SPAU – Display Modified Objects

Quick Start Guide for Transaction SPAU

1. Start a new action protocol

Choose Utilities->Action Protocol->Create new Protocol on the entry screen of transaction SPAU in order to create new action protocol.

2. Transfer UPL usage data

Provided that UPL measurement is configured in the SAP Solution Manager, transfer the latest usage information by executing Utilities->Configure UPL Measurement.

3. Download latest versions of implemented SAP Notes

SPAU will download the latest versions of SAP Notes before you can adjust them. If you are installing a Support Package or an Enhancement Package you can speed up this step by downloading the SAP Notes already before you start the upgrade. You do not have to implement the newly downloaded SAP Notes since they may become obsolete during the installation package anyway.

(Start SNOTE in order to download the latest versions.)

In case of complete release upgrade, you can skip this step.

5. Adjust all SAP Notes and modifications

The initial screen allows you to restrict the list of objects that will be displayed. So, You should follow the order which is suggested by the order of the tab-strips:

Adjust all SAP Notes

In order to process the obsolete SAP Notes automatically, a batch job can be scheduled. Choose the push-button “Reset Obsolete Notes” on the “Notes” for this purpose. You can work on the other SAP Notes while this job is running.

Adjust all modifications with and without modification assistant

You can select multiple objects in order to perform automatic adjustments or to reset the objects in one step.

Perform migrations

After migrations of BAdI definitions for example it is necessary that corresponding implementations are migrated as well. Choose the “Migrations” tab in order to check of one of your implementations is affected.

Deleted objects

If objects which were modified are deleted by SAP, then they are displayed on the “Deleted Objects” tab. So you can check (and even retrieve) former versions via the version database.


In many cases, translations are required after SAP Note implementations. So, If a translation is connected to an object which was part of an automatic correction instruction then the corresponding SAP Note is displayed in the selection detail area.

6. Adjust Enhancement Implementations

Changes to enhanced object can invalidate corresponding enhancements implementations. Check transaction SPAU_ENH in order to find out whether some of your enhancement implementations have to be adapted to such changes.

Please find below technical details.

Package: SPAU

Selection Screen: 1000


Start with variant: SAP&SPAU

Authorization Object: S_DEVELOP object is checked at the start of transaction

GUI Support:

SAPGUI for WindowsYES

Application Component: BC-DWB-CEX

Object directory entry: R3TR TRAN SPAU

Related Jobs:

Job NameReport Name

Related Tables:

Table nameDescription
SPAU_TRANSPORTSDefault transport requests

Related Views:

View NameView Description
SPAU_E070_E071Object transport assignments

Related Transactions:

Transaction NameDescription
SPAU_OLDDisplay Modified Objects
SPDDDisplay Modified DDIC Objects
SPDD_OLDDisplay Modified DDIC Objects


SPAU Selection and Start
SPAU Modification Adjustment



Video Tutorial

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top