Transport Customizing Settings Between SAP Environments Using Transport Requests

  • by Kees van Westerop, Senior SAP Consultant, Kwest Consulting
  • June 15, 2007
Learn how to easily transport a company code’s chart of accounts from a development system to other environments by modifying a transport request.
Key Concept

You can use transport requests to transport customizing settings from one SAP environment to other SAP environments. Another way to use a transport request is to transport master data, in particular a company code’s chart of accounts.

Any modifications for an SAP system are first set up in a development environment. After they are finished, they are transported to other SAP environments, including the production system. These modifications may lead to modifications in a company code’s chart of accounts; for example, the handling of automatic bank transfers may lead to additional accounts. You would like to transport these modifications in the chart of accounts as well.

I’ll describe a method in which you can easily include a modified company code’s chart of accounts in a transport request and transport the request to the SAP environments where you need the chart of accounts. These environments depend on your individual circumstances, but some examples include test or production environments. In my example, I will create a transport request for company code 1000 that uses a chart of accounts called INT. The screenprints I use are from SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 6.0. The same solution is also possible in R/3, but the screens look different.

Before I describe this method, I’ll provide a glimpse into two standard methods SAP provides and describe their benefits and limitations. The first method usually applies when you first set up a new company code, and it involves copying all customizing settings into a transport request. The second method transports the chart of accounts using two transactions.

Kees van Westerop

Kees van Westerop has been working as an SAP consultant for more than 25 years. He has an MBA degree in mathematics and a degree in finance. Kees has been concentrating on the financial modules, especially in general ledger accounting, cost center accounting, and consolidation. He also has a great deal of experience with rollouts of kernel systems and integrating finance and logistics.

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