Well, if you use CTM – you will have to use the CTM PDS, but how do we create it? It’s pretty simple, as it suggests – because all here is just a standard which we are going to tweak.
You have some handy options to tweak the CIF behaviour; and the creation of CTM PDS, you may understand, as that it falls under the same umbrella. Just look at the ‘PP/DS PDS Enhancements’ section in SPRO / Integration with SAP components / Integration via APO CIF / App. Specific Settings & Enhancements. Under PP/DS section will you be able to see the BADI where a method is given by SAP for you to allow the CTM PDS to be created.
The BADI definition: /SAPAPO/CURTO_CREATE
Go to se18, give the BADI name, create an implementation and change the method (flag and activate) to allow the CTM PDS to get created!
I wonder why SAP has not given this in rather a more flexible way by just ticking some ‘check-box’ in SPRO 😕
By the way, you can in fact have this PDS immediately transferred to APO by activating a similar method in ECC. Note 1623443 speaks of this with fine screenshots 🙂 .