Change and Transport System (CTS) in SAP

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The Change and Transport System (CTS) is a tool that helps you to organize development projects in the ABAP Workbench and in Customizing, and then transport the changes between the SAP Systems in your system landscape.

This documentation gives you a step by step instruction with a sample transport of an executable file in SAP and how you can use the CTS to organize your changes, as well as basic information on setting up your system and client landscape, and choosing a transport strategy. Read and follow this documentation/tutorial when planning your development project.

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Change and Transport System (CTS) in SAP

  1. 1. BCO5651<br />Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation<br />Change and Transport System (CTS)<br />Prepared by:<br />Kunal Chadha - S3884977<br />What is CTS?<br />The Change and Transport System (CTS) is a tool that helps you to organize development projects in the ABAP Workbench and in Customizing, and then transport the changes between the SAP Systems in your system landscape.<br />This documentation gives you an overview of how you can use the CTS tool to organize your changes, as well as basic information on setting up your system and client landscape, and choosing a transport strategy<br />Icons and its meaning:<br />Tutorial objective:<br />The objective of this tutorial is to get one, acquainted with the change and transport system tool in SAP and understand the flow involved in the transportation of change requests from one system to another or from one client to another.(Screen shot belwo shows the change transport from the development client to the quality assurance system and then to the production system)<br />Change transport from one system to another<br />Tutorial Sequences:<br /><ul><li>Create a package in SM7
  2. 2. Creating a workbench request in SM7
  3. 3. Create an output device in SM7
  4. 4. Adding output device to the workbench request inSM7
  5. 5. ABAP Program transport in SM7
  6. 6. Copy existing program to newly created program in SM7
  7. 7. Export transport request in Solman SM7
  8. 8. Import transport request in Ruby S40
  9. 9. Testing in Ruby S40
  10. 10. Transporting a customizing request
  11. 11. Click on SAP Logon on your Desktop (Start-All Programes-SAP-SAP FrontEnd-SAP Logon)
  12. 12. Click on “New” as shown below to create the following new connections</li></ul>System Properties:<br />Solman SM7 system:<br />Ruby S40 system:<br />SAP Logon Page:<br />Once you enter the system properties for Solman SM7 and Ruby S40, both would appear on the SAP Logon Page.<br /><ul><li>Double Click on Solman SM7 as the changes are to be made in SM7 and transported to Ruby S40.
  13. 13. Ensure client is 001 and put in your login details as given to you prior to starting the tutorial.
  14. 14. On successfully logging in, the following page would appear which is the SAP MENU PAGE.
  15. 15. Creating Package in Solman SM7:
  16. 16. Enter the transaction code to create a package which is SE21
  17. 17. Enter the package name “ZXXX_Package” where XXX are the digits of your user logins
  18. 18. Click on Create.
  19. 19. Enter the Short description for the package as shown below.
  20. 20. Click on Save.<Check>
  21. 21. You will then get a prompt to create a new workbench request
  22. 22. Creating a workbench request:</li></ul>Click on the icon as shown below to create a new workbench request.<br /><ul><li>Enter description and click on the save icon.
  23. 23. Note the request Number and click on Enter or the continue button.
  24. 24. Note: Please ensure that you make note of the Workbench request number on a notepad as all changes to be transpored will be associated with the same request number.
  25. 25. The following screen appears
  26. 26. Create an output Device
  27. 27. Enter the transaction code to create an output device,SPAD
  28. 28. Note: If you are on the SAP Easy Access(Main screen), then type in the transaction code as just SPAD.If you are on a different page(As below) then type /NSPAD.
  29. 29. The following screen will appear
  30. 30. Click on the display button adjacent to the output devices field as shown below.
  31. 31. Click on the change icon to enable change mode as shown below.
  32. 32. Now click on the create icon to create a new output device
  33. 33. Enter output device name as “ZXXX_Printer”
  34. 34. Short name as ZXXX, where XXX are the digits of your login
  35. 35. Device type: Choose HP5000: HP LaserJet 5000 R4.x+
  36. 36. Click on The Access Method tab and choose G:Front End Printing with Control Tech from the drop down
  37. 37. Set the host printer name as __default. (Note the __)
  38. 38. Click on Save and you will notice the following message at the bottom of the screen
  39. 39. Click on the back button as shown below which will take you to the list of output devices
  40. 40. Note the ouptu device you created in the “List of Output Devices Page”
  41. 41. Refresh the screen if the output device you created does not appear in the list of output devices
  42. 42. You would then be abl;e to see the output device you created
