Change and Transport System
Moderator note as of Nov. 05, 2019:
This blog post contains outdated information.
For the most current information please visit SAP Support Portal page: https://support.sap.com/en/tools/software-logistics-tools/change-and-transport-system.html
If you specifically interested in information on the enhanced Change and Transport System (CTS+) you might directly access the corresponding sub-page:
Managing Transports in Heterogeneous Landscapes
SAP HANA Transport for ABAP for SAP HANA Deployment Infrastructure (HTA for HDI)
HTA for HDI enables you to develop content for ABAP for SAP HANA applications (both HDI and ABAP objects) and transport the content together using the Change and Transport System of AS ABAP. HTA for HDI is the successor of HTA (available for SAP HANA Repository) HTA for HDI is available starting with SAP NetWeaver 7.52 SP2.
Find more information:
- in the documentation on the SAP Help Portal
- in the guide that describes the configuration steps to enable HTA for HDI
SAP HANA Transport for ABAP
With SAP HANA Transport for ABAP (HTA), you can synchronize objects and packages from the SAP HANA repository to the SAP HANA Transport for ABAP repository (HTA repository) in the ABAP system and add them to a transport request. HTA can be used when development objects in ABAP and SAP HANA have closely linked content and need to be transported together.A presentation provides details about HTA.
Commandline tool to attach non-ABAP content
A Java-based commandline tool is now available to attach non-ABAP content to an ABAP transport request. This is useful, for example, if you want to automate the attachment process, for example, for continuous integration scenarios. You can download the commandline tool at https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#abap under Enhanced SAP Change and Transport System (CTS+).
Checks at attach time of non-ABAP objects
Starting with NW 7.40 SP17, a check at attach time of non-ABAP objects is available, for application types that provide sufficient details about the objects contained in the non-ABAP content which is handed over to CTS+. You can find more details on this check in SAP Note 2392088.
CTS+ for the SAP Cloud Platform
You can also use CTS+ for transporting content between different SAP Cloud Plattform accounts. A blog and several links on the CTS+ resources page provide more information.
Implement CTS+ for your Application
Starting with CTS Plug-In 2.0 SP14 (part of SL Toolset 1.0 SP12), you can implement the import part using http communication. By this, you do not need an AS Java for your CTS system, any more. An AS ABAP is sufficient. The guide ‘How To… Implement CTS+ for Your Application‘ has been updated accordingly.
Here you can find a detailed documentation about transporting non-ABAP object by the help of CTS.
Also check out the following links:
- Central CTS – A Technology Preview (SCN blog)
- New features of Change Request Management (ChaRM) with SP10 (FP2) (SCN blog)
- Central Change and Transport System (documentation)