New Installation of SAP S/4HANA 2020 FPS0 – Part 3 – Best Practices Content Activation
This blog is created with joint team work between Hanuma Rupakula and Mahesh Sardesai.
Please refer SAP Note 3018654 – Jump Start Your SAP S/4HANA 2020 Implementation by Activating SAP Best Practices which will guide you in preparing for implementation of S/4HANA using SAP Best Practices content.
WARNING: This blog provides guidance for activating S/4HANA 2020 FPS0 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 2962939 – Implementation of SAP S/4HANA SAP Best Practices 2020 (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 SAP SAPGUI settings.
Please find other blogs as follows at S/4HANA SQUARE ONE
SAP S/4HANA SQUARE ONE
|NEW INSTALLATION||PART1 – MP||PART2 – Installation
||PART3 – BP Activation
||PART4 – Fiori Activation||PART5 – DATA MIGRATION|
|S/4HANA 2020||fps1 fps0||fps1 fps0||fps1 fps0||fps1 fps0||fps0|
|S/4HANA 1909||fps2 fps1 fps0||fps2 fps1 fps0||fps2 fps1 fps0||fps2 fps1 fps0||fps0|
|S/4HANA 1809||fps2 fps1 fps0||fps2 fps1 fps0||fps2 fps1 fps0||fps2 fps1 fps0|
||fps2 fps1 fps0||fps2 fps1 fps0||fps2 fps1 fps0|
|SYSTEM CONVERSION||t2 – RC||t3 – MP||t4 – SIC
||t5 – CCM||t6 – SUM|
|SAP S/4HANA ON-PREM APPLIANCE||INSTALL USING MEDIA||ACTIVATE FROM CAL|
|S/4HANA 1909+||link custom link standard||link|
|SAP S/4HANA CERTIFICATION|
|S/4HANA Certification Exams through SAP Certification Hub||link|
Here is the Video for this blog for SAP S/4HANA 1909 FPS0 (Not 2020 FPS0 but process is similar):
This blog includes installation of SAP S/4HANA 2020 FPS0 and will focus on creating Sandbox type instance with co-deployed (embedded Fiori gateway).
The step by step procedure for Best Practices Content Activation on SAP S/4HANA 2020 FPS0 has only two base languages EN & DE and Country= USA. The BP Activation process runtime is 4 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 SAP S/4HANA 2020 (BP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA2020_USV7.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
STEP 1: SAP S/4HANA 2020 FPS0 is installed and SPAM checked as per previous blog Part 2 link above.
STEP 2: All Notes should be applied after complete installation of SAP S/4HANA 2020 FPS0 as per SAP Note 2912253 – SAP S/4HANA 2020 Feature Package Stack 00: Additional Release Information. Apply all the SAP Notes mentioned in the above Note.
In addition please review SAP Note 2914417 – SAP S/4HANA – SAP S/4HANA 2020 FP-Stack 00 (10/2020) content activation note and Apply all the SAP Notes mentioned in the above Note 2914417.
TIP on Note 2987015 for VCH AFL installation: In this note it is mentioned that you have to download and install VCH AFL. This is S/4HANA release specific 2020 as well as database specific HANA 2 rel 52. Use the link to select your release 2020 and then download VCH202000_2052_0-80005463.SAR. After you download install and follow SAP Note 1650957 – SAP HANA Database: Starting the Script Server.
Excute SQL statement with SYSTEMDB@HDB – ALTER DATABASE HDB ADD ‘scriptserver’
(If you have multiple tenant databases please use SID of db that contains S/4HANA schema) and
then on tenant db HDB – GRANT AFL__SYS_AFL_VCH_2020_EXECUTE to SAPHANADB
After you have installed VCH AFL please login to S/4HANA system and run in SA38 report VCH_HL_AFL_CHECK and it should show green status.
also review note SAP Note 2914416 SAP S/4HANA 2020 collective note for content activation
and note SAP Note 2962939 – Implementation of SAP S/4HANA SAP Best Practices 2020 (on premise) – Activation in a merged client
STEP 3: Using SFW5, Enterprise Business Functions are activated as per list in Admin Guide – Required Enterprise Business Functions
STEP 4: Register client in table /FTI/T_NOCLN000 (for merged client do not register client in this table) so that Client Copy is done with tables defined in whitelist table /FTI/TWHITEL01.
