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SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit Step by Step process

Hello All,

With my recent experience in SAP S/4 HANA Migration cockpit in my role as SAP Finance consultant, where we migrated Asset balances,Exchange rates and GL balances with LTMC XML template, i would like to explain the step by step process of using LTMC Tcode.

There have been many blogs explaining the usage of Migration cockpit of SAP. In this blog, i am trying to explain the step by step process of how to use the transaction code LTMC.

The use of LSMW for data load to SAP S/4HANA is not recommended, hence an SAP Migration cockpit has to be used for migrations.

By end of this blog you will be able to browse through the LTMC tcode and understand the process and functions of Migration Cockpit.

Prerequisite: Web service has to be activated by using T-code SICF

High level Usages and advantages:

1)Standard XML template provided by SAP for each migration object and can be customized according to requirements.

2)User friendly and predefined process, with validation and simulation in place .

3)Useful for Master Data Migrations,open item migration, balance migrations,Asset migrations,etc.

4)Preconfigured Business Objects

4)Errors can be corrected on the fly.

 

Steps:

Creation of project Name

All the available objects are copied automatically as per below screenshot.

 

For the purpose of Demo i have selected migration of GL balances .

Click on download template and the template will look like below

Once you fill the template, please upload the same using upload icon.

The task item is created once the upload is done.

Click on Activate icon

Click on Start transfer icon

The below screen will appear once the transfer is successful.

It can be seen that data will first get validated and then converted.

After the successful validation click on next icon.

The below errors have come up in conversion

To correct the errors you to click on each error item on the name field

Update the required document type in the customizing and click on save

Similarly clear all the error by selecting each line and saving the same.

Click on Next

Click on Next for update run

In My next blog i would try to give some Insights on new functionalities of S/4 HANA around the transaction Code SE16H ,Use of Worklist in Assets and CO-PA Realignment.

References:

SAP best Practices for S/4 HANA Content Library:

https://support.sap.com/content/dam/SAAP/Sol_Pack/BP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA1611_DEV3/BP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA1611_DEV3_Content_Library_EN_DE.htm

SAP Note: 2287723 – LSMW in SAP S/4HANA on-premise

 

Thanks

Praful Jain.

 

 

 

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  • Hi Praful,

     

    Thanks for the step by step…in the case of operational upload, e.g.: upload of journal postings, do we still use migration cockpit?

     

    Best Regards

     

    Andre Julius

  • Good afternoon,

    I’d like to comment an issue that I’m facing since yesterday. I created a Migration Object in LTMOM transaction for BAPI: BAPI_QPGR_SAVEREPLICA. I know that already exists one for it, but I wanted to create a new one to understand a little bit more how to map source and target structures.

    I stablished a debug to see all the mappings and everything was fine in LTMC for my first load; however if I try to load new data within a new excel template, in debug I see the program is taking the values of the first load and no respect the new ones. What can I do to resolve this? There’s something I’m missing in LTMOM?

    I also could see that the loop sentence that assign values for BAPI use the sentence IMPORT…FROM DATA BUFFER.

    I aprecciate your support.

     

  • Hello

    I tried to create a project on S4hana1709, i shoose the default view on premise – entreprise management scope.

    But when i download the the template, the template is empty. 

    The template is empty, and the error message is DMC_File025

    Can you help me please?

    Regards,

    Ghita

     

  • Hi Guita,

     

    Did you activate all the required services in SICF.

    Looks like service DMC_WDA is not activated.

    Thanks

    Praful.

  • Question (apologies if this is stupid). But is this functionality only to load data / extend data? Or can I use the same to make changes to existing data?

    Previously we used LSMW but now we have issues with LSMW where we have to set certain logical file paths using SFILE.

    • Hi Austin,

      Definitely this can be used as a replacement of LSMW and can be used for extending the data.

      Unfortunately i have not worked on this, but custom objects can be created for the same.

      Thanks

      Praful

      • Hi Praful,

        I’ve read almost every blog under the sun for this topic and I cannot find a case where it mentions the ability for Migration Cockpit to change data. It only refers to uploading data using various options; files, staging tables, SAP etc.  So unless I missed something MAJOR, it seems that this new functionality is still in its infancy and has a lot more to offer in future releases..

        What confuses me, is what are customers supposed to do in the meantime?  Yes LSMW and ABAP, but now we have a half baked solution using multiple tools…

        Thanks for your feedback.

        Austin

        PS. If anyone else has experience changing existing SAP data loaded via Migration Cockpit, please could you share some information about this (using Migration Cockpit)?

  • Hai..Praful Jain..

    Good effort.. Already uploaded lots of data thru LTMC.. i have major issue in Mass changes in transaction in BP. For example..  i have to replace Bank account data in BP, when i tried to changes got error like Already Exists…

    Do u have idea about this issue??

     

    Thanks,

    Samy