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This blog is going to explain about the concept Transport Targets and Groups in SLD, most of the times  Business System name in Dev will be different in Quality and Production as per the naming standards.


 Whenever we transport ID objects from one environment to other (Dev—>Qual, Qual—>Prod), we need to define transport targets correctly to be able to transport objects out of the Integration Directory. This is because transport targets ensure that the business system components from all the Integration Directories involved in the transport are correctly assigned to each other.


 Recently I worked on transporting my objects from Dev t Quality, Quality to Production.  business system in Dev is BS_RD5_210, but in quality BS_RQ5_500, so whenever I transport ID objects (Dev—>Qual) name of the business system should be change to quality name automatically, to happen this I have created Transport Targets in SLD.



    1)Register your Dev, Qual, Prod PI/ECC systems in SLD as a Technical Systems.


    2)Register your Dev, Qual, Prod PI/ECC systems in SLD as a Business system

(Mark PI-Business Systems are Integration server, ECC Systems are Application systems).


   3)Define 3 Business System Groups in SLD, “DEV”,”QUAL” and “PROD”.


   4)Set Transport Target, i.e Dev—>Qual , Qual—>Prod.


   5)Create Transport target for your Business System


   6)Transport your Dev SLD objects to other PI SLD’s (Qual and Prod).


   7)Transport your ID objects to Other PI environment’s (Dev—>Qual,Qual—>Prod), objects renamed automatically.


Creating Transport Groups:


     1) On the SLD start page, choose Business Systems.

          The browser displays the Business Systems screen.

     2) From the dropdown list box for the input field Groups, choose Edit Groups.


    3) On the Business System Groups screen, choose New Group.


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  1. Former Member
    Hi Raja Sekhar,

    Thank you for the nice blog on Transports.

    My understanding:
    In your scenario there is only one central SLD for (Dev, QA, and Prod) in which you have created Technical Systems for all the 3 Instances of Application systems.
    Help document also explains the same I suppose.

    But could you please clarify me:
    Does it work if my landscape is :single SLD for (Dev & QA), another SLD for (Prod).
    Are there any similar steps for this case?

    Step 6 in the blog making me confuse a bit.
    “6)Transport your Dev SLD objects to other PI SLD’s (Qual and Prod). ”

    Praveen K

      1. Former Member

        Hi Raj,


        I am having trouble setting this up while following your instructions on our PI 7.3 system.  I have a similar setup as Praveen, with a PID system with its own SLD, and a PIP system with its own SLD. 


        I have the systems showing in the Technical Systems area as they should.  I then create my Business Systems, and that seems ok.


        I then have created the Group, but when I try to set a target of PID—>PIP, it just isn’t giving me the option to select them in the pulldown.


        Any help you can give would be appreciated.  Additional screenshots for your steps would possibly be helpful, as I am a little confused with what you are describing in some of your steps.




    1. Former Member

      Dear Rajashekar,



      Its a beautiful SLD transport document for Central SLD but after some steps I am little confused.


      I have some queries for local SLD for each DEV,Qulaity and Production which will clean up this confusion:))



      1.All the steps you mentioned is supposed to be done in DEV SLD.



      2.In Step 5 , should we have to create 2 Target Groups i.e. TAL_QAS and TAL_PAS??



      3.<<6)Transport your Dev SLD objects to other PI SLD’s (Qual and Prod).>>



      Do I need to do the same step in Quality SLD?



      4.All the design and configuration objects have to be exported from Development environment.





  2. Jose Nunes

    I guess your blog can surely help some newcomers in the transport phase of PI objects but I think that you can clarify some other points that are a little bit obscure in you blog.

    One of these points is “How to transport” the configurations of SLD that you’ve done in DEV to the other systems.

    Usually, we do EXPORT from DEV and IMPORT in QAS/PRD (SLD -> Administration -> Content -> Import).

    Make it clear.

    Best regards,

  3. Former Member
    Hi Raja,

    well explained.

    I have a question here, suppose in QA we have 3 separate ECC system , for example QA1, QA2 ,QA3.

    is it possible to do1:3 mapping in SLD?

    1. Raja Sekhar Reddy Post author
      Hi Das,

      3 ECC system will have 3 different TS in SLD.

      QA1–>QA2–>QA3 mapping not allowed.

      You can map like below

  4. Former Member

    Hi Raja-


    If the DEV and QA and PROD SAP Systems have same Business System Names (for ex – SAP_ECC for ERP Business Systems), do we still need to maintain the target Transport Group Name and System assignments in SLD?




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