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

NOTE: 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, 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

WARNING: for Best practices activation purpose, 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. This is shown later under SAPGUI settings.

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

Please refer other blogs as follows:

NEW INSTALLATION PART 1
Maint Planner   
PART 2
Installation     
PART 3
BP Activation US
PART 3A
BP Activation DE
S/4HANA 1809 FPS0    link link link like US activation
S/4HANA 1709 FPS2            link link link link
S/4HANA 1709 FPS1            link link link link
S/4HANA 1709 FPS0            link link link link
S/4HANA 1610 FPS2            link link link link
S/4HANA 1610 FPS1            link link
S/4HANA 1610 FPS0            link link link link
S/4HANA 1511 FPS2            link
S/4HANA 1511 FPS1            link

 

SYSTEM CONVERSION PART 1
Maint Planner   
PART 2
Pre-Checks    
PART 3
Custom Code Migratio
S/4HANA 1610 FPS0           link link link

 

S/4HANA ON-PREM APPLIANCE INSTALL    
S/4HANA 1709FPS1           link

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 2 SAP Notes:
2689847 – eCATT Replacement: CL_ROUTING_CREATE trigger V1 update process and release locks
2699187 – Initial activation of content fails

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 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 URL below to desktop and then upload to server. https://service.sap.com/~sapdownload/012002523100000097722018E/S4HoP1809SP0CntCorr180920.zip
https://service.sap.com/~sapdownload/012002523100000097742018E/S4HoP189SP00SDF_A-H_180921.zip
https://service.sap.com/~sapdownload/012002523100000097752018E/S4HoP189SP00SDF_I-Z_180921.zip

Extract zip file, copy file K905322.QKX, K058341.ERZ, K058344.ERZ  to directory /usr/sap/trans/cofiles and R905322.QKX, R058341.ERZ, R058344.ERZ to directory /usr/sap/trans/data and change file permissions to 755 with with user sidadm e.g. chmod 755 s4hadm:sapsys

Add transport requests to buffer QKXK905322, ERZK058341 and ERZK058344 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. The change is effective in all scoped solutions.

STEP 13: Please do all the steps needed for Pre-activation settings for EWM scope items as per Admin Guide 3.4.1.4 as per the admin guide in the link pages 53-63 as below

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 preactivation steps and activation errors.

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.

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.

STEP19: POST ACTIVATION – EXECUTING MANUAL REWORK ACTIVITIES:
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)

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

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