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Installation Guide SAP Library Installation and Update on Windows

For SAP systems based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0 EHP1 (SAP ERP 6.0 EHP4, SAP CRM 7.0, SAP SCM 7.0, SAP SRM 7.0)
Target Audience ■ System Administrators ■ Technical Consultants

PUBLIC Document version: 1.0 – 2009-01-23

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Chapter 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.3.1 3.3.1.1 3.3.1.2 3.3.1.3 3.3.1.4 3.3.2 3.3.2.1 3.3.2.2 Chapter 4 4.1 4.2 4.3 Chapter 5 5.1 5.1.1 5.1.2 5.1.3 5.1.4 5.1.5

Introduction ........................................................................................................... Variants of SAP Library ......................................................................................... HtmlHelpFile ............................................................................................................. PlainHtmlHttp .......................................................................................................... PlainHtmlFile ............................................................................................................ DynamicHelp ............................................................................................................ Criteria for Selecting the Help Type ........................................................................ Installation .............................................................................................................. Installing HtmlHelpFile ............................................................................................ Installing PlainHtmlHttp and PlainHtmlFile .......................................................... Installation of Help Files Using SAPinst .................................................................. Preparations for the Installation with SAPinst ....................................................... Hardware and Software Requirements ................................................................... Required Installation DVDs ..................................................................................... Enhancement Package for Business Suite Applications only: Creating the List of Active Business Functions ........................................................................................ Prerequisites Before Starting SAPinst ...................................................................... Installation with SAPinst .......................................................................................... Installing and Updating SAP Library ....................................................................... Installing and Updating SAP Library Content for an Enhancement Package ..... Post-Installation ..................................................................................................... Using a Web Browser or Viewer ............................................................................... Offline Access to Help Files - SAP Library Navigation ............................................ Setting Variants for SAP Library .............................................................................. Additional Information ........................................................................................ About SAPinst ........................................................................................................... Downloading Installation DVDs from SAP Service Marketplace ......................... Using SAPinst GUI .................................................................................................... Performing a Remote Installation with SAPinst .................................................... Starting SAPinst GUI Separately .............................................................................. Interrupted Installation with SAPinst .....................................................................

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Implementation Considerations On Microsoft Windows front ends.1 Introduction 1 Introduction This document explains how to install SAP Library. Subdirectories contain the different language versions. you can also override the help settings on the front end: Local Override of Help Settings on Front Ends [page 32] Prerequisites You have received the DVD/CD set of SAP Library. SAP Library is an HTML-based solution for online documentation. 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 5/38 . at least SAP GUI 7. SAP Library is available in several different variants. create a customer message on SAP Service Marketplace under the quick link message. see SAP Note 66971. the installation of each of these variants is described in its own topic: ■ Installing HtmlHelpFile [page 11] ■ Installing PlainHtmlHttp and PlainHtmlFile [page 12] ■ Separately from the installation. If you have any problems installing or displaying SAP Library. SAP Notes for the Installation You must read SAP Note 1261881before you start the installation. This SAP Note contains the most recent information on the installation.com/notes.sap.10 must be installed to enable access to the documentation from the SAP system. We deliver the online help on these DVDs/CDs in two formats: standard HTML (Plain HTML) and compiled HTML (HTML help). The contents of SAP Library can be displayed in a Web browser on all front-end platforms supported by SAP. It provides the basis for contextsensitive application help and also includes the SAP glossary.TXT file on the Documentation DVD (see Required Installation DVDs [page 14]). Use the component BC-DOC-IWB-DIS for any issues relating to static help or the component KM-KW for any issues relating to dynamic help. Make sure that you have the up-to-date version of each SAP Note. For more information. which you can find at http:// service. NOTE See also the information in the README. as well as corrections to the installation documentation.

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the HTML-based online help is provided in several variants (help types). The main differences between the help types are the storage format (Standard HTML or Compiled HTML).sap. launched. see Criteria for Selecting the Help Type [page 10]. from the banner of the DVD) X (in CHM file) X X Microsoft Windows ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ IBM AIX HP-UX Sun Solaris Linux 32 DEC Microsoft Windows ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ IBM AIX HP-UX Sun Solaris Linux 32 DEC Microsoft Windows X X Local full-text search Printing of single topics Printing of multiple topics Supported operating systems for the help installation NOTE Customers using SAP Knowledge Warehouse can call both SAP documentation and their own custom-made documentation dynamically from SAP KW (help type DynamicHelp). Help Types HtmlHelpFile PlainHtmlHttp PlainHtmlFile Front-end platforms File format Accessed from Displayed in All Windows platforms supported by Microsoft Compiled HTML File server HTML Help Viewer (installation of Microsoft Internet Explorer required) All All Windows platforms supported by Microsoft Standard HTML Web server Web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape) Standard HTML File server Web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape) Global full-text search X (from SAP Help Portal at http:// help. for example. 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 7/38 . the way you access the help documents (Web server or file server). and the search and print functions.2 Variants of SAP Library 2 Variants of SAP Library To handle the demands and features presented by different front-end platforms. For more information about selecting a help type.com.

2 2.2 PlainHtmlHttp This help type stores documents in Standard HTML format.com Navigation in structures (tables of contents) and from hyperlinks Printing of single help documents 8/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 . They are available from a Web server and can be displayed in a standard Web browser. CHM files require about one-tenth of the disk space required for uncompressed HTML files and about the same space as required for WinHelp files.1 HtmlHelpFile This help type stores documents in Compiled HTML format (*.sap. It is based on the Internet Explorer. Features ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Can be used only on Windows front-end platforms Documents can be accessed directly from the DVD Documents are displayed in HTML Help Viewer (requires Microsoft Internet Explorer) Navigation in structures and from hyperlinks Full text search in the documents in the current help file (local search) Multiple documents within the same structure can be printed simultaneously. They are accessed from a file server and displayed in the HTML Help Viewer.CHM). HTML Help Viewer was introduced by Microsoft as a successor to WinHelp. Compiled HTML is a format developed by Microsoft for storing HTML files in compressed form.1 Variants of SAP Library HtmlHelpFile 2. Features Characteristics ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Can be used on all front-end platforms Documents displayed with a standard Web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape) Full-text search in all SAP documents from the help portal http://help.00 GHz recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended) Server Requirements for HtmlHelpFile See Hardware and Software Requirements [page 13]. 2.00 GHz (3. System Requirements Front-End Requirements for HtmlHelpFile Operating System Requirements Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows 2003 Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows VISTA Pentium 233 MHz (300 MHz recommended) 1 GB RAM Pentium 233 MHz (300 MHz recommended) 1 GB RAM Pentium 233 MHz (300 MHz recommended) 1 GB RAM Pentium 2.

