Ask The Expert: Copy and Move Queries without Transports

  • by Danielle Larocca, Senior Vice President, Human Capital Management, EPI-USE Labs
  • May 15, 2004
Two of the most frequently asked questions about SAP Query involve copying and moving user queries. The author explains how to quickly copy queries across user groups and move queries between clients without the use of transports.
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Dear HR Expert,
How do I copy queries across user groups, and how do I move queries created in the standard application area between clients without the use of transports?
Dear HR Expert,
How do I copy queries across user groups, and how do I move queries created in the standard application area between clients without the use of transports?

I just returned from the SAP HR 2004 Conference in Las Vegas where I presented on several topics including SAP Query reporting for HR and Payroll. As a result of those presentations, I received questions from attendees specific to SAP Query. Two of the most frequent questions I was asked were about copying queries across user groups and moving queries between clients without the use of transports. The answers to these popular questions follow.

How to Quickly Move SAP Queries Between User Groups

You can easily move queries from one user group to another. This saves you from having to recreate the queries in the different user groups. Many companies use the strategy of segregating reports into multiple user groups. For example, in the HR arena, user groups can be created for benefits, retirement and savings, payroll, etc. The creation of multiple user groups allows users to have direct access to reports specific to their area of expertise. However, reports developed within one user group are sometimes beneficial to another. In cases like these, users can simply copy queries between the different user groups on the same client. To move a query from one user group to another, follow this process:

Danielle Larocca

Danielle Larocca is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Capital Management for EPI-USE Labs. Previously she was the Executive Vice President of Operations/Chief Knowledge Officer at a technology start-up. She has more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national business, business process re-engineering, and project and people management. Danielle is an expert on SAP Human Resources (HR) and reporting and has authored four best-selling books on SAP. She is a regular speaker at numerous conferences around the world on topics such as HR, technology, change management, and leadership. She is an official SAP Mentor, a global designation assigned to less than 160 professionals worldwide, who serve as influential community participants in the SAP ecosystem. This group is nominated by the community and selected by the SAP Mentors’ Advisory Board to keep SAP relevant. Danielle also serves as an expert advisor for SAP Professional Journal.

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