SAP OSS Notes

SAP OSS Notes to fix known issues in your SAP system


OSS stands for On-line Service System and was the original name for the service provided by SAP to report any issues you found with your standard SAP system. You simply logged in via the OSS transaction and entered a detailed description of the issue you were having. A representative from SAP would then log into your system and first check what was causing the issue and if it was specific to your system or not.

If a problem with standard SAP was found a fix document in the form of an SAP OSS note would be created and released. This meant that any solution SAP developed could then be made available to other institutions running the relevant version of SAP.

These issue documents are more commonly referred to as just SAP notes now but they still include all the same information in a similar format as before. i.e. a description of the problem, how to recreate it, instructions required to fix it, code corrections, any manual changes required, new tables/fields required, which version and release level it is valid for and any pre-requisite notes or components.

The notes donít only cover fixes but other information related to SAP installation, development and customization. For example FAQ notes contain basic information and most frequantly asked questions about a specific area or topic. i.e. See note 549438 (FAQ: Search help for the sales order)

SAP notes are available via the service marketplace which used to be accessed via URL http://service.sap.com or https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/<note_num> for specific note. Use this page to enter an SAP note number and go directly to the note details.


Further Information

SNOTE (SAP Note Assistant)
If you want to implement an OSS note into your SAP system you do it via the SAP Note Assistant

Download SAP OSS Note
Download OSS note to your SAP system

Check OSS Note valid for your system
Check implementation Status to see if note is valid for current system and suport level

SAP Note Implementation status details
Implementation Status also see Processing Status

Implement SAP OSS Note
Implement note correction to your SAP system

View and Search all SAP notes
Find information for every availabel SAP OSS note

Example processing of Note 379269
Check if already downloaded and what it's process and implementation status is


Search for information on any SAP Note


SNOTE (SAP Note Assistant)
If you want to implement an OSS note into your SAP system you do it via the SAP Note Assistant

Download OSS Note
Download OSS note to your SAP system

Example processing of Note 379269
Check if already downloaded and what it's process and implementation status is