This context must also be defined in the SAP Knowledge Warehouse system. Features Characteristics ■ ■ ■ ■ Can be used on all front-end platforms Documents displayed with a standard Web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape) Navigation in structures (tables of contents) and from hyperlinks Printing of single help documents System Requirements System Requirements for PlainHtmlFile System Requirements Front end No requirements other than those of the Web browser Server Between 850 MB (Microsoft Windows NT) and 2 GB (UNIX) of free disk space for each language version. you must set the correct target context in the SAP system. See also SAP Note 563776 (Supported Web Servers for Windows). To display the correct information from DynamicHelp. Files are accessed through SAP IKS (Internet Knowledge Servlet). Like the PlainHtml help types it uses a standard HTML file format. which means you do not need to install the help files.3 PlainHtmlFile This help type stores documents in Standard HTML format. They are available from a file server and can be displayed in a standard Web browser. Before you can launch DynamicHelp.4 DynamicHelp The help type DynamicHelp can be used on all front-end platforms. see SAP Note 594231.2 2. and a standard Web browser for viewing. 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 9/38 . SAP Knowledge Warehouse must be installed in the system landscape.3 Variants of SAP Library PlainHtmlFile System Requirements System Requirements for PlainHtmlHttp System Requirements Front end Server NOTE No requirements other than those of the Web browser See Hardware and Software Requirements [page 13]. depending on the file system 2. The content itself is stored on a content server. For more information. 2.

and therefore have to choose a help type other than HtmlHelpFile. For more information. However. you cannot use help type HtmlHelpFile. ■ If you do not have a Web server and you use front-end platforms other than Microsoft Windows. you can still use the help type HtmlHelpFile. you are free to install any help type. If you use front-end platforms other than Microsoft Windows. we recommend that you install the help type HtmlHelpFile. since this help type provides a full-text search function from the SAP help portal.2 2. you must use help type PlainHtmlFile. ■ If you use front ends on Microsoft Windows only. we also recommend that you install ■ PlainHtmlHttp. The following figure helps you to choose the correct help type: Figure 1: 10/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 . NOTE If you are using different front-end platforms in parallel. ■ If you want to access SAP documentation from both SAP GUI for Windows (Win GUI) and SAP GUI for HTML (Web GUI). see Local Override of Help Settings on Front Ends [page 32] on clients running on Microsoft Windows.5 Criteria for Selecting the Help Type The decision about which help type to install in a given SAP system mainly depends on the operating system of the front-end clients.5 Variants of SAP Library Criteria for Selecting the Help Type 2. This help type offers more extensive search and print functions than the other two help types. or from a browser-based SAP application.

3. RECOMMENDATION We strongly recommend that you install the HtmlHelpFile with SAPinst. as described in Using a Web Browser or Viewer [page 21]. you require the Documentation DVD (see Required Installation DVDs [page 14]).1 Installing HtmlHelpFile This procedure describes how you install HtmlHelpFile. a suitable browser or viewer must be installed on your computer. For better performance.3 3. You can also use SAPinst to install the HtmlHelpFile. both formats require you to perform the following steps: 1. The Compiled HTML files for help type HtmlHelpFile can be viewed directly from the DVD in Microsoft HTML Help Viewer. Result Once you have completed these steps. We deliver the online help on this DVD in two file formats: Standard HTML and Compiled HTML (HTMLHelpFile). ■ You install the PlainHtmlHttp and PlainHtmlFile using SAPinst as described in Installing PlainHtmlHttp and PlainHtmlFile [page 12]. do not follow the procedure below but instead proceed as described in Installation of Help Files Using SAPinst [page 13]. you can access SAP Library both online in the SAP system and offline when you have no connection to the system. you provide the users of your SAP systems with the entire help documentation online. Process Flow For online access from the SAP system. copy the help files to your local hard disk or to a file server (as described in the procedure below). To display the documentation. Prerequisites You have received the SAP Library DVD. You install the help files in one of the following ways: ■ You install the HtmlHelpFile either manually or using SAPinst as described in Installing HtmlHelpFile [page 11]. If you want to do this. 2. Subdirectories contain the different language versions. Prerequisites To install SAP Library.1 Installation Installing HtmlHelpFile 3 Installation When you install the SAP Library. 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 11/38 . You maintain setting variants for the online help in transaction SR13 as described in Setting Variants for SAP Library [page 22].

Create a directory on your file server for the help files. you define which help variants are available to the user.3 3. To install the help files. 4. Depending on the file system and the configuration of the hard disk. you need an Internet connection. CAUTION The complete installation comprises about 200. you require the Documentation DVD. an error message appears. Copy the directory HTMLHELP\<language key> with all its subdirectories from the DVD to the documentation directory on the server. a suitable browser or viewer must be installed on your computer. Prerequisites To install SAP Library.2 Installation Installing PlainHtmlHttp and PlainHtmlFile Procedure 1.000 files in about 100. The Standard HTML files for help types PlainHtmlHttp and PlainHtmlFile are stored in a packed format in the archive PLAINHTM. Once you have maintained the setting variants in transaction SR13. see Using a Web Browser or Viewer [page 21]. This called the documentation directory. 2. NOTE If Java scripting is not enabled. an Internet connection is opened enabling a full text search from the DVD. For more information. To remove the button from the banner when using PlainHtmlFile. you can access the documentation both from the SAP system and offline. They cannot be viewed directly from the DVD but must first be unpacked to the local hard drive or on a file server. For more information.2 Installing PlainHtmlHttp and PlainHtmlFile This procedure describes how to install PlainHtmlHttp or PlainHtmlFile. see Setting Variants for SAP Library [page 22]. NOTE When you call the search function from the banner of the relevant documentation DVD. 3. 3. Result You have installed SAP Library.000 directories for one language version. they require they require up to 850 MB of disk space. you must use SAPinst as described in Installation of Help Files Using SAPinst [page 13].SAR on the DVD. the button for the full-text search function appears in the browser banner even though this function is only available with help type PlainHtmlHttp. To use the full text search function. enable Java scripting in your browser settings as follows: 12/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 . If you choose the button. Insert the appropriate DVD into the DVD/CD drive. Share the directory. When you maintain setting variants. To display the documentation. Approximately 2 GB of disk space is needed for the English and German language versions.

