This makes it difficult to move the data between systems, and tell what exactly the variant contains without installing it. The project https://github.com/larshp/upDOWNci tries to address this issue by allowing upload and download of Code Inspector variants in XML format. It analyzes the ABAP code inside each check to determine the structure of the check settings and exports it to XML, the checks must use class attributes with direct data dictionary for this to work, most of the checks use this approach, but expect errors and bugs in the program.
Start the program via report ZUPDOWNCI,
and enter the variant, this will upload or download the variant to the frontend PC. Leave username blank for global variants.
Downloaded XML files will look like the following,
Upload will show a log for the imported check variant. The check variant will be created if it does not exist, and add additional settings to existing check variant if the check version in the XML matches the check version in the system.
Project page: https://github.com/larshp/upDOWNci
Issue list: https://github.com/larshp/upDOWNci/issues