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

lsm@sap.com
September 5, 2000
Legacy System Migration Workbench
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.........................................................................................................................................9 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.................................................................................................31 5.3.3 Copy Source Fields from Other Sources...............................................................................................32

5.4 MAINTAIN STRUCTURAL RELATIONSHIPS..........................................................................................................33
5.5 MAINTAIN FIELD MAPPING AND CONVERSION RULES.........................................................................................35

5.5.1 For the Advanced User: Display Variant, Processing Times................................................................38 5.5.2 For the Advanced User: Global Variables............................................................................................40 5.5.3 For the Advanced User: Global Functions...........................................................................................40 5.5.4 For the Advanced User: Reusable Rules \u2014 Naming Conventions.......................................................41

5.6 MAINTAIN FIXED VALUES, TRANSLATIONS AND USER-WRITTEN

ROUTINES......................................................................................................................................................43 5.7 SPECIFY FILES.........................................................................................................................................46 5.8 USE WILDCARDS IN FILE NAMES..................................................................................................................53 5.9 ASSIGN FILES...........................................................................................................................................55 5.10 READ DATA...........................................................................................................................................55

5.10.1 Display Read Data..............................................................................................................................56
5.11 CONVERT DATA......................................................................................................................................56
5.11.1 General Remarks.................................................................................................................................56
5.11.2 Additional Function for BAPI/IDoc....................................................................................................57
5.12 DISPLAY CONVERTED DATA........................................................................................................................58
5.13 IMPORT DATA..........................................................................................................................................58
5.13.2 Import Data with Direct Input.............................................................................................................58
5.13.3 Import Data with BAPI or IDoc Technique.........................................................................................59
6 RECORDINGS...................................................................................................................................................60
6.1 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCESS........................................................................................................60
7 TRANSPORT LSMW PROJECTS..................................................................................................................63
7.1 GENERATE CHANGE REQUEST.......................................................................................................................63
7.2 EXPORT PROJECT.......................................................................................................................................63
Legacy System Migration Workbench
7.3 IMPORT PROJECT.......................................................................................................................................65
8 PERIODIC DATA TRANSFER........................................................................................................................66
9 LONG TEXTS....................................................................................................................................................69

9.1 LONG TEXTS IN THE R/3 SYSTEM.................................................................................................................69 9.2 DETERMINE TEXT KEY STRUCTURE...............................................................................................................70 9.3 DEVELOP OBJECTS FOR LONG TEXTS VIA OBJECT 0001...................................................................................71 9.4 DEVELOP OBJECTS FOR LONG TEXTS VIA OBJECT 2000...................................................................................74 9.5 IMPORT TEXTS..........................................................................................................................................78

10 TIPS AND TRICKS.........................................................................................................................................79

10.1 DETERMINE THE TRANSACTION CODE AT RUNTIME..........................................................................................79 10.2 SKIP A RECORD......................................................................................................................................79 10.3 SKIP ALL RECORDS OF A TRANSACTION.......................................................................................................79 10.4 DUPLICATE A RECORD..............................................................................................................................79

11 UPGRADE FROM LSMW 1.0 TO LSMW 1.6.............................................................................................81
11.1 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VERSION 1.0AND VERSION 1.6 OF THE LSM WORKBENCH............................................81
12 TRANSFER OF LSMW DATA FROM VERSION 1.0 TO VERSION 1.6................................................83
13 UPGRADE FROM LSMW 1.5 TO LSMW 1.6............................................................................................84

13.1 NOTES ON THE UPGRADE TO LSMW 1.6.....................................................................................................85 13.2 CORRECTIONS........................................................................................................................................85 13.3 DEVELOPMENTS......................................................................................................................................85

14 FINAL REMARKS..........................................................................................................................................87

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