3 Installation of Help Files Using SAPinst 3.1 Preparations for the Installation with SAPinst You have to perform the following steps to prepare the installation or update of the SAP Library with SAPinst: 1. Once you have maintained the setting variants in transaction SR13. You have installed SAP Library. 4.SAR is unpacked and the help files are written to the Web server.PLAINHTM + EN (help files. Procedure Install PlainHtmlHttp and PlainHtmlFile using SAPinst as described in Installation of Help Files Using SAPinst [page 13].3. create a list of active Business Functions [page 15]. you define which help variants are available to the user. Check the prerequisites before starting SAPinst [page 15]. The directory tree created on the Web server when you install the English language version has the following structure: <InstallDir> . you must create the alias /saphelp. The Web server requires read access for /saphelp.1 Hardware and Software Requirements Make sure that your host meets the hardware and software requirements: ■ Minimum RAM: 0. English version) NOTE For PlainHtmlHttp. For more information. This takes about 30 minutes. see Setting Variants for SAP Library [page 22] 3. Result The archive PLAINHTM. Check that your installation host meets the hardware and software requirements [page 13]. 2. 3.01 (or later). 3. you can access the documentation both from the SAP system and offline. depending on the operating system and the data transfer rate of the DVD drive. choose level Medium or Low from the Internet option Security in the Local intranet zone.3.1. Define this alias to point to your installation directory <InstallDir>. When you maintain setting variants.3 Installation Installation of Help Files Using SAPinst For Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 GB ■ Minimum disk space: 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 13/38 . If you want to install or update SAP Library content for an Enhancement Package.3 3. Make sure that the required installation DVDs [page 14] are available.

sap.2 GB of temporary disk space for the installation ■ For supported operating system releases. 14/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 .com/instguides SAP Business Suite Applications SAP SCM ■ You can find the full names of all media shipped with your SAP NetWeaver applications in the appropriate Media List at http://service.sap. do not install the help documentation on the system partition. see Downloading Installation DVDs from SAP Service Marketplace (Optional) [page 25]. CAUTION You cannot install SAP Library help files on a Microsoft FAT32 file system because this file system cannot handle the large number of files and directories.com/pam.com/crm-inst ■ You can find the full names of all media shipped with your SAP SCM applications in the appropriate Master Guide at http://service.sap. see the Product Availability Matrix at http:// service.3.2 Required Installation DVDs Make sure that you have the following installation DVDs available: ■ Installation Master DVD – contains the installation with SAPinst ■ Documentation DVD – contains the SAP Library Help Files The media names listed above are abbreviated.3 GB of temporary disk space for every required installation DVD that you have to copy to a local hard disk ● 1.3 Installation Installation of Help Files Using SAPinst ● 2. If your web server runs on Microsoft Windows. 3.sap. Instead.com/installNW70 . choose another partition. You can also download installation DVDs from SAP Service Marketplace.1.2 GB in the help destination directory ● Approximately 600 MB of disk space are required for one language version (Windows NTFS) ● 4.sap. see the Media List / Media Information for your SAP application on SAP Service Marketplace: ■ You can find the full names of all media shipped with SAP Solution Manager in the appropriate Media List at: http://service.sap.3 3.com/instguides SAP Components SAP Solution Manager Release <current release number> You can find the full names of all media shipped with your SAP ERP applications in section Media ■ Information in the appropriate Master Guide at http://service.sap. For the full names. For more information.com/srm-inst ■ You can find the full names of all media shipped with your SAP CRM applications in the appropriate Media List at http://service.com/erp-inst ■ You can find the full names of all media shipped with your SAP SRM applications in the appropriate Media List at http://service.

at least one enhancement package has been imported. which is located in %ProgramFiles%\sapinst_instdir. SAPinst GUI and the GUI server also start.3. Call transaction SA38 or SE38. ■ Note the following information about SAPinst: ● When you start SAPinst. ● SAPinst creates the installation directory sapinst_instdir. and which is located directly in the Program Files directory. Prerequisites In the SAP application system. SAP SCM). RECOMMENDATION We recommend that you keep all installation directories until the system is completely and correctly installed. where it keeps its log files. if you installed one or more Enhancement Packages for Business Suite applications (SAP ERP. a list containing the technical names of business functions is saved to a TXT file. If there is no enhancement package in the SAP application system.200 MB free space for the SAPinst executables.3 Enhancement Package for Business Suite Applications only: Creating the List of Active Business Functions This section is only relevant for you. 3. Enhancement Package(s) for a standalone SAP NetWeaver system do not contain Business Functions. you need 60 . 3. SAP CRM. 4. it tries to create sapinst_instdir in the directory defined by the environment variable TEMP.3 3. ■ You need at least 200 MB of free space in the installation directory for each installation option. you can determine the business functions that are already active for each SAP system. Procedure To create and download the list of active business functions. as described in Installing and Updating SAP Library Content for an Enhancement Package [page 18]. ● SAPinst creates a subdirectory for each installation option called <sapinst_instdir> \<installation_option>. 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 15/38 . In addition. Enter report name RKW_UPDATE_BF_IO in the Program field.1. SAPinst GUI connects to the GUI server with a secure SSL connection. By running this report. and the GUI server connects to SAPinst. If SAPinst is not able to create sapinst_instdir there. SAP SRM. Log on to the SAP application system.4 Prerequisites Before Starting SAPinst ■ Check that the account used for the installation is a member of the local Administrators group.1. proceed as follows: 1. 2.3 Installation Installation of Help Files Using SAPinst 3.3. Follow the instructions in the report documentation. With report RKW_UPDATE_BF_IO. you do not need to determine the active business functions. Running this report is only required if you want to install or update SAP Library Content for an Enhancement Package.

3 Installation Installation of Help Files Using SAPinst ● The SAPinst Self-Extractor extracts the executables to a temporary directory: TEMP. The temporary directory also contains the SAPinst Self-Extractor log file dev_selfex. TMPDIR. Directories called sapinst_exe. we recommend that you perform a remote installation with SAPinst [page 27].3. Prerequisites ■ The installation host meets the hardware and software requirements for the SAP Library installation as described in Hardware and Software Requirements [page 13]. CAUTION If SAPinst cannot find a temporary directory. SAPinst GUI.xxxxxx. 3. which we use to validate installations with SAPinst. We recommend you use the Hummingbird Exceed X Server. TMP. ■ Update means that you update an existing version of SAP Library. choose one of the following options: ◆ Right-click the icon for the SAPinst output window located in the Windows tray and choose Exit.3 3. ◆ Click the icon for the SAPinst output window located in the Windows tray and choose File Exit . see SAP Note 1170809. SAPinst GUI and the GUI server also start. where SAPinst GUI is running on a separate host from SAPinst and the GUI server. SAPinst GUI connects via a secure SSL connection to the GUI server and the GUI server connects to SAPinst. Alternatively you can use an X server for Microsoft Windows or other remote desktop tools like vncviewer or nxserver/nxclient – offered by various vendors or open source – for remote access to SAPinst GUI on Windows workstations. This section describes how to run SAPinst.1 Installing and Updating SAP Library This procedure tells you how to install and update SAP Library with SAPinst: ■ Install means that you install SAP Library from scratch.out.xxxx sometimes remain in the temporary directory. and the GUI server on the same host and on the local display: When you start SAPinst.2 Installation with SAPinst You can run SAPinst to perform one of the following options: ■ Installing and Updating SAP Library [page 16] ■ Installing and Updating SAP Library Content for an Enhancement Package [page 18] 3. ● If you want to terminate SAPinst and the SAPinst Self-Extractor.3. which both use Java. which might be useful if an error occurs. These executables are deleted after SAPinst has stopped running. If you need to see the installation on a remote display. or SystemRoot. You can safely delete them. SAPinst includes a SAPinst GUI and a GUI server. the installation terminates with the error FCO-00058. For more information.2. 16/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 .

