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SAP ECC Support pack upgrade - how to extract SMQ1 to RSA7 for generic DS


We have planned SAP ECC support pack upgrade in couple of days. As a part of that, I searched a lot on SCN on how to take care of BW part.

I found some threads and documents that talk mostly about extract queue maintenance related to logistics datasources.

So, in short what we understood is - once SAP ECC downtime is started, we need to clear SMQ1 queue by moving the data to RSA7. This can be done easily to logistics datasources by scheduling the V3 jobs. But my main concern is how to move SMQ1 data to RSA7 for generic datasources.

Below are the current entries of our SMQ1 queue (these queue names show what datasources we are using):













What is the best way to clear these queues before upgrade?




Hello Pat,

You are close. Ideally you need to worry about the LIS datasources as they work on the push delta mechanism. Coming directly to the point, process of clearing up the delta queues is quite simple.

1. Lock your system for users.

2. Run V3 jobs (should be in SM37 or you can run manually in SE38). Programs to run in SE38 based on your list of SMQ1 queues are: RMBWV302, RMBWV303. These will clear up the extraction queues (starting with ) that you see in MCEX* and put the data in Delta queues that you see in RSA7 for each datasource.

3. Run the datasources in SAP BW system at least 2 times (better 3 times).

4. Check the entries in RSA7 - Total column should be 0. If not then repeat the steps 2, 3.

5. Delete setup tables from transaction code LBWG before upgrade.

For Generic/ FI extractors follow step 3 only, this will cause delta queues to be cleared. Generic extractors and FI extractors as they extract data directly from tables have pull delta mechanism. That means for generic or FI extractors data is always present in Delta Repeat queues so you don't have to worry about it regarding moving data from SMQ1 to RSA7. So When you run the extraction from BW system your SMQ1 queues for generic extractors will also get cleared up.

Generally upgrades cause problems if there is data in delta queues so simple rule is:

1. Clear delta queues by running BW extractions(infopackages) in BW system for all datasources.

2. For LIS datasource specifically clear extractions queues(MCEX*) in SMQ1 too.

Please let me know if this helps.



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