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Author's profile photo Trivedhi Devavarapu

Moving Analytical content via Transport Management

Transport Management is a mechanism for moving different content types between tenants of SAP Cloud for Customer. Its only available in Customer Tenants but not Partner Tenants.

From 2011 release this supports Analytical Content as well where you no longer need to download and upload the xml file manually to transfer the analytical objects like Reports, Data sources, key figures etc.

To start with first we need to set up the Transport route between the two tenants between which you would like to transfer the content. The Source tenant will be the tenant from which the content is exported like downloading the content in case of upload Download mechanism and the Target tenant will be the tenant to which the content is imported like uploading the content. In order to create Transport Route, please follow the steps below:

  1. Goto Service Control Center work center and access the view Systems >This list down the Active systems and its current status
  2. Click on More and select Create Transport Route – In the pop screen the source system details are automatically filled and greyed out
  3. Enter the Target System System ID under the Target Data
  4. Once the Transport Route is created it can be seen under the systems when you click on System ID of Target System > Available Transport Route section
  5. Now to transfer the content navigate to Administrator work center > Transport Management and create New Transport Request
  6. Provide Transport Request Name > Save and Open
  7. In Transport Objects tab Click on Select under Available Transport Objects and Select Transport Object type Analytical ContentWe have option to select the following object types which you can transfer in Analytical content:
  • Dashboard
  • Data Source
  • Key Figure
  • KPI
  • Report

8. Select the relevant Object types which you would like to transfer and its object ID in the below box using F4

 9. Once selected click on OK

10.Then click on Add Selected and this will add the object selected to the Selected Transport Objects section below. If there are any dependent objects it will be added automatically. For examples if we are adding dashboards the corresponding Reports and Data sources on which the Dashboard is created are also added by the system.We can also additionally add more Transport Objects if you would like to move multiple objects at once.

11. Now under the Target Systems tab Add System to which you would like to transfer the content.

12. You can check for any dependencies with other Transport Objects and the Selected Transport Object under Actions dropdown on the top

 

  • Mandatory Dependencies will be added automatically with the Selected Transport Object
  • Optional Dependencies can be added from the Actions dropdown

If you are unsure why a dependency was added, you can click Explain Dependency in the Selected Transport Objects

13. Click on Assemble and check the status in the Transport Logs

14. Once the Assemble is completed Transport Request can be Released through the Actionsmenu

15. Now navigate to the Target Tenant Administrator work center >Transport Management to        Activate the Transport Request

16. Here you can find the Imported Transport Request under the Transport Requests Ready for Activation View in the Target Tenant

17. When you open the Transport Request, it can then be Activated through the Actions menu

18. This will change the Status from Imported to Activated / Partially Activated

19. Partially Activated means that some of the Transport Objects could not Activated and further information can be found in the Transport Logs

20. Once the Objects are activated, they are now part of the Target environment

I hope this information is helpful for transferring analytical content. Please share you feedback in the below comments. Also, let me know if you would like to know about any analytical topics    which I can write blog and share.

 

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      Author's profile photo Cian Barrett
      Cian Barrett

      Great blog! Very detailed!