CHANGE REQUEST MANAGEMENT CONFIGURATION PROCEDURES

General Information: Change Request Management uses variants of the service transaction to process change transactions in SAP system landscapes. The variants are implemented by means of PPF actions that enable integration between selected transaction types and SAP Solution Manager to use the scenario Change Request Management. As a result, transport requests, for example, can be created and released in systems in the landscape, and transported into various systems. These types of operative action are performed by means of a task list in the Schedule Manager. Before you start to configure Change Request Management, make sure that you have performed all the Solution Manager IMG activities under the nodes: Solution Manager -> Basic Settings Solution Manager -> Scenario-Specific Settings -> General Settings Procedures to Activate BC Sets: 1.) Select “Activate BC Sets” from the IMG Reference menu:

Note: Select the execute

icon next to

2.) As described in the SAP Note 903527, select the drop-down field. Choose “SOLMAN40_CHARM_BASICFUNC_001”.

in

Select activate

icon to apply BC Set.

3.) Select create request icon from the Transport Request pop-up window to document a transport that will not be moved to another Solution Manager system. Do not use the transport identifier from this initial pop-up prompt:

4.) Enter a description that will identify the Transport as the BC Set “SOLMAN40_CHARM_BASICFUNC_001” activation, and select the save icon.

5.) Note the transport identifier number and select the continue

icon.

6.) Make sure that the BC Sets are activated with the following settings: a.) Overwrite data: Overwrite All Data

b.) Activation Mode: Expert Mode

Note: Select the continue

icon to apply activation.

7. 9. The Piece List file that is down loaded from SAP Note 903527 must be put into a “Customized” Transport in Client “000”.) The BC Set activation will complete with a warning the message line. Select green arrow icon to return to IMG Reference to continue. on 8.) Start another logon session to the Solution Manager system into client “000”. due to objects that are not yet developed.) Select transaction “SE09” “000”: after logging onto client . Make sure you have unpacked the Piece List file into the text format so that it can be cut-and-paste into the transport.

10.) Select create icon from “Transport Organizer” display: 11. .) Accept the default selection of “Customizing Request” by selecting the continue icon.

) Double-click on the “Customizing Task” transport: Note: For this document transport was used.12. . and select the save icon.) Enter a description that will identify the Transport as the “Piece List Extract” file from SAP Note 903527. 13.

14.) Select the “Display<>Change” icon to go to Change mode: Note: The Piece List has only three columns in it which represent the “Program ID”. . so the maximum the number of rows that can be selected is the number that is displayed in the Transport Organizer screen. when pasting the content place the cursor in the first blank field for the “Program ID” column. “Object Type” and “Object Name” fields. Also. The editor for copying into the Solution Manager System is not user friendly.

) Cut-and-Paste the contents of the unpacked file “Piecelist_Change_Management_Initial” into the customized task transport: Note: To verify all records have been copied. compare the row count Transport Organizer display with the line count “Piecelist_Change_Management_Initial”. 16. in the from the Text file should display on . The message message line at bottom of the screen.) Select the save icon.15.

Do the same release step for the Note: Document the main transport indicator number that will be used in the next steps to complete the BC Set Activation procedures. 22. 21. Transport .17.) Select transaction “SCC1” in client “002”.) Go back to the logon session with the production client for Solution Manager. 19.) Select green arrow see data values: back icon to continue. select the drop-down icon to display transports available.) If you do not remember the main transport indicator created in client “000”. . For this document the production client is “002”. which should be similar to the following: Select the execute icon to continue.) In the pop-up window “Select Request/Task” keep the default values. 20.) Set cursor on customized task transport and select release should now have a check mark to indicate it was released: main transport indicator: icon. Open customized task transport to 18.

) Double-click on the main transport that has the “Piece List” description with it: 24.) Verify main transport selected: 25.) Select the icon from the confirmation pop-up window: .) Select or icon to execute Client Copy of Piece List from client “000” to the production client (002) that you are logged onto.23. 26.

27. .) Verify that the message is displayed on message line of “Copy for Transport Request” after Client Copy completes when using the “Start immediately” option.) Select green arrow back icon.) Select exit icon to continue. 28. A status display similar to the following should appear for the Client Copy results: 29.

If a development system and a production system are connected by more than one transport track. For each exporting client. . When you configure transport routes. and that these two systems are connected by exactly one unique transport track. this may lead to inconsistencies within the transport distribution.) Select text guidelines under “Transport Management System” for “Standard Configuration” from the IMG Reference menu: 2. We recommend that you assign exactly one development system to a production system. This type of transport configuration cannot be supported by Change Request Management.) General Information: You must perform all TMS activities in the satellite systems and not in the SAP Solution Manager system. exactly one target client and one target group are permitted. 3.) Define Transport Routes between the systems in your system landscape.Procedures for Satellite Transport Management System Configuration: 1. Note: Transports are supported in the standard transport layer of each client. and may cause inconsistencies within the tools involved. only consolidation routes that are assigned to the standard transport layer of the relevant exporting client are taken into consideration. See the TMS online documentation in transaction STMS by choosing Help -> Application Help -> Configuring TMS.

