Selection Screen of Transaction SPAU

After you call transaction SPAU, the selection screen helps you to decide whether to display all or only specific objects to be adjusted.

Selection criterion:



  • Name of the user who last modified one or more objects
  • Name of a user who was named in the function User/Status in transaction SPAU.

Last changed by

Name of the person or transport request that last changed the object

If the object was subsequently modified by several developers, the tree display only shows the user who last changed the object and the transport request used last. Certain transport objects such as function modules, report sources and screens can consist of several modularization units (FORM routines, PAI and PBO modules, interfaces, and so on). These units may have been last changed by different users or last used by different transport requests. The transport object is always shown in the tree display if at least one of these user names or request numbers has been selected on the selection screen.

If you want to display objects for a transport request that will be edited at a later time in other transport requests, enter the number of the request in the Request/task field.

Last transport request


Name of a package

Package names are determined through the object catalog entry of the complete object (such as the function group for function modules).


  • Name of a transport request or a project BOM.
  • Number of a task

All relevant objects are displayed in the tree.

Use the checkboxes of the tabs in the lower part of the screen to restrict the display of the objects in transaction SPAU.

Tab page:

Explanation of the Checkboxes:


  • Note Corrections

This category is available only with the Add-On SAP Note Assistant. It only displays a list of the notes, because the modification adjustment always concerns all objects involved in the note correction. In the Modification Browser (transaction SE95) you can expand a subtree under each note. It contains the objects involved in the note correction.

  • Without Modification Assistant

This category displays objects that were modified in the current SAP System before upgrade from a Release prior to 4.5A to Release 4.5A or higher. This category also displays all Repository objects from those areas in the SAP standard where modifications are not supported by the Modification Assistant.

  • Translations

Log of all modifications to translations.

  • Migration Objects

After match code objects for tables, structures, views, and search helps have been migrated, the new objects created are displayed in the tree.

The Customer Enhancements (SMOD) part is listed in the Migration Objects category if converted by SAP into a corresponding Business Add-In definition. The associated CMOD part is converted into a Business Add-In implementation during modification adjustment.

Reset Objects

If you reset note corrections to original, the note numbers with the associated objects are displayed in the Reset Objects category. Note corrections that have become obsolete after the import of the Support Package are displayed in a separate subtree. When you reset modifications with Modification Assistant and without Modification Assistant to original, the system writes a log entry for the complete transport object. The details of previous modifications are no longer available. Translations and migration objects which are reset to original are listed in a category of their own.

Adjustment Filter

The Adjustment Filter tab is only displayed in the modification adjustment transaction. Objects that still need to be adjusted can be shown in the tree with a gray, green, yellow, or red traffic light. These symbols mean obsolete notes, automatic, semi-automatic, or manual adjustment mode. By selecting the corresponding fields, you restrict the object display to specific adjustment modes.

If you select the Objects already adjusted option, objects are displayed with a green checkmark or a stop sign.

If you select Already adjusted objects, objects are displayed with a green checkmark or a stop sign.

Display Options

The display is normally structured by the modification type (note corrections, modifications with and without Modification Assistant, and so on) and the object type (programs, function groups, and so on). On the Display Options tab, you can use various radio buttons to choose another display format. In the first hierarchy level, the system displays all names of the persons who last changed the objects, all last transport requests or all packages.

You can create a selection variant for this screen by choosing Goto ® Variants® Save as Variant. The next time you call transaction SPAU, your selection options are then automatically set which allows you to skip the selection screen.