  43. 43. Adding the outptut device to the existing workbench request
  44. 44. Click on the device you created and then click on the transport button as shown below</li></ul>The following window will appear. Click on the <br /><ul><li>Note the request number
  45. 45. If the request is not the same as the number created earlier update the same.
  46. 46. If the number is the same then just click on continue as shown below.
  47. 47. The following message will appear at the bottom of the screen which confirms that the output device is added to the workbench(change) request
  48. 48. Click on the exit button to move to the main page
  49. 49. SAP Easy Acess(Main Page) below.
  50. 50. ABAP Program transport
  51. 51. Enter Transaction Code,SE38 to create a new program as shown below and enter.
  52. 52. We will not be creating a program, but using an existing program to transport
  53. 53. So, click on the icon as mentioned below
  54. 54. Choose the following program as mentioned below
  55. 55. Now click on the execute button.</li></ul>Note: The executable program lists all the output devices and the list of the same is shown below which should include the output device you created.<br /><ul><li>Copy existing program to newly created program in SM7
  56. 56. On the ABAP Editor screen, Enter the program name you selected earlier and click on the copy button as shown below.
  57. 57. Now enter the target program name as ZXXX_Program where XXX are the digits of your logins
  58. 58. Click on Copy
  59. 59. Check all the boxes and click on copy again.
  60. 60. Enter the package name and click on save
  61. 61. Note the request number and ensure it is the same request number as created earlier in the tutorial which included creating an output device.
  62. 62. Click on continue as shown below.
  63. 63. The following message will appear at the bottom of the screen.</li></ul>Activating the newly created program:<br /><ul><li>Click on the Icon as shown below to activate the program
  64. 64. Click on the rows associated with your program and click on the continue button as shown below
  65. 65. Note the message at the bottom of the screen
  66. 66. Export Transport Request :
  67. 67. Enter the transaction code to export transport request,SE09
  68. 68. If not on the main page then enter /NSE09
  69. 69. The following “Transport Organizer” page will appear
  70. 70. Check the User ID to ensure that it is your user id.
  71. 71. Check the Workbench request check Box and Modifiable checkbox
  72. 72. Click on Display as shown below
  73. 73. Expand the your request number to see the package,program and output device created
  74. 74. Click on the second request number
  75. 75. Now click on Release directly(Transport Icon) as shown below
  76. 76. Note the message at the bottom of the screen, where the task has been released to your request number which you generated.</li></ul>..<br /><ul><li>You will then see a tick besides the second request number, as you can see below.
  77. 77. Now click on your request number
  78. 78. Then click on the release directly(transport) icon
  79. 79. Press icon to refresh the screen till you see the successful messages as below
  80. 80. You will then see a tick besides both the request numbers as shown below
  81. 81. Note the status being changed to released, and the message at the bottom of the screen
  82. 82. Now Log off from Solman</li></ul>__________________________________________________________________________________<br />Importing the request in Ruby S40 , exported from Solman SM7:<br />System properties for Ruby S40<br /><ul><li>Once you configure the system Ruby S40, double click on the same as shown below
  83. 83. Enter your logins as given to you
  84. 84. Ensure the client number is 430.
  85. 85. Importing request:
  86. 86. Enter the transaction code to import the workbench request which is STMS
  87. 87. The following screen will appear which is known as the “Transport Management System” page.
  88. 88. Click on the “Import Overview” Icon as shown below.
  89. 89. The following screen will appear which will show you the number of import request for each system
  90. 90. Double click on Ruby S40
  91. 91. The following page shows the request for import on the Ruby S40 system
  92. 92. Refresh your screen as shown below to note your request number
  93. 93. Note: The Request number would generally be at the bottom of the list
  94. 94. If the icon appears besides your desired column/request then click on the similar icon on the toolbar to adjust the transport
  95. 95. The following will appear:
  96. 96. Click on Yes to Continue
  97. 97. Click on your request number and click on the icon which imports only your request. Be careful not to import all requests which is the Icon next to the one mentioned.
  98. 98. The following screen will appear
  99. 99. Ensure the target client is 430
  100. 100. Tick the immediate check box
  101. 101. Now click on the execution tab
  102. 102. Check the Synchronous check box.
  103. 103. Click on continue as shown below
  104. 104. Click on Yes to confirm the import</li></ul>To confirm that the import has been successfully executed, we run a test.<br /><ul><li>Testing:
  105. 105. Enter transaction code, SE38 if on the main page or /nSE38 if on a different page
  106. 106. Enter the program which you created and click on the execute button as shown below:
  107. 107. The Output of the program as below and the name of the output device you created will be displayed in the ouput</li></ul>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Transporting a customizing request from Solman SM7 to Ruby S40:<br /><ul><li>Log on to Solman SM7 by double clicking on the required system name
  108. 108. The following screen will appear
  109. 109. Enter your user login to get to the main page </li></ul>Creating a customizing request:<br />Setting the currency to Brazilian currency in Solman SM7 and transporting the same to Ruby S40<br /><ul><li>Enter transaction code SM30 to set the currency
  110. 110. Type in ‘V_CURC’ in the Table/View Field
  111. 111. Click on Maintain
  112. 112. Scroll down to the currency-‘Brazilian Real’
  113. 113. Tick the check box
  114. 114. Click on Save
  115. 115. The following Screen will appear
  116. 116. Click on the create button a new customization request
  117. 117. Enter the Short Description-“Customizing request Brazilian Currency XXX”, where XXX are the digits of your Ruby system login
  118. 118. Click On Save
  119. 119. Note the customizing request number
  120. 120. Click on continue
  121. 121. Note the customizing request number</li></ul>Export the customizing request<br /><ul><li>Enter transaction code SE09 to export the customizing request
  122. 122. The following “Transport Organizer” page will appear
  123. 123. Check the User ID to ensure that it is your user id.
  124. 124. Check the Workbench request check Box and Modifiable checkbox
  125. 125. Click on Display as shown below
  126. 126. Expand the your request number to see the package,program and output device created
  127. 127. Click on the second request number
  128. 128. Now click on Release directly(Transport Icon) as shown below</li></ul>..<br /><ul><li>You will then see a tick besides the second request number, as you can see below.
  129. 129. Click on the request number your created
  130. 130. Now click on Release directly (Transport Icon)
  131. 131. Refresh the screen to get the screen as mentioned below
  132. 132. Now log off the Solman SM7</li></ul>Importing customizing request:<br /><ul><li>Now Log in to the Ruby S40 to import the customizing request
  133. 133. Enter your user login to get to the main page
  134. 134. Enter the transaction code, STMS to import the customizing request
  135. 135. The following screen will appear which is known as the “Transport Management System” page.
  136. 136. Click on the “Import Overview” Icon as shown below.
  137. 137. The following screen will appear which will show you the number of import request for each system
  138. 138. Double click on Ruby S40
  139. 139. The following page shows the request for import on the Ruby S40 system
  140. 140. Refresh your screen as shown below to note your request number
  141. 141. Note: The Request number would generally be at the bottom of the list
  142. 142. If the icon appears besides your desired column/request then click on the similar icon on the toolbar to adjust the transport
  143. 143. The following will appear:
  144. 144. Click on Yes to Continue
  145. 145. Click on your request number and click on the icon which imports only your request. Be careful not to import all requests which is the Icon next to the one mentioned.
  146. 146. Enter target client as 430
  147. 147. Click on continue
  148. 148. Click on yes to continue</li></ul>Testing:<br />Check whether the customization which involved setting the currency to Brazilian real has been imported<br /><ul><li>Enter transaction code SM30
  149. 149. Type in V_CURC i n Table/View
  150. 150. Click on Maintain
  151. 151. The brazilian currency will be checked which is the customization you made in the source system which is Solman SM7</li></ul>The following screen will appear, which will show the custumization has been successfuly transfered. <br />END OF TUTORIAL<br />--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />HOME-WORK<br />Perfome any customization on Solman SM 7 and Transport the same from Solman SM7 to Ruby S40. (Please provide details as to how the customization was transported in 50 – 70 words)<br />QUESTIONS<br />Question-1:<br />Name the transaction codes to import and export change requests in CTS<br />Question-2:<br />How many types of requests were created in the tutorial for the transport and name them?<br />Question-3:<br />What is the difference between the two icons ?<br />Question-4:<br />True or False<br />There was a different request number associated with the following development tasks in the tutorial<br /><ul><li>Creating output device
  152. 152. Creating program</li></ul>Question-6:<br />Name the SAP programming language<br />Question-7:<br />What is the purpose of creating an output device and transporting the same to another system?<br />Question-8:<br />Name the source and target systems involved in the change transport process<br />Note: Email or hand over the answers to the above questions not later than the next tutorial class on/to Kunal (chadha_kunal@yahoo.com)<br />

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