Let’s imagine this scenario: you have a landscape with 3 XI instances, and around 100 business system defined, and a new instance of XI in needed for no-regression test purpose. So, how much time want you spend to create all the new business systems and the corresponding transport-target for the transports ? Ok, can spend some time making ALL the new business systems for the instance, but also the transport-target ? So many clicks! I made an light tool that allow to create automatically a CIM definition with the transport-target associations.
It’s a Microsoft Excel file with 2 columns, one for the list of business system sources, and one for the list of business system target. You have to enumerate in the Excel the source systems and the corresponding target systems. Than you can create the XML file that contain all the data in order to create the associations and import it in the SLD.
Enter the SLD with a user with role SAP_SLD_ADMINISTRATOR, than click “Administration”, “Import”, select the XML file to import, than click “Import Selected File”
You may have a warning like this: “The target namespace for the legacy import already contains versioned data for one or more export lines. The data of the selected import may possibly interfere with the previously imported data.” that is possible to ignore, the worst that may happen is that the associations are not created for one of these reasons:
1) the source system is not defined in the SLD 2) the target system is not defined in the SLD 3) the association already exist 4) the source system and the target system are in the system business system group
The beta version of SLD Transport Target Creator it’s available for download from this page of SAP site. You will really appreciate this tool in case you have a big business system landscape to manage only. Thanks to Sergio and Roberto for supporting this idea.