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FI – FD15/FD16 – Copy Customer Master data cross client

1.      1. OVERVIEW:

         The transaction FD15 is used to transfer customer master data maintained in a source company code to other target company codes. Due to run time considerations there is a selection option to select only those customers for whom company code dependent data has changed since a specific date. Only data Fields that are ready for input may be transferred, so it is recommended that the field control be the same. Execute the program in direct transfer mode and a batch input session is created and ready for processing. Customer master data can be written to a sequential and processed via transaction FD16.

F      The document is guide how to copy Customer master data from one client to another client within system.


2.      2. PROGRESS:

         In the sender client: (Example: 500):

         Go to tcode FD15: fill your customer, company code, the change date, and specify the export file’s name


         If the file is not generated, check you change date again. It should be before the date customer is created.

         After running, the message is “File … was generated”



         In the receiver client: (Example: 800)

         + Go to tcode FD16: fill the exactly name of file which is export from FD15, your company code as well.

         There are two method of running:

** Test Run: tick on “Check file only” option and press F8 or Execute button to execute it.





** Production Run: un-tick “Check file only” option and press F8 or Execute button to execute it.


The batch input will be generated with message:


         + Go to tcode SM35 to execute batch input.



         Check the job log after executing:


         + Check whether customers can be created in receiver client:



         3. RELATE NOTES:

         Note 117464 – FK15,FK16,FD15,FD16,FS15,FS16:Log.file name missing

         Note 1180017 – Data distribution: Data loss when copying

         Note 910857 – Incorrect characters (#) in batch input session

         Note 96312 – Data distribution: Error message 00344

         Note 315362 – RFBIDE20: problem when transferring industries

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      Author's profile photo Marssel Vilaça
      Marssel Vilaça

      Hello, Julie.

      This is a useful requirement and works also for FK15/FK16 and FS15/FS16.
      Would be good if you could discuss about usage of CG3Y and CG3Z (upload and download file to directory and AL11).

      Thank you for sharing.