17 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2013 3:49 PM by Manas Srivastava RSS

Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,

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Hallo All,

 

We perform CU&UC of R/3 4.6C sandbox system to the ERP 6.0 EHP5.

Currently the upgrade phase is completed and Unicode conversion should

be started (we are in the step "Additional Preparation Steps in NW 7.02

non-UC" in the CU&UC guide).

 

In various transactions (PFCG - Generating of profiles, SPAM/SAINT ) we

received an error "SAP characters 00367 and 00065 are not unique in

character set 1180". As a workaround we temporarily deleted Polish

language (PL) in program RSCPINST and activated (so only codepage 1100

was active). Currently we have activated the Polish language again.

 

In the source 4.6C system TMB (created by System Copy from productive

system PMB) there was also the configuration in RSCPINST of more than 1

codepage (1100, 1401) and in TCPDB table 1180 codepage was configured

(see attached pictures).

 

Our question :

How is it possible to avoid this situation in upgrades of following

system (IMB, QMB, PMB)? Could this configuration cause any

problems/inconsistencies during/after Unicode conversion export &

import ?

 

Regards Peter Gauer

  • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
    Nils Buerckel
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    Hello,

    unfortunately I cannot find the attached picture you referred to ...

    In SAP R/3 4.6c, the supported language configuration for Western and Eastern European languages would be 1100 and 1401.

    As you can see in SAP notes 576772 and 452762, code page 1180 was released for BW / APO systems only.

    If you set up 1180 in your 4.6c system, I would highly recommend to change this to a supported configuration (e.g. 1100 and 1401) and redo the CU&UC procedure!

    Best regards,

    Nils Buerckel

    • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
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      Thanks Nils for reply !

       

      Sorry I have not found a possibility to upload the mentioned pictures. Anyway!

       

      In Tabel TCPDB is only one entry 1180, should we change this one to 1100 ?

      We need following languages in our System,  German, Polish, Spain and France.

       

      T-Systems guys changed that already and we got no more error in TC, SAINT, PFCG , but they

      changed it back, because they where not sure that this is the right way and now same error appears again.

       

      And additional question in with step we should change the codepage for the next System

      Development, Quality and Productive. if the codepage change is the solution.

       

      Regards Peter

      • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
        Nils Buerckel
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        Hi Peter,

        this highly depends on the fact whether you have special polish characters (which are not included in Latin-1 like e.g. ł ) stored on your system (e.g. in forms and/or master data).

        If such characters do exist in your database, then you need to switch the system to MDMP and you need to execute SPUM4 including all scans.

        Otherwise (if you switch TCPDB entry to 1100) all these characters will be converted based on Latin-1 (SAP code page 1100). E.g. the "ł" will be converted to "³".

         

        If you do not know, then one option is to change the SBX to an MDMP system and execute SPUM4. All language independent data will be added to the vocab and you should be able to see the Polish words ...

        However you need to analyze the language dependent data also (e.g. MAKT with language key PL) ...

        Best regards,

        Nils

         

        • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
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          Hello Nils, here additional infomations in der Source System of the Sandbox,

          we find with Program RSCPINST following information.

           

          Step 1 languages

           

          DE     Deutsch

          EN     Englisch

          FR     Französisch

          PL     Polnisch

          ES     Spanisch

          __     ____________________

           

          Step 2 Countries

                  Latin1 oder MDMP

          0EU     SAP Unification

          4EU     EuropTranslit

          8EU     SAP Unification

           

          Derived information

          Neccessary codepages

           

          1100     SAP internal, like ISO 8859-1        (00697/00819)

          1401     SAP internal, like ISO 8859-2

          -

          -


          What should we enter in Upgrade Sandbox, currently we can see this informations

          Step 1

          DE     Deutsch

          EN     Englisch

          ES     Spanisch

          FR     Französisch

          PL     Polnisch

           

          Step 2 ______________________________________________________________________

          4EU     EuropTranslit

                  Latin-1

          PL     Polen

          8EU     SAP Unification

          0EU     SAP Unification

          4EU     EuropTranslit__

           

          The field TCP0D country code page Latin 1 or MDMP is in both systems not filled     _______________________________________________________________________

           

          Thanks for advice

           

          Regards Peter

           

          • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
            Nils Buerckel
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            Hello Peter,

            if you want to switch the system to MDMP, you need to select the <empty> field with the description "Latin-1 or MDMP" in the "enter country" section of rscpinst. As a result after hitting the "Activate"- Button, you should see 1100 and 1401 in table TCPDB and the country field in table TCP0D should be empty. After that you need to restart the system.