4. you can revise the parameters before starting the installation. 3. . 4239 is the port of the HTTP server. SAPinst displays the Parameter Summary screen.exe from the following path: <DVD drive>:\IM_WINDOWS_<platform> SAPinst GUI starts automatically by displaying the Welcome screen. NOTE ■ During the installation. ■ To view a list of all available SAPinst properties. To start the installation. If required. 2. Log on to the host with a user account that is a member of the local Administrators group. and 4239 are used for communication between SAPinst. you must execute sapinst using the following parameters: SAPINST_DIALOG_PORT=<free_port_number_sapinst_to_gui_server> GUISERVER_DIALOG_PORT=<free_port_number_gui_server_to_sapinst_gui> GUISERVER_HTTP_PORT=<free_port_number_http_server>. The GUI server uses port 21212 to communicate with SAPinst GUI. the default ports 21200. Create a help destination directory with sufficient disk space where you want SAP Library to be installed. This screen shows both the parameters that you entered and those that SAPinst set by default. 21212.3 3. 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 17/38 . To find more information on each parameter during the Define Parameters phase of the installation. You receive an error message if one of these ports is already in use by another service. ■ The installation host meets the prerequisites before starting SAPinst as described in Prerequisites Before Starting SAPinst [page 15]. When the installation has successfully completed. 8. Insert the DVD/CD with the language version you want to install into your DVD/CD drive or mount it locally. After you have entered all requested input parameters. position the cursor on the field of the relevant parameter and press F1 . which is part of the GUI server. In the Welcome screen. choose <your SAP application> Software Life-Cycle Options SAP Library Installation and Update Install/Update SAP Library and then choose Next. Start SAPinst from the SAP Installation Master DVD by double-clicking sapinst. NOTE 7. choose Start.3 Installation Installation of Help Files Using SAPinst ■ The required installation DVDs are available on the installation host as described in Required Installation DVDs [page 14]. 6. SAPinst displays the screen Finished successfully. Follow the instructions in the SAPinst screens and enter the required parameters./sapinst -p 5. SAPinst GUI. GUI server. and HTTP server. In this case. Procedure 1. SAPinst uses port 21200 to communicate with the GUI server. SAPinst starts the installation and displays the progress of the installation. start SAPinst as described above with the option -p: .

see SAP Note 1170809. 2. Start SAPinst from the SAP Installation Master DVD by double-clicking sapinst. We recommend you use the Hummingbird Exceed X Server. which we use to validate installations with SAPinst. 18/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 .3. SAPinst includes a SAPinst GUI and a GUI server. SAPinst GUI and the GUI server also start. ■ You have created a file with the list of active business functions as described in Creating the List of Active Business Functions [page 15]) ■ The required installation DVDs are available on the installation host (see Required Installation DVDs [page 14]). Procedure 1. SAPinst GUI. For more information. Alternatively you can use an X server for Microsoft Windows or other remote desktop tools like vncviewer or nxserver/nxclient – offered by various vendors or open source – for remote access to SAPinst GUI on Windows workstations. ■ The installation host meets the prerequisites before starting SAPinst as described in Prerequisites Before Starting SAPinst [page 15]. Insert the DVD/CD with the language version you want to install into your DVD/CD drive or mount it locally.2.3 3. and the GUI server on the same host and on the local display: When you start SAPinst.2 Installing and Updating SAP Library Content for an Enhancement Package This procedure tells you how to update an already installed SAP Library after installing additional enhancement packages and activating new Business Functions.3 Installation Installation of Help Files Using SAPinst More Information See SAP Note 1272588 for known issues when installing the SAP Library with SAPinst. Prerequisites ■ The installation host meets the hardware and software requirements for the SAP Library installation as described in Hardware and Software Requirements [page 13]).exe from the following path: <DVD drive>:\IM_WINDOWS_<platform> SAPinst GUI starts automatically by displaying the Welcome screen. If you need to see the installation on a remote display. SAPinst GUI connects via a secure SSL connection to the GUI server and the GUI server connects to SAPinst. ■ Install means that you install SAP Library content for additional enhancement packages from scratch. where SAPinst GUI is running on a separate host from SAPinst and the GUI server. This section describes how to run SAPinst. we recommend that you perform a remote installation with SAPinst [page 27]. 3. which both use Java. 3. ■ Update means that you update existing SAP Library content for additional enhancement packages. Log on to the host with a user account that is a member of the local Administrators group.

SAPinst checks which Business Functions are installed and activated in your system and updates the SAP Library according to information about activated Business Functions. and 4239 are used for communication between SAPinst. 7. and HTTP server. the default ports 21200. you must execute sapinst using the following parameters: SAPINST_DIALOG_PORT=<free_port_number_sapinst_to_gui_server> GUISERVER_DIALOG_PORT=<free_port_number_gui_server_to_sapinst_gui> GUISERVER_HTTP_PORT=<free_port_number_http_server>. GUI server. choose Start. To start the installation.3 Installation Installation of Help Files Using SAPinst NOTE ■ During the installation. 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 19/38 . To find more information on each parameter during the Define Parameters phase of the installation. SAPinst uses port 21200 to communicate with the GUI server. Follow the instructions in the SAPinst screens and enter the required parameters. 4239 is the port of the HTTP server./sapinst -p 4. In the Welcome screen. ■ To view a list of all available SAPinst properties. This screen shows both the parameters that you entered and those that SAPinst set by default. If required.3 3. which is part of the GUI server. In this case. After you have entered all requested input parameters. choose <your SAP application> Software Life-Cycle Options SAP Library Installation and Update Install/Update EHP for SAP Library and then choose Next. see EHP/Business Function Content Installation: Sequence of Steps [page 31] When the installation has successfully completed. start SAPinst as described above with the option -p: . NOTE 6. 5. More Information See SAP Note 1272588 for known issues when updating an already installed SAP Library after installing additional enhancement packages and activating new Business Functions. SAPinst displays the screen Finished successfully. You receive an error message if one of these ports is already in use by another service. 21212. SAPinst GUI. SAPinst displays the Parameter Summary screen. For more information about the sequence of steps that SAPinst executes. position the cursor on the field of the respective parameter and press F1 . you can revise the parameters before starting the installation. The GUI server uses port 21212 to communicate with SAPinst GUI.

