This blog gives you an overview of Customizing Synchronization process and how to achieve it by using SAP Solution Manager 7.2
When you have several SAP Components in your landscape eg, SAP ERP, SAP MDM or SAP MDG. Customizing settings which define business processes across systems must be synchronized.
Customizing must be synchronized include customer and product groups, sales areas, payment conditions, delivery conditions, commission groups, currencies, countries, regions and measurement units. etc.
To achieve this purpose, There are Standard Tools available within SAP Solution Manager which are, Customizing Distribution and Customizing Scout.
Below are the Steps for the configuration:
- Pre requisites on SAP SOLMAN, ECC and MDG.
Before going with setup, you need to fulfill the prerequisites like, Roles and Authorizations for the users involved.
you can find the required roles in below sap help URL.
2. Create RFC Connections
You need to establish connections to ECC and MDG from SAP SOLMAN.
Following connections required for the Customizing Scout:
Following connections required for the Customizing Distribution:
3. Create IMG Projects from SOLMAN.
Here, Enter Source(ECC) , Target(MDG) SID and Client and hit the create button. this will take you to managed system by using trusted access and create an IMG Project.
Note: If you are using ChaRM in your landscape, you need to select No, when it is asking for to create CTS Project for the IMG Project.
You need to assign the CTS project which created from ChaRM to the IMG project by using the Report /TMWFLOW/IMG_LINK_TO_CYCLE.
4. Define the Sync objects in MDG system
Create Sync Object with the tcode SCDT_MAPPING and add the Tables/Views which you want to Sync from ECC system.
5. Build the Sync Groups in SAP SolMan
Create new Sync group, fill all mandatory fields like, group name source and target components. select the Source and Target Logical systems from Search results (this will be searched from LMDB, you need to sync managed systems to LMDB properly and remove if any inconsistencies)
Enter the IMG project we created in step 3
then, click on Load object lists and save the changes.
Double click on created Sync group to add Sync objects which created previous step.
6. Setup Customizing Distribution in SOLMAN
Create new Distribution by adding Sync group and IMG project which created in step 5 and step 3.
Select Source and Target systems. Select “Synchronization at Transport Release” this option will let you sync the objects whenever you make any delta changes in Source system (On Going Distribution)
7. Run Customizing SCOUT for the comparison
SCOUT tool compares the customizing objects in landscape that is differences in Source and Target systems.
The comparison helps you to synchronize the customizing settings when implementing or updating a system landscape.
You can use the comparison to eliminate differences in the customizing settings of the systems
8. Perform Distribution
Now you know the customizing differences in your system landscape, to sync the objects you can run the distribution.
There are 3 types of Distributions.
- Initial Distribution
- Automatic Customizing Distribution
- Distribute Individual Transport request Manually
Initial Distribution can be run from SCDT_SETUP, by clicking on push button “Initial Distribution” it ask you to schedule job and Transport request to which custom objects save in Target system.
once the job completed, you can see the changes in your target system. also logs can be viewed from the Tcode SCDT_LOG.
Automatic Distribution is useful to sync the Delta changes which are recorded in ECC System.
If you select the Distribution type as “Synchronization at Transport Release” in SCDT_SETUP, when ever a Transport request released in ECC system with the sync objects which are defined in SCDT_MAPPING.
SOLMAN will notify the Transport request and Sync the object automatically to MDG system.
You can make Target transport request selection by enabling the SCDT_SETUP expert options (Edit -> Expert options)
This option let developer to select the Target system Transport request from pop up screen, when he release the Transport request from Source system.
Distribute Individual Transport Request Manually by using this we can distribute the objects manually by selecting the transport requests.
This can be done by Tcode SCDT_FETCH, enter details like, IMG Project, RFC and Transport request and hit F8 to distribute the changes.