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Best Practices for Roles Transport in AS ABAP system

Guidelines for role transports, I am here trying to compile different scenarios (as much as possible), please share comments and add-ons on the same if any.

1. Single role

For Single role change transport in standard way.

2. Parent and Child roles.

For parent and child roles different scenarios are:


Scenario-1. Addition of T-code and Authorization Object

We are adding T-code in parent role and distributing to all child roles, In this case we will create a transport for Parent and all Child roles. (If we are putting all child roles, parent role get added automatically).


Scenario-2. Addition of Org Level in Child Role.

Child role as per mechanism is only for Org level maintenance, so when we are making changes in org level of any child role we can transport only that child role. Again that child role will call parent role in transport automatically.

Imp Note: To avoid confusion and misbehavior in case of large no. of role changes of nature parent and child roles we should include all child roles in transport.

3. Composite and Single roles

For Single and composite roles different scenarios are:


Scenario-1. Addition of T-code and Authorization Object.

Addition of T-code, authorization object in Single role which is part of composite role can add individually in transport.


Scenario-2. Creation of new single role and adding to existing composite role.

We have created a new role and added that as a part of composite role; In this case we need to add single role and also composite role in transport without checking the option Also Transport Single Roles from Composite Roles.


Scenario-3. Creation of new composite and all its new single role.

We have created a new role and added that as a part of composite role, in this case we need to add composite role in transport without checking the option Also Transport Single Roles from Composite Roles. This option will take all its single roles.


Scenario-4. Adding or deleting existing single role in composite role.

In this case we need to add only composite role without checking the check box of Also Transport Single Roles from Composite Roles.


Scenario-5. Composite roles of BW system

In BW system Composite roles need to move always without checking the check box of Also Transport Single Roles from Composite Roles as in BW there are roles which are suppose to be allowed to edit by query designer and administrator directly in production. They are adding new queries in role menu on daily basis which they are not maintaining in Dev and Test and the composite with option checked Also Transport Single Roles from Composite Roles will spoil the roles.

The goal of the document is to help make users aware of the Transport roles in AS ABAP systems. Recommendations are based on my personal experience in SAP Implementation as an Sr. SAP Consultant. The user can follow the suggestions provided by the document which should be supplemented with additional information. The suggestion provided by the document may vary as per the project requirement.

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