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If you use help types PlainHtmlHttp and PlainHtmlFile you can use either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape. you must observe certain requirements and restrictions depending on the specific platform.32 are overwritten). 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 21/38 . a new instance of the viewer or browser is opened each time you access help documentation. You can download updates from the Microsoft Web site.exe older than 1.01 SP 2 (or higher) Firefox Mozilla 2.01 SP 2 (or higher) Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.06 (or higher) Microsoft Windows platforms X X X Note the following points: ■ If you are using HTML Help Viewer in Microsoft Windows.4 4. You can also download Microsoft Internet Explorer for Macintosh from the Microsoft Web site. Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed with the operating system. and therefore any version already installed might be overwritten. For the help structure implemented with JavaScript and displayed as a compressed tree. The following table shows which browsers can be used with which front-end platforms.1 Using a Web Browser or Viewer The HTML-based documentation can be displayed in a Web browser on all front-end platforms supported by SAP.xx Netscape 4. Installation of Microsoft HTML Help Viewer and Microsoft Internet Explorer Microsoft HTML Help Viewer is installed automatically when you install SAP GUI 7.exe (HTML Help Viewer) is also installed with Microsoft Internet Explorer.10 from the DVD Presentation on your front-end PC (versions of file HH. Note that HH.1 Post-Installation Using a Web Browser or Viewer 4 Post-Installation The following sections provide information about activities after the installation of the SAP Library has finished successfully: ■ Using a Web Browser or Viewer [page 21] ■ Offline Access to Help Files – SAP Library Navigation [page 22] ■ Setting Variants for SAP Library [page 22] 4. Web Browser for Help Documentation HTML Help Viewer with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. ■ If you choose help type HtmlHelpFile. you must use HTML Help Viewer. However. which is based on Microsoft Internet Explorer and requires it. JavaScript must be activated in both browsers.

For the standard HTML help files. Add the documentation homepage to your browser favorites or bookmarks.htm. NOTE On some front-end platforms.SAR from the DVD to your hard drive.4 4. 4. you specify which help variants you want to make available to users of the SAP system. Double-click on file 00000001. see the SAP NetWeaver Implementation Guide (IMG). 4. From here you can navigate to all parts of the documentation. ■ Have access to the help files. 3. In the Internet Explorer. This opens SAP Library.2 Post-Installation Offline Access to Help Files .3 Setting Variants for SAP Library In the IMG activity (transaction SR13). Add the documentation homepage to your browser favorites or bookmarks. PlainHtmlHttp and PlainHtmFile: Offline Access to the Help Files 1. From here you can navigate to all parts of the documentation. Navigate to the directory <InstallDir>\HTMLHELP\<language key> using the Microsoft Windows Explorer.2 Offline Access to Help Files . choose security level Medium or Low under the Local intranet zone in the menu path Tools Internet Options Security . this requires you to unpack the archive PLAINHTM. 3. choose Help in the Viewer toolbar. Navigate to the directory <InstallDir>\HTMLHELP\<language key>. This loads the documentation homepage in your Web browser. without connecting to the SAP system – you need to: ■ Install a suitable browser or viewer on your computer as described in table Web Browser for Help Documentation in Using a Web Browser or Viewer [page 21]. For more information. the URLs of the help files displayed in the browser must contain a local drive identifier assigned to the file server instead of the name of the file server itself (for 22/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 . 2. 2. Open file Home. Procedure HtmlHelpFile: Offline Access to Help Files 1.chm. For more information about the definition of setting variants. you have to activate ActiveX in the Microsoft Internet Explorer. This is the directory containing the help files. see SAP Note 594271 and SAP Note 857216. This is the directory containing the help files. To display documentation on how to use HTML Help Viewer.SAP Library Navigation To view the documentation offline – that is.SAP Library Navigation NOTE To use the HTML Help Viewer.

then the entry in the Path field must be K:\PLAINHTM\710. path names must not be longer than 64 characters. Path names must not contain special characters such as blanks or ampersands. ■ Enter the path in the URL syntax. In addition.10 English WN32 IWBHELP \\p12345\HTMLHELP710 EN Yes Example for PlainHtmlHttp: Setting Variant for the Help Documentation Variant Platform HTML (Web) 7. PlainHtmlFile Use the syntax of the front-end platform when specifying a path name. You must also make sure that this drive letter points to the file server on the front end. If the share name \\p99999\docu is assigned to drive K: on the front ends. the entry in the Path field must start with a drive letter and not with the name of the file server.4 4.10 English WN32 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 23/38 . PlainHtmlHttp ■ Enter the name of the Web server including the port. In this case. Example Example for HtmlHelpFile: Setting Variant for the Help Documentation Variant Platform Area Path Language Default HTML Help 7. Assignment of the Disk Drive Letter to the File Server Front End Does the drive letter have to be assigned to the file server? Front End Microsoft Windows Apple Macintosh EXAMPLE Only if Netscape Navigator is used Yes Microsoft Windows Apple Macintosh Your front-end PC runs on Apple Macintosh and the help files reside in subdirectory PLAINHTM \710\EN of the shared directory docu on server \\p99999. Path names must not contain special characters such as blanks or ampersands. In addition. Procedure Special Features of the Help Types HtmlHelpFile The path names specified in the setting variants must not contain special characters such as blanks or ampersands. path names must not be longer than 64 characters.htm). path names must not be longer than 64 characters.3 Post-Installation Setting Variants for SAP Library example file:///K:/PLAINHTM/710/EN/e1/8e51341a06084de10000009b38f83b/ frameset. In addition.

4 4.3 Post-Installation Setting Variants for SAP Library Area Server Path Language IWBHELP p12345:1080 PlainHttp710 EN Example for PlainHtmlFile: Setting Variant for the Help Documentation Variant Platform Area Path Language Default HTML (File) 7.10 English WN32 IWBHELP \\p12345\PlainFile710 EN Yes 24/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 .

