This blog gives an overview of Customizing synchonization process and how to achieve it using SAP Solution manager.
We have several systems in our landscape(SAP R/3,MDM,APO).To ensure smooth flow of data and correct exchange of data without inconsistency ,we must do synchronization for common settings.
There are two tools available for Cutomizing Distribution and Customizing Scout within solution manager.These tools are free of charge.
Pre-requisites needed are given below:-
This tool compares the common settings between various systems and provide s a list of difference present between these two.It uses a synchronization object which has in more detail the actual objects.
Also,It complements Customizing Distribution.
Customizing Distribution transfers customizing from one system to another (“Initial distribution”), or updates customizing in different systems at the same time, whenever customizing is changed in a reference system (“Delta distribution”).
Even we can automate the distribution process.
In short we can stat that;
Customizing Scout compares customizing settings among various systems.
Customizing Distribution synchronizes customizing in a source and various target systems.
Using this tool we consider two systems and declare one synchronization object which comprises of a structure used for comparison.
Now when we execute the above we get a report like this as shown below:
Here we have compared two systems like R/3 and ECC 5.0 using a time syn object.We discuss in detail what are synchronization objects later.
We can perform the following functions on customizing settings in a development landscape with the Customizing Distribution tool of sap solution manager:
· initial download from a source system into a target system (initial distribution)
· timed distribution
· distribute automatically after each transport release or customizing change (from SAP R/3 4.6C)
· distribute manually.
The Customizing Distribution starts a process which transfers the customizing into the target systems. The Customizing Distribution writes all distributed customizing changes in transport requests, so that you can transport the customizing changes from the development systems into the quality assurance and production systems.
Or we first recognize the common settings and when these changes have to done in other system it is done using sap solution manager.
The following screen appears for log selection.
On this screen we enter the project name which we have been created for our landscape in solution manager and get the log for whatever changes have been done to the target systems.
Next blogs will be elaborating more about these tools.