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New Installation of S/4HANA 1809FPS0 – Part 3 – Best Practices Content Activation

This blog is created with joint team work between Hanuma Rupakula and Mahesh Sardesai.

WARNING: This blog provides guidance for activating 1809 S/4HANA Best Practices when a client is setup as Best Practice client. If you set up a merged client as per Alternative 2 – Setting up a merged client (all client 000 reference settings), follow the activation guidance as per SAP Note 2694270 – Implementation of SAP S/4HANA SAP Best Practices 1809 (on premise) – Activation in a merged client. (steps shown in this color)

NOTE: for Best practices activation purpose, In case you are using SapGui version 7.50, you need to uncheck “Accept Belize theme”. Once the Best practices activation is completed, you can activate the SAP Fiori visual theme back. This is shown later under SAPGUI settings.

Please find other blogs as follows:

S/4HANA  SQUARE  ONE

NEW INSTALLATION        PART1 – MP PART2 –  Installation
PART3 –  BP Activation
PART4 – Fiori Activation
S/4HANA 1809 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0
S/4HANA 1709
fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0
S/4HANA 1610
fps2  fps0 fps2  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0
S/4HANA 1511 fps2  fps1
S/4HANA UPGRADE   t2 – MP t3 – SIC
t4 – CCM t5 – SUM
S/4HANA 1809 link link link link
SYSTEM CONVERSION t2 –  RC t3 – MP t4 – SIC
t5 – CCM t6 – SUM 
S/4HANA 1809 rc2  rc1 link link link EHP7/hdb
EHP6/db6
EHP5/ora
EHP6/mss
S/4HANA 1610 FPS0 link link link
S/4HANA ON-PREM APPLIANCE INSTALL USING MEDIA ACTIVATE FROM CAL
S/4HANA 1709 FPS1 link link
S/4HANA CLOUD      CPM  MASTER  CONTENT   EMAIL
OUTPUT MANAGEMENT link  link  link link

This blog includes installation of S/4HANA 1809 FPS0 and will focus on creating Sandbox type instance with co-deployed (embedded) gateway.

The step by step procedure for Best Practices Content Activation on S/4HANA 1809 FPS0 has only two base languages EN & DE and Country= USA. The BP Activation process runtime is 6 Hrs. Please refer Admin Guide.

Adding further language translations later is not supported once the solution is activated, therefore, identify and install all the required languages you may need in future (if possible). You can check the following blog post for information on how to import a large number of languages efficiently.

Since 1709 release, the Solution builder automatically identifies your installed languages and imports only those translations required while importing the installation data.

A new Solution Builder profile has been created with ALL scope items but in case you have finalized scope items you can select only the needed scope items. Depending on how many selected scope items, activation procedure will need less time The status of system before starting this procedure is clearly defined before starting.

Tax calculation for US sales and purchases:
The US solution for 1809 (BP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA1809_USV5.XML) is delivered with internal tax calculation. It includes sample Jurisdiction codes and sample rates so that you can execute the best practices test scripts out of the box. For productive purposes, you must replace the sample jurisdiction codes and rates with the your own user defined jurisdiction codes and actual tax rates. If you prefer to use an external tax provider, you must configure the required settings

STEP1: S/4HANA 1809 FPS0 is installed and SPAM checked as per previous blog Part 2 link above.

STEP2: All Notes are applied after complete installation of S/4HANA 1809 FPS0 is installed as per SAP Note 2659828 – SAP S/4HANA 1809 Feature Package Stack 00: Additional Release Information

Apply 5 SAP Notes below and check above note for any additional updates:
2727357 – S/4HANA 1809 Best Practices Content Activation – Incomplete setup of TCURM lock settings **
2689847 – eCATT Replacement: CL_ROUTING_CREATE trigger V1 update process and release locks
2699187 – Initial activation of content fails
2723501 – Best Practices Activation S/4HANA OP 1809: Synchronize Client Currency
2688702 – Error during activation of task TASK /SMB99/PLMI_CL_RFO_BO_O001

** If you have already activated 1809 Best Practices without note 2727357 please apply note 2726676.

In addition please review SAP Note 2626852 – SAP S/4HANA, On-Premise-Edition 1809 – SAP S/4HANA ON-PREMISE 1809 FP-Stack 00 (09/2018) content activation note

