In this blog I will explain how to quickly and effectively export and import your SAP CE projects from one local development to another. The assumption is that you are working locally i.e. without NWDI. In that case you should ask your BASIS consultants to configure NWDI asap as it will safe you lots of issues with your SAP CE projects transports and version control.
Applicable for SAP CE 7.2 and later versions.
1. Generate export .sca file.
Go to the “Development Infrastructure Perspective” , from the Component browser right click on the Software Component SC you want to export and select export from the menu.
Select the contained local DC’s you want to include in your export file. Click Next and change if necessary the default options. Click Finish to generate the .sca file.
2. Import .sca file in your local development
Go to the “Development Infrastructure Perspective” ,from the Component browser Right click on LocalDevelopment and select Import SC. Browse to the desired .sca file, change any default value and click on Finish to perform the import.
Navigate from the Component browser to the SC you have just imported and open the root SC. Select all contained DC’s and right click, Sync / Create project from the menu.
Make sure the checkbox “Build DCs after Sync” is checked.
That’s it. If you followed the above steps correctly then you should now be able to find your imported objects in your local workspace by selecting the appropriate perspective.