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Data Migration of
Non-SAP Systems to R/3

Quick Introduction to Working with the
Legacy System Migration Workbench
Version 1.7

lsm@sap.com
September 5, 2000
Legacy System Migration Workbench
2
Table of Contents
1
INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................... 4
1.1
PURPOSE OF THIS INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................ 4
1.2
LSM WORKBENCH: WHAT IS IT?......................................................................................................... 4
1.3
SUPPORTED R/3 RELEASES.................................................................................................................. 4
1.4
COSTS................................................................................................................................................ 4
1.5
DELIVERY.......................................................................................................................................... 4
1.6
LSM WORKBENCH VERSIONS............................................................................................................. 4
1.7
SUPPORT............................................................................................................................................ 5
1.8
SIGNIFICANCE OF DATA MIGRATION.................................................................................................... 5
1.9
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF THE LSM WORKBENCH...................................................................................... 5
2
PRECONDITIONS................................................................................................................................. 7
3
STARTUP AND PREPARATIONS....................................................................................................... 8
3.1
AUTHORIZATIONS............................................................................................................................... 8
3.2
INITIAL TRANSACTION........................................................................................................................ 8
3.3
PROJECT, SUBPROJECT AND OBJECT.................................................................................................... 8
3.4
USER GUIDANCE................................................................................................................................10
3.5
FIELD MAPPING ON PAPER.................................................................................................................11
3.6
CREATE OBJECT OVERVIEW...............................................................................................................12
3.7
ADMINISTRATION..............................................................................................................................16
3.8
RECORDINGS.....................................................................................................................................16
3.9
PREPARATIONS FOR USING IDOC INBOUND PROCESSING......................................................................17
4
GENERAL TIPS FOR THE PROCEDURE.........................................................................................21
5
DATA MIGRATION \u2013 STEP BY STEP...............................................................................................23
5.1
MAINTAIN OBJECT ATTRIBUTES.........................................................................................................23
5.2
MAINTAIN SOURCE STRUCTURES.......................................................................................................24
5.3
MAINTAIN SOURCE FIELDS................................................................................................................25
5.3.1
Create Individual Source Fields...............................................................................................25
5.3.2
Maintain Source Fields in Table Form......................................................................................27
5.3.3
Copy Source Fields from Other Sources...................................................................................28
5.4
MAINTAIN STRUCTURAL RELATIONSHIPS............................................................................................29
5.5
MAINTAIN FIELD MAPPING AND CONVERSION RULES..........................................................................31
5.5.1
For the Advanced User: Display Variant, Processing Times.....................................................34
5.5.2
For the Advanced User: Global Variables................................................................................36
5.5.3
For the Advanced User: Global Functions................................................................................37
5.5.4
For the Advanced User: Reusable Rules \u2014 Naming Conventions.............................................38
5.6
MAINTAIN FIXED VALUES, TRANSLATIONS AND USER-WRITTEN ROUTINES..........................................39
5.7
SPECIFY FILES...................................................................................................................................42
5.8
USE WILDCARDS IN FILE NAMES........................................................................................................47
5.9
ASSIGN FILES....................................................................................................................................49
5.10 READ DATA......................................................................................................................................49
5.10.1
Display Read Data...................................................................................................................50
5.11 CONVERT DATA................................................................................................................................50
5.11.1
General Remarks......................................................................................................................50
5.11.2
Additional Function for BAPI/IDoc..........................................................................................51
5.12 DISPLAY CONVERTED DATA..............................................................................................................52
5.13 IMPORT DATA...................................................................................................................................52
5.13.2
Import Data with Direct Input...................................................................................................52
5.13.3
Import Data with BAPI or IDoc Technique...............................................................................53
6
RECORDINGS......................................................................................................................................54
6.1
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCESS...........................................................................................54
Legacy System Migration Workbench
3
7
TRANSPORT LSMW PROJECTS.......................................................................................................57
7.1
GENERATE CHANGE REQUEST............................................................................................................57
7.2
EXPORT PROJECT..............................................................................................................................57
7.3
IMPORT PROJECT...............................................................................................................................58
8
PERIODIC DATA TRANSFER............................................................................................................59
9
LONG TEXTS.......................................................................................................................................62
9.1
LONG TEXTS IN THE R/3 SYSTEM.......................................................................................................62
9.2
DETERMINE TEXT KEY STRUCTURE....................................................................................................63
9.3
DEVELOP OBJECTS FOR LONG TEXTS VIA OBJECT 0001.......................................................................64
9.4
DEVELOP OBJECTS FOR LONG TEXTS VIA OBJECT 2000.......................................................................67
9.5
IMPORT TEXTS..................................................................................................................................71
10
TIPS AND TRICKS...........................................................................................................................72

10.1 DETERMINE THE TRANSACTION CODE AT RUNTIME.............................................................................72 10.2 SKIP A RECORD.................................................................................................................................72 10.3 SKIP ALL RECORDS OF A TRANSACTION..............................................................................................72 10.4 DUPLICATE A RECORD.......................................................................................................................72

11
UPGRADE FROM LSMW 1.0 TO LSMW 1.6.................................................................................74
11.1 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VERSION 1.0AN D VERSION 1.6 OF THE LSM WORKBENCH.............................74
12
TRANSFER OF LSMW DATA FROM VERSION 1.0 TO VERSION 1.6.....................................76
13
UPGRADE FROM LSMW 1.5 TO LSMW 1.6.................................................................................77

13.1 NOTES ON THE UPGRADE TO LSMW 1.6.............................................................................................77
13.2 CORRECTIONS...................................................................................................................................77
13.3 DEVELOPMENTS................................................................................................................................77

14
FINAL REMARKS............................................................................................................................79

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