Updating System Tables

The SAP ASE system tables contain information that is critical to the operation of your databases. Under ordinary circumstances, you need not perform direct data modifications to system tables.

Update system tables only when you are instructed to do so by SAP Technical Support, by an instruction in the Error Messaging and Troubleshooting Guide, or as required by some system administration tasks.

Before you update system tables, you must issue an sp_configure command that enables system table updates. While this command is in effect, any user with appropriate permission can modify a system table. Other requirements for direct changes to system tables are: