SAP R/3 Support Packages and Patches – Importing, SAP Packages Errors and Problems

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Import from Frontend

for small files you can do this. It will upload from frontend to server and ask you to decompress. Once decompressed, click on New Support Packages/ Display button.


Once decompressed, click on New Support Packages/ Display button.



Check for logs



  • At times depending on the situation, you may have to reapply the OSS notes after returning back the object to original

Errors and Problems


While applying a patch, if you get an error “CANNOT_CREATE_COFILE” delete the concerned file of the patch from the /usr/sap/trans/cofile and /usr/sap/trans/data directory. After deleting the files restart the process. The patch application may work.

Eps in is in old format

If you are unable to upload the queue and you see a message like EPS in IS IN OLD FORMAT , check for the SPAM version and do a SPAM update. Delete the concerned files (i.e. the .ATT and .PAT files from the /usr/sap/trans/EPS/in directory) and then decompress the .CAR file and continue with applying the support packs.

Objects locked

There are also times when a patch fails because an object that it is trying to modify is locked by a change request. In such cases, identify the object and the change request and then using SE03 search for the object. Once you have identified the change request unlock the object and then Continue with the SPAM transaction. Sometimes the SPAM/SAINT Update process comes out with error. In such case just go ahead and start the SPAM update process again and it should go through fine.

Objects locked

  • Tp could not connect to database
  • Tp may be older version or outdated
  • No enough space in “eps/in” directory.
  • Tp could not be executed.
  • Stms is not configured properly.
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