to find SAP Notes in order to solve a specific issue and works based on the issue replication at the customer system. When an issue is reproduced on the customer’s system, the list of application components that are involved are displayed and a note search is performed on the application component where the problem exists. A list of correction notes that could solve the issue are displayed.

  • This new tool is very helpful to identify if any SAP note is available for the issue encountered. Otherwise in general, we have to raise an OSS message with SAP AGS or perform a manual search on Service Market Place to check if any relevant SAP notes are available
  • It is integrated with SNOTE, once the SAP Note is identified it can be implemented from ANST    T-code itself
  • Identifies the errors in Custom Code – an error in customer code due to badi implementation, user exits, field exits or repaired standard code
  • Identifies the errors in customization – The ANST allows you to view the list of customizing tables grouped by application component that are involved in the process

If you wonder if this is a third party tool – You are Wrong. This is just another SAP transaction – YES IT IS THAT SIMPLE to Implement.

2.  PREREQUISITES

This tool is available in the following support packages:

·         SAP_BASIS 700 SAPKB70028 – released

·         SAP_BASIS 701 SAPKB70113 – released

·         SAP_BASIS 702 SAPKB70213 – released

·         SAP_BASIS 731 SAPKB73106 – released

 

3.  SIMULATION

Let us give a try how this works. To make it simple I will take three cases where ANST will be helpful.

CASE 1 – SAP Standard Program Error

CASE 2 – Custom Code Error

3.1    CASE 1 – SAP Standard Program Error

Referring to a standard transaction “/SDF/CD_CCA” (Custom Code Analysis)

While executing the function “Similarity/Modification of the top 20 reports/transactions” It results in run time error. See below screenshot.

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The above message illustrates the error is a result of a bug in the standard SAP Programme. Now let us see how ANST is used to resolve this error.

Execute the t-code ANST_SEARCH_TOOL

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  • Select screen values and Execute

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Option “Similarity/Modification of the top 20 reports/transactions” is selected from the above. As a result system proposes list of relevant notes component wise

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Upon on analysis, it is identified that Note 1803932 is relevant and implementation of this will resolve the error. As detailed above ANST is integrated with SNOTE. So we can directly download and implement the note from above screen itself.

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After implementing the note, Run time error in the T-code /SDF/CD_CCA has been resolved. And the transaction is successfully Executed

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3.2    CASE 2 – Customer Code Error

Now let us see how ANST help to identify error in Custom Code. We are taking an example of a BADI implemented for T-code ME22N Change of plant details in Purchase order is resulting in error. So execution of T-code  ANST_SEARCH_TOOL  should highlight this custom code (BADI Implementation).

  • Execute T-code “ME22N” and try to change the PO details and save it.

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 The Plant value mentioned in this PO is “1500” which results in error message – refer to above screen shot. Error Message “ Only plant 1000 is allowed “.

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If we select the option “Custom Code” in the above screen. It will list all the custom enhancements implemented for the t-code “ME22N”. Refer below screenshot

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Above it is evident that plant validation is done in the above mentioned BADI.

 4.  ADDITIONAL FEATURES

4.1    Integration with the ‘Note Assistant’ (SNOTE)

Once the trace has been created and the lists of relevant notes that are likely to solve the problem are displayed, you can implement any of these notes on your system by just ‘double clicking’ on it in the ‘Download note’ column.

4.2    Customer code identification

It is not always necessary that the problem is in the standard code. The error could also possibly exist in the customer code due to BADI implementation, user exits, field exits or repaired standard code.

You can use ANST tool to identify errors in the customer code. To do so,

– Click on the button:

– A list of objects from the customer code is displayed. Now, double click on the row corresponding to the object to display / edit.

4.3    Open trace

Once an issue is reproduced in the ANST, the trace of the process is created. This trace can be reused, at any point of time, to search correction notes.

For example, the application user can reproduce the issue on ANST and an expert technical consultant can use the trace to search notes at later point of time.

To do so, click the Open trace button. A list of traces that created and their description are displayed.

4.4    Customizing tables

If no correction notes are available for a specific problem, the issue could have possibly been due to customization. ANST allows you to view the list of customizing tables. To do so, click on the button

Now, the customizing tables grouped by application component that are involved in the process are displayed in a tree list.

