Upgrading from Release 4.5A or Less

The first time that you upgrade from Release 4.5A or less to a Release higher than 4.5A, all objects that you have modified, as well as all objects delivered by SAP, IBU or an SAP partner for the first time, are displayed in transaction SPAU in the category Without Modification Assistant. Objects for which no version management is possible and which have never been previously managed using transaction SPAU are also displayed here.

Objects in the category Without Modification Assistant must be adjusted manually.

Transaction SPAU divides objects into three different categories:

  • Objects where no version management is possible (without Modification Assistant)

Changes to these objects are displayed in the category without Modification Assistant. Information about adjusting these kinds of objects can be found in the documentation created by the last person who modified them. Transaction codes are examples of objects where no version management is possible and that are changed without Modification Assistant support.

  • Objects where version management is possible (without Modification Assistant)

Changes to these objects are displayed in the category without Modification Assistant. However, version management can be used when adjusting them. ABAP Dictionary objects are examples of objects where version management is possible, but that are changed without Modification Assistant support.

  • Objects where version management is possible (with Modification Assistant)

These objects initially appear in the category Without Modification Assistant when you upgrade to Release 4.6X. You then adjust them using version management or manually with the tools (the Modification Assistant’s logging process is enabled at this time). From now on, these objects will be displayed in the category With Modification Assistant.

Objects that have been modified with the help of the Modification Assistant appear in the category With Modification Assistant at upgrade and may be adjusted in the manner described in the preceding sections.

In version management, the new version imported from SAP, an IBU or an SAP partner (such as the active 6.10 version) is called the Version in the development database. In the category Version in the version database, the active version appears first and has exactly the same contents as the version in the development database. This version is not identified by a number, but instead with the text Upgrade 6.10. The version after it is from the previous release and reflects the state of the system before upgrade. This version is identified by a number. Compare these two versions with each other in order to determine which changes you made in the past. Then adjust the objects using the appropriate maintenance transaction --- if possible in a second, parallel window.