STEP3: Using SFW5, Enterprise Business Functions are activated as per list
FIN_FSCM_CLM
FIN_FSCM_BNK
FIN_REP_SIMPL_2
FIN_REP_SIMPL_3
FIN_REP_SIMPL_4
FIN_LOC_SRF
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_2
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_4
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_5
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_6
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_7  <=== this will require activation of LOG_EAM_CI_8

STEP4: Client Copy has been completed with tables defines in whitelist table /FTI/TWHITEL01 by registering client in table /FTI/T_NOCLN000 (for merged client do not register client in this table) and using copy profile SAP_UCUSSAP_CUSTSAP_CUSV or SAP_UCSV as per the Admin Guide. Copied client to have no currency in tCode SCC4.

STEP5: Review SAP Note 2626852 – SAP S/4HANA, On-Premise-Edition 1809 – SAP S/4HANA ON-PREMISE 1809 FP-Stack 00 (09/2018) content activation note

Download zip file from URLs in the above note to desktop and then upload to server.

Add transport requests to buffer ERZK058341, ERZK058344 and QKXK905441 with steps below tCode STMS, Import Overview,
After the transport is in buffer, select the  transport and import, In the Options tab checkmark Ignore Invalid component version

STEP6: Create users for content activation as per admin guide with details:

STEP7:  Change SAP Profile parameters as below and restart SAP:
abap/heap_area_dia = 6442450944
sapgui/user_scripting = TRUE

SAPGUI SETTINGS: In case you are using SapGui version 7.50, you need to deactivate the SAP Fiori visual theme on the Blue Crystal Theme visual design option or select any other theme in the SAP GUI options. Currently MM01 ECATT fails with the default theme (will be fixed shortly). Once the Best practices activation is completed, you can activate the SAP Fiori visual theme back.

STEP8: Import solutions from SAP Best Practices content. Enter tCode /N/SMB/BBI. Choose menu Solution -> Import -> Solution (XML) -> From reference content
Select Solution Builder Content ID BP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA1809_USV5.XML from below
After import is complete log will be displayedClick on icon Back

STEP9: Import Installation Data. Choose Menu Solution -> Import -> Installation Data -> From reference content and Select solution INST_FILES_US_BP_S4BL_S4HANA1809_OP.ZIPClick on column “Changed On” 2 times to change sort order and select second line as below

TIP: IMPORT WILL TAKE 3 MINUTES
You should get message below at the end of import

STEP10: Defining the scope of your solution. (1) Copy Solution BP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA1809_USV5 to (2)  Z_MY_SOLUTION_US

Please (3) checkmark Copy Installation Data and (4) OK to exit
TIP:COPY WILL TAKE 3 MINUTES
Define scope of your solution if needed by clicking on Change icon.

TIP: If you do not need these 3 scope items, deselect them and you will save lot of time for 
preactivation step 14 and activation errors.
31G - Chemical Compliance Approval for Purchased Material and Supplier
31H - Assess Marketability of a Product
31J - Chemical Compliance in Sales

Click OK. Click on Favorite to make the solution Z_MY_SOLUTION_US as your favorite

Enter tCode /n/SMB/SCOPE, Click button New Entries and add Country and Solution as below:

TIP: As of release 1809, SAP Best Practices Solution Builder automatically identifies your installed languages and imports only the relevant translations required during the import of installation data.

STEP11: enter tCode SCC4 and ensure below values – Logical System – S4HCLNT100 (needed for EWM steps as per 3.4.1.4 of Admin Guide AdminGuideS4HANAImpl_HELP_EN.pdf in link), Currency – blank, Client role – Test.

STEP 12(OPTIONAL): Best Practices content activation for any solution will populate the client currency as USD by default. In case you want to have a different client currency, you should change the currency before activation starts.You should not change client currency once the first solution in the client is activated. The procedure is as follows:
Enter tCode /N/SMB/CD_MAINT

In the All Central Data Entities section, use (1) search to find (2) DSC in the table and double-click it, Click (3) Change and change the (4) ID field.
When activating several SAP Best Practices country solutions please follow the procedure provided in 1809 OP Admin guide.

