SAP Transport Automation
Transport requests are packages that are used to transfer code and configuration changes from one SAP system to another. Managing transport requests involves developers initiating the transport request, performing adjustments in the queue, and running export tasks. Then the SAP Basis team (or Transport administrator) schedules it in the queue for later import once approved. Overall, it takes too much time and effort, especially when fully executed manually.
SAP Transport Automation simplifies the process of moving transport requests in SAP from the source system to the target system.
The following are the prerequisites for the Transport Request Automation setup:
- 1.The latest release of IT-Conductor Custom Function Modules Transport
SAP Transport Automation
IT-Conductor Function Modules
IT-Conductor Custom Function Modules Transport
- 2.Download and import the SAP NW STMS Management Role file from the Support > Downloads > SAP Security Downloads menu.
SAP NW STMS Management Role
SAP NW Transport System Management Role Import File
- 3.If Single Sign-On (SSO) is required for users (SAP developers/requesters, Managers/Approvers, and Basis administrators, etc.), please consult with IT-Conductor Project Team for specific Active Directory (AD) integration onboarding tasks.
- 4.If you have a specific process for transport requirements into QA/Consolidation system, as well as the Production/Delivery system, please provide and discuss a custom workflow/logic for IT-Conductor project team to configure.
Click the Application Support category and select the SAP Change Management option.
Figure 1: Application Support Bundle
The process starts with the developer initiating a transport request using the "SAP Change Request" option based on the type of process (Standard or Emergency). This is where all the required information is captured.
Figure 2: SAP Transport Request Options
Before starting the service request, you will get an overview of the service asking if it's standard or emergency. This type of service is customized per Tenant.
Click the checkout icon to proceed:
Figure 3: Service Request for SAP Transport Management
In the Request Transport Import Form, the following transport information needs to be filled:
Figure 4: Request Transports Import
Once the transport is submitted, a process definition is created, and appropriate notifications will go out to the requester and approvers. Upon approval, the transport will follow the logic for either a normal scheduled import date/time or an emergency import path.
Figure 5: Transport Request Workflow
Each transport request process has the ability to check on import logs. To do this, first, navigate to the IT-Conductor Transport Request Dashboard and click on a specific Transport Request to see more detailed information in the process definition.
Then, click the 'Emergency Request Import' or 'Request Import' process and select 'Import log' to see more detailed information about it, including any errors or warnings that were encountered during the process.
Figure 6: Import Log Option
With IT-Conductor, checking Transport Request logs is a straightforward process that provides real-time insights into the status of your requests helping you to quickly identify and resolve any issues that may arise.
Figure 7: Import Log Descriptio
The status of the Transport Request process can be easily monitored and managed through IT-Conductor. IT-Conductor provides real-time insights into the status of each Transport Request, including whether it has been successfully processed or if there are any errors or warnings that need attention.
Transport failed to import into the target system.
Figure 8: Failed Status Log
Transport was successfully imported from the source to the target system.
Transport is currently in progress or waiting for the scheduled time to run.
Figure 9: Transport Request Status
All submitted transport requests (customizing/workbench) will show up in the predefined dashboard for SAP Transport Request, allowing the SAP Basis teams to monitor the status of the requests submitted by the developers.
Figure 10: Transport Request Dashboard