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Migration of “Routing” Master data(with Inspection Characteristics) in Rise with SAP

Hi Friends…


This blog will guide you with the steps required for migrating “Routing” master data (with inspection

characteristics assigned in each operation)into the SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2208.

First, we will see the basic overview of “Routing” and “SAP S/4 HANA Cloud migration cockpit”

and its functionalities:-


          Routing defines a sequence of activities performed at the work center. Routing plays an

important role in calculating production cost, machine time and labor time.

The routing operation will contain the inspection characteristics which are needed to be inspected

during the in-process checks

SAP S/4 HANA Cloud Data Migration:

         SAP S/4HANA Cloud migration cockpit is a tool designed for customers who have just

installed SAP S/4HANA cloud (Rise with SAP) and want to transfer their business data from

SAP or non-SAP software systems.

Migration in Sap S/4 HANA Cloud involves the following steps:-

                             System Setup SAP S/4HANA Cloud Local Database Schema

General Procedure for Transferring Data to SAP S/4HANA Cloud Using Staging Tables


For routing migration, we will use the work center ,master inspection characteristics & sampling

procedure which are already created in the  system. Similarly, the number range for routing can be

external or internal. In our case, we use internal number range.

Required Roles

For SAP S/4HANA Cloud:

Steps for Migration of “Routing” Master data in Cloud System


Select “Migrate Your Data Migration Cockpit tile”.

First step is to create a project. In order to create a project, Click “Create” icon.

In the initial screen,

1) Enter the project name (Example :-Production Planning),

2) Mass transfer ID & Data retention time(When a new project is created in the system, a Mass Transfer ID is automatically generated for that project files. To distinguish between projects across systems, this ID is used.) and

3) Ensure that “Local SAP S/4 hana database schema” is enabled.

Then, click Step 2 in order to proceed further.

In this screen, we will be adding the migration objects which are required for our project. In our case, we need to add the objects which are relevant to Production Planning.

Enter the object name “Routing” and click search icon.

System will populate the relevant objects. Select the required object and select “Move to Selected Migration Objects  icon to include it to our project. The system moves the object to the Selected Migration Objects area.

Similarly, add all the objects required for Production Planning and click “Review”.

Note: To remove objects from the Selected Migration Objects area, select the migration objects you want to remove and choose the button “Move” to Available Migration Objects.

Now, the system will suggest the Predecessor objects which are existing for our selection. Depending upon the requirement, select the options. In our case, we will proceed by Clicking “Add” button.

Now Click “Create project”.

Our Project “Production Planning“ is created.


On the Migration Project screen, we can view the migration objects which were previously selected.

To get detailed information about a migration object, choose the migration object name” Routing” in the Migration Object column.

 The system displays the Migration Object screen, where you can view information about the table structure, views, history, technical information and the migration object´s documentation and dependencies.



Next step is to download the required migration Template.  To download the data template for migration object , select the relevant object and click Download Template.

 By default, system will suggest XML and CSV file format. Select the required file format and click ok.

An Excel XML. file for the source data of the migration object opens.

In the Introduction sheet we can see the overview about the migration template. For each migration template, you need to specify data for the mandatory sheets, and for the optional sheets that are relevant for your project:

  • Mandatory sheets (orange)-Mandatory sheets represent the minimum set of data you must provide for data migration. Fill in all mandatory fields.
  • Optional sheets (blue)

In that file, the Field List spreadsheet displays the description and the metadata of the Routing master data fields.

To specify the source data for migration, choose the Routing Group” spreadsheet.

In the Routing Group spreadsheet, we can enter the source data for the migration object. In our case, the source data for one routing is entered. In routing group, we have entered all the required data.

In Task list Header sheet, the data for the fields: Task list group, Group counter, Plant, Usage, Status & UOM were entered.

In “Material Task list assignmentsheet ,Task list group, Counter, Material Number and Plant details were entered

In operations” sheet, all the required data were filled.

Note: For better understanding, I have entered only the required field and hidden the remaining fields which are not mandatory.

