Goals

  • Explain the differences between Non-Unicode and Unicode
  • Describe the SAP Unicode implementation
  • Explain the prerequisites, impact and duration of a SAP Unicode Conversion
  • Plan and perform a SAP Unicode Conversion

Audience

  • System Administrators
  • Technical Consultants
  • Project Team Members
  • Project Managers

Prerequisites

Essential

  • Practical Experience in SAP NetWeaver Technology and Administration

Recommended

  • TADM70 – SAP System: Operating System and Database Migration

Course based on software release

  • NetWeaver 7.40

Content

  • SAP Unicode Fundamentals
  • SAP Unicode Sizing recommendations
  • Performing the ABAP Unicode Check (UCCHECK) in the source system
  • Planning and preparing the adaption of ABAP Programs and interfaces for the SAP Unicode Conversion
  • Planning and preparing the technical SAP Unicode Conversion
  • Performing the Unicode Pre-Conversion (SPUMG) in the source system
  • Procedures and Tools for the technical OS/DB migration of the system (SWPM, R3load, SUM/DMO, Combined CU/UC)
  • Important Unicode-specific aspects during the OS/DB Migration
  • Performing the Unicode Post-Conversion (SUMG) in the target system
  • Troubleshooting Typical Errors

Notes

  • You will perform all necessary pre-conversion steps in a non-Unicode system
  • You will NOT perform the technical migration (R3load Export/Import) during the training. This procedure is covered in detail in SAP course TADM70. However, you will learn which parts of the technical migration are important for a Unicode Migration.
  • You will perform all necessary post-conversion steps in a Unicode system
  • The special case “MDMP Conversion” is not a focus of this course, but will be covered on demand