            Best regards,

            Nils

            • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
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              Nils,

               

              this is exactly what we have in the Productiv System.

               

              But in the Upgrade Sandbox we have options

               

              4EU     EuropTranslit

                      Latin-1

              PL     Polen

              8EU     SAP Unification

              0EU     SAP Unification

              4EU     EuropTranslit

              and TCP0D is blank and next filed is Latin-1

               

              And in TCPDB is codepage 1180 shown, does that fit together.

               

              Is it possible to have a short call regarding this topic tomorrow ?

               

              Regards Peter

              • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
                Nils Buerckel
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                Peter,

                please check /  compare entries in table TCP0C. I guess you have customer specific entries in that table.

                Regarding a call please contact me via mail (according to my contact details).

                Best regards,

                Nils

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                  Hi Nils,

                   

                  there is only one entry in the System

                  Land der DB             Sys. Sprache

                  4EU                          EN

                   

                  Regards Peter

                  • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
                    Nils Buerckel
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                    Hi Peter,

                    did you try to select the "empty" option for the country and then simulate this one ?

                    The preselection in rscpinst does not necessarily correspond to the actual  I18n status of  the system.

                    Maybe the entry 1180 in TCPDB was entered  manually ?

                    Best regards,

                    Nils

                    • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
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                      Nils,

                       

                      if I do a simulation I got the note:

                      The needed language combination will be only in Unicode System supported

                      See  SAP Note 73606

                       

                      Regards Peter

                      • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
                        Nils Buerckel
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                        Peter,

                        I assume the used system is still based on 4.6c ... ? Correct ?

                        Normally the statement is as follows:

                         

                        "The required language combination is supported without restrictions

                        only in Unicode systems."

                         

                        However this sounds like rscpinst uses the MDMP configuration for the simulation.

                        And this is exactly the needed Non-Unicode-Setup if you have special Eastern and Western European characters in your database (not supported on SAP ERP 6.0).

                         

                        Best regards,

                        Nils

                      • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
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                        Hello Nils,

                         

                        After upgrade, before unicode conversion we got the following error message in PFCG, SAINT,..

                         

                        "SAP characters 00367 and 00065 are not unique in character set 1180"

                         

                        I got the information from T-Systems that they excluded polish languages out of RSCINST,

                        then codepage 1100 was used, than T-Systems added polish language again to have the original situation.

                         

                        First message I got with the simulation (choose  blank latin-1)

                         

                        The required language combination is supported

                        only in Unicode systems

                         

                        Please refer to SAP Note 73606.

                         

                        -


                        Now I Choose: 4EU,  EuropTranslit

                        and  simulation showed no message above, but went to the next page.

                        see below

                         

                        S e l e c t e d   S e t t i n g s :

                         

                        Language(s):

                        EN (E) English

                        FR (F) French

                        DE (D) German

                        PL (L) Polish

                        ES (S) Spanish

                         

                        Country code:

                        4EU    EuropTranslit

                         

                         

                        R e s u l t s :

                         

                        Code page configuration type:

                        Non-Unicode - Single Code Page configuration

                         

                        Processed language entry:

                        DEFLS

                         

                        Language(s) and Corresponding Code Page(s):

                        EN (E) 1180   Transliteration from Latin-2 (...) to Latin-1

                        FR (F) 1180   Transliteration from Latin-2 (...) to Latin-1

                        DE (D) 1180   Transliteration from Latin-2 (...) to Latin-1

                        PL (L) 1180   Transliteration from Latin-2 (...) to Latin-1

                        ES (S) 1180   Transliteration from Latin-2 (...) to Latin-1

                         