In our scenario, as we require inspection for each operation, Master inspection characteristics and sampling procedure for each operation were entered along with the required data in the inspection characteristics sheet.

After entering all the details “Save” the file.

Now, to upload the source data, select “Upload File” for the desired migration object.

Upload the “Routing” template.

Data gets successfully transferred to staging tables without any errors. You can view the relevant

messages for the file by choosing Show Messages.


In the Action column, system proposes the next action which has to be performed.

In this column for migration object, select Prepare to trigger this action.

Click “Prepare staging table”.


After the preparation of staging table, we need to process any open Mapping Tasks for the migration object.


On the Mapping Tasks screen, we can view both the open tasks (To be Confirmed) and confirmed tasks. We can correct and confirm the mapping between the source file data values and the target system field values.


Next SelectSimulate”.

Choose “Start Simulation”.

The system simulates the migration, for all migration object instances, in the staging tables for the migration object.

To monitor the Simulation, select the required object and choose Monitoring.

Here, we can see the status of stimulation. Once stimulation gets completed successfully without any errors, go Back.


Once we have prepared the staging tables and processed open tasks for a migration object, we can transfer data to the target SAP S/4HANA Cloud system.

On the Migration Project screen, select “Migrate”.

Choose “Start Migration”.

In the next screen, Choose OK.

The system will migrate the migration object instances in the staging tables for the migration object.

Note : Any instances that have already been migrated will not be migrated again.


Now, we have successfully migrated the “Routing master data with Inspection characteristics” to

the SAP S4/HANA Cloud system. In order to see the migrated data in the system ,select the

Display routing tile”

Enter the Input details-Material Number & Plant and click “continue”.

Now, we can see that, all the data has been migrated to the system.(i.e:. Group, Usage, Overall

status, Work center, Inspection characteristics, Sampling procedure, etc)


From this blog, we have learned how to successfully migrate the “Routing” master data with inspection

characteristics to the SAP S4/HANA cloud system by using “Migrate your data” tile.

Thanks for reading this blog…

Hope this blog will be useful. If you enjoyed this blog post please give it a like! If you have questions,

feel free to comment.

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Thanks & Regards

Arun Kumar.S



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      Author's profile photo lakshmi narayanan k
      lakshmi narayanan k

      Dear Arun, 

          Its very useful blog.....

      Author's profile photo Arun Kumar
      Arun Kumar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank You so much...

      Author's profile photo Aravind Ravi
      Aravind Ravi

      Dear Arun,

      Thanks for sharing, it is in very detail.

      Author's profile photo Arun Kumar
      Arun Kumar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Aravind...

      Author's profile photo GANESHKUMAR BALASUBRAMANIAN

      Hi Arun kumar,

      I could easily understand how to upload the Routing Master with Inspection Characteristics with help of Migration data Tile in Rise with SAP.



      Author's profile photo Arun Kumar
      Arun Kumar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks GaneshKumar for your compliment

      Author's profile photo Selvin Kumar Sivalingam
      Selvin Kumar Sivalingam

      Hello Arun,

      Nice Blog.



      Selvin Kumar Sivalingam

      Author's profile photo Arun Kumar
      Arun Kumar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you ...Selvin...

      Author's profile photo Joesherin S
      Joesherin S

      Dear Sir,


      Author's profile photo Joesherin S
      Joesherin S

      Dear Sir,

      Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Nice Blog, Very useful this Blog... 👍

      Author's profile photo Benoît DELPORTE
      Benoît DELPORTE


      thanks for the blog.

      I'm following it but I have an error "No instance of object type Routing has been created. External reference:"

      I have chosen "internal" in the mapping for "Routing, internal or external numbering".

      I've even tried "external" but in this case, I have another error "External number assignment is not possible for group 50001000".


      Any idea?

      Do we have to update something in the custo to allow the migration cockpit to run on this?

      ps: for info, i've imported successfully BOM. So I have issue for ROUTING only