STEP 13: Please do all the steps needed for Pre-activation settings for EWM scope items as per Admin Guide 3.5.1.4 as per the admin guide in the link pages 53-63 as below. Please replace S4HCLNT100 with your <SID>CLNT<CLIENT> and S4HEWM100 with <SID>EWM<CLIENT>

TIP: The steps are rearranged for convenience so that you don’t have to go back and forth between IMG and tCode and IMG’s in same place are grouped together in one place and you can follow this order.

STEP14: Before you activate the scope items 31G, 31H, and 31J, carry out the following Customizing activities as per link. If you do not need these 3 scope items, deselect them and you will save lot of time for pre-activation steps and activation errors.(This step is not required for merged client)

TIP: When saving each setting you will get notification message that Select a key from the allowed namespace which is just a warning, press enter. Also these settings are already available in Client 000. So you can check in Client 000 if you have any doubt.

(1) Create the PURE_SUB and REAL_SUB specification types with 0I as internal number range and 0E as external number range of the ESN_SUBID number range object. In the Specification Category for Specification Type view, create for each type the entry SUBSTANCE in the Specific Categ. field.

(2) Create the ALL authorization group. Ensure that in the Specification Category view for the ALL authorization group,the SUBSTANCE specification category is assigned

(3) Create the following types for the NAM identification category:

Create the entry PROD in the ID Type field with description Product Name

  • In the details, select the NamTyp LangDep
  • In the Specification Category view, create the entry SUBSTANCE in the Cat. field.

Create the entry SYN in the ID Type field with description Synonym.

  • In the details, select the NamTyp LangDep
  • In the Specification Category view, create the entry SUBSTANCE in the Cat. field.

Create the following types for the NUM identification category:

Create the entry CAS in the ID Type field with description CAS Number.

  • In the details, enter EHPRC_CP_LB08_CASNO_CHECK in the ID ChkRtn field to assign this function module.
  • In the Specification Category view, create the entry SUBSTANCE in the Cat. field.


Create the entry SLSID in the ID Type field with description SAP Listed Substance Number.

  • In the Specification Category view, create the entry SUBSTANCE in the Cat. field.

(4) Create the following entries in the Value Assignment Type field and the Description of Value Assignment Type:

ESTMJ with description Material Assignment. In the details, enter D in the Value Assign Cat.

ESTRH with description Specification Header. In the details, enter D in the Value Assign Cat.

ESTRI with description Identifiers. In the details, enter D in the Value Assign CatIn the details, select the VA Copy ActiveNEW VA Active, and Change Active

(5) The ALL authorization group in the Auth Group field is added. The Prod. Marketability and Substance checkboxes are selected.

STEP15: (1) To avoid activation error in J61 please enter missing tax categories. In transaction SM30, enter table view V_TFKTAXNUMTYPE and choose change. Choose New to create new entries. Copy and paste the below into the table

AU1 Australia: Tax File Number (TFN) BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK
CI3 Cote d’Ivoire: Tax Identification Number BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK
CW3 Curacao: Tax Identification Number BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK
CY1 Cyprus: Tax Identification Code (TIC) BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK
EC3 Ecuador: VAT Registration Number BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK
FJ3 Fiji: VAT Registration Number BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK
GB1 United Kingdom: Passport Number BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK
MC1 Monaco: SIRET Number BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK
MC2 Moanco: SIREN Number BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK
MY2 Malaysia: Income Tax Number (ITN) BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK
NG3 Nigeria: Tax Identification Number BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK
RO3 Romania: Personal Identification Number BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK
SG2 Singapore: NRIC/FIN Number BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK
SM0 San Marino: VAT Registration Number VAT_REGISTRATION_NUMBER_CHECK
SS3 South Sudan: TIN Number BUPA_TAX_NUMBER_CHECK

(2) To avoid an error in J17 Building block, we need the following correction.
In transaction SM30, enter the table /SMB/V_MAP_E2A. Choose position and enter object /SMB99/CSLT_MAIN_LANG_O001 and choose search. Replace the highlighted /SMB/CL_EQKT_MAINT_TRANSLATION class with CL_FINS_CNTACT_CSLT   and then choose Save.

STEP16: Depending on scope items you have selected, you may get less errors than shown in steps below. The timings are based on Cloud based Virtual Machine with  256GB RAM x 32 Cores. In the SECATT transaction there are certain number of log entries which are sown against each stop.