) Select the path Edit  Transport Route  Add Transport Route: .) Call transaction STMS in client “000” on the Satellite System.) Select the Transport Routes icon from the IMS main screen: c. b.a.) Select edit icon from the screen. d.

) With the pencil cursor you will need to start at the system icon and go outside the box and back in. The pop-up window “Create Transport Route” will appear: Verify the option is set and enter the Transport Layer and Client for the source of the Satellite System. . For this document it is EC1:800. f.e.) Enter the transfer icon save the Transport Route.

) Repeat step “3e” for each client that following: is needed. such as the .g.

b. .) Activate Extended Transport Control to allow the Solution Manager to control the creation and movement of transports throughout the system landscape. d.) Call transaction STMS in client “000” on the Satellite System. a. c.) The Display TMS Configuration: System <system ID> screen appears.) Double-click each system.4.) Choose path Overview -> Systems.

and select the save icon. Note: When you activate "Single transports". If you want to execute these single imports again by using a subsequent "Import Project". you must deactivate the QA approval procedure in the TMS. Additionally. manually executed single imports cannot be imported again by using "Import Project". you have to activate the "Single transports" strategy. you have to set the corresponding transport option.) If the entry CTC does not appear in the Parameters column.) Select the tab page. All transports within the system landscape of Change Request Management must be processed by project imports. b. 5. enter 1.) Choose path Overview -> Transport Route: . f. This prevents you from accidentally executing "Import All".) Configure Transport Strategy: In the transport tracks where the software distribution is controlled by Change Request Management.e. enter it there and then in the Value column. a.) Call transaction STMS in client “000” on the Satellite System. since this procedure is incompatible with the approval procedure in Change Request Management.

) Select icon to continue.c.) In the Transport strategy group box. deselect (The quality assurance mechanism is used implicitly but not within the TMS context.) Select edit icon and double-click each system. select Import Single and Import Project All are used): (since only f.) In the Quality assurance group box.) The Change System Attributes dialog box appears: e. . d.) g.

Log on to the SAP system that functions as the transport domain controller.) Choose path Overview -> Systems: . call transaction STMS and choose Overview -> Systems. a. To find out which system is the domain controller. should appear at the 6.) To distribute and activate configuration across the system select the icon from the pop-up window: k.) Select save icon to update Transport Strategy.) When “Configuration Short Text” pop-up appears select j.h.) Activate TMS Trusted Services: In the system where the transport domain controller runs a Trusted Service must be in place. icon to continue. b. i. look for the icon with the quick info text Controller.) Call transaction STMS in client “000” on the Satellite System. In the Cat column (with the quick info text TMS system type).) The message bottom of the “Change Transport Routes (Active)”.

c. icon to switch to change mode. .) Select the edit tab page. e.) Select the f.) The Display TMS Configuration: Domain <Domain name> screen appears.) Choose path Goto -> Transport domain: d.

7.) Select the continue j. i. If. Change Request Management has to trigger transports in a foreign domain.g. for example.) Activate Domain Links: If multiple transport domains are used and projects in the Solution Manager have been defined as cross-domain projects. you must define interdomain links between the transport domains. the Change Request Management system is in domain “A”.) Select save icon.) Choose path Overview -> Systems: . icon from information pop-up window.) In the Security options group box.) Call transaction STMS in client “000” on the Satellite System.) Select green arrow icon to return to System Overview. but the satellite systems between which requests are transported is in domain “B”. a. select Activate Trusted Services: h. which are usually done with the Solution Manager System. regardless of whether change requests are moved between domains or not. This is only possible by means of domain links. b.

c. e.) The System Overview display should appear and look like: f.) Enter the system values of the Solution Manager in the “Request for Linking 2 Domains” pop-up window and select icon.) Choose path SAP System  Create  Domain Link: d. .) Select green arrow back icon to continue.

call transaction STMS and apart from the information "You are logged onto the domain controller". you should not be able to see other messages or warnings.8. a. Log on to every domain controller that is connected to the transport landscape.) Check Configuration of Transport Domain: Check whether the transport domain has been configured correctly.) The display of STMS main and System Overview from Solution Manager System: .

) The display of STMS main screen and System Overview from Satellite Systems: .b.