Procedure 1. In this case.com/swdc.sap.com/swdc Download Installations and Upgrades Entry by Application Group <SAP solution> <SAP product> <SAP release> Installation and Upgrade <operating system> <database> If you download installation DVDs. Identify all download objects that belong to one installation DVD according to one or both of the following: 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 25/38 . Prerequisites To extract the downloaded SAR files make sure that you use the latest SAPCAR version. you have to reassemble the required files after the download.sap. For more information. You need at least SAPCAR 700 or SAPCAR 640 with patch level 4 or higher because older versions of SAPCAR can no longer unpack current SAR files. see SAP Note 212876. which you can find at http://service.1 Downloading Installation DVDs from SAP Service Marketplace You normally obtain the installation DVDs as part of the installation package from SAP. Create a download directory on the host on which you want to run SAPinst. However. note that DVDs might be split into several files.1.5 5.1 Additional Information About SAPinst 5 Additional Information ■ About SAPinst [page 25] ■ Local Override of Help Settings on Front Ends [page 32] 5. ■ Interrupted Installation with SAPinst [page 30] ■ EHP/Business Function Content Installation: Sequence of Steps [page 31] ■ Troubleshooting with SAPinst [page 32] 5. 2.1 About SAPinst The following sections provide additional information about the installation tool SAPinst and about activities related to the installation process: ■ Downloading Installation DVDs from SAP Service Marketplace [page 25] ■ Using SAPinst GUI [page 26] ■ Performing a Remote Installation with SAPinst [page 27] ■ Starting SAPinst GUI Separately [page 28]. you can also download installation DVDs from: http://service.

1.5 5. ■ Title All objects that are part of an installation DVD have the same title. and so on. For more information. 5. but SAPinst and the GUI server continue running NOTE Menu option SAPinst Log Browser Menu option SAPinst Cancel If you need to log off during the installation from the host where you control the installation with SAPinst GUI. SAPCAR asks if you want to replace existing files. 4. the installation continues while you are logged off. Download the objects to the download directory. then 51031387_2..log) ■ Log files from the SAPinst GUI server Cancels the installation with the following options: 26/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 .1 Additional Information About SAPinst ■ Material number All download objects that are part of an installation DVD have the same material number and an individual sequence number: <material_number>_<sequence_number> EXAMPLE 51031387_1 51031387_2 .ASC. see Starting SAPinst GUI Separately [page 28]. During the download SAPCAR sets up the structure of the installation DVD. Extract the individual download objects using SAPCAR.. such as <solution><DVD_name><OS> or <database>RDBMS<OS> for RDBMS DVDs.2 Using SAPinst GUI The following table shows the most important functions that are available in SAPinst GUI: SAPinst GUI Functions Input Type Label F1 Description Function key Menu option File Exit Displays detailed information about each input parameter Stops the SAPinst GUI. You can later reconnect to the same SAPinst installation from the same or another host. NOTE 3. starting with the lowest sequence number – for example 51031387_1. Displays the Log Viewer dialog This dialog enables you to access the following log files directly: ■ Installation log (sapinst_dev. Always accept with Yes. for example LABELIDX.

The local host is the host from which you control the installation with SAPinst GUI. In this case. For more information. Procedure 1. SAPinst.1. 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 27/38 . Log on to your remote host as a user that is a member of the local administrators group. Prerequisites ■ The remote host meets the prerequisites for starting SAPinst as described in Installing and Updating SAP Library [page 16] or Installing and Updating SAP Library Content for an Enhancement Package [page 18]. ■ Both computers are in the same network and can ping each other. SAP no longer delivers any JCE policy archives within the SAP Java Virtual Machine (SAP JVM). which we use to validate installations with SAPinst. 2. Alternatively you can use an X server for Microsoft Windows or other remote desktop tools such as VNC Viewer or NX Server / NX Client – offered by various vendors or open source – for remote access to SAPinst GUI on Windows workstations. You have to download the required Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) policy zip file from SAP on the remote host. ■ Continue Continues the installation Performs the installation step again (if an error has occurred) Stops the installation without further changing the installation files You can continue the installation later from this point.5 5. and SAPinst GUI runs on the local host. To test this: 1. 2. SAPinst and the GUI server run on the remote host. CAUTION The behavior of SAPinst has changed compared to previous versions. and the GUI server) without further changing the installation files You can restart and continue the installation later from this point. You can run SAPinst GUI on a PC with 32-bit while SAPinst is running on a 64-bit installation host.3 Performing a Remote Installation with SAPinst You use this procedure to install your SAP system on a remote host. We recommend you use the Hummingbird Exceed X Server. see SAP Note 1170809. see SAP Note 1238121. For more information. Insert the Installation Master DVD in the DVD drive on your remote host. Log on to the local host and enter the command ping <remote host>.1 Additional Information About SAPinst Label Description Input Type Message button Message button Retry Stop Message button Continue ■ Stop Stops the installation (SAPinst GUI. Log on to your remote host and enter the command ping <local host>. Continues with the option you chose previously 5.

Set the environment variable JCE_POLICY_ZIP to the location of the downloaded policy zip archive by entering the following command: set JCE_POLICY_ZIP=<policy zip archive> 5.1 Additional Information About SAPinst 3. Log on as a member of the local administrators group. ■ You want to perform a remote installation [page 27]. see SAP Note 1238121. If SAPinst GUI runs on a different host from SAPinst and the GUI server. 4. using the local host as default.4 Starting SAPinst GUI Separately You use this procedure to start SAPinst GUI separately.exe -nogui SAPinst now starts and waits for the connection to the SAPinst GUI.1. Start SAPinst GUI on your local host as described in Starting SAPinst GUI Separately [page 28]. 2. Procedure Starting SAPinst GUI on Windows 1. you have to start SAPinst GUI separately on the local host. If you logged off during the installation and you later want to reconnect to the installation while it is still running. Enter the following commands: cd <DVD drive>:\IM_WINDOWS_<platform> sapinst. you can start SAPinst GUI separately. You have to download the required JCE policy zip file from SAP on the local host. SAP no longer delivers any JCE policy archives within the SAP JVM. Download the JCE policy zip file from SAP as described in SAP Note 1240081. waiting for a connection on host <host_name>. Set the environment variable JCE_POLICY_ZIP to the location of the downloaded policy zip archive by entering the following command: set JCE_POLICY_ZIP=<policy zip archive> 4. port <port_number> to continue with the installation 6.exe SAPinst GUI starts and tries to connect to the GUI server and SAPinst. 6. Insert the SAP Installation Master DVD into your DVD drive. Download the JCE policy zip file from SAP as described in SAP Note 1240081. You see the following at the command prompt: guiengine: no GUI connected. For more information. 28/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 . 3. Change to the directory of the sapinst executables: <DVD drive>:\IM_WINDOWS_<platform> Start SAPinst GUI by double-clicking sapinstgui. CAUTION The behavior of SAPinst has changed compared to previous versions.5 5. 5. You might need to start SAPinst GUI separately in the following cases: ■ You have logged off from SAPinst. 5.

