In any role based SAP system we often come across the situation, where we have to copy the authorization of one user to a new user. For this we create new roles from the roles assigned to the existing users. But when we copy a role to a new role we have to regenerate the authorization. Here the problem comes, as we regenerate the authorization, all the previous data get lost and new objects are generated with different values(Plant, activity, organisation level…etc).Now we have to change the value for each object by seeing the values from old role.This is arduous.
But SAP provides a solution for this. Whenever you copy a role generate the authorization in export mode and ” select edit old status ” and your old authorization value will remain intact.