REMINDER: If you are activating in merged client please perform the pre-requisite steps as provided in the note follow the activation guidance as per SAP 2694270 – Implementation of SAP S/4HANA SAP Best Practices 1809 (on premise) – Activation in a merged client. (steps shown in this color)

STEP17: Enter tCode /n/SMB/BBI and go to Solution Builder. Select the Solution and click on Implementation Assistant and Click on button Activate.
After 3 minutes you will be prompted with screen below.
You can select Skip this screen if you don’t want this screen from popping up everytime.

If a message pops up “To activate the project, the client settings need to be changed to eCATT and CATT allowed” please choose Yes. This would come up if you didn’t follow the earlier step in SCC4.

FIRST STOP:

Building Block BN4 (XX)
Affected Activity _CABP_BUCF
Activity Description Define Number Ranges for NR-Object: BU_Partner

SECATT log entries not yet started. No steps to be done here, just click on activate to continue

SECOND STOP:

Building Block BR1 (XX)_OP
Affected Activity /SMB99/CL20N_PO_O001_J01
Activity Description Define Release Procedure for Purchase Order

Number of SECATT log entries = 57. No steps to be done here, just click on activate to continue as below:

THIRD STOP:

You will get notification dialog below:

Number of SECATT log entries = 112. No steps to be done here, just click on OK and continue

FOURTH STOP:

Building Block J48 (XX)
Affected Activity VV_T093BSN_PV02
Activity Description Activate Asset Accounting (New)

You will get Activation Error as shown below:

Number of SECATT log entries = 150. No steps to be done here, just click on activate to continue. Immediately afterwards, you will get notification dialog below. Click OK.

FIFTH STOP:

Number of SECATT log entries = 194. Click on Skip button to continue. You will have to click Skip 7 times.

SIXTH STOP:

Building Block BGV (US)
Affected Activity /SMB99/CA02_QMINSP_O001_J01
Activity Description Change Routing: maintain Flow variants for Inspection Point Completion

You will get Activation Error as shown below:

Number of SECATT log entries = 265. Log off user in all sessions log back in and then activate again. Click on icon shown.

SEVENTH STOP:

You will get Activation Error as shown below:

Number of SECATT log entries = 306. Log off user in all sessions log back in and then activate again.

EIGHTH STOP:

You will get notification dialog below:

Number of SECATT log entries = 317. No steps to be done here, just click on OK and continue

NINTH STOP:

Building Block XX_1XI_OP
Affected Activity MMPUR_VC_HUB_ACT
Activity Description Activate SAP S/4HANA Procurement Hub


Number of SECATT log entries = 384. No steps to be done here, Click on Yes and continue.

TENTH STOP:

Building Block 39E (XX)
Affected Activity /SMB99/PMA_O004_39E
Activity Description Sample Master Data for Substances & Raw Materials Compliance

Number of SECATT log entries = 507. Go to IMG path: Product Compliance > Product Marketability and Chemical Compliance > Specify Responsible Units. Enter ALL in AuthGroup field and chose SAVE.

after performing the above, logoff and log back in to start the activate again

STEP18: COMPLETION OF ACTIVATION At the end of activation you should get message “Solution Z_MY_SOLUTION_US is activated”. CONGRATULATIONS !!!!
Please revert the parameter for abap/heap_area_dia and adjust SAPGUI scripting as well as remove SAP_ALL authorization from functional users if granted separately.

You can help us improve the time estimate. Please send the downloaded log file to mahesh.sardesai@sap.com This file contains the only  the information about activation objects and timing. Steps are as below. Please state S4H release, Which languages like DE, EN and Which country like USA, Germany, etc.
tCode SECATT, click on icon – Logs, change to activation user and dates as needed, Max No of Hits = blank. Export to local file, In the Clipboard, paste into notepad txt file and send the text file.

LANDSCAPE CONSIDERATIONS:

STEP19: POST ACTIVATION – EXECUTING MANUAL REWORK ACTIVITIES:

This step should be done in DEV to create a solution for manual rework activities to general xml file for manual rework activities. This is simply a list of steps to be performed in Q just like a word document.

Please follow procedure as described in Admin Guide section 3.5 Executing manual rework activities.
Access tCode /n/SMB/BBI, select the solution you activated and set it to favorite. In the menu bar choose Solution -> Procedure -> Start a procedure. In the Execute a Solution Processing Procedure dialog box choose procedure Manual Rework Required and choose OK.