where <host name> is the host name of the installation host ■ port=<nr>. Start SAPinst GUI by executing ./sapinstgui SAPinst GUI starts and tries to connect to the GUI server and SAPinst. SAPinst GUI cannot connect and the SAP Installation GUI Connection dialog appears. change to the following directory: <mountpoint_of_Installation_Master_DVD>/IM_LINUX_I386 6. 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 29/38 . The first dialog of the installation appears and you can perform the remote installation from your local host. Change to the directory of the sapinst executables: <mountpoint_of_Installation_Master_DVD>/IM_<OS> NOTE If you want to start SAPinst GUI on a Linux 32–bit platform.exe host=lsi1209 port=3000 -accessible Starting SAPinst GUI on UNIX 1.1 Additional Information About SAPinst If SAPinst and the GUI server are running on another host.5 5. In this case. enter the name of the host on which SAPinst is running and choose Log on. The first dialog of the installation appears and you can perform the remote installation from your local host. Mount the DVD locally. 3. If SAPinst and the GUI server are running on another host. SAPinst GUI cannot connect and the SAP Installation GUI Connection dialog appears. Set the environment variable JCE_POLICY_ZIP to the location of the downloaded policy zip archive as follows: Shell Used Command JCE_POLICY_ZIP=<policy zip archive> export JCE_POLICY_ZIP Bourne shell (sh) C shell (csh) Korn shell (ksh) setenv JCE_POLICY_ZIP <policy zip archive> export JCE_POLICY_ZIP=<policy zip archive> 4. CAUTION 2. NOTE Optionally you can start sapinstgui. using the local host as default. Log on as user root. Mount your Installation Master DVD. Make sure that the root user has not set any environment variables for a different SAP system or database./sapinstgui. NOTE 5.exe with the following parameters: ■ host=<host name>. enter the name of the host on which SAPinst is running and choose Log on. Download the JCE policy zip file from SAP as described in SAP Note 1240081. In this case. We do not recommend that you use Network File System (NFS). where <nr> is the port number for the connection to the GUI server ■ -accessible enables accessibility mode Example: .

xml file. try to solve the problem.5 5. SAPinst records the installation progress in the keydb.xml file. This is possible because SAPinst records the installation progress in the keydb. the installation pauses and a dialog box appears. the SAPinst GUI. This procedure describes the steps to restart an installation.accessible enables accessibility mode Example: . where <nr> is the port number for the connection to the GUI server ■ .1 Additional Information About SAPinst NOTE Optionally. SAPinst stops the installation. or to continue an interrupted installation after an error situation. We recommend that you view the entries in the log files. SAPinst continues the installation from the current point. you can continue the installation from the point of failure without repeating any of the previous steps (see the procedure below). 3. Change to the required directory: <DVD drive>:\IM_WINDOWS_<platform> Double-click sapinst. Therefore. and then choose Retry. you can start sapinstgui with the following parameters: ■ host=<host name>. 30/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 ./sapinstgui host=lsi1209 port=3000 -accessible 5. The dialog box contains a short description of the choices listed in the table below as well as a path to a log file that contains detailed information about the error. Access installation log files. SAPinst displays the same dialog box again. ■ You interrupted the installation by choosing Cancel in the SAPinst menu. and the GUI server. If an error occurs.5 Interrupted Installation with SAPinst The SAP system installation might be interrupted for one of the following reasons: ■ An error occurred during the Define Parameters or Execute phase: SAPinst does not abort the installation in error situations. 1. 2. The following table describes the options in the dialog box: Option Definition Retry Stop Continue View Log Procedure SAPinst retries the installation from the point of failure without repeating any of the previous steps. If the same or a different error occurs. Log on as a user who is a member of the local administrators group. which you stopped by choosing Stop. where <host name> is the host name of the installation host ■ port=<nr>.exe.1. closing the dialog box. Insert the Installation Master DVD in your DVD drive.

decide between the following alternatives and confirm with OK: Behavior Alternative Run a New Option SAPinst does not continue the interrupted installation option. 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 31/38 . it moves the content of the old installation directory and all installationspecific files to a backup directory. 3. 5. The installation sequence starts from the beginning of steps 1 – 3. EXAMPLE log_01_Oct_2008_13_47_56 Continue with the Old Option SAPinst continues the interrupted installation option from the point of failure. Install the files from the Business Functions directories.5 5. select the installation service that you want to continue and choose Next. 4. using the following logic: ■ For the active Business Functionss. From the tree structure in the Welcome screen.1. the following naming convention is used: <log_day_month_year_hours_minutes_seconds>. go to the Business Functions directory of the relevant EHP. you can no longer continue the old installation option. the installation starts with the lowest EHP release (for example.TXT) that are active in your SAP system. Active Business Functions are identified using RFC or customer text file. except GENERAL and BF_ALL. ■ For all active Business Functions. NOTE If there is only 1 component to install. EHP03) and so on (EHPnn+1). In the What Do You Want to Do? screen. Install all files from the directories GENERAL and BF_ALL from the most recent EHP for which an active Business Function was determined in Step 2. read the EHP assignment in the DVD manifest (file BF_FUNCTION_LIST. Afterwards. A subsequent Business Functions activation from a lower EHP means that the installation must be repeated as a new complete installation. 5. the Welcome screen does not appear. The What Do You Want to Do? screen appears. EHP02) and proceeds with the installation sequence of all Business Functions from the higher EHP release (for example. ■ All Business Functions files of each EHP will be substitute files in the target directory. Instead. 2.1 Additional Information About SAPinst 4. For the backup directory. Read the list of Business Functions (for example. SAPinst processes installation and update steps according to the following algorithm: 1.TXT) ■ For each active Business Functions.6 EHP/Business Function Content Installation: Sequence of Steps When you select the option Install/Update EHP for SAP Library. BF_FUNCTION_LIST.

check the file sdtstart. choose View Logs. If the file is not there. This facility enables you to use a different help type and/or call help from a location other that than defined in the setting variants defined by the system administrator.ini file is evaluated in the Microsoft Windows directory of the front-end PC. To view the log file. You can store this file in the following locations: ■ In the Microsoft Windows directory of the front-end PC (c:\Windows or c:\WINNT) ■ In the SAP GUI directory (locally or on a server) ■ In the parent directory of the SAP GUI directory Order of Evaluation Each time the user accesses help in the SAP system ( Help Application Help) . You must select a help type in transaction SR13. you can continue the installation by choosing Retry. NOTE You can only override the local front ends if you have defined entries for the setting variants in transaction SR13. see Interrupted Installation with SAPinst [page 30]. do either of the following: ■ Try to solve the problem ■ Abort the installation by choosing Cancel in the SAPinst menu. 5. ■ If GUI server or SAPinst GUI do not start. the help 32/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 . ■ If SAPinst GUI aborts during the installation without an error message.1 File sapdoccd. Check the log and trace files of the GUI server and SAPinst GUI in the directory %userprofile% \. If an error occurs.5 5. SAPinst: ■ Stops the installation. it is first searched for in the SAP GUI directory and then in the parent directory of the SAP GUI directory. 3. If an error occurs during the Define Parameters or Execute phase. Procedure 1.1.ini You enter override information in file sapdoccd.sdtgui\ for errors.ini. 2.2 Local Override of Help Settings on Front Ends You can override the help setting variants configured in the SAP system locally on Microsoft Windows front ends. ■ After resolving the problem. 5. ■ Displays a dialog informing you about the error.2 Additional Information Local Override of Help Settings on Front Ends 5. restart SAPinst GUI as described in Starting SAPinst GUI Separately [page 28]. For more information.7 Troubleshooting with SAPinst This section tells you how to proceed when errors occur during the installation with SAPinst.err in the current % userprofile% directory. the sapdoccd.2. If the file cannot be found or if it does not contain any override information for HTML-based help.

