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Overcoming Basis challenges by reaching inside the database

With today's higher demand of multiple cross-application skills it is no longer enough to just stay in the application layer of the SAP client/server architecture. If you are acting as the SAP Basis/DBA person in your company you know what I am talking about. And, regardless of your current position, I am sure you also want to do things faster and more efficiently using tools you already have and without compromising security.

Automating repetitive day-to-day tasks and scripting specific processes allows you to spend more time working on new technology and developing new ideas.

In this article I will share with you some challenges I have encountered as a Basis administrator and the techniques I have used to overcome these challenges.

After reading this article you will see how much a simple text file can do for you, how to use native tools at the operating system level to reach inside the SAP database and obtain the information you need quickly.

If you have been wishing to learn more about Windows batch scripting and SQL programming for an SAP environment you have certainly gotten your hands on the right article.

So, are you ready to dive in?


Overcoming Basis challenges by reaching inside the database

 Home: Introduction
 Basis challenge #1: Reporting logon information
 Basis challenge #2: Gathering SQL Server information
 Basis challenge #3: Getting system profile parameters
 Troubleshooting
 Review: Conclusion and more resources

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Giovanni Davila, technical author and SAP Basis expert
Giovanni Davila is an expert in SAP administration on the Windows platform. He has authored critically-acclaimed books like SAP Basis Administration and SAP Basis Administration for Windows. He also wrote an article for the SAP Professional Journal titled System Database Copies – Made Easy.
Copyright 2005 TechTarget

Copyright 2005 TechTarget

This was first published in December 2005

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