Extension Index in SAP

Hello Experts,

I have a requirement to create secondary index on VBPA for fields PARVW and KUNNR. In VBPA i could see an extension index already available. The status of the index is new and there is a warning that says Index does not exist in MSSQL. Is it possible to activate this index and will it improve the performance if activated?

Please help.


Ramanan R.S.

  • SAP Mentor

Look better at SE11 on the index...

Check Switch ISM_MEDIA_BASIS_MODIF activation status.

if switch activated


  • Transactions SE11, SE14 or DB02 wont have any effect (Read the activation log if you already tried)
  • Create you own index in your namespace (like VBPA~Z01) (but activate in production outside of peak hours)



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