Note: To generating RFC destinations follow IMG activity: SAP Solution Manager -> Basic Settings -> SAP Solution Manager System -> System Landscape -> System Landscape Settings -> Generate RFCs. b.) Make sure that the operator and administrator users in client 000 of the target systems have the same name as their user in the Solution Manager system.) Assign import authorization to the operator and administrator users in client 000 of the target systems (SAP_CHANGEMAN_OPERATOR and SAP_CHANGEMAN_ADMIN roles).) Generate RFC Destinations to Client 000: Since Change Request Management reads important information about the system landscape (such as the transport routes) from the individual domain controllers. The TMS remote infrastructure is based on RFC connections that point solely to the 000 client of a target system.9.) Add Import Authorization to Operator/Administrator: Change Request Management uses the import functions of the Transport Management System (TMS). When the RFCs are completed the Clients tab in the System’s Overview in transaction SMSY should be similar to this: 10. . you must make sure that you generate RFC destinations from the Change Request Management system to client 000 of all domain controllers in the system landscape. The operator and administrator users need to have import authorization for client 000 of all target systems: a.

you cannot release transport requests without projects.Procedures for Standard Change Request Management Configuration: 1.) Select text guidelines under “Set Project Assignment of Requests as Mandatory” for “Change Request Management” from the IMG Reference menu: Note: For each system where you want transport requests to be created. If you set the project assignment of requests as mandatory. a. . it may be necessary to create dummy projects so that developments that were made prior to the availability of Change Request Management can still be transported.) Call transaction /TMWFLOW/CMSCONF: Or Note: When executing the transaction from the “Transaction” field do not forget to put the “/n” in front of the transaction name. you have to set the project assignment of requests as mandatory. In a transition period during which projects are set up.

2.b.) Check the entries in the Project Assignment column. and all tasks run in this system. c. Note: Select the execute Note: The execute icon next to . since your Change Request Management is in a central system. you have to change the transport request option. you do not want to transport the task lists anywhere.) Double-click the entry if a change is required. .) Change Transport Request Option: The task lists that are generated by Change Request Management in the Schedule Manager of Solution Manager are Customizing objects. icon in this scenario is the same as executing transaction SE38 ABAP Editor from the SAP Easy Access screen. However. To ensure that you do not need to create a transport request when you change a task list manually.

) Select the Find/Replace icon from ABAP Editor: .a.) Enter the program SAPLSCMA. and choose : b.

) Select the edit icon from search results display: .c.) Enter G_ACTIVATE_CORRECTION_SYSTEM in the field “Find” and select the continue icon: d.

e.) Delete or comment out the following text from program SAPLSCMA: message id sy-msgid type sy-msgty number sy-msgno with sy-msgv1 sy-msgv2 sy-msgv3 sy-msgv4. f. Note: The message transport is saved .) Insert the following text to program SAPLSCMA in place of the deleted text: no_automatic_recording = 'X'. should display when . Note: You will need an Access Key for a developer to complete the final steps for the Change Request Management standard configuration. Note: The transport comment should identify the program name and reason for the changes.

) Call transaction SCC4 from the ABAP Editor screen after activation: i.) Select the Display -> Change k. h.g.) Select Activate icon from ABAP Editor screen. icon from the “Information” pop-up: .) The Client Overview screen should show: j. should display on message Note: The message line after the Activate icon is executed.) Select the continue icon.

l.) Select your client and choose Details icon: m.) Choose “Changes without automatic recording” in section and select the icon: Note: The message entered. should appear at bottom after save is .

n. icon in this scenario is the same as executing transaction ABAP Dictionary from the SAP Easy . icon next to .) Create Index for Standard Table: An index for table SCMATREED with the field names “PROFILE” and “NODE_ID” must be created on the Solution Manager System to prevent performance issues with the creation of Support Messages and Change Requests. 3.) Select the arrow back icon twice to return to the Main menu. Note: Select the execute Note: The execute SE11_OLD Access screen.

and select icon.) Choose path Goto -> Indexes: .a.) Specify the database table SCMATREED. b.

highlight and select the continue icon.c. and enter the index name 001 and the short description “Index for Node in SCMATREE”.) In the pop-up window “Indices for Table SCMATREED” verify there is an index identifier “1”. Note: If there is no index for identifier “1”. then select “Yes” option in the dialog box. .

) Select green arrow f. icon from pop-up “Indices for Table SCMATREED”. create and activate the index for table SCMATREED. e. icon from and screens to return to IMG Reference g.d. . If they are not.) Verify the field names “PROFILE” and “NODE_ID” are part of Index identifier “001”.) Select exit icon from Index display screen.) Select green arrow menu.

icon next to .) Specify the object /tmwflow/m in field : . Note: Select the execute Note: The execute Easy Access screen.4.) Maintain Number Ranges: The Solution Manager System needs to maintain a Number Range that is specific for Change Request Management objects only. icon in this scenario is the same as executing transaction SNRO Number Range Object Maintenance from the SAP a.

b.) Select Intervals” screen: Insert Interval icon from “Maintain Number Range .) Select icon.) Select c. Change Intervals icon from Maintenance screen: d.

The system returns 1 to 999999999 into the “New Interval” area: .e.) For the new interval.) The pop-up window “Restrictions” displays and the acceptance icon needs to be selected. enter 01 and use the F4 Help function to select a value for the From Number field: f.

) Select the Insert and then Number Ranges: Save icons to generate the Object’s .g.

Change Request Management Procedures are Complete. h.Note: The following information pop-up occurs and select icon to continue: Note: The message should appear at bottom of screen to confirm the Object’s Number Range has been set. .) Repeat steps “a” through “g” for objects /tmwflow/d and /tmwflow/v.

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