If you want to perform client copy using new tCode SCCLN, if you get error message please create ticket using component SV-CLD-ACT. (We used SCCL)
Then perform the client copy using profile SAP_UCUS, SAP_CUST, SAP_CUSV or SAP_UCSV as per the Admin Guide.
TIP: Use the new tCode SCCLN to perform Client copy which is 10 times faster and you can do it form Client 000 or any other client than the target client and don’t need user SAP*/pass to perform client copy. If you use the new Client copy procedure you have to define logical system for Client 000 like S4HCLNT000 also besides the logical system for client 100. Otherwise you will get error – “Dedicated logical system is not defined”.
Please see the screenshot below:
Copied client to have no currency in tCode SCC4.
After Client copy is completed, for white listed client check using tCode SE16 that the table (1) T001, click on (2) Number of entries to check there are (3) zero entries as below. For Merged Client you should have records in this table.
STEP 5: You may like to add Solution Builder to your Favorites in SAP Menu.as this is the transaction you will use until the activation is complete. Also add transaction SECATT. You can remove them from favorites after activation if not needed.
Review SAP Note 2914417 – SAP S/4HANA 2020 FP-Stack 00 (10/2020) content activation note
Upload zip file from URLs in the above note to server.
Add transport request to buffer ERBK058038 and ERBK058670 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
STEP 6: Create users for content activation as per admin guide with details:
STEP 7: Change SAP Profile parameters as below and restart SAP:
abap/heap_area_dia = 6442450944
sapgui/user_scripting = TRUE
rdisp/scheduler/prio_high/max_runtime = 18000 <== NEW
- Start transaction SU01.
- On the User Maintenance: Initial Screen, enter the activation user name and choose Change.
- On the Maintain Users screen, choose the Parameters tab, and enter the following parameter ID and parameter values:
- Choose Save. Note – Do not delete any other existing parameters.
- Log off and log back in before you start the SAP Best Practices activation.
Click on Favorite to make the solution Z_MY_SOLUTION_US as your favorite.
From the menu, choose
STEP 10: If only you need to remove scope items, double Click (or click on Change Icon) on Z_MY_SOLUTION_US to unselect the scope items from the list.
Descope the Decentralized EWM scope items: 4RO, 4RP, 4RQ, 4RR, 4RS and 4UA as they are required only in a decentral EWM system.
STEP 11: Enter tCode /n/SMB/SCOPE, Click button (1) New Entries, (2) Customer Solution and (3) select the Country and Solution as below:
STEP 12: enter tCode SCC4 and ensure below values – Logical System – S4HCLNT100 (needed for EWM steps as per 184.108.40.206 of Admin Guide AdminGuideS4HANAImpl_HELP_EN.pdf in link), Currency – blank, Client role – Test.
STEP 13(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 2020 OP Admin guide.
STEP 14: Please do all the steps needed for Pre-activation settings for EWM scope items as per Admin Guide 220.127.116.11 as per the admin guide in the link pages 64-76 as below. Please replace S4HCLNT100 with your <SID>CLNT<CLIENT> and S4HEWM100 with <SID>EWM<CLIENT>
STEP15: 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 Note 2962939 – Implementation of SAP S/4HANA SAP Best Practices 2020 (on premise) – Activation in a merged client (steps shown in this color)
STEP16: 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.
TIP: In case you would like to migrate data to the new system then please uncheck “With Demo Data“. You can use blog – New Installation of S/4HANA 2020 FPS0 – Part 5 – Direct Data Transfer using Migration Cockpit for rapid data migration using direct data transfer.
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.
You will get Notification Dialog as shown below:
No steps to be done here, just click on on OK to continue.
Click on OK.
Click OK to continue
Click OK to continue
Click Yes to continue
STEP17: 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 rdisp/scheduler/prio_high/max_runtime, abap/heap_area_dia and ALL authorization from functional users if granted separately.