                         

                        T a s k s :

                         

                        Required OS locales and their current status:

                        Locale installed     = the locale is installed correctly

                        Set locale failed    = the locale needs to be corrected on the app server

                        citmb07_TMB_07       de_DE.ISO-8859-1               Locale installed

                                             en_US.ISO-8859-1               Locale installed

                                             fr_FR.ISO-8859-1               Locale installed

                                             de_DE.ISO-8859-1               Locale installed

                                             es_ES.ISO-8859-1               Locale installed

                         

                        Required profile parameter modifications:

                        RSCPINST does NOT change the value of profile parameter.

                        Please check the value of below parameter(s) after activation.

                        1)  Please update zcsa/installed_languages.

                            e.g. Copy the new value and paste it into a field in transaction RZ10

                        New:                  DEFLS

                        Current (sorted):

                        citmb07_TMB_07       DEFLS

                         

                        2)  Please proceed with Check result for below parameter(s):

                        OK     Checked and no inconsistency found.

                         

                         

                         

                        Regards Peter

                        • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
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                          Hi Nils,

                           

                          T-System just told me that the System is

                          already an ERP 6.0 EHP5 System (non Unicode).

                           

                          Regards Peter

                        • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
                          Nils Buerckel
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                          Hello Peter,

                          ok, according to your initial description you are already on SAP ERP 6.0 (I forgot this in my last reply).

                          However if you want to do a proper CU&UC conversion with an MDMP 4.6c system I do not an alternative other than

                          - rebuild the 4.6C system

                          - make sure that it is based on MDMP (1100 and 1401) and

                          - run SPUM4 before the upgrade.

                           

                          You could now manipulate the TCPDB table and force the MDMP setup (rscpinst does not allow an MDMP setup on SAP ERP 6.0) ... but this does not really help since I think you need to convert the SBX system the same way as the other systems - and there you need to run spum4 (and not SPUMG) ...

                          If you are only interested in the conversion runtime you can also go on with a Unicode conversion based on 1180 ... but this does not give you experiences on the important area of the Unicode conversion of an MDMP system.

                           

                          Best regards,

                          Nils

                          • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
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                            Hi Nils,

                             

                            we made a check in 4.6C version and we do not found any polish specific characters, it seems not possible to enter,

                            In this case a latin-1 conversion should be enough, do you agree ?

                             

                            Any Idea why we got 1180 as default codepage ?

                             

                            Current situation in Sandbox 

                            tab TCPDB, 1180 only is filled.

                            Report RSCPINST, with latin-1 we get the mentioned error and with 4EU I do not know

                            tab TCP0C currently 4ÉU , EN is filled

                            what do you think make it sence to go ahead with the current unicode conversion with 4EU

                             

                            For next upgrade following questionS

                            how we should maintain tab TCPDB...........

                            how we should maintain Report RSCPINST............

                            how we should maintain tab TCP0C .........................

                             

                            Thanks for advice

                             

                            Regards Peter

                             

                            • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
                              Nils Buerckel
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                              Hi Peter,

                              technically as far as I know you can go on with source code page 1180 (although the configuration is not supported anymore).

                              On the other hand you can also do a single code page conversion using 1100 (you have to "delete" PL entry in rscpinst right before doing the upgrade - then it will add 1100 to TCPDB).

                               

                              However in any case you need to be aware that Polish special characters need to be repaired in SUMG in both cases.

                               

                              Hence the savest would be to do an MDMP conversion (as stated before).

                               

                              Best regards,

                              Nils

  • Re: Unicode conversion with MDMP, Errors in various TC´s SAINT , SNOTE,
    Manas Srivastava
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    Hi Peter,

     

    We have the same scenario here, where the R/3 4.6c system has code page as 1180. In our case we have Romanian language for which the code page is 1401, whereas English, Latin, German and Spanish are with 1100 code page.

     

    Could you please guide me what method you choose for the Upgrade and Unicode for your system which also had the same issue.

     

    Waiting for your reply.

     

    Thanks,

    Manas

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