4.5 Object customizing

You can select the objects to be considered in the search results. To do so,

– Click the Object Customizing button.

– Lists of dictionary objects are displayed. Now, choose the objects that need to be considered and click on (Save) button.

Cheers,

Om.

Special thanks to Jeevan.

SAP Improvement Finder

What is SAP Improvement Finder: Improvement Finder helps you discover improvements delivered through SAP’s Customer Connection program. These improvements are delivered via support notes and support packages, and enhance SAP product versions customers are using today.

SAPIMFINDER

How does it benefit: A quick and easy search on this tool will greatly help customers to browse through the latest list of improvements released by SAP on specific components.  The industry specific selection criteria will facilitate Customers to look at solutions/improvements addressing pain points in their paradigm

Try this new feature and be an advisor  SAP Improvement Finder

Also have a look at BFP 2.0 & Solution browser

Cheers,

Om.

I couldn’t believe myself when I read this article and for an obvious reason ended up searching for more information on YUWA the Superstars

A team of 18 teenage girls from a rural village of Jharkhand , India have stunned everybody by securing third position in Gasteiz Cup held in Spain. In another event earlier during the Donosti Cup, Spain’s biggest football tournament, the girls made it to the quarter-finals from among 36 international teams.

Team YUWA? Who are these girls? How come soccer in an Indian village? How did they qualify in Spain? – These questions were spinning in my head too.

Two weeks back a group of teenage girls from a village on the outskirts of Ranchi in Jharkhand achieved something that sportspersons with the best facilities and support in cities often aspire to but don’t always succeed.

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The Man behind this achievement is a 30 year-old American Mr.Franz Gastler. He started an NGO Yuwa-India ( yuwa-india.org ) which made these young girls to dream and successes – A larger than life achievement.

Being aware of the present conditions in tribal India, stimulating such interest in rural communities and inspiring them to compete with international teams on a global platform is remarkable.

One can visit yuwa-india.org and find out many more interesting narrations by Franz himself where he explains the challenges in coaching his teams in a typical rural village context.

United together with an unstinted spirit the girls enjoyed playing football and scoring big signing there team song

Yuwa yuwa hum hai yuwa,  sab se juda  ( We are Young, so special )

gendwa ko maarei, netwa ko phaade ( we are on the ball, we attack the net )

mil ke bolo Jai Yuwa ( All Hail Yuwa )

Post glory the young footballers wearing red and white sarees and sneakers, plastic flowers adorning their hair and around their wrists, were ecstatic as they lifted the third prize in Gasteiz, Spain that Saturday night.

 Below are few experiences and hard facts shared by girls they wrestled while practising football and participating in this tournament it details the path Franz had to go through to realize his dream.

 “We had carried sarna sarees in our bags and some flowers too. When they announced our names we ran into the dressing room and took just five minutes to get dressed in our sarees, then we came out and accepted the prize and then we danced,” grinned Rinky Kumari, 13, the team’s captain back in Ormanjhi.

 “They were cheered everywhere they went. They would break into song and dance always even doing the jhumar (traditional dance) with a team from Spain at San Sebastian. The only time I saw them nervous was the first game,” recounted Sandeep Chhetri, Yuwa’s secretary and the team unofficial songwriter.

Shivani Toppo, 12, who has played football since Franz Gastler, a 30-year-old American, founded Yuwa-India in this Jharkhand village in 2009 and was among the two girls from Yuwa who had toured with India’s under-14 team in Sri Lanka last year, explains her interest in the game.

“It keeps me healthy. If I stay home I do not feel good. Also, Franz sir got all of us to go to good schools. He helped my family pay the school fee and now the school has waived the fee off,” says the team’s second defender.

Shivani’s family lives in a kutcha house in Hutup not far from the football field. On her way home after the two-hour practice session everyday, neighbours would pass rude remarks, Shivani recalls.

“They would say, why do you walk around in half-pants like boys. They would tell my parents that Franz will sell your daughter. My father died last year but I remember he would tell me that I should give it back to these people. So I told them I eat food that my parents cook for me before playing. I take nothing that is yours.”

http://yuwa-india.org/

Courtesy © The Hindu, Times of India.