If you also specify the server and/or path in sapdoccd. The paths used to override help settings locally must include the language key. The help type GetFromR3 is not a proper help type. Entries for overriding the HTML-based help can apply to: ■ All SAP systems Entries in section [HTMLHELP] apply to all SAP systems. look for a sapdoccd. The names of sections and parameters are not case-sensitive.ini file can also contain control information for the WinHelp-based help in systems with Releases 3. Editor). these settings override the settings in the SAP system. the settings from the SAP system are used. Content and Format of sapdoccd. create a new file with any ASCII editor (for example. Make sure you observe the order of evaluation if the file exists in more than one place.xx.2. Validity Range of Parameters You can specify the SAP systems to which the override applies by entering parameter values in the relevant sections in sapdoccd. It is used to copy the values of the currently active setting variant of the SAP system. They override the entries in section [HTMLHELP]. To override the SAP system setting variant.ini The following parameters and parameter values can be used: HelpType PlainHtmlHttp.0A and later. These settings do not affect each other. HtmlHelpFile. NOTE Apart from the settings for HTML-based help in systems with Release 4.5 5. ■ SAP systems with a specific release Entries in sections [HTMLHELP-<Release>] apply to all SAP systems with this release.ini. GetFromR3 <HelpType>Server Name of the Web server on which the files for <HelpType> reside <HelpType>Path-<language> Path to the help files for logon language <language> <language> is a two character language key. If you specify GetFromR3 as the help type (HelpType=GetFromR3). Otherwise.2 Parameters in File sapdoccd. but parameter values are.2 Additional Information Local Override of Help Settings on Front Ends processor copies the values of the setting variant of the SAP system currently in use. 5. PlainHtmlFile. For more information.ini file contains entries in Microsoft Windows INI format. the sapdoccd.ini file in the locations mentioned above and modify its content according to your requirements. see Setting Variants for SAP Library [page 22]. DynamicHelp.ini.ini The sapdoccd. <HelpType>Path Path to the help files you want to display if no parameter <HelpType>Path<language> is specified for the current logon language NOTE The help type DynamicHelp can only be used if SAP Knowledge Warehouse is installed. ■ Individual SAP systems 2009-01-23 PUBLIC 33/38 .

ini ■ Start parameters resulting from the previous two points ■ Browser/viewer version (for help type HtmlHelpFile only) The following is an example of a log produced when application help is launched from an SAP system called B20: 34/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 . ■ If an entry for a particular release (for example. EXAMPLE [HTMLHELP] HelpType=PlainHtmlHttp PlainHtmlHttpServer=p99999.de:1080 PlainHtmlHttpPath-DE=saphelp/DE PlainHtmlHttpPath=saphelp/EN [HTMLHELP-710] HelpType=HtmlHelpFile HtmlHelpFilePath-DE=\\DWDF042\docu\710\HTMLHELP\DE HtmlHelpFilePath-EN=\\DWDF042\docu\710\HTMLHELP\EN HtmlHelpFilePath=\\DWDF042\docu\710\HTMLHELP\EN [SystemId-B20] HelpType=HtmlHelpFile HtmlHelpFilePath-DE=\\p12345\HTMLHELP\DE HtmlHelpFilePath=\\p12345\HTMLHELP\EN [SystemId-B40] HelpType=PlainHtmlFile PlainHtmlFilePath-DE=\\p44444\PLAINHTM\DE PlainHtmlFilePath=\\p44444\PLAINHTM\EN [SystemId-B60] HelpType=GetFromR3 HtmlHelpFilePath-DE=\\p99999\HTMLHELP\DE HtmlHelpFilePath=\\p99999\HTMLHELP\EN 5.log.2 Additional Information Local Override of Help Settings on Front Ends Entries in sections [SystemId-<SAP System>] apply to <SAP system> and override both the global entries in section [HTMLHELP] and the release-specific entries in sections HTMLHELP-<Release>].10) specifies a language-specific path (<HelpType>Path<Language>).2.5 5. while an entry for a particular system with the same release specifies a generic path (<HelpType>Path). Release 7.EXE) from the SAP system ■ Default parameters (transaction SR13) extracted from the command line ■ Parameters extracted from the file sapdoccd. the release-specific entry applies.3 Logging of Help Calls A log for each call is written to the file sapdoccd.sap-ag. separated by spaces: ■ Command line used to launch the start program for help (SHH. The log file contains the following information.

2009-01-23 PUBLIC 35/38 . the help type PlainHtmlFile is used.5 5. help type HtmlHelpFile is used and the help files are accessed from the directory \HTMLHELP\EN on the file server \\p12345. In all other SAP systems. the default help type PlainHtmlHttp (defined in transaction SR13) is used. If you launched the help documentation from the SAP system B40.2 Additional Information Local Override of Help Settings on Front Ends EXAMPLE Figure 2: In the example.

and key concepts of a programming language when they are surrounded by body text. menu options Emphasized words or expressions Words or characters that you enter in the system exactly as they appear in the documentation Textual cross-references to an internet address Quicklinks added to the internet address of a homepage to enable quick access to specific content on the Web Hyperlink to an SAP Note. SAP Note 123456 ■ Words or characters quoted from the screen. upgrade. for example. for example. These include field labels. pushbutton labels. for example. for example. menu names. These include report names.com /example 123456 Example Example EXAMPLE EXAMPLE 36/38 PUBLIC 2009-01-23 . and menu options.sap. messages ■ Source code or syntax quoted directly from a program ■ File and directory names and their paths.Typographic Conventions Example <Example> Description Example Example Example Example Angle brackets indicate that you replace these words or characters with appropriate entries to make entries in the system. ■ Cross-references to other documentation or published works ■ Output on the screen following a user action. screen titles. and database tools Technical names of system objects. for example. transaction codes. program names. names of variables and parameters. “Enter your <User Name>”. and names of installation. SELECT and INCLUDE Keys on the keyboard http://www. Arrows separating the parts of a navigation path. database table names.

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