Streamline the Use of LSMW Objects with Periodic Transfer

  • by Manuel Gallardo, SAP HR System Architect
  • April 30, 2009
Learn how to customize Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW) Objects for periodic automated data transfers. The periodic transfer functionality can also reduce the number of steps required for the manual execution of LSMW Objects.
Key Concept

The Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW) is a tool used to load large amounts of data (such as SAP ERP HCM infotypes) into an SAP system. One example of such data loads is the processing of infotype 0008 (basic pay) for pay adjustments.

Most Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW) users are familiar with the manual execution of LSMW Objects to load SAP ERP HCM employee data. The manual execution of these objects is a process that requires the user to execute multiple steps to complete the data load (Figure 1). The number of steps frustrates most users and gives rise to a need to either automate the execution or, at the very least, simplify the manual execution of LSMW Objects. Fortunately, LSMW provides functionality that meets both of these needs.


Figure 1
List of common process steps for executing a batch input LSMW Object

Manuel Gallardo

Manuel Gallardo is the director of HCM consulting at /N SPRO. He is a former SAP platinum consultant and his area of expertise is SAP HCM enterprise architecture, SuccessFactors, and enterprise mobility. Since working on his first SAP implementation in 1994, he has also worked on a wide variety of SAP HR modules, as well as SAP NetWeaver Portal and ABAP development. Manuel is the author of Configuring and Using CATS, and is a frequent conference speaker.

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