STEP20: SYSTEM LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT FOR QAS AND PROD:
Recommendation is not to do Content Activation of best practices in QAS and PROD. You have to move the transports as below in graphic.

  1. SAP Best Practices client is set-up with specific client copy profile
  2. SAP Best Practices customizing after initial activation
  3. Manual extension of business configuration using IMG
  4. Additional client 000 customizing for customer adaptation (Note 2272406)

In The QAS system, move transports to QAS first n above sequence.

COMPONENT FOR INCIDENTS:

As per the error message in the activation.

OTHER REFERENCES:

Administration Guide for Implementation

This blog has been created with joint team work between Hanuma Rupakula and Mahesh Sardesai.

Hanuma Rupakula
Package Build Lead – USA
hanumachastry.rupakula@sap.com

and

Mahesh Sardesai
Product Expert – S4HANA

18 Comments
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  •  

    Hi Mahesh,

    I have been following your blogs since 1610.

    We were able to activate this in 1809 and we are now following the guide to carry out post activation configuration.

    When we came to 3.5.4.1.2, Requests for Bank Accounts – defining the scenario, there is a system alias called LOCAL_TGW and we never know the correct way to create this alias.

    We did know the way of creating LOCAL / LOCAL_PGW but not TGW. Any insight ?

    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Chiwo

  • Hi Mahesh,

    Do I need to perform language supplementation with the default option in client 000 before creating the new BP client?

    Regards,

    Ning Tong

    • Hi Tong,

      If there are multiple languages then you need to install languages as mentioned in the admin guide before BP activation.

      Please note as mentioned in blog:

      “Adding further language translations later is not supported once the solution is activated, therefore, identify and install all the required languages you may need in future (if possible). You can check the following blog post for information on how to import a large number of languages efficiently.

      Since 1709 release, the Solution builder automatically identifies your installed languages and imports only those translations required while importing the installation data.”

      • Hi Mahesh,

        Sorry, you misunderstand my question :-).

        The question has been resolved by SAP AGS.

        Before copy new client for BP activation, the language supplementation with default option in client 000 should be done.

        • Hi Tong,

          The information is in admin guide 2.2.4 Handling Language Imports – “Before you copy customer tables from client 000 to the new client, the import of required languages has to be complete.

          If there are many languages you can also used this blogpost mentioned in the guide

          Time Saving tips to import many languages for ERP/S4HANA Installation

          Thanks for bringing it up. It is mentioned as text before starting STEP 1 but we will make it clear as a step in future revisions.

  • Hi Mahesh,

    We are not finding new condtion types related to COndition Contract Management is S4 HANA 1809 system. Do we need to install any package for the same?

    Regards,

     

    Avinash

     

     

  • Hello Mahesh,

    Thanks for your blog here 🙂 I am currently working on the preparation for activating BP in a S4HANA 1809 FP02. I followed the guide, which means we activated business functions in SFW5, prepared the Table /FTI/T_NOCLN000 since a best practice client was needed and started SCCL afterwards with the SAP_CUST profile.

    After the successful copy I logged on the new client (SAP*) to create some users. This is unfortunately not possible since a new user needs a standard company (SUCOMP). Here our problem occurs: If I start to maintain SUCOMP I cannot choose any country code or Title from the dropdown box on the top. At least the country code is mandatory for creating an SUCOMP entry and SUCOMP is needed for creating new users…

    Any idea what the cause might be?

    Thanks for any help 🙂

    Regards
    Daniel

     

    • Hi Daniel,

      Yes I think I ran into same issue long time a go. It was a Catch-22 situation with not being able to proceed as there were other dependencies that could not be fulfilled with current status of the client. Best way is to use SAP_UCUS.

  • Hello Mahesh,

    The links from the s-note 2626852 in STEP 5 can’t be accessed as the S-user authentication is not possible so I can’t download the transport files. Is there any workaround for this?

     

    Many thanks in advance!

    Adrian

     

    • Hi Adrian,

      The download is only available to S-User with proper download authorization, so you will have to ask administrator to provide proper authorization.

      • Mahesh
  • Hi Mahesh,

     

    My Client want to use their Global Master Data and Org Structure for their Implementation together with SAP Best Practices processes.  Is it possible to use ? If yes, do you have detailed step as how to achieve it?

     

    Regards,

    Balaji Jaganathan