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Object key and developer key

Hello friends;

i have been assigned to upgrade project. When i ran the transaction SPAU , it showed me objects with modification assistent and objects without modification assistent . As this upgrade is from 4.6b to ecc 6.0. As part of my work, i have to take care of SAP objects that has been changed as per user requirements. I just wanna know how to take care of those objects and what is the funda behind object key and developer key ...Please elaborate this explaination.





DEVELOPER KEy is needed to create/change something in ABAP DEVelopment work bench

where as Access key is needed with respect to a particular program/object

Ask the basis people they will generate this key and give it to you

see for upgrade

While doing Upgrade You have to aware of all related program like BDC's , Screens related errors and all dictionary related problems.

Some function modules may become obsolete, and some screens will change

and some new fields will be added in the new versions etc.

Also take care of SPAU and SPDD tcodes.

You should be able to know about Unicode concept in sap.

check this

also chk these 2 notes in

Technical Upgrade is only a version upgrade without any functionality changes.

The objects that are needed to be upgraded are:


Function Groups / Function Modules

Programs / Reports

OSS Notes

SAP Repository Objects

SAP Data Dictionary Objects

Domains, Data Elements

Tables, Structures and Views

Module Pools, Sub Routine pools

BDC Programs

Print Programs

SAP Scripts, Screens

User Exits

You can refer to the below links for more information on technical upgrade:



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