STEP18: 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.
STEP19: 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.
- SAP Best Practices client is set-up with specific client copy profile
- SAP Best Practices customizing after initial activation
- Manual extension of business configuration using IMG
- Additional client 000 customizing for customer adaptation (Note 2838358)
(not needed for merged client)
In The QAS system, move transports to QAS first n above sequence.
Please note that as of release 1909, configuration guides will be deprecated in the SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA package.
COMPONENT FOR INCIDENTS:
As per the error message in the activation.
Administration Guide for Implementation
This blog has been created with joint team work between Hanuma Rupakula and Mahesh Sardesai.
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Product Expert – SAP S/4HANA Solutions
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Very good article. Be careful, you put S/4HANA 2020 FPS2 instead S/4HANA 2020 FPS0.
I have some issue with SCCLN.
I have execute FINB_TR_WZ on client 000 and FINB_TR_DEST then for the user FINBTR@<SID> i have added a role with FB_SRV_TR : SAP Note 912369
But i had Exit FINB_TR_CC_EXIT (Copy) and /FTI/CL_WHITELIST_CC_EXIT issue. Very strange. I hope a correction.
Do you still have the cancelled job like 2934839 - Job SAP_CCMS_MONI_BATCH_STARTUP_DP is canceled ?
Could you confirm you don't perform Business Partner - Customer/Vendor Number Range Settings steps ?
What about the BRF+ manual post actions ? Do you activate the SICF manually ? Execute SAP_GW_FIORI_ERP_ONE_CLNT_SETUP (and implementing 2510134 before ?)
In general way, do you know why SAP proposed old SAP Notes for S4/HANA 2020 ?
Personnaly i had more issues with France Best Practices :
Thank you for your comments. S/4HANA 2020 FPS2 was corrected.
For SCCLN issues please create ticket. I used SCCL as there have been issues with it.
There is no job called SAP_CCMS_MONI_BATCH_STARTUP_DP involved in our procedure.
Business Partner – Customer/Vendor Number Range Settings are required for merge client. Please refer to SAP Note 2962939.
BRF+ and Fiori steps are outside the scope of this blog, not required for Best Practices activation.
SAP Proposed notes are mentioned in SAP Note 2914417.
If you have any activation issue please raise an incident on the component SV-CLD-ACT
- Mahesh & Hanuma
Hello Mahesh & Mahuma,
Still exists a reference to FPS2 in the warnig section.
Thank you for sharing your first steps on 2020 version.
Thanks. This has been fixed.
Did you use SCCL as usual? I got a very strange behavior.
Using SCCLN finished OK (green) but was needed using tolerance options for exits and tables. However error exists (as you can see below image)
Using SCCL finished with Status “Follow-up actions required”. I tried running post-process but is not able to change status.
No way to create a client with a clean process.
Please let me know a little bit of your process on it.
i had the same issues,do you solve the issues?
You need to run SCCLN with the below options ticked to avoid such issues.
Yes that's correct! in that case the copy finished.
However what's the risk on omission of postprocessing - CL_FINB_TR_CC issues?
Is there any issue with the client?
In my case after running postprocessing does not change nothing.
HI Wenjie He,
Please create an incident on SV-CLD-ACT so we can contact you and check your system.
thanks and regards,
Hello again Mahesh,
Is there any difference in using client role "customizing" (admin guide) vs "test" (this blog)
That note is for S4CORE 104
The S/42020 release comes with S4CORE 105
And the corrections are there when checking in se24.
–> No longer applicable.
Thanks, it has been removed.
I have a system S/4 HANA with Best Practices 1809 activated.
Is it possible to add/install Best Practice 2020 in this system?
You cannot activate Best Practices 2020 in a S/4HANA 1809 system. Even if you upgrade the 1809 system, you will have to create a new client with copy from client 000 for activation.
I trying to process the Best Practises for Belgium V7 on our new S/4HANA 2020 System.
But I have some difficulties regarding the delo data of Scope Item BE_BH1_OP, building Block BFL (BE) /SMB99/WORK_CENTER_O001_J01
First I got the error that "Work center RES-0100 in plant 2510 already exists" , but when I verify this master data. I'm not able to find it.
