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Friday, 5 August 2011

How to unlock if SDM user id got locked in SAP ?

This article answers the following queries :
  • How to unlock if SDM user id got locked in SAP ?
  • SDM deployments fail due to SDM account lock. How to unlock?
  • SDM account got locked after 3 successful attempts. How to unlock?


Sometimes, you encounter a situations like
i)    SDM deployments fail and upon investigation you found that SDM account got locked. You can only deploy again after unlocking the SDM account.
ii)   User tried to login to SDM account with wrong password three t imes and account got locked.

Proceed as follows to unlock the SDM account :
If your operating system is windows, please proceed as follows :
i)       Open the command prompt
ii)      Login as sidadm
iii)    Navigate to the following path :
            <Drive>:\usr\sap\<SID>\JC<nn>\SDM\program
iv)    At this path  provide the following commands:

                sdm jstartup “mode=standalone”
                sdm changepassword “newpassword=Enterthenewpassword”
                sdm jstartup “mode=integrated”
                startserver.bat

If your operating system  is Unix, proceed as follows :

i)                   Open a telnet window
ii)                 Login as sidadm user
iii)               Navigate to the /usr/sap/<SID>/JC<nn>/SDM/program
iv)               At this path provide the following commands :
./sdm.sh jstartup “mode=standalone”
./sdm.sh changepassword “newpassword=Enterthenewpassword”
./sdm.sh jstartup “mode=integrated”
./startserver.sh











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Thursday, 4 August 2011

SAP Netweaver Interview Questions with answers - Set 5

This article covers interview questions for SAP Basis/Netweaver consultants ( Mostly for below 3 year experienced consultants )
All the best for your job search :-) 


1)      What is the transaction code to be used to view your own spool requests in SAP ?

             Answer :  SP02 is the transaction code to view your own spool requests. 
              Please note that SP01 is used for viewing all spool requests where as SP02 is used to view only own spool requests.

2)     Apart from update work processes what are the other work processes that can do the update task ?
Answer : Apart from update workprocesses, dialog and background workprocesses can do the update activity.
Hint :
Please note dialog and background workprocesses can themselves do the update activity locally without depending on update workprocesses. This concept is known as “local update”. However for this to happen an ABAP clause to be specified during programming saying LOCAL UPDATE.

3)     What is the tool to be used to perform Java support pack upgrade ?
Answer : JSPM is the tool used to perform Java support pack upgrade in SAP. JSPM stands for Java Support Pack Manager.

4)     How to you apply license for an ABAP stack of an SAP system ?
Answer : SLICENSE is the transaction code used to apply license for an ABAP stack of an SAP system

5)     How do you monitor livecache in SCM or APO systems (or) What is the transaction code used to monitor livecache in SCM or APO systems?
Answer : LC10 is the transaction code used to monitor livecache in SCM or APO systems.

6)      What is TREX ? What does TREX stands for ? What is TREX used for ?
Answer : TREX is a search engine in the SAP netweaver technology platform. It can be used in various system environments primarily as an integral part of SAP products like Enterprise portal, Knowledge Warehouse and Business Intelligence(BI).
TREX stands for “Text Retrieval and Information Extraction”.

7)     What is the name of the database on which your TREX runs in your landscape?
Answer :
Hint : This is very tricky question. Please donot answer that TREX runs with Oracle  or MaxDB etc databases. Please note TREX is a search engine.It doesnot depend on any particular database.
Please answer as below:
TREX is a standalone component that can be used in a range of system environments and it doesnot depend on any particular database.

8)    What is the need of TREX in BIW system?
Answer :
 In SAP Netweaver BI, the TREX engine powers the BI Accelerator, which is a plug in appliance for enhancing the performance of Online analytical processing.

9)     What are the functions of TREX?
Answer :
Functions of TREX
ü  Supports various kinds of text search which includes boolean search, exact search, wild card (*, &) search, linguistic search and fuzzy search
ü  Supports text mining and classification
ü  Supports structured data search not only for document meta data but also for mass business data
ü  Supports structured data search in SAP Business Objects

10)  What is the tool provided by SAP for performing sizing of a project ?
Answer :
Quick Sizer is the tool provided by SAP for performing sizing of a project





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