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There are the following types of Support Packages: SPAM/SAINT Update A SPAM/SAINT update (PAT) contains updates and improvements to the SAP Patch Manager and the SAP Add-On Installation Tool. FCS Support Package An FCS Support Package (FFD) brings an FCS system to the generally available release level (GA level) before other support packages can be inserted. Component Support Package One such support package (COP) applies to one software component (SAP_BASIS, SAP_HR, SAP_APPL, etc) and contains corrections for errors in the repository and in the dictionary in exactly this software component. Support Packages for the component SAP_HR include adjustments due to legal changes in addition to these corrections. A BW Support Package (BWP) is a support package for the SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP_BW) software component and contains corrections only. Add-On Support Package An Add-On Support Package (AOP) always applies to an add-on with a specific release and includes corrections for that add-on.

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If you need to reinstall a Support Package because of errors or because a SPAM update is required, reset its status. Resetting does not mean that the system is at an old state. Note that your system is inconsistent when you reset the status after items have already been imported (for example, after the DDIC_IMPORT step and following). Resetting the status should only be used to troubleshoot the issue and you should repeat the playback as soon as possible. Procedure To reset the status of a Support Package or Queue, select Add Status Reset. Result After updating the status, the corresponding entries in the cofile and in the log file are deleted. The support package must then be fully reloaded. The transaction SPAM starts the insertion with the step CHECK_REQUIREMENTS [page 26].

You can reduce the Queue selection. To do this, select the Support Package that should be the last in the queue. After that, the queue is recalculated. You can also start the recalculation explicitly with Queue. Note that you can only select Support Packages that are part of the software component you have selected (the mouse cursor will change its appearance accordingly). The support packages associated with the calculated queue are green. The highest support package of the previously selected software component is additionally marked with a green tick. The support packages that are no longer part of the queue are still visible in the list and can be selected again. If you want to set the queue for another software component, select New Component. Result You have defined a queue. Now insert the support packages in the queue [page 20]. Rules for the Queue The following rules apply to creating a Queue: If it is an FCS system, the first step is an FCS Support Package. If it is missing from the queue, it cannot be defined. Instead, you will receive an error message telling you the name of the missing FCS Support Package. You cannot insert an FCS support package in a non-FCS system (official state of delivery). Support packages for a selected component are queued in order. If support packages in the queue have connections to support packages of another component (further predecessor relationship, required CRT), the queue will be extended by additional support packages until all predecessor relationships are fulfilled. Note that the SAP Patch Manager takes into account the configuration of your SAP system and only adds support packages to the queue that can be inserted into your system.

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This data can consist of data tables, applications or system control tables.
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