In the next step of this Building Block --> /SMB99/CRTX_CRHD_LANG_O001 the system raises the errror :l "BE_VAR001 Entry does not exist in .
I uploaded the best practices on a S/4HANA 1909 system without any issue regarding these Work Centers.
Sorry for delayed response. Please create a ticket under the component of the error message as someone has to take a look at the system.
Hello i had the same issue and i can't even find the file that ecatt should use to create the work center. Did you solve it?
Thank you so much for sharing information on S/HANA 2020.
Recently we installed S/HANA 2020 and trying to implement Best Practice content but encountered following issue.
Replacement class CL_VCH_BPC_CREATE_DEPENDENCY is assigned to application component LO-VCH
Message no. /SMB/RUNTIME_ABAP036
If the execution of the replacement class does not work properly, there can be two reasons:
The content is erroneously created.
In case of
I'm trying to find note "291147" VCH AFL installation but which is not available in the sap support portal, is mentioned note number correct or not? I'm struck with BP activation errors and it looks like related to VCH AFL installation.
Please download "VCH AFL". Please go into url - https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/softwarecenter/ and search for VCH202000_
For example for HANA rel 52 the file is VCH202000_2052_0-80005463.SAR
There is no dependent AFL required.
Thank you so much for response. I was able to down load “VCH202000_2052_0-80005463.SAR” file but trying to find out SAP notes or help.sap.com or blogs to install VCH AFL but did not come across any for HANA2 patch level 52.
If there is more than 1 tenant in your Hana DB then you need to activate script-server in Tenant DB not in SYSTEM DB.
Please run the below command in Hana SQL
Execute SQL statement in System DB, with SYSTEMDB@HDB – ALTER DATABASE “Put Tenant SID” ADD ‘scriptserver’
and then execute this on Tenant DB, TenantDB@HDB – GRANT AFL__SYS_AFL_VCH_2020_EXECUTE to SAPHANADB
You can install VCH AFL with SAP HANA Lifecycle Management (hdblcm or hdblcmgui)
Thanks for reply to Praveen.
Praveen, you can install VCH AFL using SAP HANA Lifecycle Management (hdblcm or hdblcmgui) as Sean has mentioned but the permissions have to be granted using SQL statement as mentioned in step 2.
S/4HANA 2020 Guide contains a section for "Activating Several SAP Best Practices Country Solutions", Our scenario requires US and MX Best Practices in the same client.
Until now US BP (default currency USD) has been deployed succesfully, Can you provide some considerations/guidance for additional contry solution MX (currency is MXN), I understand no more changes in SCC4 are needed but I'm a little bit confused with isolation of US and MX configurations in the same client, and guess we have to repeat pre-settings and post-settings for MX too.
You cannot change the group currency once the first solution is activated in a client.
We introduced a caution in S/4HANA SAP Best Practices for 2020 OP as below, which you must have seen and confirmed when you activated US solution which is as below:
!!!!!! CAUTION: DO NOT CONFIRM THIS STEP UNLESS YOU ARE SURE OF THE GROUP CURRENCY YOU NEED TO USE!!!!
The default group currency delivered with the SAP Best Practices content is USD. If you want to use another currency, adapt the setting directly in Solution Builder before beginning with the content activation. Once the activation of the first solution starts there is no way you can change the group currency. You change the value in the corresponding test data container in Solution Builder (/N/SMB/CD_MAINT) as per the procedure given in the Administration guide.
When activating several SAP Best Practices country solutions, follow the procedure in Activating Several SAP Best Practices Country Solutions as given in the Administration guide.
Before you start the activation, the client currency in client details (SCC4) should be blank.
After the first country solution is activated do not change or remove the client currency (also the group currency for all the solutions)
How to proceed with the activation after the Group currency decision/change:
Confirm the manual activity by choosing the C button (change status). On the Status confirmation dialog enter the Reason, (for example, Kept group currency with default USD currency or Changed group currency from USD to EUR).
Thank you. OK no changes.
Our scenario requires MX and US, I guess there is no specific order.
