Definition - What does SPAU mean?
SPAU is the transaction used for adjusting repository objects (if necessary) during the upgrade process or during the import of support packages This activity is usually completed after the processes involving adjustment for database objects by transaction SPDD and Unicode conversion. The activities involved in SPAU are considered critical during an upgrade, which may be either technical or functional. The scope of objects involved using SPAU includes program, screens, function modules, classes and other enhancement objects. The phase involving SPAU transaction usually comes in the downtime phase of the SAP upgrade and can be carried out in the normal client. This is unlike other upgrade processes like SPDD and Unicode conversions.
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