I will let you know any issue I got
I have execute SCCLN for client copy and I get this issues. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a solution here.
Somebody will have to take a look at the system. Please create OSS ticket.
Alternatively you should be able to use SCLL - old transaction and overwrite client if asked..
many thanks for your response. Do I have to create this RFC (MDGTR@<sysid>CLNT and FINBTR@<SID>CLNT) ? Are they needed for the system copy?
Many Many Thanks
It is necessary to create RFC FINBTR@<SID>CLNT, I did have to create other one. It will possibly use the one defined in transaction FINB_TR_DEST
Please check SAP Note 912369 related with FINB_TR_DEST. Ensure your user FINBTR@SID authorisations are according point number 4 of the note.
are you sure the note number 921363 is correct? It leads me to "921363 - OSEM: App.Sys assigned to Site-ID should have logical destn"
I'm sorry. The correct SAP note is 912369 - FINB_TR_DEST, after import failures, transport errors
If you are importing installation data into S/4HANA 2020 FPS0 then ensure you have imported the transport from zip file as mentioned in note SAP Note 2914417 – SAP S/4HANA 2020 FP-Stack 00 (10/2020) content activation note This zip file contains all the TXT files required.
The dialog should show you the date of the file changed on as below. If this date doesn't show then you don't have the correct files.
After doing the PT activation with Best Practices, we noticed that in SCC4 the client was as created as customizing and we changed it to test, we did not notice that it was add by default EUR and we ran the new country BR and the message came !!!!!!CAUTION: DO NOT CONFIRM THIS STEP UNLESS YOU ARE SURE OF THE GROUP CURRENCY YOU NEED TO USE!!!!, we went to SCC4 and cleared the currency field and we run the program /SMB/REPAIR_TDC_VARIANTS_V2 and the transaction /N/SMB/CD_MAINT everything is in green, but, now we cannot pass the message !!!!!!CAUTION: DO NOT CONFIRM THIS STEP UNLESS YOU ARE SURE OF THE GROUP CURRENCY YOU NEED TO USE!!!!, is in loop we go to column C to justify but it continues always giving the same message
Thank you for your help
Best regards Sandra
If you want to proceed from this point you will have to create a ticket so somebody can take a look at the system. Depending on system status it is likely you will have to redo client copy and start form there.
As Best practice activation can only be done on a clean client and not much of configuration work is done, you should consider the options to redo client copy and follow the steps as mentioned in the blog.
Thank you Mahesh,
One more question, on STEP 10: when you say "If only you need to remove scope items, double Click (or click on Change Icon) on Z_MY_SOLUTION_US to unselect the scope items from the list."
I need to descope all scope items that appears and the are "Pricing Relevant Scope Items" and not assign to my client contract?
In case of mistake and I forget to descope any scope item what will be the issue?
thank you for your help.
Best regards Sandra
Step 10 can be carried out only if you haven't completed the remaining activation steps from 11 onwards. You cannot complete activation and go back and deselect scope items. Also the activation is one time only, you cannot remove all scope items and reactuvate again. You will have to start from client copy again.
I hope I have clarified your concern.
Thanks for your great blog, I am trying to check if my system have implemented the BP for TM. How I can see below BP in system? I can't find them in /N/SMB/BBI
Thanks for your help
2969153 - SAP Best Practices for S/4HANA Supply Chain for Transportation Management – Outbound Transportation (Basic Scenario)
2970165 - SAP Best Practices for S/4HANA Supply Chain for Transportation Management – Stock Transport Orders (Basic Scenario)
2970146 - SAP Best Practices for S/4HANA Supply Chain for Transportation Management – Inbound Transportation (Basic Scenario)
2970191 - SAP Best Practices for S/4HANA Supply Chain for Transportation Management – Combination of Inbound and Outbound Transportation (Advanced Transportation Management)
The Transportation management referred to in the Notes you mentioned clearly say you have to activate the BC sets and activate them outside of solution builder. Therefore, you will not see the content in the solution builder.
The Notes attached the configuration guides, so you need to compare the actual configuration with these guides and determine if they were used in your system.
Thanks and regards,